The Hills are shining brightly with the spirit of Christmas as streets light up for a cause.
One of the biggest drawcards is the home of the Graham family in Castle Hill.
Zoe and Pete Graham have been lighting up their home at the end of the cul-de-sac at 13 Grandoakes Place, Castle Hill for more than 20 years and have been collecting for Parramatta Mission’s Christmas appeal.
As well as toys they have also been collecting non-perishable food and cash. Their home even featured on Channel 7 News.
It takes three weeks to festoon the house and garden with lights.
So far the family has already dropped off one car load of food and toys to Parramatta Mission but expects a lot of donations this weekend. The lights go on at 7.30pm until Boxing Day.
Andy Cutajar has in excess of over 2 million lights at his Northmead home.
The house at 45 Grassmere Ave, Northmead is a huge attraction and takes the grandfather almost six months to prepare. The lighting display has built up over 28 years and raises money for Ronald McDonald House
The Didsbury family at Glenhaven have ben decking their house 28 Beacon Ave, Glenhaven for the Cancer Council. The large block is on the corner of Greenbank Drive, place donations in the red letter box. The Cancer Council is also the chosen charity at 77, Westmore Drive, West Pennant Hills.
At Marcel Place, Baulkham Hills they are raising money for Westmead Children’s Hospital as are the family at 2C Hilda Road, Baulkham Hills.
The lights at 5 Caledonian Avenue, corner of Oakes Road and Edison Parade at Winston Hills are also drawing people from far and wide as is Minago Place at Castle Hill which has a snow machine.
Hills Shire Council has the perfect-selfie moment lights at Arthur Whitling Park at Castle Hill Metro Station this year and so does Hillsong Church at Solent Circuit Baulkham Hills.
SUBURB BY SUBURB
BAULKHAM HILLS: Geraldine Ave, Marcel Place,Brokenwood Place, Baulkham Hills Rd, Juniper Place, 13 Evesham Crt, Reppan Avenue and 2C Hilda Road.
BEAUMONT HILLS: Tamara Place
BLIGH PARK: 91 Colonial Drive
CARLINGFORD: 59 Oakes Road, 7 Lindisfarne Cres, Dunrossil Avenue, Windsor Avenue, Watton Road
CASTLE HILL: 136 Excelsior Ave, Minago Place, Grandoaks Place
CHERRYBROOK: Lonicera Place, 17 Copperleaf Place
CONSTITUTION HILL: 1 Elm Place
DURAL: Jenner Road
GLENHAVEN: 28, Beacon Ave, 24 Mills Rd, 8 Evans Road, Beacon Avenue, Davis Place.
GLENORIE: Tecoma Drive, Dobbie Place
GLENWOOD: Casino Road, 47 Thompson Crescent, 43 Yancannia Terrace
KELLYVILLE: 76 Arnold Ave, 44 Mawarra Crescent, 6 Litchfield Avenue, Garnet Place, 37 Marsden Avenue, Karinya Place, 10 Hector Court, Carmelo Court, Marella Avenue, 30 Kirkcaldy Circuit, Rodwell Place, 19 Falkirk Court,
KELLYVILLE RIDGE: Bruton Ave, 37 Merrillville Road, Chino Place
NORTHMEAD: 45 Grasmere Ave, Dorset Ave
NORTH ROCKS: 4 & 10 Hepburn Road
PITT TOWN: 4 Farmhouse Avenue
ROUSE HILL: Monarch Close
SCHOFIELDS: Dongola Circuit, 31 Tonkin Crescent, Margo Place, Alex Avenue (near Almeta St), Oliveri Place, 68 Boundary Road, 56 St Albans Road, 41 Ward Street
STANHOPE GARDENS: Trafford Lane, 53 Ponytail Drive, Tilbury Ave,
THE PONDS: 47 Blackheath Street, 106 Mosaic Avenue, 23 Jezebel Street
WEST PENNANT HILLS: 77 Westmore Drive and 67 Eaton Road
WINDSOR: James Meehan St