Murray Bridge Christmas light competition opens for 2021

Is your light display the best in the Bridge? Enter the competition now to win a cash prize, and add it to Murray Bridge's Christmas lights map while you're at it.

Brayden Heinicke and Tori Noll, of Swan Road, have lit up their home again after winning an award in 2020. Photo: Rural City of Murray Bridge.

Many of us light up our homes for the festive season, but is your Christmas light display the best in town?

We'll find out this December.

The Murray Bridge council is once again running a Christmas lights competition this year, with cash prizes of $250 up for grabs in five categories.

Entries will be judged based on their layout, creativity, use of different lights and whether they reflect the spirit of the Christmas season.

Prizes will be given to the best traditional, small, large and business displays, plus a mayor’s award for the entrant who scores most highly overall.

Anyone living in the Murray Bridge council district is eligible to enter.

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Mayor Brenton Lewis said he was excited to see local homes lighting up at this time of year.

“After a year of ups and downs, Christmas will be a time to kick back, relax and celebrate with friends and family, especially as COVID-19 restrictions ease,” he said.

“If you love Christmas and putting up light displays, or have been feeling like it’s time to bring a bit of cheer to your neighbourhood, this is the perfect opportunity.”

Entries will close on December 9.

Add your display to the unofficial map

Meanwhile, one of the competition’s previous winners will be tracking local Christmas light displays again this year.

“Smart” Alec Thomson has revived his interactive map of Murray Bridge Christmas light displays and shared it on a Facebook group created for the purpose.

Mr Thomson’s own light show will begin at his home on Finch Road on December 1, accompanied by music broadcast on 92.1FM.

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