Winter Wonderland at Phillips Place in Charlotte, NC

This past December, more than 7,000 people watched as bright lights and holiday-themed designs danced across the Hampton Inn and Suites' façade at Regency Centers' Phillips Place.

In its inaugural year, Regency Centers, together with Lincoln Harris, one of the most accomplished full-service real estate companies in the southeast, partnered with Duke Energy to bring a 'Winter Wonderland' to Charlotte’s premier mixed-use development. The six-story hotel was transformed into a interactive 3D canvas, combined with actors who brought the animated projections to life.

Projection of Christmas images on a building at the festival.

“Phillips Place is very excited to host the first annual Holiday Light Show in the Queen City. We look forward to this event becoming the holiday event and a Charlotte tradition for many years to come,” said Johnny Harris, Chairman and CEO, Lincoln Harris, Charlotte, NC.

The multi-evening show was accompanied by snow created specifically for the event, while visitors enjoyed extended shopping time and hot chocolate from Dean and Deluca

 Cup of coffee and colored mints on a table.


Carolers performing at the event.

Mr. and Mrs. Claus

Boy telling Santa what he wants for Christmas as Mrs. Claus sits next to them

Teddy bears and stilt walkers

A man and woman on stilts dressed up as a toy solider and a toy joker.

Goodie bags for the kids, and charitable donations benefitting Toys for Tots Charlotte (more than 1,890 toys collected!)

Box of donated toys.

Regency's Winter Wonderland event at Phillips Place is a 2016 ICSC U.S. MAXI Awards finalist. This award recognizes innovative events, programs and technology that add value to shopping centers and companies across the nation. U.S. MAXI Gold and Silver will be announced during the 2016 ICSC RECon event in Las Vegas, May 22-25. Visit Phillips Place on Facebook for updates.

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