It’s the most wonderful time of the year, Christmas.
Families in Swansea and Wales are bigger and better than ever at celebrating the holidays.
But one house in Morriston has gone above and beyond with its street-lighting display.
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Kaz John, 35, spent three weeks preparing his home for the holiday season and has more lights than ever.
Kaz said: “The response has been amazing. Christmas is all about joy. Shining a little light in these dark times helps release the great joy from within. A number commented on how it helped them to feel a little Christmas.
“The lights took me three weeks to put together. We had more, but the storm (Arwen) had other ideas.
“We’ve been doing the lights for years and every year they get a little bigger. This year we added the cave area where people can have their picture taken.
“The posting wasn’t finished until the weekend and I already had people queuing.”
This year’s decorations at the Gwernfadog Road house include a large inflatable polar bear, a nutcracker and an illuminated deer, and Santa Claus in his sleigh.
Last year, Kaz started using the lights to raise money for the children’s hospice, Tŷ Hafan.
She hopes this year she can top last year’s total of £700.
“Donations are already close to £200, and this year many local businesses are supporting the cause.
“I just want it to be the most magical Christmas for the kids who may not have another. If my lights bring just a little Christmas cheer, I’ll be happy.
“These kids have life limiting conditions so I want to help make it special and for them to benefit from the lights display and also their families this Christmas.”
Kaz runs contests to help raise funds, as well as an outside donation box.
“I was suggested last year to consider a box outside my house to help with electricity costs.
“I’ve always had Christmas lights outside and I’m not looking to make money off of them because I really wouldn’t want it that way.
“This year I will estimate how many lights local businesses have supported and donated prizes. I will ask for a £2 donation per estimate. If there are more people than prizes I have received and people guessed correctly, I’ll have it do a live stream of all the names in a hat.”
The lights will be on from approximately 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every weekday throughout December and until 11:00 p.m. on weekends until Christmas Eve.
Kaz also arranged for the elves from Ohana Events to come to the garden for just one night.
The company said, “We are thrilled to announce that our elf will be here on Saturday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m., to help Kaz raise funds for Tŷ Hafan! At Ohana we think it’s amazing and our elf can’t wait to see all the lights. .
“Please join us in helping to collect as much as possible, there will be fun and a little mischief for all!”
If you would like to donate to Kaz’s JustGiving page, you can do so here.
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