Southland lights up for Christmas

Professionals Real Estate salesman Mark Elder, Santa and Mee & Henry Law Ltd director Liz Henry in front of the law firm's Gala St offices which have been decorated for the inaugural business category for the Professionals Light Up Christmas.

FOR the first time Southland businesses can “light up” and join in the festive season by taking part in the Professionals Light Up Christmas competition.

Businesses and homeowners wanting to take part in the event, which has been running for more than 20 years, have until Sunday to enter.

This year’s event would have two separate categories, which would be judged between December 11-17, and include prizes for Best New Entry in both categories as well as overall spot prizes, event co-ordinator Jillian Clayton said.

The popular Facebook-based “people’s choice” award will also be running this year with a winner, chosen by the public, for both categories.

Mee & Henry Law Ltd director Liz Henry said the decorations used at the law firm were from the same light company the Invercargill City Council had purchased its lights from. The firm’s decorations included a light-up Santa, hanging icicles and stars.

“We (firm staff) really want people to try and lighten up for Christmas – as this time of year can put a lot of undue stress on everyone. We really want everyone to relax and enjoy the Christmas experience,” she said.

“We are so happy to be taking part in this event and we would love people to come past and have a look.”

To enter, go to or call into the Professionals Dee St, Invercargill, office to collect an entry form. Entries close on Sunday.

A full list of entrants and where to view Christmas lights will be published in the Southland Express on December 15.Buy Sneakersadidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 News, Colorways, Releases