Drive around the suburbs of the Illawarra and you can see the Christmas spirit. Neighbourhoods are beaming.
Many houses are decorated with wonderful Christmas light displays, a sure sign the Christmas spirit is alive and well.
Here at the Illawarra Mercury we are running our popular Christmas lights competition again, with residents encouraged to submit a photo of their home decorated in Christmas lights.
The winner will receive a $300 Visa gift card. The runner-up and people’s choice winner will each receive a $100 Visa gift card.
Entries into the competition opened on Friday, November 30 and close noon Monday, December 17.
Voting for the People’s Choice Award will open 6am Tuesday, December 18 with voting closing at noon Friday, December 21.
Winners will be announced shortly thereafter. Entering is simple.
Simply go onto our home page at illawarramercury.com.au and find the competition story or this editorial.
Enter your details into the form on the Christmas Lights Competition story.
Upload your photo via the form below with your full name, location of residence, contact number and email.
Images must be between 1MB - 3MB only and sent as a jpeg ideally in a landscape format
Nominations must be made by the homeowner, or with their permission.
This weekend in the Illawarra the festive celebrations really start to take hold so it is also a good weekend to check out some of the Christmas lights in your neighbourhood.
There are lots of community Christmas carol celebrations happening with the Santa Fest Carols in Wollongong at Lang Park on Sunday night starting at 4 pm.
And if you are one of the 10,000 people enjoying the Santa Claus Pub Crawl this weekend? Please stay safe. Look after yourself and each other.
You can see all the action and images from the Santa Claus Pub Crawl and the local carols events at illawarramercury.com.au