Light display brings out Christmas cheer

Edward ScownGeraldton Guardian
Number 12 was the talk of Maidstone Street and beyond on Saturday night.
Camera IconNumber 12 was the talk of Maidstone Street and beyond on Saturday night. Credit: Edward Scown

Christmas light hunters got a little extra on Maidstone Street on Saturday night, as the grand display at number 12 was accompanied by a troupe of carolers.

Fin and the Christmas Carolers volunteered their services, setting up on the driveway of the Mount Tarcoola home. Their songs brought out neighbours of all ages to share in the Christmas cheer.

Vinnie and Cristy O’Brien have decked out their house for the last 10 years.

Mr O’Brien starts putting the lights up in November during the breaks in his FIFO schedule. Usually the display is linked up with his in-laws next door, but a recent surgery meant the second half of the show couldn’t go ahead this year.

“They (the carolers) just called us up during the week, and asked if they could come down, and we thought why not. They did one up the street last year and it was really good,” Mrs O’Brien said.

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“Lots of houses along this street put lights up. They should re-name it Christmas Street.”

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