The holiday lights are lackluster and dimming out. The greenery is a bit brittle, and the paint on holiday décor like Santa’s sleigh or the supersized presents is chipping in places. Tinsel unravels over time, and bows weather in outdoor holiday displays. It is winter in the Northeast, after all. All of these are signs that the holiday decorations on your commercial property need a refresh.
Our event and holiday decor professionals recommend taking inventory every year to evaluate which features of your Christmas display need to be repaired, replaced or upgraded.
By adding an enhancement such as an inflatable snow globe for photo ops or an interactive light display, you can draw more traffic and business to retail centers—and offer even better experiences, which is what people crave during the holiday season.
Here are some ideas to consider as you assess your existing holiday decorations and plan for the upcoming season.
Amp Up the Display with Color-Changing Holiday Lights
Color-changing LED Christmas lights are energy-efficient, give you the option to display light shows, change up colors for day and night viewing, and keep lights in place for upcoming holidays or events. For these reasons and more, commercial property owners are switching over to RGB holiday lighting. We love the color-changing lights on a focal point Christmas tree or in holiday wreaths placed throughout a property.
Switch Out Holiday Bows
Bows get dingy looking after a couple of seasons. Not to mention, you might decide to switch up a red-and-green theme to a trending “holiday neutral” look that doesn’t imply Christmas and sets a winter wonderland tone instead. In this case, silver and gold bows are a popular choice. Bows are an attractive feature on wreaths and trees during the day, and by lighting those features at night you can make the most of the holiday decorations you place on your commercial property.
Touch Up Holiday Displays
Does the toy soldier standing tall in your holiday display have a chip on its shoulder? It’s not unusual. Just as you’d re-stain a deck or repaint weather-torn shutters on a home, holiday decorations that live through indoor retail traffic or the outdoor elements need TLC. You can restore the magic of holiday display features like soldiers, snowmen, sleighs, reindeer and Santa with professional touch-up painting.
Before you invest in brand-new holiday display features, talk to a professional about ways to refurbish what you have so you can direct your budget toward enhancements and upgrades.
Give Guests Something to Talk About
What’s going to draw guests to your commercial property this holiday season? An experience. Upgrade an existing holiday display by including a feature that serves as the ultimate photo opportunity and memory-maker. Some examples are an oversized Santa’s chair or Santa’s sleigh, larger-than-life topiary reindeer’s that glow with lights after dusk, supersized wrapped presents, or a tree that stands as tall as your building.
Take the Stress Out of Holidays—Decorate with Neave
Find out how our professional holiday decorators can transform your retail, office or business property into a memorable wonderland this season. We can repurpose your existing decorations if necessary or best of all, we offer a leasing program where we install, take down and store all decor and refresh each year as needed. Our staff has adopted the necessary protocols to keep you safe and healthy.