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Residents urged to light up their streets

Published on Friday 6 November, 2020

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The City of Gosnells annual Safe City Christmas Lights Competition is set to shine bright in all neighbourhoods, starting Thursday 19 November.

Mayor David Goode encouraged residents to decorate their houses and front yards, switch on the lights and register their homes and streets on the City’s website.

“Taking part in the Safe City Christmas Lights Competition is a great way to make your street feel safer and more welcoming,” he said.

“It’s been a tough year for many people in our community and, in the midst of a pandemic, getting to know our neighbours has been more important than ever. Christmas lights are a wonderful way to lift all our spirits and share joy with others.”

There are plenty of chances to win, with multiple categories including:

  • Best decorated street – $1,000 cash prize

  • Best decorated private residence, with three runner-up prizes – $500 cash prize, with a $100 voucher for each runner-up

  • Best first-time entry – $100 voucher

  • Two random prize draws – $50 voucher for each winner

Entries close Sunday 6 December, with judging to take place between Monday 7 December and Wednesday 9 December. Entrants are asked to leave lights on until 10.30pm on judging nights.

Winners will be announced at the City’s annual Jingle All the Way event on Saturday 12 December.

“The Safe City Christmas Lights is also a great chance for everyone to enjoy the warmer evenings and view some truly spectacular displays,” Mayor Goode said.

“Entrants’ addresses will be published on the City’s website, so I encourage everyone to head out and share the excitement.”

Mayor Goode reminded people viewing the Christmas light displays to be courteous of pedestrians and neighbours, and drive carefully.

Register your home, or view a list of participating homes, at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.