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.
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.
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.
More information: Visit www.murraybridge.sa.gov.au/christmaslights or the Murray Bridge council office or library, or phone 8539 1100.
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.
Add your display to the map: Search for “Murray Bridge Christmas Lights” on Facebook.
View the map: www.google.com.
You can help keep local stories like this one free for everyone to read. Subscribe to Murray Bridge News today and support your independent, locally owned news service, plus get access to exclusive stories you won’t find anywhere else, from just $5 a month.