Christmas in Cambridge
Tuesday 22 January, 2019
Last year, the Field and Lawn team was thrilled to start a brand new scheme and renewed partnership with Cambridge BID, host of the city’s Christmas lights.
The whole team was delighted to continue working in this famous location, and to have the opportunity to start from scratch and develop a scheme fit for a progressive, yet historical, city.
Working alongside Cambridge BID, we created a bespoke scheme which was elegant and bright.
The snowflake was a prominent feature for many of the crossings and motifs, with huge animated snowflakes hanging across streets and a picturesque snowfall highlighted with colourful uplights covering the Guildhall building.
Both the scale of the job and the scale of the decorations themselves were bigger this year, making the whole scheme grander and more exciting.
The Guildhall and train station were home to two 20ft Christmas tree light features with walk-through arches. These were a really fun and interactive addition, stepping away from the more traditional Christmas tree and becoming a focal point for selfies and Instagram posts using #ChristmasInCambridge.
Cambridge was adorned with 250 decorations totaling over 75,000 individual LEDs, including nearly 2km of festoon and pea lights across a 3 sq km city area. The city does bring its challenges. With the respect it deserves for its historical buildings, the thriving student metropolis that never sleeps and the constant flow of bicycles around the maze of one-way streets, there’s a lot to take into account.
However, our team’s experience of the city helped greatly in alleviating these logistical challenges and our team did an incredible job in delivering the scheme.