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Celebrating our 7th Year in Style!

Join us for a truly magical celebration as we mark the 7th anniversary of the So Cal Mini.

This year, we're thrilled to host our gathering at Garner Holt Productions, the creative team behind the animatronics at Disneyland, Disney World, and Universal Studios. Here, you’ll have the unique opportunity to learn and mingle within the walls where this enchanting magic is made.


In addition, we’re offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: with a donation of $100 to the Garner Holt Foundation, you can secure a spot for a guided 1-hour backstage tour. This exclusive peek behind the scenes will showcase animatronics in various stages of assembly—past, present, and future. Please note that a signed NDA is required for this tour. Space is limited, and only the first 40 registrants will experience this special access, so hurry—spaces will fill up quickly!


This event is brought to life by a dedicated team of volunteers from the lighting community, with generous support from friends, holiday lighting vendors, and other businesses. Our aim is always to keep costs minimal, covering only venue and food expenses, ensuring that the focus remains on you, the attendee. We invite you to join us for what promises to be an unforgettable day of learning, connection, and fun. Don’t miss out on this chance to be part of our vibrant community celebration!

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Keynote Speaker

Marcus Ledet
The Walt Disney Company

Marcus Ledet has worked as an electrical engineer for The Walt Disney Company for over 10 years, where he designs, installs, and maintains various specialized electronic systems. From fire breathing dragons to RFID wearables, Marcus’ career at Disney is quite unique! His most recent project was launching the MagicBand+ wearable that lights up, creating more immersive storytelling within the parks. In 2019, Marcus began his animated light show and The HoLedet Show was born. Featuring a blend of pixels and AC lights dancing to Disney classics and holiday tunes, The HoLedet Show, controlled by Light-O-Rama, makes a splash with custom built fountains. In the last 5 years, Marcus has been active in the lighting community, instructing at conferences and minis, and mentoring other lighting enthusiasts. In his spare time, Marcus also works closely with Light-O-Rama helping with product design and customer support.
So Cal Mini - Where Great Minds Reunite


Hands on Workshops

Coffee & Pastries

Catered Lunch

Vendor Hall

Show & Tell

Garage Sale


2022 / 2023 Photos
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