A whole watt of Christmas lights to energise neighbourhoods

A whole watt of Christmas lights to energise neighbourhoods

Festive cheer and festivities are rolling out across the Isaac region as the 2020 Christmas Lights competitions are underway.

Festive cheer and festivities are rolling out across the Isaac region as the 2020 Christmas Lights competitions are underway.

Isaac Regional Council is encouraging residents to raise the bar on their creativity along with switching on Christmas lights and placing decorations on homes and businesses in local communities.

Mayor Anne Baker said the annual tradition provides an opportunity for the community to show their festive spirit and create some magical Christmas memories.

“What a year it has been! Let’s end 2020 with a sparkle,” Mayor Baker said.

“The annual Christmas Lights competition provides an opportunity to get involved, meet the neighbours and spread some sparkle, joy and fun throughout our towns.

“Many of our Isaac residents and business owners spend a great deal of time and effort creating engaging light displays that delight both children and adults alike.”

This year, Council will partner with Dysart Community Support Group, Moranbah’s community radio station 4RFM and Clermont’s Scripture Union to coordinate the competition in their hometowns.

Mayor Baker said the partnerships with these valuable community organisations are very welcome with Council remaining the major sponsor across the Isaac region.

“The Christmas lights competition aims to develop a sense of connectedness and generate some fun and festive community spirit. We are thrilled to continue the tradition this year after the COVID-19 challenges we’ve faced together,” she said.

Information about closing dates, judging times and prizes for each community are available on Council’s Speak Up Isaac at https://speakup.isaac.qld.gov.au/christmas-lights-competition-2020 or Council’s website isaac.qld.gov.au.

Residents wishing to light up their local competition by entering their home or business can also learn about details by phoning 1300 ISAACS or by contacting one of the listed community organisations.

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