Hundreds of households across WA are illuminating their festive lights displays again for 2020, spreading Christmas spirit and raising significant funds for charitable causes.
If you're looking for a great way to brighten up your year, plot your own lights trail, using the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail website. The site allows you to search by suburb to find lights near you and create a map of houses you want to visit.
According to Synergy, it is all about demonstrating community spirit and sharing the joy of the festive season. Through the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail website, decorators are encouraged to nominate a charitable cause that is close to their heart.
P&N Bank community partner Lifeline WA joins forces with Synergy each Christmas to promote its Lights for Lifeline fundraising campaign, as part of the Xmas Lights Trail. The campaign aims to raise awareness about suicide prevention and Lifeline WA’s 13 11 14 Crisis Support Service, while spreading a little hope and cheer throughout the community.
The festive period is a particularly challenging time of year for some members of our community. While other services close, Lifeline will continue to provide services 24 hours a day throughout the holiday period to support the lonely, the isolated and the distressed.
Here are just ten of the great decked-out houses and streets you will find on the trail:
1. 33 Yorn Circuit, Beeliar
The Chambers family may have had to adjust their popular display this year to allow for social distancing, but it is still a fantastic spot for the whole family to visit. They have more than a thousand sparkling lights, an inflatable display, a giant yellow star for the Starlight Foundation who they fundraise for and a giant Grinch.
2. 8 Meadow Springs Drive, Meadow Springs
It is hard to go past this Christmas wonderland that Mary and Alan create each year, with both indoor and outdoor displays that draw crowds by the busload. It takes 700-800 hours to set up and pack down and is comprised of no less than 700 boxes of decorations, 500 Christmas trees and 32 nativity sets.
3. 136 Hornibrook Rd, Dalyellup
If you are in the State’s south-west this festive season, drop by this Dalyellup lights spectacular which is all about spreading the cheer and making Christmas memories. This stunning display raises tens of thousands of dollars for PCH Foundation, last year alone bringing in more than $10,000.
4. 2 Sherlock Rise, Carramar
Ruth and Stuart Galt are all about ensuring that everyone can enjoy the magic of Christmas lights, which is why they have special sensory nights for children with special needs. Their display features a giant sleigh, dancing Disney characters and, of course, lights!
5. 102 Riverside Lane, Seville Grove
The Maxfields have become known for their incredible window display – a dynamic winter visitors love. They also have a brightly lit nativity set, a singing and dancing Santa, a snowman dome and a “Christmas Tree of Hope” for visitors to add their messages on a bauble.
6. 119 Chichester Drive, Woodvale
The Ramsbottoms love to share the joy of Christmas, delighting in the smiles on visitors faces each year. They have inflatables, a large nativity scene, interactive Christmas computer displays and toys, a photo face-board, Gingerbread House and large sleigh pulled by kangaroos for an Aussie twist.
7. Myamba Court, Carramar
This cul de sac is a fantastic spot to visit with kids, featuring live performances by a range of characters (such as Trolls and Bluey), all synchronised with lights and music. Dance under the snow and enjoy the amazing display these neighbours put on each year.
8. Samson Court, Duncraig
Another great cul de sac where 11 houses are lit up, this popular spot it full of lights and displays to explore, music synchronised to lights which kids love to dance to and great Christmas atmosphere to take in.
9. 8 Darlington Loop, Pearsall
The Atleys have an impressive display, with the standout feature being a stunning Lemax Village with over 140 buildings on display in their garage. They also set up life-size silhouettes with LEDs, customising unique colour schemes to create a stunning display.
10. 42 Lionel Road, Darlington
Up in the hills, the Jacksons add to their display every year, which now occupies most of their quarter of an acre. There are a few sections to browse including a Christmas tree walk, a winter wonderland and Santa Avenue.
If you would like to donate to Lifeline WA’s Lights for Lifeline appeal, visit their website.
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