Celebrate The Holidays With New Light Display At Time Warner Center

NY1 highlights Holiday Image’s work at the Time Warner Center

Columbus Circle is greeting the holidays in a whole new light this year, and the starry display made its debut Wednesday night.

At the Time Warner Center, a dozen 14-foot stars twinkle to tunes re-mastered from “The Nutcracker” in a display inside the 150-foot high atrium on Columbus Circle called “Under the Stars.”

The Related Companies, which developed the Time Warner Center, worked two years to bring this gift to New York City.

“Our concept here is that this is the ‘Holiday Under the Stars’ at Time Warner Center,” says Related Experiences President Tim Hindert. “We’ve got plenty of celebrities at Time Warner Center, but more than that, we really think it’s a wishes time of year for all New Yorkers and for our world visitors. So we love the idea that they can make their wishes under the stars and make their wishes come true here.”

Brooklyn based Matthew Schwam from Holiday Image brought the stars to light.

“The stars are programmed to custom music that we recomposed, traditional songs of ‘The Nutcracker’ with modern beats and compositions,” says Schwam. “They’re going to see those songs and the stars, combined with a lot of technology, and it’s going to be an experience that no one’s ever really quite seen before.”

The stars will be lit up every day from 4 p.m. to midnight through January 8th.

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