Get into the spirit and win

Festive cheer: The lights on display at Rawson Road, Fairfield West. Share your Christmas lights photos | fairfieldchampion.com.au.
Festive cheer: The lights on display at Rawson Road, Fairfield West. Share your Christmas lights photos | fairfieldchampion.com.au.

Marco Tagliavento wanted to create a "completely different style" of Christmas light decoration for his Fairfield West house. So he did.

The front of the Rawson Road display features a large present, a bow sits on the roof and a wreath is on the garage.

"I didn't want to design the same standard light display," he said. "When you're coming from Hamilton Road, you can see the house and people are slowing down and having a look at it."

This year Fairfield Council are hosting the inaugural Fairfield City Christmas Lights Competition. Residents are invited take a photo of their decorated home or their favourite one from the neighbourhood by December 12 and upload it at fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au/ChristmasLights.

Entries will be displayed on council's Facebook page for the public vote from December 13 to 16. The 10 homes with the most 'likes' will win a Christmas hamper for the homeowner valued at $150.

Fairfield mayor Frank Carbone said seeing houses all lit up, spreading Christmas cheer is one of his "favourite" parts of the holiday season.

"I love driving around in December to see the amazing displays," Mr Carbone said.

"I look forward to seeing residents put their best festive foot forward this holiday season for our Christmas lights competition."

Council's popular Christmas lights at roundabouts initiative has also returned in 2019 with the lights at six intersections now switched on.