Happy Christmas to all my readers wherever you are. I wish you health and happiness today and lots of wonderful genealogy discoveries in 2012.
Today I’m sharing with you some photos from our drive around Darwin and Palmerston looking at the Christmas lights.
This display in Leanyer was the first we saw and was gorgeous….kids were enjoying being photographed near Santa. The owner was chatting to the visitors and was disappointed that his train display and accompanying sound were no longer working as they’d been destroyed by the bad weather. The visitors’ enjoyment was not deterred.
Hotham Street Leanyer is apparently Christmas Lights Central for Darwin. We’ve been here all these years and didn’t know that! Apparently this tree is the tallest Xmas tree in Darwin and required two visits from a cherry-picker crane to set it up and decorate it. Their efforts were well worth it for all the visitors’ pleasure.
By the way, the dots in the sky are raindrops not snow falling – we have a cyclone around the ridges so there was a bit of rain about. Out in the satellite town of Palmerston this house is apparently another of the top houses for the lights and it was truly spectacular!
In a nearby suburb in Palmerston this display highlights the reason for the season. Happy Christmas!
7 thoughts on “Happy Christmas to all! Christmas lights celebration Darwin 2011”
Happy Christmas 🙂
Thanks Aillin, I hope you had a good Xmas. Happy hunting in 2012.
Seasons Greetings and wishes for Happy Ancestor hunting in 2012.
Will look forward to your posts.
So glad you dodged Cyclone Grant! Hope you have a great New Year. : )
Thanks Prue – Grant was a case of much ado about nothing but glad it got its route sorted out and left us alone. Didn’t help they were using old (scarier) vision on the news. Happy New Year to you also!
We saw plenty of great displays this year, especially in Palmerston. Well done Palmo!! One of our highlights though was definitely the timed musical display in Moil (Thornton cres) The owners are already planning a bigger one for next year and they are raising donations for the RSPCA at the same time which is a winner of an idea 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIfs84h89s8