Retired Las Vegas Christmas Decorations And Displays Find New Home
Have you ever wondered what happens to all of those retired Las Vegas Christmas decorations and displays? Well, now they are being restored and revived for all of us to see in some amazing, “larger-than-life creations” by Bryan Watkins and the team at the Drag Bunch Show in Treasure Island.
According to an article written by Jaclyn Schultz on Fox5Vegas.com, Bryan Watkins has always had a love and a passion for Christmas, and he has amassed quite a collection of holiday decorations, displays, equipment, and memorabilia. What is in this collection? Schultz’s article states that Watkins currently has “4,700 square feet of Christmas decor: 100,000 Christmas ornaments, 1,000 Santas, three miles of extension cords, 600,000 Christmas lights and 150 Christmas trees, as well as dozens of retired gigantic displays and animatronics from places like the Bellagio and beyond.”
Check out this video which will give you a better idea of the kind of items Watkins has in his collection:
Pretty amazing, right? Now, if Bryan Watkins’ name is not familiar to you, you may know him by his stage name of Shannel. He is an entertainer in the Drag Bunch Show in Senor Frog’s at Treasure Island. Recently, he put his creativity and collection to good use with help from his manager Chelsea, a tailor from Drag Bunch, and some other friends, to build an incredible Christmas display in and around his home for entry in the Great Christmas Light Fight reality television show, and he won!
Most of his neighbors loved the display, but his HOA did not. So, rather than put up a fight, he decided to create a new business, which he calls Santa’s Helper Designs. CLICK HERE to see his website. Now he is putting his amazing collection to good use for all of us to see in creative displays for homes, businesses, stores, malls, and according to Schultz’s article, even Allegiant Stadium!
And now you know what happens to all of those retired Christmas displays, decorations, and other holiday related items. Merry Christmas!
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.