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A fantastic traditional Christmas lights display at Culver Way in Yaverland has been crowned the winner of Light up the Wight 2020!

Last year was a challenging year for everybody so the enjoyment of Christmas lights drew in the crowds like never before. Hundreds of families jumped in their cars to enjoy the wonderful array of lights across the Island by following the official Light up the Wight map before voting for their favourite display.

27 properties – including the star display at Long Lane – were included on the map and a total of 1,300 votes were cast by Island Echo readers during the month of December.

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The winning display at Culver Way, curated by Daniel Cope, was a new entry for 2020. With the help of 3 little elves and a giant Santa, Daniel’s display attracted socially-distanced crowds every night and raised a staggering £1,450 for Mountbatten Hospice. The charity is also set to receive £950 from Bannock Road, Whitwell and £293.70 from Wellesley Way, Newport.

15 of the 27 displays were raising money for a variety of Island charities this year. The total amount raised thanks to the generosity of Island Echo readers currently sits at £3,877.87 with money still to be counted. Long Lane in Newport will declare the total amount raised later in 2021, which is likely to push the total towards £10,000.

Culver Way scoops the top prize of £250 thanks to sponsors Southern Vectis. In second place is Green Lane in Shanklin, a display by James Pett, who receives a £100 cash prize. Third place and £50 prize money goes to Martin Penney at Wellesley Way in Newport.

Light up the Wight will return in 2021. Entries will open in November and the map will go live once again at the start of December.

Light up the Wight 2020 – Top 3 Results

1st Culver Way, Yaverland
2nd Green Lane, Shanklin
3rd Wellesley Way, Newport

2020 Entries

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9 days ago

Very well done.
I have to agree, they were excellent
Stay safe
Best wishes

Reply to  John
8 days ago

I totally agree with you John, they were all excellent.. and also the winner was outstanding with some of the proceeds going to a good cause…
well done every one.
Stay safe and best wishes…

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