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An Aussie Xmas Tradition - the suburban garden Christmas Lights Display!

bernieh

By bernieh

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It’s become an Aussie tradition now … the suburban garden Christmas Lights display. Many families put up fabulous Xmas light displays … a map is published in the local newspaper and we all hop in our cars at nightime during the fortnight before Xmas and go cruising to see the lights!!!

This is a photo of one of the houses in a quite poor working class suburb here in my city – it’s been an attraction for many years!!

While there are many, many far more flashy displays around my city, this is the one I always head to first because I know the extra effort that goes into this family’s display every year! Even though they don’t have much they continue to share the Christmas spirit with all!

These are links to video clips that show some of the Christmas lights displays that are attractions around Australia:
Christmas Lights 2007

The Best Christmas Lights of 2008

Then there are the amazing techno-colour Xmas light displays:
Amazing Perth Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights – Carol of the Bells

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Brilliant Bernie. thanks for that, am really in the christmas spirit now !

21 Dec, 2009

 

Thank you for sharing that it looks great

21 Dec, 2009

 

Fantastic show Bernieh,thankyou,
Merry Christmas to you and your family and Best Wishes for The Coming New Year,lets hope its a good one,from a very snowy Lincs..lol....

21 Dec, 2009

 

That really looks so cute. Yes, a lady around here does join in that tradition and every night loads of cars drive up to her place to see the display.
I just have some fairylights on my veranda, which looks charming.

22 Dec, 2009

 

if i lived in a street i think id join in too..but we in the middle of know where....its so nice to see all these lights..thanks Bernieh and a merry christmas to u xx

22 Dec, 2009

 

Thats beautiful - it reminds me of a holiday to Florida one Christmas - most of the houses in the area we stayed in had light displays - people used to go out in the evening to view them - they were given mince pies and hot chocolate and gave donations to charity - great idea although I think our electricity prices might hinder us doing the same thing! - Merry Christmas Bernieh

22 Dec, 2009

 

Wow Bernieh! I wouldn't want the electricity bill for that lot :o))))

22 Dec, 2009

 

Wow thats great.........

22 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks for showing us Bernieh, funny still have friend living in Perth and i got some photos of some of the houses near here to them are lite up, dont know how to put them on goy as they where taken with ordinary camera.

22 Dec, 2009

 

OMG What a brilliant display Bernieh.....

22 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks all ... it's great fun driving around to see what people do in their front gardens at this time of year.

Sandra ... like you, we're almost in the middle of nowhere. Our house can't be seen from the street and if we put up a lights display it would only by the possums and wallabies that would appreciate it!!!

22 Dec, 2009

 

Wonderful effort

22 Dec, 2009

 

Absolutely wonderful, Merry Christmas Bernieh and all the best for 2010

23 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks Gardenan and Yorkshire ... have a great Xmas!

23 Dec, 2009

 

it looks good bernieh, great display, to you and your family have a nice axmas

24 Dec, 2009

 

All the best for the festive season Bill ... have a great day tomorrow. Over here it's 9.30 pm Xmas Eve and we're getting ready to drive into the city to go to church... lots of Xmas carols first! Only a couple of hours left! Have a fabulous Christmas.

24 Dec, 2009

 

A good display, Berneih. Sorry, I've only just stumbled acrooss this but hipe you had good xmas and all the best for the new year 2010.

28 Dec, 2009

 

Thanks for you message Paulthegardener ... Xmas was lovely and I'm looking forward to the new gardening year! Hope you and yours have a great new year too!

28 Dec, 2009

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