Thursday, November 10, 2022


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Christmas Lights Competition Is Back

For the second year in a row the Whitsunday Regional Council is hosting their Christmas Lights Competition, inviting households from across the region to dress their gardens in festive lights and Christmas cheer.

Packing the kids in the car and cruising the streets to admire neighbourhood Christmas lights is a favourite tradition among many local families and this competition encourages everyone to embrace that festive spirit.

Last year 16 houses participated and Proserpine resident, Ron McCall who lives at 1 Atkinson Street, won the competition with his impressive display.

Ron has been decorating his home for 28 years and spends three weeks preparing his house for the intricate lighting display.

Having worked at the Proserpine Mill for 38 years, Ron has enjoyed bringing the community together at Christmas, hosting a street party each year with over 200 people in attendance.

To enter the Christmas Lights Competition simply head to Your Say Whitsundays and search Christmas Lights.

Here you will find a link to ‘nominate’ your house for the competition and also pin your Christmas Lights display on the interactive map so people can follow the Christmas lights trail.

This year, the lucky winner will receive a night’s accommodation for two adults and two children at Daydream Island Resort and Living Reef, with $500 spending money.

They will also win a family trip to Reefworld, for a Great Barrier Reef Adventure with Cruise Whitsundays.

Last years’ winners Ron McCall and his wife Wendy outside their house on Atkinson Street in Proserpine

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