Britain's 'most festive street' has raised £72,000 for charity with incredible light display

Nick Reilly
Deck the halls! (Picture: PA)
Deck the halls! (Picture: PA)

We dread to think of the electricity bills come January – but this Somerset cul-de-sac has just been dubbed ‘Britain’s most festive street’ after lighting up 100,000 festive bulbs just in time for Christmas.

Families living on Trinity Close, Burnham-On-Sea, braved freezing temperatures last week as they came out in force for the massive switch-on, and even hosted a huge rendition of A Christmas Carol to mark the occasion.

But the street’s festive cheer is all for a good cause – and they raised £11,500 for charity last year by encouraging visitors to offer a small donation.

This year, they’re hoping to go one better – and the collection will be split between two charities. Since the display began ten years ago, more than £72,000 has been raised.

Praising the display, local resident Roger Flower said: ‘It’s a superb display this year – it gets bigger and better every year.

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‘Several of the residents have installed new extra lights this year – it’s great to see the display continue to grow and helping two great local charities.’

There's no chance of missing this house (Picture: PA)
There’s no chance of missing this house (Picture: PA)

It’s a seriously impressive effort – and the lights will be switched on from 4.15PM every evening until January 4.