King’s Cross is putting their own spin on Christmas this year.
King’s Cross is notorious for going against the grain during the holidays (who can forget Granary Square’s 2016 Christmas tree?) and 2020 will be no different. On November 12, King’s Cross will be launching their ‘traditionally untraditional’ Christmas, featuring a huge festive terrarium tree in Coal Drops Yard. It’s safe to say that it will definitely be a stretch from the conventional Christmas tree we all know and love, but who’s to say we can’t shake things up once in a while?
In the spirit of going green, this 28ft tree will be made out of 70 different terrariums, each containing their own living gardens. It may not sound all that festive just yet, but it’ll also be decorated with over 150 mirrored baubles and illuminated from below, creating a beautiful glow over the yard. Sounds pretty Christmassy to me. Once the festivities are over and the terrariums have grown, they’ll be transformed into new tree designs and re-homed!
Just a stone’s throw away will be yet another unorthodox tree. Granary Square is going to be transformed into its own forest-like space, with plenty to explore and a striking electric Nemeton tree to feast your eyes on. This sculpture has several inspirations, including the conventional festive tree, fairy tale forests, and modern architecture. The combination of both traditional and futuristic details has created something simply spectacular indeed.
Also coming to King’s Cross next month is a multi-coloured interactive tree. Battle Bridge Place will soon be home to the coolest interactive hangout which will allow passers by to control the dynamic lights with their steps and movements. The sensors will activate the tree, creating a beautifully bright festive experience for all to enjoy. Fun!