Christmas lights winners crowned

20 December 2016

A Molendinar residence was last night crowned the winner of the City’s Christmas Lights Competition.

First place in the 7News Gold Coast People’s Choice Award went to the Gill family of 5 Mintwood Place, Molendinar. Part of their display, a tree with 12,000 lights, was badly damaged when hit by lightning on 6 December.  

Second place went to Bryan Keevers of 26 Jagera Drive, Upper Coomera, while third went to Allan and Carol Croker of 16 Dabchick Drive, Burleigh Waters.

Acting Mayor Donna Gates said the Molendinar home was the outright winner in the online voting, with a tighter tussle for second and third place.

“All 12 finalists were absolute standouts though, with each of them reflecting the community’s enthusiastic Christmas spirit,” she said.  

“And it’s wonderful to see the Gill family overcame the storm damage to take out first place.”

Bus tours to the “Mayor’s Panel Top 12” will depart every evening from tonight until 24 December at 7pm from the Arts Centre Gold Coast (135 Bundall Road).

Bookings are essential. To book bus tour tickets: cityofgoldcoast.com.au/christmaslights

The City Lights Competition is presented by Heritage Bank and supported by 7News Gold Coast and 90.9SeaFM.

The other finalists in the Mayor’s top 12 were:

  • 2 Tulipwood Drive, Bonogin
  • 104 Dipper Drive, Burleigh Waters
  • 14 Worley Drive, Gilston
  • 3 Cuthero Crt, Highland Park
  • 28 Riverpark Drive, Nerang
  • 58 Salvado Drive, Pacific Pines
  • 4 Beaumont Crescent, Pacfic Pines
  • 70 Melinda Street, Southport
  • 7 Coolara Street, Tugun

 

Christmas lights winners crowned photo