There’s no more obvious sign of Christmas looming in our fair city than the sight of middle-aged men climbing impossibly tall ladders to drape their houses with fairy lights. And even if you think it’s a tacky idea or some form of summer madness it’s hard not to appreciate the colour they add to the Brisbane sky on a December night.
The 4KQ Christmas Lights competition is officially the largest of its type in the nation and is now celebrating its 21st year. And while there’s literally hundreds of contestants our inner suburbs are a little under-represented. Go to East Brisbane’s Northcote St or Salisbury St at the Gabba for a quick dose, or to their website for a full list. You can even buy a ticket on Council’s bus tour or for the serious connoisseur go straight to Kenmore’s Warunda St for the Woods family home and its Best Lighting winner. But be warned… take your sunglasses.