Dalyellup shines brightly on Christmas lights trail

Stuart McGuckinSouth Western Times
Mandy Kirk’s winning display at 20 Graphite Turn in Dalyellup.
Camera IconMandy Kirk’s winning display at 20 Graphite Turn in Dalyellup. Credit: Supplied

Dalyellup has once again shone brightly as a suburb in this year’s state regional Christmas lights competition.

Houses in the Bunbury suburb beat more than 200 other entrants to claim the top two places in the competition.

Mandy Kirk of 20 Graphite Way took out the top prize with a display that featured a large sleigh and two reindeer that stand over two metres tall.

Her Christmas light displays have grown more intricate since she first started decorating her house 20 years ago.

“To be voted as the best regional lights means the world to not just me, but my dad who has helped me massively to create this display,” she said.

“He built the reindeer and the sleigh himself, and I couldn’t have completed it without him and my best friend Che Morris.”

Marie Vranjes’ display at 136 Hornibrook Road in Dalyellup finished as the regional runner-up.
Camera IconMarie Vranjes’ display at 136 Hornibrook Road in Dalyellup finished as the regional runner-up. Credit: Supplied

She said she took part to share joy while fundraising for the Cancer Council WA.

“We lost my mum to cancer around two years ago,” she said.

“She loved Christmas and the lights, so to be able to get recognition for what we have done — I know she would be beaming from above and proud.”

Marie Vranjes’ display at 136 Hornibrook Road was awarded second place, while Daniel McLaren was third for his display at 8 Galloway Bend in Eaton.

Santa, the Grinch, Frosty the snowman, Rudolph and a few elves will visit the winning display from the December 22 to 24 each evening with fairy floss gifts for visiting children.

The full map of the Christmas Lights Trail can be found online at www.xmaslightstrail.com.au and will be live until January 4.

VideoAnother example of Dalyellup's strong Christmas lights showing.

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