Christmas Expo 2011
On June 29 - July 2, 2011, we attended Christmas Expo in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Our job was to "put together" the Education segment of the event. We worked for months in getting some of the top instructors throughout the country to be presenters in their area of expertise. Some of the instructors covered subjects such as animatronics, DMX, software, theatrical lighting, basics of Christmas displays and much more. The event was one of the biggest Expos/PLUS events ever held which also included approximately 1,000 people off the streets of Gatlinburg to share the Christmas in July experience. We came home with some great ideas that we hope to implement into our display. It was a great event for both the average home decorator as well as the professioinal decorator. The Vendor Hall was awesome. Vendors attended from across America to display some of the "over the top" products that could enhance any display whether it is a small home display or the big drive thru displays. For details of the event go to www.ChristmasExpo.com .

Away from the work we had to put into the event, we did find some time to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains and the beautiful scenery in the Gatlinburg area. The trip was great since we were able to combine both work and play.
To see pictures of Christmas Expo click here.
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