A SPECTACULAR Christmas lights display will be on show at a Winsford home this Christmas.

Every year since 2000, David Robinson, from Station Road, decorates his home with an array of Christmas lights.

David switched on the lights on Friday and invited members of the public to come along and enjoy the show.

A tombola and a raffle also took place on the night to raise funds for St Luke’s Hospice

He said: “It was absolutely brilliant. We must have had 100 to 150 people here.

"I had to barrier all of my drive off. They were all up my drive, up the front and across the street.

“They really went to town. It was a really great success.”

The display has also been enjoyed by David’s four grandchildren, aged 17, 11, seven and six.

“They love it,” he said. “They think it’s marvellous.”

Each year David has expanded his collection for the display, which is enjoyed by families around Winsford.

The display has become such a mainstay in the town that David has become a bit of a local celebrity.

He said: “A lot of people don’t really know me, but they will see me in the street and say ‘you’re the bloke that does the lights’. I don’t minds it.

“It’s all for a good cause, that is why we are doing it.”

Every year David asks for donations while the display is up. A donation box has been placed on David’s gate, which is emptied regularly.

This year all of the donations given during the festive period will go to St Luke’s, which he has supported numerous times in the past.

The eye-catching display includes Santa Clause, luminous reindeers and snowmen, a hologram of Santa’s elves in the window and a two-meter electric Christmas candle.

The lights took four days to put up on top of the three weeks it has taken to make sure all parts of the display are in correct working order.

He was helped by his brother-in law and daughter.

The 69-year-old said he has no plans to call time on his annual display and thanked the community for their continued support.

He added: “I’d like to thank everybody who has donated to the tombola and to St Luke’s.

“I could put thousands of lights up but it’s nothing without them.”

Rachel Mellor, St Luke’s community partnerships fundraiser said: “We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to come along to the Station Road Christmas light switch-on.

“We were amazed at how many people turned out to see the lights.

“It is always a fantastic occasion and on behalf of everyone at the hospice we’d like to thank Mr and Mrs Robinson, Steph and Craig for their efforts once again.”