Bright display brings festive delight

Just like his surname, Ron Bright’s Christmas lights will shine this festive season.

The Blackett resident and community advocate switched on the lights for the first time a week ago and will be on every night for the rest of the year.

It’s the fifth year he and his wife June have got into the festive spirit.

‘‘It’s a chance to bring the community together and install some pride in area to make Mount Druitt a better place,’’ Mr Bright said.

‘‘I get visitors coming as far as Penrith. It gets the community involved. I’m forever trying to improve the image of the area.’’

Mr Bright has lost count of lights used and changes his Christmas spectacular every year.

He’s been working on the display since late September.

‘‘Seeing the smiles on the kids faces make the effort worthwhile,’’ Mr Bright said.

This year’s includes cut outs of Santa and his elves, a Santa’s workshop, carols and the garage has been transformed into a English style Christmas setting.

Santa’s letterbox is always a big hit with visitors.

Everyone who includes their name and address on their letter will receive a reply from Santa.

‘‘He got 139 letters here last year,’’ Mr Bright said.

Mr Bright’s lights are on from 8pm every night at 179 Popondetta Road.

Many more homes, including nearby Emert Parade Emerton  flicked the switch last Sunday.

Blackett resident John Fyfe’s display in Clune Place involves 10,000 lights and is raising money for the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Santa will make an appearance at the Fyfe’s place, where there will also be a sausage sizzle on

December 19.

Tell us where the best Christmas lights in town are at stmarysstar.com.au.

Bidwill : 19 loranthus cres

Blackett:  179 Popondetta rd

Blackett:  1 clune place

Colyton: Carpenter street

Dharruk: 29 Arundell street

Emerton: Emert parade

Minchinbury: 7 Rookin place

Minchinbury: 8 Bament place

Minchinbury: 65 Burning cres

Oakhurst: Bancroft st

Oakhurst: 4 Verrills Grove

Plumpton: 43 Carroll cres

Rooty Hill: 12 Gardner st

Rooty Hill: 48 Kimberley st

Ropes Crossing: 34 Dunlop Avenue

St Clair:  Concord ave

St Clair: 12 Lorikeet Pl

St Clair: Bennett rd

St Clair: Davidson close

Whalan: 22 Kurama Cre

Whalan: Luxford rd

Go to https://www.facebook.com/ChristmasLightsInSydney?ref=hl for a list of Christmas lights across Sydney.

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