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Hunt for the best Christmas decorations in the borough

07 December 2012
by Tim Collins

Christmas lights and decorations

Arthur Hull's eye-catching display in 2011

Deck the halls with boughs of holly – and cover the front of your house with Christmas lights.

That is what many of you will be doing this weekend as you get in the spirit – and it could win you £100.

The Kentish Express wants to track down the area’s most eye-catching Christmas lights displays.

Dobbies Garden Centre in Eureka Leisure Park, Ashford, is offering the winner £100 worth of vouchers, plus two £50 prizes for the runners-up.

We are looking for the sparkliest, brightest and best decorated houses (or group of houses) that we can highlight in a special picture feature in the run-up to Christmas.

So if you have an impressive Christmas lights display or have seen one that you think our readers would like to admire, then please get in touch.

We made the same appeal last year and were amazed and delighted by some of the efforts that residents on our patch go to ensure their homes look stunning for Christmas.

Perhaps the most glowing example we uncovered last year was the creation of Arthur Hull, who transformed his family’s Stowting Common home with a sleigh and three reindeer on the roof, 159 metres of rope lights, 1,150 lightbulbs and 1,680 LED bulbs (pictured above).

Ashford’s Dobbies is one of the area’s most magical festive destinations in the run-up to Christmas.

The garden centre stocks a range of freshly cut and artificial Christmas trees, the latest decorations and lights for the home and garden, as well as exclusive gifts for all the family.

Customers can also craft their own gift hampers with foods from Dobbies Farm Foodhall or gifts from the garden centre.

So if you have put together an impressive Christmas lights display or your neighbour has decked their house with hundreds of lightbulbs, or you’ve passed a lit-up property that’s caught your eye, email us at kentishexpress@thekmgroup.co.uk or call us on 01233 623232

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