Baldivis family spreads holiday cheer with synchronized light display
A Baldivis family has taken Christmas spirit to the next level, creating a magical and memorable Greatest Showman-themed lighting display outside their home in support of the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
More than 15,000 flashing LED pixel lights and animations have been perfectly timed to a playlist of about 54 songs, creating an impressive festive display at the Beckingham Parkway home.
A video of The Greatest Showman sequence, which was recently shared on Facebook, has proved a big hit, shared online more than 49,000 times.
It is the third year homeowners Paul and Cristie Green have decorated their home in support of the Perth Children’s Hospital Christmas lights campaign.
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After a years preparation building props from scratch and fitting pixel lights to lengths of cabling Mr Green, along with help from a friend, worked 12-hour days for two weeks straight perfecting the display.
“In comparison to last year this is a whole new ball game,” he said.
“For me the satisfaction is seeing people smiling - especially around this time of year.
“At the end of the day we do it for the kids, the hospital and to add to the community spirit in the area.”
Mr Green said the PCH Foundation was close to his heart, with his now 21-year-old daughter born 18-weeks premature.
“She spent six months at King Edward Hospital and most of her young life in and out of PMH,” he said.
“So anything we can contribute is amazing.”
A fundraising night will be held on Friday, December 21 from 6.45pm with carol singing from choir4kids and a visit from Santa and Stitches the Bear.
Face painting, an ice cream van and sausage sizzle will also be available on the night with all funds raised going to the Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Alternatively visiting families can view the display nightly from 7.30pm-9pm until December 31. Drive-by visitors can also listen to the display’s music via 96.7FM.
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