’Tis the season
With just a handful of sleeps until Santa arrives, residents around Rockingham and Kwinana are getting ready to celebrate Christmas in their own unique ways.
In Baldivis, the Green family is lighting up their neighbourhood, bringing cheer to all who visit while supporting Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Railway Terrace cafe Jaffelato is throwing open its doors and offering cheap meals and company for the community’s less fortunate, while the great Kwinana tradition, the Lolly Run, will take place for another year.
A Baldivis family has taken Christmas spirit to the next level, creating a magical and memorable Greatest Showman-themed lighting display outside their home in support of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
More than 15,000 flashing LED pixel lights and animations have been perfectly timed to a playlist of about 54 songs, creating an impressive festive display at the Beckingham Parkway home.
A video of The Greatest Showman sequence, which was recently shared on Facebook, has proved a big hit, viewed online more than 54,000 times.
It is the third year homeowners Paul and Cristie Green have decorated their home in support of the Perth Children’s Hospital Christmas lights campaign.
After a year of preparation building props from scratch and fitting pixel lights to lengths of cabling, Mr Green, who had help
from a friend, worked 12-hour days for two weeks straight perfecting the display.
“In comparison to last year, this
is a whole new ball game,” he said.
“For me, the satisfaction is seeing people smiling, especially around this time of year.
“At the end of the day, we do it for the kids, the hospital and to add to the community spirit in the area.”
Mr Green said the PCH Foundation was close to his heart, with his now 21-year-old daughter born
“She spent six months at King Edward Hospital and most of her young life in and out of PMH,” he said.
“So anything we can contribute is amazing.”
A fundraising night will be held on Friday, December 21, from
6.45pm, with carol singing from
choir4kids and a visit from Santa Claus and Stitches the Bear.
Face painting, an ice-cream van and sausage sizzle will also be available on the night, with all funds raised going to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Alternatively, visiting families can view the display nightly from
7.30-9pm until December 31. Drive-by visitors can also listen to the display’s music via 96.7FM.
However you spend the day, theSound Telegraph wishes all our readers a safe and happy Christmas and the best for the new year. MAIN IMAGE: The Green family’s Christmas light display. ABOVE: The Lolly Run will again take place this Christmas. LEFT: Ali Bale of Jaffelato is offering cheap meals for the less fortunate this festive season.
Paul, Cristie and Phoebe Green, 3, of Baldivis, have created an impressive Christmas light display at their home in support of Perth Children's Hospital Foundation.