Residents to battle for title of best light display

WITH 44 days left until Christmas South Burnett residents are being urged to band together in order to put up their best light show display.

As an incentive for neighbours to work together to demonstrate their christmas spirit, council will present the inaugural CEO’s ‘Santa Claus Lane’ award for the street which best embodies Christmas and co-operation.

The winning street will receive a ‘Santa Claus Lane’ street sign to display, which would be a permanent fixture at their street.

South Burnett Regional Council’s CEO Mark Pitt said the light displays provided some Christmas cheer for other community members in the region.

“This is a great way for residents to demonstrate their community spirit, work with their family, friends and neighbours,” Mr Pitt said.

“In addition, the community will be able to recognise this festive spirit throughout the year.”

“The ‘Santa Claus Lane’ street sign will be a perpetual award to continue each Christmas season and will recognise the winning street’s participation in the Christmas Lights display,” he said.

If you are lighting up for Christmas, let the council know by completing a simple registration form so your display can be featured on the map of entries.

This map will be displayed on council’s website and registrations close Friday, November 29 at 4.30pm.

Council said the lights needed to be on display for judging of Santa Claus Lane from 7pm through to 10pm, Monday, December 2 to Monday, December 9.