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A well-thought-out and colourful display of lights, complete with a giant homemade Christmas tree, has been crowned the winner of Light up the Wight 2017.

Entry number 9 – Green Lane on the corner of King Edward’s Close – received the highest number of votes in this year’s Christmas lights competition, which saw a total of 1,406 votes cast during the month of December.

Hundreds and hundreds of families travelled around the Island on board the Southern Vectis Christmas tour bus and in their own cars by following the Light up the Wight map, which offered a list of 22 properties to visit.

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For the inaugural year Island Echo teamed up with Southern Vectis to offer a fantastic £250 cash prize for the best display – a partnership which has been hailed a success.

Taking home that prize is homeowner James Pett, who spent 3 weeks putting the festive display together. It is understood James is going to re-invest the money into making his 2018 display even bigger and better.

Thank you to everyone who voted – see you again in December!

Light up the Wight 2017 – Top 3 Results

1st Green Lane, Shanklin (corner of King Edward’s Close)
2nd Worsley Road, Gurnard
3rd Palmers Road, Wootton


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