Families across York and the region have been getting ready for the visit of Santa, by decking their houses out in style.

Decorations and dazzling lights are in strong supply, and our photographers have been out and about capturing some of the best.

Among those getting in on the act are Eileen and Brian Johnson, who give out mince pies and mulled win to passers-by.

Each year, they turn their garden into a Christmas wonderland full of lights and decorations, while Santa hands out presents to children.

The Johnsons are pictured here along with some of the other highlights from Rillington, Melbourne in East Yorkshire, and Tadcaster.

Christmas lights displays

  • York Press: With their display of 
charity Christmas lights in Pine Tree Avenue, Rillington are, from left, Maurice Denney, Joan Denney, Alwyn Burley and 
Joan Headley
  • York Press: Illuminated in Woodlands Road, Rillington are, from left, Callum Lazenby, 
Hazel Welburn and Emma Temple
  • York Press: Eileen and Brian Johnson “plugged in” their garden and gave out mince pies and mulled wine to raise money for the netball team in Melbourne. From left are team 
members Louise Massie, Liz Bows, Rachel Westerby, Nicola Lee and Marie Woodend
  • York Press: This family in Tadcaster had the bright idea to use their illuminated garden to raise money for the York Special Care Baby Unit
  • York Press: Brian and Eileen Johnson served mince pies and mulledwine to 
visitors to their garden in their fundraising light show in Melbourne

Christmas lights displays

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