Published: 13:09, 20 December 2021
| Updated: 13:23, 20 December 2021
Almost an entire cul-de-sac in Walmer has covered their homes in lights earning a community effort award.
Kennedy Drive has once again risen to the challenge in this year's Walmer Town Council lights competition, providing endless colour and sparkle to passers by.
Judge Cllr Sue Le Chevalier believes the lights are so bold and bright they might even be visible from space.
Kennedy Drive spokesman Simon Chapman said: “It’s all done in good fun!
"Our display has grown from just one resident displaying lights, to nearly all of us. We all secretly enjoy the challenge and feel like big kids when it’s all completed.”
The annual contest was judged last week.
The overall first prize went to Mr Bourner of Station Road who transformed his home into a magical wonderland with an array of illuminated features including a ‘feeding’ deer.
Runners up in the residents' competition include the Schofield family at Hawksdown with their projected Father Christmas waving at passers-by from the top window and stunning raindrop effects, and the Fuller family of Newlands Drive with their traditional nativity scene. The Brindley family at number 10 Kennedy Drive were also commended.
This year's business winner was The Walmer Laundrette, with a special mention to The Sea Café.
Trafalgar Drive residents came second in the award for community effort.
Cllr Le Chevalier said: “Christmas lights create a feeling of peace and goodwill and encourage community spirit in the dark winter months.
"My appreciation goes to all participants who give their time and enthusiasm to spread seasonal cheer, especially during these unprecedented times. Merry Christmas to all!"