Last week saw the lights of the King’s Cross Laser Christmas Tree switched on.
This Christmas tree with a difference – the first of its kind – is created by high-powered lasers shooting across the Regent’s Canal from the King’s Cross Filling Station onto the Midlands Goods Shed opposite, drawing a simple Christmas Tree. On the hour the tree goes into *‘RAVE MODE’* and is accompanied by a random rave track.
During the nineties and early noughties, King’s Cross was home to some of London’s best known clubs including Bagley’s, The Cross, Canvas and the Beautiful Bend. The tree is the perfect way to recognise and remember that history.
The Laser Christmas Tree is running from 5pm to 10pm every evening until 23 December. Savvy tree-spotters can bag a seat on the terrace at Shrimpy’s and watch the show, whilst wrapped in cosy alpaca ponchos and drinking (boozy or non-boozy) hot chocolate.
Pablo Flack, of the Office of Change, who collaborated with Urban Electric to create the tree, said: “This tree is about bringing together two of the most joyous periods of celebration, rave and Christmas. For many the KXFS site is synonymous with trips to nearby Bagley’s and The Cross so seems like the perfect gift from us to the rest of King’s Cross”