LOCAL LIVING // GOING out looking for Christmas lights tonight? There’s an app for that.
First published in the 11 December 2015 edition of the Warragul & Baw Baw Citizen.
For many, December is peppered with warm nights spent looking for Christmas lights. Thanks to the work of some keen locals, you can now find where many of the lights in your town are online.
While the thrill of the directionless drives and walks may be part of the fun for some, those wanting a shortcut to the festive light displays need only pull out their mobile phone and look at a map.
The West Gippsland Christmas Lights map is a publicly editable Google custom map of where lights can be found. Members of the public have been encouraged to contribute to and use the map, which can be used with your mobile phone’s GPS.
Most lights sites pegged to the map are in Warragul and Drouin, but entries have also been made for Trafalgar, Yarragon, Longwarry, Neerim South, Rokeby and Nilma.
If you are willing to travel, several lights displays in Pakenham are also marked.
Click here to view the map
Those wanting to see a preview of a lights display before heading out can check Facebook. The “Drouin Warragul Christmas Lights Locations Tour” page features photos and videos of many displays around the towns, and everyone is invited to contribute their own photos. You can also see some of last year’s lights displays by looking at some of the page’s older posts.
Click here to visit the page
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