After this year of turbulence and drama, we need all the cheering up we can get. Driving around Parkes at night certainly makes things brighter as festive lights and decorations have started to appear all over town for the past few weeks.
In the absence of all the traditional Christmas events this time of year due to COVID cancellations, looking at the lights will probably become a focal point for many families for some cheer and excitement in the buildup to Christmas.
There are some beautifully decorated houses around our town with the owners putting in so much effort into every single detail. From giant Santas and little elves, to reindeer, candy canes and flashing lights. Many businesses in the CBD have also gone to great lengths to decorate their windows. Have you seen the Christmas tree in Cooke Park yet? It’s time to get the kids in the car and take a drive!
Here is a list of some of the streets around town with decorations: Moon Crescent, Molong Road, Paterson Street, Medlyn Street, Banjo Place, Fisher Street, East Street, May Street, Military Road, Billabong Crescent, Orange Street, Clarinda Street, Gap Street, Nash Street, Lower Bushman Street, Grenfell Street near skatepark, Evans Parade, Cookopie Street and Moulder Street.