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Gangnam lights, music best in city

Madison Lake, 7, with her brother Kybe, 8, dressed as Christmas elves pose outside their family home that is adorned with Christmas lights. Parents Rebecca Miles and Brady Gray hold baby Dexton Gray, 2. Mr Gray has programmed the Christmas lights to flash in time with six songs including Gangnam Style. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times
Madison Lake, 7, with her brother Kybe, 8, dressed as Christmas elves pose outside their family home that is adorned with Christmas lights. Parents Rebecca Miles and Brady Gray hold baby Dexton Gray, 2. Mr Gray has programmed the Christmas lights to flash in time with six songs including Gangnam Style. Photo: Claudia Baxter / The Queensland Times Claudia Baxter

BRASSALL'S Gangnam Style dancing Christmas light display has taken out the top spot in the Ipswich Sparkles Christmas Lights competition.

Click here for a list of this year's winners

Rebecca Miles and Brady Gray's synchronised music and light spectacular was announced the city-wide winner out of the 81 entrants on Monday night.

Mayor Paul Pisasale said the competition was tough this year with some fantastic entries and a difficult job for the judges.

"Congratulations to Rebecca Miles of 10 Calder Court, Brassall, who was named City Wide Winner," Cr Pisasale said.

"Their light display was not only a delight for the eyes, but also the ears with the Christmas lights programmed to flash in unison with music that residents could tune into on their FM radios."

Ms Miles and Mr Grady, together with their three kids, choreographed their Christmas lights to six hit songs including the Korean pop hit, Gangnam Style by Psy, and a dubstep track by Skrillex.

The display consisted of 25,000 bulbs and 2.5km of string lights controlled by special software.

Cr Pisasale said a lot of imagination and hard work went into the display, and it was something residents had not seen before.

"It was a very creative display and something many families enjoyed visiting," Cr Pisasale said.

"All our entrants put in a fantastic effort this year and it's great to see residents lighting up their homes purely for the enjoyment of others."

THIS YEAR'S WINNERS

CITY-WIDE WINNER

  • Rebecca Miles of 10 Calder Court, Brassall

 

BEST RURAL

  • Winner: Peter and Jenny Armstrong, 8 Loder Rd, Thagoona
  • Runner-up: Olive Claydon and Lorna Kanofski of 14 Cabanda Crt, Rosewood

 

BEST RESIDENTIAL

  • Winner: John and Lyn Kruger of 46 Fernvale Rd, Brassall
  • Runner-up: Nev and Dianne Jessen of 56 Moores Pocket Rd, Moores Pocket

 

BEST TREE

  • Winner: Peter and Jenny Armstrong of 8 Loder Rd, Thagoona
  • Runner-up: John Kinnane of 9 Cornish St, Bundamba

 

BEST RECYCLED MATERIAL DISPLAY

  • Winner: Darren and Nikki Oestreich of 14 Newstead Crt, Redbank Plains
  • Runner-up: Ruthie and Howdie Farr of Battery World Ipswich at 2/260 Brisbane St, West Ipswich

BEST OUR STREET

  • 3xWinner: The Newstead Social Lights from 7, 10 and 14 Newstead Crt, Redbank Plains
  • 3x Runner-up: The Super Nova's from 4, 5 and 6 Nova Crt, Flinders View

BEST BUSINESS

  • Winner: Shane and Shona Schick from Shona's Schick Family Day Car at 38 Streamview Cres, Springfield
  • Runner-up: Steve and Rhonda Moran from Mannings AV Services at 4 Inverness St, Flinders View

BEST NATIVITY SCENE

  • Winner: Steve and Steph Baxter of 78 Albert St, Rosewood
  • Runner-up: David Preston of 8 Menzies Lane, Eastern Heights

BEST FIRST-TIME ENTRANT

  • Winner: Jay and Tanya Basford of 21 Hillier Crt, Flinders View
  • Runner-up: Barry and Julie Collins of 1 North St, North Ipswich

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