CROWDS flocked to see a magical winter wonderland come back to life for Christmas.

Grandad David Robinson has been creating a magnificent festive display outside his home on Station Road in Winsford for more than 30 years.

The 70-year-old dad-of-two has raised more than £10,000 for various charities including more than £6,500 for St Luke’s Hospice.

“I started when my children were young,” said retired David, whose brother-in law Melvyn Hulse helped to instal the gigantic display.

His daughter Stephanie, 40 and son Craig, 38, now enjoy the display with his wife Pat and four grandchildren.

“Children absolutely love it,” said David. “When they see Santa walking around in an upstairs bedroom and waving, they think he lives in my house!”

The Santa hologram is not the only moving festive character as The Snowman animation is a new attraction this year.

Children can watch the drama of a snowman coming back to life and enjoying adventures with a little boy.

A projector screens the much-loved story beside life-sized snowmen, Father Christmas and reindeer.

A tombola and raffle made Saturday’s switch-on huge success.

“We had loads of people here, it was absolutely full,” said David. “One woman said she’d never seen anything like it.

“I want to thank all the shops and businesses who donated 70 prizes. Without them we wouldn’t have made as much money.”

Rachel Hughes, hospice community partnerships fundraiser, said: “Over the years David has provided continued support for St Luke’s Hospice. We appreciate all his efforts.”