BALLAJURA resident Chad Godley says seeing kids’ reactions to his annual Christmas lights display motivates him to keep going each year.
It is the third straight year that Mr Godley has set up a display at 6 Heron Close.
The main features include Santa Claus, a stable of three life-sized reindeers, Christmas village, two giant candy canes, a 6m tall Christmas tree, giant baubles, an Australian Christmas scene with crocodiles, snakes, lizards, emus, kangaroos and doves.
Mr Godley said he started putting up fairy lights at his family home at the age of 12.
“As years went on through schooling and once I got a part-time job, the lights increased each year,” he said.
“By the age of 20, I did my first Christmas lights display in the same street as now but across the road.
“Again the display grew and grew and in the last three years have really stepped it up with the help of my partner Maria, mum Tania and brother Clint.”
He said he felt motivation from seeing the faces of when kids arrive at his house, along with his two-year-old son Cohen.
“They all have a blast and the reaction definitely is what makes all the hard work worth it,” he said.
“I have a lot of family and friends who support me each year to go bigger and better so that’s what I strive to do.”