A Winter Wonderland White Christmas

  • Published: May 15, 2017

A Winter Wonderland White Christmas

Event Details: White Christmas End of Year Celebration

Event Date: December 2016

1 designer, 5 crew, 1 truck, 1 Santa Throne, buckets of snow

An annual event, this end of year celebration has seen many contrasting looks with the assistance of Empire Red. Over the years guests have travelled from a Burlesque Cabaret evening, to the bright and colourful world of Bollywood. Consequently, in 2016 it was time to transport them all to the Northern Hemisphere for a White Christmas.

Kicking off the experience, guests were greeted in the foyer by Santa’s Lounge room. The vignette created a photo opportunity that allowed large group photos suited to a crowd of almost 400 guests. The space captured the energy of everyone an arrival, complete with Santa’s Throne and directional signpost.

The Melbourne Room was washed in a chilling wash of light, a stark contrast from the summer weather that had just arrived in Melbourne. The walls were textured with snowflake lighting effects, both creating great impact and yet a cost effective solution when working in the large scale space of the MCEC. The snowflakes were illuminated with warm amber tones, as a result, returning a warm and cosy ambiance back to the space.

Tall centrepieces with LED lit branches stretched up off the tables filling the room with sparkling reflections of light. In contrast, alternate tables featured frosted snowflakes, echoing the snowflake lighting motif on the walls.

Finally the stage featured a backdrop of a snow capped landscape, brought to life with clusters of 3D snow capped trees. The snow capped trees added depth and texture to the stage for a complete look.

A Winter Wonderland or White Christmas in July theme makes for a fun and festive end of financial year celebration. If you are keen to raise the bar for your EOFY event, get in touch with our team today.


Venue: Melbourne Room 1, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Event Design: Empire Red

Photography: Bec Briggs – Mammoth Media Productions