Get your home on the Fraser Coast Christmas lights trail and help spread some festive cheer

THERE are just under 10 weeks to go until Christmas, so you better start planning your displays if you want to feature on the 2021 Light up the Fraser Coast Trail.

Fraser Coast residents can now nominate their homes to be included on the 2021 Light up the Fraser Coast Trail and to contest for the coveted Christmas Street Award. PHOTO: File / Shaun Ryan.

Fraser Coast mayor George Seymour is urging people who want their homes to be included on this year’s Christmas lights map to let Council know as soon as possible.

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You can now do so on the Fraser Coast Regional Council website, by visiting a Customer Service Centre or by calling 1300 79 49 29.

“More than 100 families put their Christmas light displays on the map in 2020 so people could drive past and enjoy the display,” Cr Seymour said.

“So, if you are decorating, we’d love to hear from you.” 

Council will then create a map of all the homes that are joining the Light up the Fraser Coast Trail to help create some festive cheer.

The map will be available on Council’s website from early December.

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Meanwhile, residents are also being encouraged to get together and have a go at taking out the coveted Christmas Street Award.

 A minimum of three houses are needed to nominate for the street award.

The winning group is presented with the ‘Christmas Street’ sign to be displayed at the entry to their street for the next year.

Nominations for the Light Up the Fraser Coast Trail and for the Christmas Street Award close at 5pm on Monday, November 22.

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Kingfisher Drive in Maryborough was declared Christmas Street last year.

Maree Coslovi was the driving force behind the street’s entry.

“I think I have at least 50 sets of lights and five blow-up yard decorations,” Maree said.

The job of installing the lights and decorations is spread over most of November.

The job now is to marshal the other residents of the street – which may not be all that hard. Last year every house in the street participated to some degree.

“I know some neighbours are looking forward to this year and have started checking their lights and decorations,” Maree said.

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Last year thousands of people visited the street on the outskirts of Maryborough.

“We lost count of the cars. There was easily a couple of hundred cars every night from December 1 until Christmas week, then the street was so full of cars and people you could hardly move.”

Council will also take part in the festive fun by decorating giant Christmas trees at the Maryborough City Hall and Seafront Oval in Hervey Bay.

CLICK HERE: To to join the 2021 Light up the Fraser Coast Trail

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