The 2023 City of Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition winners were announced in early December with a Springfield Lakes residence taking second place in the New Entry category.
In late November, Ipswich City Council announced 29 Waterside Drive, Springfield Lakes as one of two finalists in the “Best New Entry” category out of a total of 24 homes across Ipswich all officially entering for the first time.
A South Ripley home was the other finalist and managed to eke out the win at the announcement ceremony on Friday, December 8, receiving a $1,000 Harvey Norman gift voucher.
In 2022, fellow Greater Springfield residents of 6 Conlan Court, Augustine Heights won the category – although they did not enter the competition this year.
Another Springfield Lakes property – 11 Caraway Street – made a strong impression with their first-time official entry into the competition.
Several homes on Paul Tully Avenue, Collingwood Park, together won “Best Street” – with 1 Paul Tully Avenue also taking home the “People’s Choice” award.
Mayor Teresa Harding presented the awards at the community stage in Tulmur Place in the new Nicholas Street Precinct, Ipswich.
She said the region was “aglow with festive cheer”.
“Thank you to the generous entrants for treating us to a dazzling display of creativity and holiday spirit, turning the city into a Christmas wonderland,” Mrs Harding said.
Other categories were Best Residential and Best Business/Organisation, with a lucky prize draw for all entrants.
The competition is a part of Council’s annual ‘Christmas in Ipswich’ program, which offers a range of family-friendly events and activities throughout November and December.
For more information and for a full list of entrants and winners, visit christmasinipswich.com.au.