It’s the time of the year to deck the halls with boughs of holly – or in this case, strings of fairy lights!
In the true spirit of both Christmas and community, residents at Seachange Village Arundel, Queensland’s most awarded active over 50’s lifestyle resort, have lit up their village with the annual Christmas Street Lights competition.
To celebrate the month long display, Seachange opened its gates last week to over 100 invited guests to view the spectacle. Not only were the Christmas lights turned on, but the faces of guests and a number of grandchildren were also lit up with joy!
Project Director Phil Goodman said the night’s guests were extremely impressed at how safe the Village was.
Many said they would not feel safe walking their own neighbourhood streets at night, but loved the secure environment of Seachange’s gated community.” “Guests loved seeing the strong community spirit at Seachange. Our residents of like-minded people were socialising, singing carols and even dancing in the street,” Phil said.
“Residents were proud to be able to show off their community and their hard work.”
The night’s guests included many people and their families who had currently purchased at Seachange whose homes were under construction, who came to see their future community in action.The lights are a focus for the many festive season celebrations at Seachange. The three Village precincts and individual streets are holding street parties throughout the month, culminating in a community party held in the Village’s own 5-Star Country Club.
To reflect the great commitment of Seachange residents to the Lights competition, this year included more prize categories, including “Best street”, “Best Home” and “Most Artistic”.
Days before the event an unexpected hail storm caused damage to a number of the home light displays. In an example of true community spirit, onsite construction staff volunteered their free time to help residents make repairs, ensuring the show could go on!