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SOLD OUT Walmart to host a free holiday drone show at Phoenix Raceway in December

Walmart Drone Show Reindeer (handout)
Posted at 5:51 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 00:20:29-05

AVONDALE, AZ — Update (Nov. 25, 9:35 p.m.): The show in Arizona has sold out, per Walmart's website. Walmart also plans to live-stream one of its shows on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5:40 p.m. Arizona time (is 7:40 p.m. Eastern) on its Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok accounts.

Phoenix is one of eight U.S. cities where Walmart will host a free 60-minute holiday light show featuring nearly 1,000 drones.

The "Walmart Holiday Drone Light Show" will take flight on Sunday, Dec. 13 at Phoenix Raceway, 7602 S Avondale Blvd., in Avondale.

While a free event, advanced tickets are required and can be reserved, here. The parking lot will open at 4:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 6 p.m., according to Walmart's website.

The show itself features nearly 1,000 Intel drones that will fly into the air and create "three-dimensional seasonal shapes and characters, like snowflakes, reindeer, snowmen and holiday presents" synchronized to holiday music, including Bing Crosby's "Frosty the Snowman" and Kelly Clarkson's "Run Run Rudolph."

"After a particularly tough year, we want to help families end the year looking up. We want customers and communities to enjoy a moment of rest, peace and hope," said William White, chief marketing officer at Walmart, in a written statement.

The show is also scheduled to visit Kansas City, Kansas, Dallas, Texas, San Antonio, Texas, Doswell, Virginia, and Charlotte, North Carolina throughout December, though those shows have all sold out, according to Walmart's website.

Walmart will also live stream the show on its Facebook, Instagram and TikTok accounts on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 5:40 p.m. Arizona time (7:40 p.m. Eastern).

Find more information at www.walmartdroneshow.com.