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Two Airport Flashmobs Shock Travelers with Holiday Cheer

December 21, 2010 at 11:33 AM | by | ()

Tis the season for back-ups at airport check-in desks and clogs at security, but never did we think that an airline would encourage such crowding during the prime holiday travel season. But then, Air Canada is a little different, hm? A few days ago, at Vancouver International Airport, 60 dancers joined together to form an Air Canada-sponsored flashmob.

The cute little event, which appears to have gone down during a slow evening period at the airport (thank god), involved young people donning Santa hats and going all out in dancing to a live rendition of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town."

Meanwhile, at Orlando International Airport, another flashmob was delighting travelers, but this time with their voice:

The atrium at Orlando International is better known as the overflow area for the long security lines, but also a few days ago, a real choir blended in with the travelers gathered around the large Christmas tree, belting out the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah, complete with the aid of a conductor above on the airport hotel's mezzanine.

This performance, which brought in 120 people to give voice to the holidays, was sponsored by the United Arts of Central Florida, in cooperation with the TSA. Surprise, surprise—the TSA may have a heart for the holidays after all!

Tis the season for airport flashmobs, so definitely keep your eyes open while traveling. If you see something, say something...to us, of course. Happy travels!

Archived Comments:

holiday cheer

Having these people singing Christmas songs is such a motivating act that will give more to everyone the joy of the Holiday spirit. I really love this kind of activity in the streets specially when the people around are unknowing that something like this will happen. Even by this thing, we somehow will not need the presence of Saint Nick to feel the holiday celebration.