The award-winning Goldcrest Close Christmas Lights have returned for its tenth year, raising funds for two deserving Isle of Wight charities. 

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As support for the Christmas display continues to grow, 26-year-old Matthew Whitham has been hard at work for three months creating this year’s eye-catching display.

The lights were officially switched on at 6pm on December 1, and will captivate visitors each evening between 4.30pm and 8.30pm until December 27.

The County Press were lucky enough to have a sneak preview on November 31. See below for video.

This year’s display included over 150m of mains power cable, 20 waterproof sockets, 20 waterproof electric boxes, 40 extension leads, 60m of garland, 1,000 baubles, 2,000 cable ties and 1,000 screws!

The Goldcrest Close property is bedecked with an unknown number of lightbulbs – with 8,000 lights on the fences alone.

Matthew is raising money for the RSPCA and IW Samaritans, with all donations being split equally between the two, and a cheque presented to the charities in early January.

Last year, the Christmas lights raised over £2,000 for the Wessex Cancer Trust and IW Samaritans.

Visitors can use the Fieldfare Road end of Carpetright car park during their trip.