20 Graphite Turn Dalyellup lights up for Christmas 2021

The spirit of Christmas: Features of 20 Graphite Turn in Dalyellup include two metre tall reindeers, projected Christmas movies and photos in a Santa sleigh. Photo: supplied.

The spirit of Christmas: Features of 20 Graphite Turn in Dalyellup include two metre tall reindeers, projected Christmas movies and photos in a Santa sleigh. Photo: supplied.

Dalyellup resident Mandy Kirk has been setting up Christmas light displays for more than 20 years, but this year, her display at 20 Graphite Turn, will be an homage to her mum Sharon's deep love of Christmas.

Sharon, who passed in 2016 from breast cancer, was described by her daughter Mandy, as "a rock in the family, who loved her grandkids and all things Christmas".

"Mum especially loved the lights," Mandy said.

"She used to sing at Christmas and loved getting the whole family together."

Rock in the family: Sharon's husband Allan and her sister, Lynette Edwards pay homage. Photo: Pip Waller.

Rock in the family: Sharon's husband Allan and her sister, Lynette Edwards pay homage. Photo: Pip Waller.

Mandy said this year's display features favourites such as Christmas movies projected onto the garage, over 500 lights, giant reindeers and a santa sleigh made by her dad, Allan.

Allan said it took about 12 weeks to make the pieces, which involved cutting them out himself.

Allan met Sharon when they were just fifteen years old during a dance at Burekup Hall, and were married for 43 years.

"Sharon was very out there. She always spoke her mind. It's important for us to pass on her love of Christmas," Allan said.

All set up: Mandy and the Kirk family in front of the 2021 display. Photo: Pip Waller

All set up: Mandy and the Kirk family in front of the 2021 display. Photo: Pip Waller

On Christmas eve, the house will also feature Santa, the Grinch, elves and Frosty the Snowman, with the whole Kirk family dressing up.

The display is free, but visitors can also donate to the Cancer Council.

20 Graphite Turn Dalyellup is also part of the 2021 Synergy Christmas Lights Trail competition.

Winners for various categories will be announced on Friday, December 17. To vote, visit https://xmaslightstrail.synergy.net.au/.

Photo is supplied.

Photo is supplied.