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Heathrow welcomes arrival of London’s largest interactive Christmas tree

The festive spirit is in the air at Heathrow, and this week its Christmas transformation was complete with the arrival of London’s largest interactive tree at its most recent terminal – Terminal 2: The Queens Terminal.

Working with Fisher Productions, Heathrow has created and installed a giant vinyl Christmas tree, which stands over 90 foot tall in the covered courtyard of the terminal, close to the Slipstream sculpture by British artist Richard Wilson.

The tree has a vintage feel, reminiscent of the Christmas trees the Queen would have enjoyed as a child, topped with a replica of her iconic coronation crown - juxtaposed with the traditional look and feel of the tree is a very modern and interactive aspect.

The tree is covered with garlands of lights that can be triggered to flash and dance by passengers who tweet Christmas greetings with the hashtag #T2Christmas.

Normand Boivin, Heathrow’s COO, says: “Launching the Terminal 2 Christmas tree with the first tweet was brilliant fun.

“It is a fantastic piece of technology and really adds a festive touch to the terminal. We’re certain our passengers will enjoy taking part in lighting up the tree and look forward to hearing their thoughts through Twitter.”

The tree will be in situ until the twelve night on January 6 allowing hundreds of thousands of passengers to enjoy it.

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