Kristina and Louis Hornell with their daughters Skye and Summer from Oxford Court Motel are presented with their vouchers by Mitre 10's Murray Leaning. Photo: Sara Hollyman.

Light up Nelson winners crowned


The results are in and the winners of Light Up Nelson have been decided.

The Christmas lights competition had nine displays entered, however many more homes were still decked out for the festive season but chose not to enter the competition.

Louis and Kristina Hornell from Oxford Court Motels in Richmond began putting their display up in November.

They say the joy it spreads makes it all worthwhile and for their efforts they have been crowned Best House Display and People’s Choice Award.

For each they received a $100 Mitre 10 voucher.

Louis says they will be looking at building a new shed to store all the decorations in and will definitely be participating next year.

He estimates more than 6000 people came through their backyard to check out their display, with a 5m-tall blow-up Santa being the most popular item.

Two lucky winners also took home $50 Mitre 10 vouchers for great houses which were in Allport Place and Cropp Place.

Ben Henry was the lucky winner who won $100 Mitre 10 voucher just for voting.
Organiser Nick Lanigan says, overall, it was a really awesome year.

“We’ve had some people light up for the first time this year and overall it’s been fantastic.”

The event was sponsored by Nelson App and Mitre 10 Mega.

Winners of all categories were:
Best House – display: Oxford St.
Best house – Synchronised: Tory St.
Peoples Choice: Oxford St.