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The incredible Christmas lights display in Rotherham where you get to choose the show’s music

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An incredible Christmas lights show is helping to spread festive cheer in Rotherham this year.

Lee Blackett, 32, has transformed his house into a spectacular display for the holidays.

And what’s more, visitors can choose which songs they would like to be played as part of the all-singing, all-dancing extravaganza.

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Complete with a singing Christmas tree, the lights have been arranged to continually change as part of 45-minute shows designed to thrill spectators.

The display on Dawson Avenue, Rawmarsh, is free to visit, though donations to animal charity Rain Rescue are welcomed.




The show is Lee’s passion project, which he set out to create after being inspired by Halloween displays.

He then worked relentlessly learning how to synchronise the lights which have to be set up “from scratch” to pull everything together in under a month.

But he says the hard work was worth it: ” The first time I had a crowd outside the house enjoying the light show, it just put a huge smile on my face knowing people are enjoying themselves and having a good time.”

He was even more excited when he realised he could help out a charity close to his heart through collections.

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Lee said: “Rain Rescue is a local charity that has saved the lives of thousands of cats and dogs around Yorkshire. “

He added that he has adopted dogs and cats from the charity, who have “become part of our family.”

And he is already planning another display for next year.

But for anyone eager to catch a show this year, there is still plenty of time, with the display running every evening until New Year’s Eve.

The lights turn on at 4.30pm with the first show at 6pm and a second repeat show at 7.15pm, both lasting around 45 minutes.

Visitors can scan a QR code on the fence to vote for the song titles they want to see played.

For more information, visit Upper Haugh Light Show on Facebook.

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Written by: Rother Radio News


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