The winners of this year’s River 94.9 Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition have been revealed.
Nova Court at Flinders View was judged Best Street and will receive a special visit from a Brisbane Broncos legend and a Street Party thanks to IGA Springfield Lakes.
The runner-up Best Street was Congo Circuit, Springfield.
Best Residential presented by IGA West Ipswich went to 8-10 Loder Road, Thagoona, with 21 Hillier Court, Flinders View runner-up.
Best Business/Organisation presented by IGA Springfield Lakes went to The Pavilion Hair at Rosewood, with Krispy Kreme at Redbank Plains runner-up.
This year’s People’s Choice presented by Energex went to 36 Mahogany Street, Raceview.
Nova Court, Flinders View.
Nova Court residents Dianne and Graeme Blair said “undoubtedly the joy and sense of community” was the reason for their involvement.
“What we enjoy most is sharing the message of love and hope through displaying a theme of the true meaning of the Christmas Story,” Ms Blair said.
“Seeing the joy and hearing the laughter from people of all ages as they view each house on display (is nice).”
Mr and Ms Blair said the theme for their display had grown over the years into ‘Love Shared at Christmas’.
“The whole court is visually attractive and not over complicated and tells a story,” Ms Blair said.
“Yes, this is a wonderful display of lights, colours and things but more than this, there is a real warmth and feeling of belonging that can be felt as they go from house to house.
The People’s Choice winning entry at 36 Mahogany Street, Raceview.
“The star is a prominent feature and it is said that when children in the area wake up in the morning after the star appeared they would say ‘it’s Christmas, it’s here’.
Ipswich City Council General Manager Community, Cultural and Economic Development, Ben Pole, congratulated all who entered this year’s competition.
“We put the call out for people to complement Christmas Wonderland in Nerima Gardens by creating their own suburban wonderland and we were not disappointed,” he said.
“More than 60 entries were received in this year’s competition and while not all can be winners, they all bring delight and help to spread joy this festive season.
“I encourage residents to show their support for the many displays across the city by having a look in the lead up to Christmas.
“Thank you to all who entered and congratulations to the winners.”
A full list of Christmas light displays in this year’s competition is available at www.christmasinipswich.com.au