Black Light Visuals
In 2016, flower crowns, floppy hats and other festival fashions got some competition! Created by Brad Lawrence of Detroit, Michigan, Black Light Visuals introduced body marbling to the festival scene—transforming concert goers into glowing works of art!
A swirling kaleidoscope of colors is transferred onto the skin by dipping body parts into a tub full of skin-safe acrylic paint and water. With motion, the mixture creates a beautiful marbled effect that glows in the dark!
Did You Know?
- Black Friday alone attracts more people than Disney on an annual basis!
- In the 1800s “Black Friday” referred to stock market crashes, not becoming a popularized shopping term until the 1990s.
- The first Macy’s parade took place in 1924 and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo!
For many, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has become part of the holiday ritual, but did you know that it was Canadian department store Eaton’s that inspired a float-filled shopping season kick-off? Eaton’s held the first “Santa Claus Parade” on December 2, 1905. Santa appearing at the end of the parade signaled that the holiday season—and holiday shopping at Eaton’s, of course—had begun.
Speaking of parades, Ripley’s will be featured in the Hollywood Christmas Parade on November 26th. Not in Hollyweird for the holidays? You can watch the parade at home!
The 85th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will broadcast its national two-hour special premier Friday, December 15th at 8:00 p.m. ET. You can also catch it throughout the holiday season on the Hallmark Channel and American Forces Network.
Sensing You Want More?
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