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New Dancing Tree of Lights

The City of Branson Board of Aldermen approved the purchase and installation of a programmable light tree at the August 23 City Council meeting. The tree will be formed with 72, 80-foot long strands of LED RGB lights attached to the center flag pole in the roundabout near the Cox Medical Center Branson campus. It will have a 40’ diameter base and feature 5,400 lights with more than 20 pre-programmed lighting sequences.

Light-emitting diode (LED) is a lighting system using tiny groups of bulbs and a semiconductor light source. RGB stands for the red, green, and blue bulbs that produce a wide array of colors by combining these base colors with various intensities. One benefit to LED lighting is that it is often safer and more energy efficient than traditional incandescent and halogen options. LED RGB lighting is also longer lasting, easily adjusted in color, and dimmable to meet specific lighting needs.

In collaboration with the Branson/Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB, North Pole Productions developed and implemented the Branson Area Festival of Lights drive-through display from 2007 through 2014. They also serve several entities locally with holiday décor and were selected to re-build the Adoration Scene on Mount Branson in 2012, after the Leap Day tornado destroyed the historic display.

The City of Branson sponsored this LED RGB tree display and also purchased two, commercial quality 14’ artificial Christmas trees in support of the Branson Christmas Coalition’s ongoing efforts to enhance and reinvigorate the holiday season. The Christmas Coalition is providing inspiration, resources and serving as a catalyst to initiate an area-wide Christmas tree presentation that is “A Brilliant Celebration of Nature, Tradition and Creativity” to delight residents and visitors alike in 2016 and beyond.