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
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.