Sedona Northern Lights ~ A Youtube 30 Second Glimpse!

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Sedona Northern Lights 

30 Second Youtube Snippet

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SedonaAZ1 Youtube Channel

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I wrote a blog about this back in December prior to the 16 showings.  My husband and I went to the very first showing. Camelhead Rock natural projection landscape was 600 feet wide by 400 feet tall. We were wondering what the cost was and would there be a benefit to the city of Sedona? 

What Was The Cost?

I found out that the cost was $110,000 for the "country's largest 3D holiday light show in The Most Beautiful Place on Earth"! I saw first hand the additional traffic that was created.  There were 4 shows on the hour for 4 straight days on December 14-17@ 6pm to 9pm. 

Was It Worth It?

Sedona Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Jennifer Wesselhoff stated the event was a big success in many ways. The spectators enjoyed it (as did I) and so did the business owners. There was a lot of foot traffic up and down the 89A through-out Uptown Sedona. Last year the hotels during this time frame were at 40% capacity and this year, many were completely sold out.  

There was additional coverage by the news stations out of Phoenix as well as videos by crews that came up from those TV stations. 

Technical Data

My son works at the RV Park where the projection equipment had to be set up so I got to learn about the set up. The twelve large projectors were stacked 3 high at intervals and needed to be 3000 feet away for the projection to work.

It took 3 days to calibrate and test the equipment to make sure everything worked well. Each projector had to be in sync.  The mountain had to be mapped and this was not an easy task!  

A Phenomenal Production

It was amazing to see this projection on Camelhead Rock. There were scenes of silhouetted dancers moving in and out of the rocks as well as waterfalls, and snowfall as well as Santa Claus and his sleigh moving in and out of simulated caves in the rock. There was also a simulation of a huge full moon!

The Downside

We did not realize that the sound was going to be projected through a radio station (KYBC 96.3 FM and AM 1600) through your car radio. Music was played at the designated viewing centers throughout Uptown Sedona. 

The traffic was very heavy and there was a minor delay with cars coming and leaving from each presentation. 

No future committment has been made for future shows. The city is evaluating all the feedback and stats. 


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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That experience of viewing the Sedona Northern Lights has to be absolutely magical.

Jan 04, 2018 04:20 PM #1
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Thank you for sharing the video Sheri Sperry - MCNE®, absolutely beautiful. It's crazy how much money they spend on light shows. 

Jan 04, 2018 06:19 PM #2
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I hope it's a tradition that gets continued.  It was a really great clip on youtube.

Jan 04, 2018 11:41 PM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Wow does not begin to cover it .....hope that this is the beginning of a continuing tradition.

Jan 05, 2018 01:47 AM #4
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sheri.

What a wonderful video. The City of Sedona needs to belly up to the bar and do it again next year.  

Jan 05, 2018 02:14 AM #5
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Pretty spectacular show, Sheri.  I would have loved to see this in person.

Jan 05, 2018 04:53 AM #6
Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Sheri, this is pretty amazing. I can only imagine how amazing it was in person. Very cool. I hope it becomes a tradition!

Jan 05, 2018 05:14 AM #7
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

WOW, that is simply magical, Sheri! And, well worth the $110K spent - full capacity in the hotels from 40% is pretty darned amazing! Kudos to the city of Sedona and the Chamber of Commerce for the creativity - I love it!

Happy Friday, Sheri!

Jan 05, 2018 05:23 AM #8
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Sheri... what a wonderful way to start my day... loved it! Can't believe anyone wouldn't. Wishing you a fabulous Friday!

Jan 05, 2018 05:31 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Sheri. Oh wow. This is fabulous and I would love to see it. Magic in the mountains.

Jan 05, 2018 06:52 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

That is incredible. I imagine it would become a very big part of the seasonal tradition if they can figure out a way to make it either break even, or profitable. Imagine that's what they will be evaluating. 

Jan 05, 2018 07:28 AM #11
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Loved the 30 second video. They do a projection onto the Bay Bridge in San Francisco but I would love to see this in a natural setting like this.

Jan 05, 2018 08:19 AM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Sheri, wow, what a video, and quite pricey, but many will get to enjoy it!   

Jan 05, 2018 10:50 AM #13
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
RE/MAX Northwest. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & Market Authority!

That was truly magical Sheri Sperry - MCNE® Thank you for sharing!

Jan 05, 2018 08:55 PM #14
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

How fun and beautiful! What a great way to experience nature and entertainment at its best in beautiful Sedona after dark!

Have a great weekend!

Jan 06, 2018 03:45 AM #15
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Very impressive and something to see if in the area. Thanks for sharing.

Jan 07, 2018 02:27 PM #16
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

How very magical!!!! I love this idea, and you had an inside track on the setup. Very cool! 

Jan 09, 2018 05:44 PM #17
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Wow, what a spectacular show! Would have LOVED to see it in person. Hopefully it will become a seasonal tradition in Sedona, people arriving to see it from near and far!

Jan 12, 2018 06:49 AM #18
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