BROWN HILL’S David Tilson had almost decided not to hang a single Christmas light this year.
That was until his daughters and a number of neighbours got in his ear.
But it was worth the two weeks preparation and 600 hours of synchronising the popular light and music display because it has taken out The Courier’s Christmas Light Competition Best Display, winning more than $1000 in prizes.
“I didn’t think I had a hope,” a very surprised Mr Tilson said.
Judges were won over by the Apple Orchard Drive display’s impressive synchonrised music and light display, the window movie screen and the addition of a snow machine.
Talking about his display, Mr Tilson said it was a combination of at least two years work.
“It’s a display we just want people to come and have fun at,” he said.
“The snow machine is the thing the kids remember .. they seem to dance around and have fun.”
And as for next year ..."we’ve already got a design for next year.”
Delacombe’s Mick and Helen Squire have taken out the People’s Choice prize.
With more than 3000 votes in the online poll, the Squire’s Panorama Drive display polled 137 votes clear of second place and received more than a third of the overall votes.
The Lucky Voters prize went to James Sutton who walks away with more than $500 in vouchers for voting in the online poll.
You can see all entries in this year’s competition here.
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