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Walmart Lights Up the Sky with All-New Holiday Drone Light Show

This holiday season calls for more than just your standard set of lights. To help families end the year looking up, Walmart is gifting the “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show”. This all-new magical experience brings the joy and wonder of the holiday season to the skies of select communities across the country and to all families through a special live-streamed event. 

Walmart Holiday Drone

The “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show” is a free and contactless experience that brings holiday songs to life like never before. Thanks to nearly 1,000 Intel drones launched into the night’s sky, the light show creates three-dimensional seasonal shapes and characters, like snowflakes, reindeer, snowmen and holiday presents, choreographed to a soundtrack of classic and modern holiday favorites, from Frosty the Snowman by Bing Crosby to Run Run Rudolph by Kelly Clarkson.  

“After a particularly tough year, we want to help families end the year looking up. We want customers and communities to enjoy a moment of rest, peace and hope,” William White, chief marketing officer at Walmart, said. “From our summer movie drive-in to our Fall game day and Halloween experiences, we’ve been finding ways to help families enjoy seasonal traditions in a year when they thought it might not be possible.” 

Eight communities across the country will be able to experience the modern light show live when it flies through their town. The event promises a fun and safe family night out complete with pre-show entertainment, including music from local DJs and a short holiday special, DreamWorks Trolls Holiday, before the drones take flight. From Dec. 4-20, the “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show” will visit: 

Fri., Dec. 4: Kansas City, Kansas at Kansas Speedway  

Sat., Dec. 5: Dallas, Texas at the Cotton Bowl  

Wed., Dec. 9: San Antonio, Texas at Six Flags Fiesta Texas  

Thurs., Dec. 10: Doswell, Virginia at Kings Dominion  

Sun., Dec. 13: Phoenix, Arizona at Phoenix Raceway 

Wed., Dec. 16: Charlotte, North Carolina at Carowinds  

Fri., Dec. 18: Sacramento, California at Sleep Train Arena  

Sun., Dec. 20: Fayetteville, Arkansas at 112 Drive-In  

Families can visit WalmartDroneShow.com starting on Mon., Nov. 23 at 5:00 p.m. ET to reserve free tickets to watch the show from the safety of their own car or a designated viewing area right next to their car. When confirmed, families will receive an email with a QR code, which will grant their vehicle entry on the day of the event. Tickets are available while supplies last.  

The joy and wonder of the “Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show” isn’t limited to just these communities. Any family can be wowed as the drones paint the sky with holiday cheer by tuning in to a live broadcast of the light show on Walmart’s Facebook, Instagram and TikTok channels on Sat., Dec. 5 at 7:40 p.m. ET.  

—Jennifer Swartvagher

All photos courtesy of Walmart

 

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