Every year again… and however, every year a good reason to paint the town red! Christmas comes closer and so all over the famous Christmas markets open their doors. Especially ceremonial and pompous the inhabitants of Hamburg welcomed the Christmas time in the Hafencity on 25th November. Therefor Bocatec threw out the sparks and made the lasers dance.
The fantastic opening spectacle started the 25th November at 17:30 at the ice rink of the HafenCity Christmas market. There, in the Überseequartier, the heart of the Hamburg HafenCity the visitors awaited a magical Christmas wonderland from 26th-31st December. Nostalgic carousel, ice rink, Christmas bakery and a Pegasus made of lights floating above the white pagoda tents spread festive atmosphere. The start for ice dances, hot wine punch parties and lebkuchen nibbling couldn’t have been more beautiful thanks to the Bocatec opening show.
Flaming ice dance joins in
Bocatec put the ca. 300 guest in total Christmas fever with a huge laser-, pyro- and fireworks show. The ice elves from Berlin danced on the ice to the show. The figure skaters – all junior masters and members of the German national team – moved synchronously to the music and the perfectly balanced pyro effects over the ice.
Christmas elves muck in
The five Bocatec Christmas elves mounted and dismounted the technics for the show within 80 man hours. The show itself was then 10 minutes long. The 9 laser projectors ( 5x Piko 14, 4x PM3200) and the pyrotechnics were mounted in vacant houses around the market square.
Six fog machines with radial fan, 16 Flame projectors, 2 MagicFX FlameManiacs and divers fireworks- and pyro articles completed the Christmas show.
After the show it really started
The interminable applause and the exuberant thanks of thepresenter proved the uniqueness of this opening celebration. After this wow attunement the Christmas lovers can now buy arts and crafts, goodies and also Christmas trees every day in the Hafencity or join a lantern procession. Thursdays and Fridays the working day will end atmospherically at the After-Work. Moreover every evening at 6 pm one wicket opens at the illuminated Überseequartier-Advent calendars at the old Hafenamt.
Bocatec wishes all Christmas women and men a lot of fun and looks forward to a great end of the year with lashings of extra boom!