Light up the Wight Winners announced

3 weeks ago Thu 12th Jan 2023


The breathtaking Christmas lights display at Goldcrest Close in Carisbrooke has won first place in the Light up the Wight competition 2022!

As seen on our Southern Vectis Christmas Lights tour bus the display took 3 months to create and wow'd people with the amount of lights and effort to create the stunning display. Matt, who designed and put the display together has raised £2,155 for charity, with £1,077.50 going to both Wessex Cancer Trust and Samaritans Isle of Wight.

Taking 2nd place is Wellesley Way in Newport. The display, curated by Martin Penney, is unique in that it is made up entirely from computer-controlled LED lights which flash in time to the music. 

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2nd place – Wellesley Way, Newport

In 3rd place is a display that has grown rapidly in recent years and is now firmly cemented as 1 of the best displays on the Island – Bannock Road in Whitwell. Put together by Shane Thornton and his dad, Andy, the display lights up the night sky with a unique, handmade ‘Merry Christmas’ across the roof.

Bannock Road raised £1,471 in 2022 – a record amount.

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3rd place – Bannock Road, Whitwell

The winning 3 displays receive prize money donated by Southern Vectis to put towards the display's. Goldcrest Close receives £400, Wellesley Way in Newport receives £200 and Bannock Road, Whitwell £100.

We will look forward to the Christmas Lights Tour 2023 and seeing more of the island's displays

Light up the Wight will return in 2023 with entries set to open in November. For updates see