What we’ve done in Foam and Snow

Christmas Events, Fingal 2013

On the 22nd November we were out in Balbriggan for their Christmas Lights Festival in St. George's Square on the Main Street. The following week then we did a similar event in Swords, both for Fingal County Council. Both were super events and saw huge turnouts.

We always enjoy Christmas events and we especially enjoy community Christmas events.

These ones were for Fingal County Council and they always like to do things well. There are no half measures with them. 

A good bit of planning went into these to make sure they went off without a hitch. We're very conscious with Christmas events that are essentially for families and children that everything needs to be bang on. We take that approach with ALL our events but I think we fell a little extra pressure when it's a family event like this. We don't want to ruin Christmas! ha

For these we provided a lot of things.  We put our big snow machine out there to make it snow as well as our new instant fake snow product too.

One of our Event Managers was at both events too. We always have some of our staff on hand to make sure these events go well.  

We had Michael the most realistic Santa Claus ever at the Balbriggan event. He may actually be the REAL Santa Claus. It wouldn't surprise me.  There were 2 fire breathing elves, which were requested specifcally by the client as they wanted an element of performance to the event.  We had a reindeer and a polar bear too and were really popular for photos and the kids loved them! We also supplied 400 Santa Hats, which were given away to the crowd for free. 

I think both communities really enjoyed the events, especially if the kids' reactions and faces are anything to go by! 

The general gist of it

  • 1 amazing Santa Claus
  • 500 Santa Hats
  • Loads of snow
  • Hundreds of selection boxes
  • 2 fire-breathing elves
  • 1 Polar Bear
  • 1 Reindeer
  • Some great music

Why we loved this one

We love working with Fingal County Council. We also love doing Christmas events. So, doing Christmas events for Fingal County Council was always going to be great fun!

Christmas makes everyone happy anyway so when you do a great event like this that's free to the public then the atmosphers is fantastic. 

We're pretty sure we provided THE most realistic Santa Claus around too at the Balbriggan event. Michael is the best and he really loves doing these events. 

Some of the challenges

The biggest challenge on this one was estimating the crowd size, given the cold weather. We didn't want to be caught short on Santa hats and selection boxes etc. Thankfully we didn't and we had around 500 happy people there for each event.

happy client says

"I would like to commend Cuckoo Events for their support at our Christmas events. As always, all tasks were delivered to the highest standard and with the dedication and professionalism that we expect from your staff. All requests that were made by the Events Unit, Fingal County Council and any other contractor on site were dealt with in a speedy, courteous and honest fashion.

I would particularly liek to thank Marian, who is always a pleasure to work with and engages very well with whomever she is dealing with.

We very much look forward to working with you again in the future."

Fiona O'Reilly, Fingal County Council Events