Brian Oakes will add new features to his Christmas lights spectacular this year, but is keeping mum about what they are until opening night on Saturday, December 8.
Brian, who lives at 31 Ashmore Crescent, has been illuminating his home with more than 30,000 LED lights every Christmas for the last 13 years.
Both lights, lasers and music are coordinated by computer to create a show with stunning special effects.
Last year’s show is remembered for a rocket take off that disappeared amid plumes of smoke.
Children can get into the festive spirit by playing among the thousands of bubbles and snow that pour from machines on to Brian’s front lawn.
Brian says thousands come out to see the show, which for the last five years has helped raise money for Harbour Hospice by inviting visitors to make donations.
Around $9000 has been raised so far, and last year the spectacular raised a record $3000.
The show starts at 9.30pm on opening night and thereafter from about 8.30pm. The music stops around 10pm, but the lights continue until after midnight.
The spectacular continues until January 6.