Vodafone 5G Lights Bristol

Vodafone installs 5G-powered light display in Bristol

Vodafone is calling on children across the UK to create their own special Christmas card designs to be turned into a super-sized 23 x 16 metre ‘Light Up

Vodafone has installed a massive 5G-powered light display in Bristol, launching the display on the car park of Cabot Circus to showcase Christmas drawings created by children from across the UK. The light display will bring to life Christmas drawings from children across the UK, with Vodafone donating £1 to charity Barnardo’s for every card designed.

It’s easy to get involved, just create your festive design, take a picture on your phone and share on social media using #ConnectTheMagic. The images will then be sent back via the same social media platform you used to submit your illustration, via the comment or original tweet.

The huge 23 x 16 metre light display, which is made from 1600 bulbs and taller than the famous letters of the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, will have designs live streamed every evening in December between 5pm and 9pm, and can be watched live via the Vodafone hub. Participants will automatically receive digital images of their creations up in lights to be used as Christmas e-cards, no stamps required.

To help young artists get started with their creations, Rob Biddulph, creator of the hit lockdown art class for kids ‘Draw with Rob’, will be hosting a free Christmas card class on his Instagram and YouTube channels on Sunday 6 December. Rob selected the first card to go up in lights which was drawn by Rory, aged 5.

Biddulph said:

“It’s such a great time of year for kids to show their creativity and what better way than on a huge wall of lights! I really enjoyed picking the first card to appear; Rory’s snowman was so charming, and I can’t wait to see what the rest of the nation submits. For those who want a little hand or just some drawing fun, come along to my free Instagram art class – we’ll draw Christmas like never before.”

Nick Jeffery, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone UK added:

“Keeping everyone connected has been our number one focus this year, and we want to do everything we can to keep people connected to the magic of Christmas, as well as to each other. We will give children the opportunity to see their Christmas cards up in lights, as well as to share them electronically with their friends and family.

“We want as many children as possible to help us ‘Light Up’ Britain while raising vital funds for Barnardo’s.”

My Cart Close (×)

Your cart is empty
Browse Shop

Rapid Mobile

Rapid Mobile uses cookies, tokens, and other third party scripts to recognise visitors of our sites and services, remember your settings and privacy choices, and - depending on your settings and privacy choices - enable us and some key partners to collect information about you so that we can improve our services and deliver relevant ads.


By continuing to use our site or clicking I Accept, you agree that Rapid Mobile and our key partners may collect data and use cookies for personalised ads and other purposes, as described more fully in our privacy policy.


You can change your settings at any time by clicking Manage Settings or by visiting our Privacy Centre for more detailed information.


Privacy Settings saved!
Cookie Services

We need your consent so that we and our trusted partners can store and access cookies, unique identifiers, personal data and information about your browsing behaviour on your device. This enables us to serve relevant content and advertising to you, and to improve the service that we provide to our readers. This only applies to rapidmobile.biz.Because we respect your right to privacy, you can choose not to allow some types of cookies. Click on the different category headings to find out more and change our default settings. However, blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience of the site and the services we are able to offer.

These cookies allow us to count visits and traffic sources, so we can measure and improve the performance of our site.

We track anonymized user information to improve our website.
  • _ga
  • _gid
  • _gat

Save my preferences