Roleystone residents Phil and Julie Davey have already decked out their home with an array of Christmas themed lights, as part of the City of Armadale’s 2023 Connected Community Christmas Lights Trail competition.
The fun-filled festive display at their home at 12 Lenore Street in Roleystone includes blow-up Santas, oversized snowmen, a reindeer farm complete with baby reindeers, and a snow machine which sits on the roof and frequently showers visitors with a light dusting of snow.
“It’s all about community and creating a festive spirit for the kids,” Phil said, who has been known to dress up as Santa Claus in previous years, with his wife Julie donning her Mrs Claus costume.
“We have quite a lot of neighbours who also take part and the real gift for us is seeing people enjoying our lights. The smiles on their faces are priceless, and our grandchildren absolutely love it too.
“Getting involved in the festive lights really helps the community come together. It embodies the true spirit of Christmas and it seems to be increasing in our area every year, which is wonderful to see.”
This year’s 2023 competition is running from now until Tuesday 12 December, with winners invited to attend a council meeting on 18 December 2023 to receive their cash prizes and vouchers from selected local businesses.
Prize categories include Best Private Residence and Best Solar/Green Display Private Residence, both of which attract a $750 cash prize. $100 vouchers will be on offer for the best private residence in Heron Ward, Hills Ward, Lake Ward, Minnawarra Ward, Palomino Ward, Ranford Ward and River Ward. There will also be a random prize draw, with six winners being awarded a $50 voucher.