Retail giant Walmart has partnered with Intel to bring drone light shows to eight locations around the US after a very tough year. The drone light shows will be holiday-themed and will allow up to five people per car to attend.
The Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show is the latest way the company is working with drones to light up the lives of viewers. This year, Walmart has made the drone shows free, and as well as being live-streamed for those that don’t live nearby.
The drone shows will consist of 1,000 Intel drones flying around the sky in formation, creating holiday objects and shapes to classic Christmas soundtracks, including “Frosty the Snowman” by Bing Crosby and “Run Run Rudolph” by Kelly Clarkson.
William White, chief marketing officer at Walmart, said:
After a particularly tough year, we want to help families end the year looking up. We want customers and communities to enjoy a moment of rest, peace, and hope. From our summer movie drive-in to our fall gameday and Halloween experiences, we’ve been finding ways to help families enjoy seasonal traditions in a year when they thought it might not be possible.
Before the drones take flight, there will be various local DJs performing at each show, along with a short holiday special viewing of DreamWorks’ “Trolls Holiday.” Tickets are available to claim right now via the Walmart drone light show website and are expected to run out fast due to the free price tag. If you cannot get any tickets, you can tune into any of the drone shows via Walmart’s Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts.
You can check out the dates for the various drone light shows below:
- Friday, Dec. 4: Kansas City, Kansas, at Kansas Speedway
- Saturday, Dec. 5: Dallas at the Cotton Bowl
- Wednesday, Dec. 9: San Antonio, Texas at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
- Thursday, Dec. 10: Doswell, Virginia, at Kings Dominion
- Sunday, Dec. 13: Phoenix at Phoenix Raceway
- Wednesday, Dec. 16: Charlotte at Carowinds
- Friday, Dec. 18: Sacramento, California, at Sleep Train Arena
- Sunday, Dec. 20: Fayetteville, Arkansas at 112 Drive-In
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