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Bundaberg streets coming alive for Christmas

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Phillip Dunkley' set up in Trinity Close, Bargara. Photo Credit: Phillip Dunkley Facebook.

As Christmas nears streets throughout the region have been coming to life with twinkling light displays.

From demonstrations synced to music through to inflatable snowmen and Santas, each display is unique.

Bargara’s Trinity Close is one street in which the neighbours rally to light up the neighbourhood.

Resident Phillip Dunkley said the community was welcome to visit and enjoy the festive spectacle.

“We have some great displays still going up in the street, as there [are] over 17 houses with lights up,” he said.

“I love the interaction you get with families who stop and enjoy our light display, and I personally love doing the lights as it brings our street and the community together.

“I try and go for lots of colours that represent the charm of Christmas, and of course anything that brings a smile to anyone who comes along for a look.”

Phillip said he had been decorating his house with lights for the past 16 years, with 12 years in Bargara and four in Bundaberg North before that.

While the lights and inflatables will be on every night, weather permitting, the week before Christmas will see the display fully complete, with music and a projection screen.

Ashfield streets join Christmas spirit

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Adam Vollmer's Light up Longview display. Photo Credit: Light up Longview Facebook.

In Ashfield, resident Adam Vollmer has set up his unique display including a pixel light show.

Adam said his display was entertaining for all ages and featured Christmas and pop music.

“The display is a musical light show and, unlike the regular Christmas lights, these LED pixels can be individually controlled making to make them dance to the music,” Adam said.

“Each song needs to be individually sequenced through a program which can take more than 20 hours to create, so it not as simple [as] playing a song and watching the lights dance.

“We love the joy it brings to all the viewers.”

Adam said he had been decorating his house for many years, but more recently wanted to design something even more special.

“I have been decorating for as long as I can remember but about four years ago we decided we wanted to create something unique,” he said.

“So now this is the third year we have been doing the pixel light show and every year we have been adding to it, containing nearly 10,000 pixels.

“This year it has taken many hours to set up, as every spare moment in November was spent adding new, setting up and sequencing the music.”

The Light up Longview display runs until 31 December from 6.45 pm to 9.30 pm, seven days a week.

You can listen to the music via the car radio on 88.4FM and select the next song via the link on the Facebook page Light up Longview.

Find more streets Christmas displays on Facebook here.

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