Bill & Peg's Christmas Lane Lights Display - 2017 - Lobethal, S.A., Australia

Bill & Peg's Christmas Down Under, 5 Christmas Lane, Lobethal, SA, Australia
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Our 2017 Display

Christmas is the Time of Year When Heaven Touches Earth (Anon.)
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Lights will be on from Dusk until 11:00PM
Sunday 10th December 2017 until Sunday 31st December 2017.
2017 is our 31st year of presenting our lights display.

(Due to ill-health we missed 2009, 2010 and 2011)

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5 Christmas Lane, Lobethal, SA, Australia

GETTING READY


Early in 2017 we decided that we needed to remodel our garden because the trees and shrubs were becoming too large and required too much time and effort to maintain.
Peg removed several trees and shrubs that had previously been the basis of our lights display, and we replaced them with standard deciduous varieties that would be easier to look after as we get older.



2017 display

This left the garden looking rather bare and when we began setting up our display (on the first weekend in October) we decided that we would "fill in" with Maypole style light trees (similar to the ones that we had made when we first began our display back in the late 1980's) until the new plantings are more established.
Maypole style light trees





This has worked quite well (although it did mean that we had to put them up, test them and sometimes change them until we felt that we had it right), we are pleased with the result.




During the year we have also been working on a new display featuring Winnie the Pooh, Tigger, Piglet and Eeyore.
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We feel that this will be a big hit with the children this year, as we had a Pooh scene in the 1900's and the children were always attracted to it.



Santa's Retreat



Another new feature this year is the screen at the entrance to the display which welcomes you to "Santa's Retreat".
We named our display Santa's Retreat many years ago, but the sign was discarded when we stopped doing the it in 2009, and we felt that now was time to reintroduce it.



2017 display

2017 display

We have also had to spend time working on our Nativity scene and other items which were damaged in a storm during last year's display, and are pleased that all of our regular display items will be featured again this year.


2017 display

Although we have only completed about half of the display so far (Mid November)
2017 display




Peg and I are pleased with the result.




We have now completed to yard displays (6th Dec.), and Peg has about 80% of the inside displays done, but we still have to put up the lights along Christmas Lane to light the way for our visitors.
The Lobethal Lights Festival is no on.

Weekend Notes has pubilished an article on our display.
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Photos of our Display 2017


Our Display
Our Display.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

General view
General View.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Visitors

Vistors
(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Elves Seesaw
Elves Seesaw.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)


Santa's Helicopter
Santa's Helicopter.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Australiana Christmas

Australiana Christmas
(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Santa's Sleigh
Santa's Sleigh.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)




Nativity Scene

Nativity Scene.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Elves
Elves
(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)


Santa's Helicopter

Santa's Helicopter.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)


Lights Display

Our Display.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Pooh's Christmas

Pooh's Christmas

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

Santa's Sleigh

Santa's Sleigh.

(Photo Bill Chartres 2017)

More Photos coming soon.



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Enjoy the Christmas Spirit throughout the year.
Come and visit our display for a wonderful Christmas experience,
or email us with your thoughts about our Web Site.
we would love to hear from you.
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Best Wishes, Bill & Peg
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Our original site was created in March 1988, and we moved to our own Domain in November 2014