2019 Holiday Market

The Holiday Market was the perfect stop to enjoy more festivities after experiencing all the lights. With nightly live performances, food from around the world, warm beverages, and cool knick knacks for purchase, the Holiday Market was a hit with all visitors.

Woah! Look at this majestic unicorn. It’s so large, it looks so familiar 🧐! I don’t know, should I go say hi?

THE SKATING UNICORN

A representation of both fantasy and light, the Skating Unicorn stands 13’ tall and is covered in LED lights — its multi-star decorations glisten over blue and purple satin with smaller blinking acrylic balls decorating the surrounding ground.

This castle came out of nowhere, wasn’t I just in New York City? Are those clouds, are we in the sky 😍Oh wow, the cloud castle has a slide, I have to go check that out, I can’t wait to feel like the king of the castle!

THE CASTLE IN THE CLOUDS

Decorated with multi-star LED blinking lights that flicker between hues of blue and purple. The Castle In The Clouds measures 19’5” by 22’11,” emerging from a base of clouds that measures 29’5” by 49’1” with the widest point at 35’ across. Visitors may climb the clouds and ride down a 9’8” tall slide that features interactive lighting elements.

I wonder if I can climb all the way up there and try the candy in that tree, Can’t hurt to try… ohhh noooooo…..ooooooof…. that didn’t hurt at all 🤥

Sweet Forest

This sugary land is something right out of a confectioner's imagination. A candy-coated wonderland with sweets dripping off the trees and a constellation of Instagram famous cats, this park is sure to warm your heart, and stomach!

Look at all the famous cats, wow, they all have so many followers! They’re cat Instagram stars, and they’re also star constellations, that’s a lot of stars!

The Constellation Cats

These twelve cat sculptures each represent the top cat influencers online. Celebrating the secular fun of horoscopes, each cat embodies a sign of the zodiac. Each cat stands 4’11” tall among thirty macaroon light sculptures ranging in height between 1’6” and 3’4” with LED starlight fixtures twinkling upon the surrounding ground. With a total Instagram following of over 4.4 million between all the cats, this may well be the most star-studded cat lineup of all time!

Wasn’t I just in a frozen wasteland, now I’m in a beautiful rainforest? But… oh well, it’s so bright here, no need to worry about it!

THE LUSH RAINFOREST

We’re showcasing the most beautiful creatures that the Amazon has to offer! The tallest peak of this lush rainforest scene stands at 16’4” in height. The entire area measures 65’7” by 32’8” and features 19 unique animal light sculptures.

What’s is that feeling that I’m having right now? It feels like it’s coming from that big mushroom. It looks like everything around it is changing. Are those tendrils reaching out at me 😱 I think I’m getting out of here!

The Mushroom Forest

The tallest peak of this fantastical scene stands 16’4” tall. The footprint of the entire installation measures 98’4” by 32’8” and features LED lights that cover the ground, as well as smaller mushroom fixtures that glow with fluorescent light. The mushroom forest enchants visitors with delicious mushrooms of light!

Workshops

Partnering with several community organizations and institutions, LuminoCity Festival offered several engaging and unique workshops for all to partake in. Visitors were able to flex their creative muscles while making their own jewelry or even designing their own lanterns, and more!

Winter Stage

The Winter Stage was a love letter to NYC, giving other artists a stage (literally!) to share their talent with thousands of visitors! More than 30 different artists from dancers, singers, and performers took the stage to wow the audience every night. Visitors were able to vote for their top three favorite acts who won a cash prize through the Winter Stage Awards program.

Themed Nights

Partnering with local organizations, institutions, and artists, LuminoCity was honored to host 4 different themed nights including Cosplay All Day, HanFusion Night, Let it Glow, and Electric Light Tonight to bring more fun to the LuminoCity experience! Each night visitors were encouraged to dress to the theme and enjoy carefully curated programs in the Holiday Tent.

Food and drink

A carefully curated roster of vendors and food trucks from all around NYC served up hearty meals, delicious desserts, and warm beverages to keep the good times rolling.

Shopping

From one of a kind original Lumi merch to light up headbands, the Holiday Market sold gifts for all to enjoy!