Christmas lights have amped up the feel-good factor, with more than 400 Central Highlanders voting in our inaugural Light up CH People Choice Awards.
Rolleston resident Shen Schefe has come out on top with more than 130 votes for her Christmas-themed lights display emoji.
‘My kids and I wanted to bring Christmas cheer to the community and bring everyone together,’ said Shen Schefe.
‘We just wanted to bring a smile to people’s faces and did not expect to win.
‘I want to thank the Central Highlands Regional Council, The Emerald Plaza and HitFm for organising this competition.’
With more than 40 displays submitted in this year’s competition, 20 homes and businesses have received an award for their holiday cheer.
Light up CH winners 2021
Best residential display
1st place: 11 Hobler Court
2nd: 23 Birt Street
1st place: 8 Colliery Street
2nd place: 4 Ohl Street
1st place: 18 Retro Street
2nd place: Breanna Francis
1st place: 23 Edward Street
1st place: 8 Jeppesen Drive
2nd place: 6 Dawn Crescent
1st place: 27 Warrijo Street
2nd place: 46 Meteor Street
1st place: 19 North Calliope Street
2nd place: 1 Zamia Street
Best rural display:
1st place: The Fris Gemfields
2nd place: 72 Rockview Road
Best business/community organisation display
1st place: 256 Rockhound Road Sapphire
2nd place: 91 Clermont Street Emerald
3rd place: 42 Meteor st Rolleston
Beryl Callaghan Award
1st Place: 41 Dundas Street Emerald
People’s choice award
1st place: 25 Warrijo Street
People Choice Award winner 2021