Christmas sparkle

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on November 27, 2020

MORE than a quarter of a million Christmas lights will light up an Albany property next week in the name of raising money for people living with cystic fibrosis.

Jeremy and Lorraine Stevenson’s Mueller Street property has been decorated with 300,000 lights over a 2200sqm area.

The couple first decorated their home with festive lights last year to fundraise for Cystic Fibrosis WA, in honour of their sick four-year-old granddaughter Amelia but decided this year to go even bigger.

While last year’s display was restricted to the frontage of the property, this year it expands beyond the perimeter and throughout the home’s gardens.

Visitors are encouraged to dig deep and donate to Cystic Fibrosis WA by cash or card when they walk through the property.

“We’ve gone with a theme this year of world icons,” Mr Stevenson said.

“We’ve got the Statue of Liberty, Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower, Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Leaning Tower of Pisa…when you light it all up, it’s just going to be amazing.”

The couple raised $10,300 last year and hope to smash that target three times over this year.

Three weeks of extensive labour have gone into setting up the lights but Mr Stevenson said it was all worthwhile.

The display will open to the public on December 4 and will run daily from 7.30-10pm until December 29.

It will be closed December 25.

Two competitions will also run during the event – prizes will be up for grabs for those who count the correct number of Santas on the property and the number of reindeer, before Christmas Eve.