The countdown to Christmas is on and locals across the Mildura region are urged to light up their homes, workplaces and businesses to brighten community spirits as the end of the year draws near.
Mildura Rural City Council has again partnered with the Sunraysia Daily to run the 2021 Christmas Lights Map and Competition – an initiative aimed at sparking joy and celebrating all that is great about our community.
Locals can register their address on a virtual Christmas Lights Map on the Mildura Rural City Council website. The Map will be updated daily and published in the Sunraysia Daily in the lead up to the New Year, giving everyone the chance to find the best local light displays to view.
All registered addresses will also be in the running to win a $500 voucher at the local business of their choice with People’s Choice and Mayor’s Choice Awards up for grabs. Everyone is invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award online.
More than 90 addresses were registered on the Map in 2020 and Mildura Mayor Liam Wood said he hoped even more would get on board this year.
“Touring Christmas lights is a special tradition for many families at this time of year and so is setting up the displays on your own home or business,” Cr Wood said.
“Given the challenges of the past year with lockdowns and restrictions, now is a great time to embrace the spirit of the season and share some joy as a community.”
Sunraysia Daily General Manager Glenn Robinson said the newspaper had been publishing an annual Christmas Lights Map for more than a decade and was excited to partner with Mildura Rural City Council to make it happen again this year.
“We will publish the map every Wednesday and Saturday in our print edition from now until the New Year and look forward to seeing many addresses added to it in the coming days.
“This is more than just a map and a competition, it’s about supporting the local community and showcasing the genuine joy the festive season generates.”
Everyone touring Christmas lights is reminded to stay safe. Please take care on the roads and maintain social distancing in line with current COVID Safe restrictions.