Holiday cheer begins here. Sure, the Jack-o-lantern carving kits and superhero costumes are still on the shelf, but further down the aisle we are already seeing trees, ornaments, and holiday decorations as stores begin promoting their holiday sales in October. Are you or your organization looking to host a holiday event this year? Then keep reading for some inspiring holiday event planning advice.
Now is the time of year where strategy should be at the forefront of your organization’s conversation. Whether your organization is planning a winter carnival, holiday lights event or New Year’s Eve celebration, you will need to start planning your holiday event now (if you haven’t already). This is key to the success of your event. “Failing to plan is planning to fail.” ~ Alan Lakein An unplanned holiday event, unfortunately, is likely to fail.
One of the most often overlooked aspects of any holiday event planning is assessing the need for crowd control and pedestrian safety. Advanced planning will help you accomplish this! If you are planning any of the following holiday events, you will need to rent barricades, crowd control fencing, and temporary lighting to ensure that your event goes off without any troubles:
- Haunted House
- Trick or Treating Night
- Thanksgiving Day Parade
- Santa’s Village
- Holiday Lights Event
- Winter Carnival/Festival
- Outdoor Ice Skating Rink
- Outdoor Hockey Game Night
- New Year’s Eve Celebration
Step 1: Answer the following holiday event planning questions.
- How long will my event run in terms of hours or days?
- How many attendees can I expect?
- Will my event be open to the public or only for certain members?
- Do I need any temporary fence to direct crowds and mark off VIP areas?
- Do I need flaggers to direct the flow of vehicular and pedestrian traffic?
Step 2: Contact a barricade and crowd control fencing rental company to begin working with an special event planning specialist. A event planning specialist will assist you in determining what and how much equipment your event will require. If you do your homework, planning your holiday event should be seamless, no matter your event’s location or the amount of attendees you expect it to receive.
With over 50 years experience, Action Barricade Company provides competitive pricing, prompt delivery, and superior service for traffic cones, message boards, temporary lighting, crowd control fencing, and event barricades for all your holiday event traffic control needs. We also have American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) accredited flaggers who can safely direct vehicular and pedestrian traffic to and from your holiday event.