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Drone Show Helps Family Win ‘Great Christmas Light Fight’

The holiday light display of the Ward family of Keller, Texas features 400 drones – the first drone performance the series has seen

Liz Hughes

December 7, 2023

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The holiday light display of the Ward family of Keller, Texas who won the 2023 Great Christmas Light Fight
ABC/WDTV

Drone shows have been big in 2023, from ringing in the queen’s jubilee to the king’s coronation, countless Independence Day celebrations and even breaking Guinness World Records.

But this time a drone show helped kick off the holiday season in the best way possible for one Texas family – it helped them win this year’s Great Christmas Light Fight. 

The holiday light display of the Ward family of Keller, Texas features 20,000 pixel-pushed lights, eight moving heads, talking Christmas trees and 400 drones – the first drone performance the series has seen. Series host Carter Oosterhouse said it “changed the way Christmas can be displayed” 

The Ward’s light display originally aired on ABC’s “Great Christmas Light Fight,” on Sunday, Dec. 3. 

Designed by Sky Elements Drone Shows, the Ward’s display tells the story of Poppy the penguin who finds Santa's bag of toys after it falls from his sleigh. Poppy sets out on an adventure to return the bag before being spotted and picked up by Santa, helping him deliver the toys around the world, according to Sky Elements.

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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