THE WINTER WONDERLAND ZONE

Area 51 make winter a time to welcome. Your guests will soon be in the seasonal spirit as they arrive to witness dream-come-true décor. We excel at venue transformations, turning featureless function rooms into dazzling and beautiful surroundings. Area 51’s immersive environments create superior social spaces and lasting memories.

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Area 51 create that magical quality which only the light of a white wintry day can evoke. Frosted twinkle twigs can turn interiors into wintry dreamscapes. Our fabulous faux foliage transforms bare walls into beautiful woodlands. After creating an immersive Ice Cave for a major international client in London we have taken the theme to new heights. For example, each year London’s Hyde Park becomes a multi-attraction theme park billed as Winter Wonderland and Area 51 creates key venues with high visual impact able withstand thousands of visitors. Creativity meets construction expertise in this and all our builds.

Winter Ice Pic

Area 51 love mixing something new with the nostalgia of Christmas. It gives our entertainment a special creative edge. We’ve re-imagined Christmas, keeping the best traditional elements – while taking the festive theme to new levels. Choose from a few stunning stilt performers – or an entire show such as the astounding Alpine Nights for your corporate Christmas occasion. Add our surprising Living Christmas Trees, or fire performers to greet your guests – and create a fabulous fire-show finale too. No matter the scale of your event we will create the occasion that will have everyone talking for years to come.

THE POSSIBILITIES ARE ENDLESS

QEII

Over 85,000 LED lights lit up one of the largest event venues in Central London as guests flocked to the QEII Conference Centre. Area 51 and event theme partners Event-Trees were asked to provide a dazzling ‘illumination’ themed event that would showcase the versatility of networking suites at the QEII Conference Centre, London, for the venues potential clients.

8 North

London’s prestigious party venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue, start planning Christmas a year ahead. Setting aside traditional festive themes, they asked for splendour on an oceanic scale - the myth of Atlantis was to be brought alive. The spirit of the Lost Sunken City rose again thanks to the workshop wizardry and rigging skills of Area 51.

QEII

Why not turn your stairs into a back-lit ‘rainbow enigma’. With a staircase lit up in bright colours, combined with hundreds of fairy lights you can create a dazzling walkway to any event.

Snow explorers

There’s nothing abominable about Area 51’s Legendary Yeti and our infamous snow explorers: Our giant cuddly Rock Star has travelled the World – even starring in a DVD by glam-pop stars Scissor Sisters who he performed with on tour and at London’s Royal Albert Hall, partnered with our snow explorers kicking up a storm.

Snow king and Queen

Two ice cool characters to blow away winter blues and deliver a dash of exquisite winter ambience to any event. These highly elaborate costumes, with fine detailing, bring a storm of snowflakes and icicles that simply never melt, making them a highly popular and much booked duo with our clients.

Bar Ice

Each festive season, London’s Hyde Park becomes a multi-attraction theme park billed as Winter Wonderland. Essential to its success is visual impact and Area 51 were called upon to create the most dazzling set up. Explorers Rest and Bar Ice are two of the most stylish outdoor Ski-lodge set ups where visitors can sit and relax.

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CASE STUDIES

LINKEDIN ICE CAVE

Professional networking leaders LinkedIn asked us to come up with a unique concept that would excite the senses for their largest corporate recruitment drive, Talent Connect London, to be attended by 1,200 delegates. A brainstorming session produced several ideas but top of the pile was an immersive ice cave.

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II CENTRE’S 30TH BIRTHDAY

Opened by the Queen in 1986, the Queen Elizabeth II Centre wanted a 30th birthday party with a difference for those who had helped make it one of London’s most successful events venues. It hosts more than 400 events a year

WINTER WONDERLAND HYDE PARK 2017-18

Transforming London’s Hyde Park into a winter theme park – The Magical Ice Kingdom entrance at Winter Wonderland.Each festive season London’s Hyde Park becomes a multi-attraction theme park billed as Winter Wonderland. It’s filled with fairground rides, ice rinks, circuses and a host of other attractions.

CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT & DECOR

STEP THIS WAY... TO CHRISTMAS CREATIVITY Welcome to the wonderland of winter. Your guests will be awestruck as they arrive to witness dream-come-true décor. Area 51 excel at venue transformations, turning even the most unpromising function rooms into dazzling and beautiful surroundings. High-impact immersive environments like these create superior social spaces and lasting memories. Frosted twinkle twigs can turn interiors into wintry dreamscapes, where a warm welcome awaits. Our fabulous faux foliage will transform bare walls into beautiful woodlands. Choose from our popular themes, such as Narnia, Winter Wonderland or The Ice Cavern, or let us create a customised luxury Christmas look just for you. Bring alive those memories of Christmas magic with Area 51. Have yourselves a truly creative Christmas – Area 51 style. Our expert event artists are waiting to apply their renowned skills to your special occasion. We’ll make your dream theme come true with exciting entertainment and dazzling décor. Here’s how … STEP THIS WAY... TO CHRISTMAS CREATIVITY Welcome to the wonderland of winter. Your guests will be awestruck as they arrive to witness dream-come-true décor. Area 51 excel at venue transformations, turning even the most unpromising function rooms into dazzling and beautiful surroundings. High-impact immersive environments like these create superior social spaces and lasting memories. Frosted twinkle twigs can turn interiors into wintry dreamscapes, where a warm welcome awaits. Our fabulous faux foliage will transform bare walls into beautiful woodlands. Choose from our popular themes, such as Narnia, Winter Wonderland or The Ice Cavern, or let us create a customised luxury Christmas look just for you. Bring alive those memories of Christmas magic with Area 51. STEP UP... TO ENTERTAINMENT WITH SPARKLE AND SPICE Area 51 love mixing something new with the nostalgia of Christmas. It’s the perfect recipe. And it gives our entertainment a special creative edge. We’ve re-imagined Christmas, keeping the best traditional elements – while taking the festive theme to new levels. Choose from a few stunning stilt performers - or an entire seasonal show for your corporate Christmas occasion. Add our surprising Living Christmas Trees, or fire performers to greet your guests - and create a fire-show finale too. Area 51 live entertainment will turn your special event into a truly amazing festive fantasy. AREA 51 BELIEVE FESTIVE FANTASY IS FINE – AND IT’S FUN Give your guests a wacky warm welcome with our Living Christmas Trees. AREA 51 BELIEVE FESTIVE FANTASY IS FINE – AND IT’S FUN Give your guests a wacky warm welcome with our Living Christmas Trees. PREVIOUS PROJECTS THE GREATEST SHOW CARAVAN OF LOST SOULS SOMNAMBU TIKI LOST IN WONDERLAND MOULIN ROUGE ALPINE NIGHTS SPEAKEASY THE GREATEST SHOW, MAN EGG-CEPTIONAL EASTER IN THE EAST! QEII ILLUMINATIONS ATLANTIS RISING LINKEDIN ICE CAVE PERGOLA MOULIN ROUGE AT THE RICOH YOUR OWN SHOW TIME

ICE MAIDENS

ICE MAIDENS Area 51 put the ICE back into 'nice' with our elegantly themed Ice Maidens....but beware they’re not just for Christmas! These elegant and eye-catching costume creations are the perfect addition to any festive or winter-themed event, guaranteeing extra attention and plaudits. Beautifully designed and exquisitely delivered costumes make this a sure-fire hit for the Yule period and beyond. GALLERY Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 10mm/ƒ/6.3/10/25s/ISO 200 Taken 14th December 2010 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/9.0/10/25s/ISO 200 Taken 12th February 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/8.0/10/20s/ISO 200 Taken 12th February 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/4.0/10/1600s/ISO 3200 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 SAMSUNG WB750 4mm/ƒ/3.2/1/8s/ISO 400 Taken 21st December 2011 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 SAMSUNG WB750 4mm/ƒ/3.2/1/6s/ISO 400 Taken 21st December 2011 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 10mm/ƒ/4.5/10/200s/ISO 400 Taken 27th February 2011 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 38mm/ƒ/5.0/10/1000s/ISO 900 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/9.0/10/25s/ISO 200 Taken 12th February 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/10.0/10/25s/ISO 200 Taken 12th February 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/4.5/10/500s/ISO 800 Taken 23rd May 2010 Uploaded 20th August 2018 RELATED POSTS ICE ANGELSICE ANGELS Don’t let their name put you off for these beautiful fairy-like creatures are far from icy but are certainly cool. Available on stilts, on foot or as dancers, the Ice Angels are an eye-catching addition to any event. GALLERY Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/7.1/10/1600s/ISO 200 Taken 14th April 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/7.1/10/1600s/ISO 200 Taken 14th April 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 RELATED POSTSRead moreCANDY GIRLSCANDY GIRLS Who can take a sunrise, sprinkle it with dew, cover it with chocolate and a miracle or two? The Candy Girls can! Area 51's collection range of candy girl costumed characters are a sweet treat for any event. These sassy saccharine girls turn heads and wherever they go. Originally created as part of a Willy Wonka themed show for the Maldives, the costumes have a versatility which means they can be used by stilt-walkers or foot performers. GALLERY Views 5 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 5 Likes 0 NIKON D90 10mm/ƒ/7.1/10/150s/ISO 1000 Taken 11th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 5 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 9 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/8.0/10/800s/ISO 200 Taken 9th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/50s/ISO 2500 Taken 25th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/13.0/10/800s/ISO 200 Taken 11th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS 6D EF17-40mm f/4L USM 19mm/ƒ/5.0/1/50s/ISO 1000 Taken 24th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 56mm/ƒ/8.0/10/600s/ISO 400 Taken 9th April 2012 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS-1D X EF17-40mm f/4L USM 17mm/ƒ/4.0/1/50s/ISO 2500 Taken 25th May 2014 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Uploaded 18th August 2018 RELATED POSTSRead more

ICE ANGELS

ICE ANGELS Don’t let their name put you off for these beautiful fairy-like creatures are far from icy but are certainly cool. Available on stilts, on foot or as dancers, the Ice Angels are an eye-catching addition to any event. GALLERY Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/7.1/10/1600s/ISO 200 Taken 14th April 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/7.1/10/1600s/ISO 200 Taken 14th April 2008 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 RELATED POSTS

LIVING CHRISTMAS TREES!

LIVING CHRISTMAS TREES! Area 51’s most-booked festive costume – the Living Christmas Trees are the perfect statue act for any winter holiday event! Lit up with fairy lights and standing still either side of an entrance or door, these look like the real thing… until they animate and jump at you, of course! Hilarious and guaranteed to spruce up any party! GALLERY Views 5 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 7 Likes 0 SAMSUNG WB750 4mm/ƒ/3.2/1/8s/ISO 640 Taken 21st December 2011 Uploaded 20th August 2018 RELATED POSTS

SNOW KING & QUEEN

SNOW KING & QUEEN Two ice cool characters to blow away winter blues and deliver a dash of exquisite winter ambience to any event. These highly elaborate costumes, with fine detailing, bring a storm of snowflakes and icicles that simply never melt, making them a highly popular and much booked duo with our clients. Perfect for seasonal and festive wintertime events or any fantasy function that may require a dash of Nordic magic, the Snow King and Queen can be booked together or separately. There is also a popular Krampus variation on the theme, whereby the costumes can be altered to represent the Germanic Christmas-time demon – a horned, anthropomorphic figure that punishes naughty children at the end of the year in contrast to St. Nicholas, or Santa Claus, as he is better known. GALLERY Views 6 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 5 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 6 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 4 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 Views 6 Likes 0 Uploaded 20th August 2018 RELATED POSTS

ATLANTIS RISING

London’s prestigious party venue, 8 Northumberland Avenue, start planning Christmas a year ahead. Setting aside traditional festive themes they asked for splendour on an oceanic scale – the myth of Atlantis was to be brought alive – furthermore they wanted a plush ambient party-zone to match. The brief was ‘epic’ plus ‘glitz & glam’. They key colours – deep-sea blues and paradise pinks.The spirit of the Lost Sunken

POSEIDON ADVENTURE IN THE MALDIVES

Area 51 created their own ‘Poseidon Adventure’ at an elite paradise island resort in the Indian Ocean to help ‘sea’ in the new year with an injection of glamour and style in front of an audience of A-list celebs!

RICOH CHRISTMAS CIRCUS

AREA 51 brought all the fun of the fair to a famous stadium venue by staging a brilliant Christmas circus inside it! Complete with stunning décor and props, the event at the Ricoh Arena on the outskirts of Coventry

A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

Christmas party revellers in central England were magically transported to the streets of New York as Area 51 recreated a Miracle On 34th Street in a stunning show. A go-to holiday classic, the spirited burst-your-heart

AREA 51 `AVALANCHE` FOR NEW ALPINE SHOW

A spectacular new Alpine-themed show combining extreme sports and circus skills made its debut at one of the UK’s most prestigious arenas, to huge critical acclaim. The Area 51 production of ‘Alpine Nights’ is the ultimate après-ski experience: ice cool and an off-piste elegance with first class entertainment.

MASON HOUSE CHRISTMAS

Popular with A-list celebrities, London’s Mason House Club in the vaults of the London Palladium theatre soon gained a reputation for exclusivity and elegance. The same high standards applied to their décor during the festive season, so they invited Area 51 to create a complete Christmas look for them with a touch of class.

QEII ILLUMINATIONS

Over 85,000 LED lights lit up one of the largest event venues in Central London as guests flocked to the QEII Conference Centre. Area 51 and event theme partners Event-Trees were asked to provide a dazzling ‘illumination’ themed event that would showcase the versatility of networking suites at the QEII Conference Centre, London, for the venue’s potential clients.

NIGHT FEVER IN PARADISE

Area 51 revolutionised Christmas in paradise by taking a riot of retro revelry out to ritzy Reethi Rah, the Indian Ocean resort where transcendent luxury revitalises the soul. A substantial crew of gilt-edged performers jetted out to The Maldives

XMAS PARTY FOR UK CONSTRUCTION EXPERTS

Our clients Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd are design and construction experts. Their founder, the late Sir Ove Arup, insisted on high company values: “We must strive for quality in what we do, and never be satisfied with the second-rate.” They demand the best. They also place a high value on their staff and expect excellence for their Christmas parties. The company hired The Vox, a purpose-built venue on the NEC

SOMNAMBU

An enchantingly surreal circus show. Our dreamwalker climbs into bed and slips into slumber, where strange and alluring characters drift through his imagination; some are sweet dreams, some are nightmares! In the playground of the mind we witness beautiful and bizarre figures led by Hypnos and Thanatos. Somnambu appeared in Hyde Park for 8 weeks as the Winter Cirque, and has also headlined Glastonbury Festival’s Circus Big Top. “You have witnessed Somnambu - and later tonight, you will dream of us too!” Audience feedback is sure to be sensational. GALLERY Views 3 Likes 0 NIKON D90 42mm/ƒ/5.0/10/600s/ISO 2800 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 40mm/ƒ/5.0/10/600s/ISO 1800 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/4.0/10/1250s/ISO 3200 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D 16mm/ƒ/3.5/1/30s/ISO 3200 Taken 1st August 2009 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 10mm/ƒ/6.3/10/150s/ISO 800 Taken 29th November 2011 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 62mm/ƒ/5.3/10/800s/ISO 3200 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/5.0/10/1000s/ISO 3200 Taken 29th November 2011 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 28mm/ƒ/5.0/10/400s/ISO 1250 Taken 18th June 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 NIKON D90 48mm/ƒ/4.8/10/800s/ISO 800 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D 18mm/ƒ/2.8/1/320s/ISO 1600 Taken 1st August 2009 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 18mm/ƒ/5.0/10/500s/ISO 2500 Taken 26th December 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 2 Likes 0 Canon EOS 5D 16mm/ƒ/2.8/1/125s/ISO 1600 Taken 1st August 2009 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 24mm/ƒ/5.0/10/1000s/ISO 3200 Taken 29th November 2011 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 0 Likes 0 NIKON D90 75mm/ƒ/5.3/10/600s/ISO 3200 Taken 16th November 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 1 Likes 0 NIKON D90 22mm/ƒ/5.0/10/800s/ISO 3200 Taken 26th December 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 Views 3 Likes 0 NIKON D90 28mm/ƒ/5.6/10/500s/ISO 1000 Taken 17th June 2008 Uploaded 24th August 2018 •••2

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