One of Perth´s attractions just before Christmas are the Christmas lights in the suburbs. The newspapers, TV and internet advertise the streets to visit in more than a dozen suburbs, so you can plan ahead which areas to see. Picking the streets where there are quite a few houses is a good idea!
It´s sometimes difficult to drive past the houses, so it´s better to leave the cars a block or two away and just walk. A lot of time and effort goes into putting up these displays and some house owners ask for a gold coin donation ($1 or $2) to support their favourite charities. I find this fascinating, as I don´t think I would have the patience to set up a display year after year, so I take off my hat to these brave people that do that for the enjoyment of others, especially the kids and to raise money as well.
Do you have this type of display where you live? I know that in the United States it´s also very common, but I don´t remember seeing it in Europe.
Have a wonderful Christmas everyone!