Spotted on Campus: The Full Sail Christmas Float

The Full Sail Christmas float is a yearly tradition, and this week, students from the Student Crew were hard at work building the float. This year’s float will have an aviation theme and will appear in three holiday parades: the Winter Park Christmas Parade, the Baldwin Park Christmas Parade, and the Orlando Christmas Parade. The students are working under the direction of Phil Bergquist, Course Director for Art Direction within the Film program, and Production Technician Stephen Weiler.


“This year we’re consistent with the Full Sail brand, so there is a sort of aeronautical theme,” says Bergquist. “Basically this is the runway or the airstrip for Christmas, of course with clouds and we’ve got [moving] runway lights.”

“The last day before the [first] parade is when we’ll put all the tech on,” adds Weiler, “the speakers, the moving lights, and all that kind of thing.”

The float will display Full Sail’s DC-3 logo and will carry several faculty musicians playing holiday tunes.