Three more sleeps until Santa and three more chances to see a Christmas lights display that is fast becoming a Border tradition.
Because the Lavington Rural Fire Brigade offers more than its 15,000 lights, with captain Bruce Barnes saying the four-year event keeps getting bigger.
“We buy more lights every year,” he said. “The kids love it, Santa’s on the roof.
“We open trucks and kids can hop in the trucks.”
Visitors can grab a snack and ask the volunteers questions about fire safety, bushfire danger or what it’s like to be part of the brigade.
“We’re always looking for new members, that’s one reason to do it as well,” Mr Barnes said.
“Some people stop for an hour.”
The captain said the display took seven or eight people four nights to put up the lights and two nights to take them down.
“Actually, it gets quicker every year as we get better at it,” he said.
The display at the brigade’s base, 629 Krautz Street, Lavington, can be seen each night until Christmas Eve.
“Not many people just drive past,” Mr Barnes said.
“Get out and walk in.”
- Want to see more Christmas lights? Check out The Border Mail’s guide and map.