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Top tips for decorating an outdoor Christmas tree

By Illumination Street | 4th January 2024

Christmas trees don’t just have to be for indoors, you can use them to decorate your driveways and front doors too! Here are a few suggestions for choosing the right tree, and some of the best outdoor-proof ways you can decorate it to add to your outdoor display. What kind of tree should you decorate?…

Acland Street Community Outdoor Display 2021

By Illumination Street Staff | 8th November 2022

We are taking a look back at the amazing Christmas lighting displays that have been shared with us. The first of which is Acland Street in Hull, which as you can see is an incredible lighting display from the community who live there. This definitely puts us in the seasonal spirit and spreads a lot…

Illumination Street wants to hear about your Christmas displays

By Illumination Street Staff | 7th November 2022

At Illumination Street, we’re hoping to spread Christmas cheer once again. As always, the campaign aims to boost and celebrate the magic of Christmas with displays of lights, plants, and community spirit. In the current climate, many people will be adapting their Christmas displays, but the resilience of the British people is clear as many…

Illumination Street Winners 2021


By Illumination Street Staff | 21st December 2021

The third year of Illumination Street has been a festive triumph, with double the entries from last year. There were hundreds of submissions of front doors, gardens, and communities filled top-to-toe with dazzling lights and illuminations. Through a tumultuous year there is one thing that shone through and that is the spirit of Christmas. Many…

Illumination Street 2021 Public Vote

By Illumination Street Staff | 16th December 2021

Illumination Street celebrates the best lighting displays from across the UK. This year we have had some many incredible entries, but our judging panel has created a shortlist of the best displays from Children (under 12) and from households who have decorated their front doors with seasonal cheer. Now we need your help in voting…

The 12 Scents of Christmas

By Illumination Street Staff | 17th November 2021

The phrase ‘smells like Christmas’ is something we use throughout the year. Whether it’s a cinnamon scented candle or a fresh scent of pine, here are some scents you’ll associate with Christmas and how to bring them into your home this festive period. Mulled wine Mulled wine on the stove is a classic Christmas scent.…

Entering Illumination Street

By Illumination Street Staff | 11th November 2021

Entries for Illumination Street opened on 1st November, this means that you are able to submit your written entry and photos into this year’s competition. This page will close at 11.59pm on 12th December. First thing to do is choose your category. Select the category you think best suits your display. If we think you…

Your Christmas Gift Guide

By Illumination Street Staff | 3rd November 2021

Nothing says Christmas like sitting down and making your Christmas present list. Whether your family is big or small, we’re here to help guide you with the help of British Garden Centres to find the perfect gifts this Christmas. For the kids We all know that Christmas is really for the children. If you have…

Planning Your Display

By Illumination Street Staff | 2nd November 2021

Whether you’re looking to shake up your existing display or are looking to create an outdoor lighting display for the first time, we want to help you get going with some advice on where to start.   Making a start First of all, we would suggest not jumping in at the deep end. If this is your first year doing an outdoor display,…


By Illumination Street Staff | 1st November 2021

Illumination Street is back for its third year, and it’s set to be bigger and brighter than ever. This run up to Christmas, Illumination Street sponsored by British Garden Centres Group and backed by The Daily Express, is here with £5,000 worth of prizes to be awarded to the nation’s brightest homes. Entries for this…