Lights of Lobethal- 2019,
Peg & Bill's Christmas Lane Lights Display,
Lobethal, S.A., Australia.


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

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Our 2019 Display

Christmas is the Time of Year When Heaven Touches Earth (Anon.)

DUE TO DISASTROUS BUSHFIRES OUR CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DISPLAY
WAS CLOSED FROM FRIDAY 20th DECEMBER








December 20th

Photos taken from our home.

5 Christmas Lane, Lobethal,
SA, Australia




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Our thanks goes out to the CFS and volunteers for their effort which saved our town, however, sadly, some homes were lost.
We were fortunate as we did not suffer any major damage, but many friends lost homes or had property damage.
Later, as the smoke began to clear we had some beautiful sunsets.


Photos Peg & Bill's collection - 2019

The Cudlee Creek fire was declared an emergency disaster as Country Fire Service crews continue to battle flare-ups ahead of deteriorating weather conditions.
As at 23/12/2019 the number of houses destroyed by the fire was 87, along with almost 500 other buildings and 278 vehicles and these number are likely to increase as the fire is still uncontained (24/12/2019).
Agricultural losses are also mounting with about 1100 hectares of vineyards thought destroyed or damaged, equal to about one-third of the area’s grape production.
The industry’s potential damage bill is expected to be in excess of $100 million.

Starting in Cudlee Creek on Friday, the flames tore a path of destruction through Lenswood, Lobethal, Charleston, Woodside, Harrogate and nearly everything in between before being halted near Mt Torrens, more than 13km away.

As I am updating this page 11:00AM (24/12/2019) I am hearing more sirens from fire units passing through Lobethal on their way to the fire - Currently there are 60 units at the fire, earlier there were 74 units and 2 aircraft.






Bushfire Map
MAP OF THE BUSHFIRE AREA (24/12/2019)




Update 26/12/2019
We turned our display off after the fire out of respect to those that had suffered, but,
after talking to several people who had been affected by the bushfires,
we decided to turn the lights back on.

Some of those affected told us that seeing the display could help
to restore a little normality to their life, and provide a little relief from their suffering.

A few other homes around the town also turned their lights back on.

Our display returned from 8:30PM to 10:30PM until 30th Dec..


HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, Peg & Bill



5 Christmas Lane, Lobethal,
SA, Australia


Santa's Retreat
Our SANTA'S RETREAT SIGN.
We named our display "Santa's Retreat" many years ago,
and erected this new sign in 2017.
Photo Peg & Bill's collection - Circa 2017









November 1st


We are now starting to put up our lights.
We started with the front of the house and the garden is next.

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November 2nd



Peg does all the planning and preparation for the garden display.
We work through the garden one section at a time.
She puts up the lights and then we usually turn them on at night and decide if any changes are required.



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November 16th



Our garden display is coming together.



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November 23rd

Our garden display will be completed in the next few days,
Peg is now also working on our inside displays.


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December 6th



We have almost completed setting up the display ready for the Lobethal Christmas Lights Festival which starts on December 8th.


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Our inside displays


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Our Yard Displays



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Special Visitors from Sydney


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Some of Our Visitors


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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.
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Best Wishes, Bill & Peg