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Christmas Cheer Encouraged! Lights on Display

Christmas plans may be in the air, but people are being encouraged to get into the festive spirit with lights and decorations.

The Rural City of Murray Bridge is hosting its Annual Christmas Lights Competition.

Residents are encouraged to decorate their homes with festive Christmas lights with entries closing December 9.

If restrictions lift in SA in the coming weeks, winners will be announced at an award ceremony at the Local Government Centre on December 17.

Tailem Bend is also getting into the spirit with two competitions: Light Up Tailem Bend and a Christmas character sculpture competition. 

The Tailem Bend Christmas Parade committee is looking for the best displays, encouraging residents to design a hay bale sculpture or a Christmas character.

Prizes will be presented to the top three in both categories.

Judging for the Tailem Bend competition will commence from November 28 to Friday, December 11 with the winners being announced on December 12.

While the Lobethal Christmas Lights Festival will not be going ahead in the Adelaide Hills this year, many participants are still getting their lights and decorations out to spread cheer in the region.

Bill and Peg who have a famous display in the town said they will be putting up their lights this year, along with many of their neighbours.

"Our families need this after the fire",  they commented on a Facebook post after the festival cancellation was announced.

Last Christmas, the Lobethal Lights Festival was sadly cut short due to the Cudlee Creek bushfires.

Photo at top of Christmas lights on a house in New Street
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