Annual lights display keeps getting better

A festive fan who adorns his home with thousands of Christmas lights every year says this year’s display is bigger and better than ever before.

Karl Beetson, 23, and his dad Alan have been decorating their Wellingborough home with impressive Christmas lights every December for the last 15 years.

Christmas Lights: Wellingborough: Karl Beeston outside his family house in Torrington Road with his famous Christmas lights display raising money for The Andi Bull Cancer Trust. 'Tuesday 4th December 2012

Christmas Lights: Wellingborough: Karl Beeston outside his family house in Torrington Road with his famous Christmas lights display raising money for The Andi Bull Cancer Trust. 'Tuesday 4th December 2012

Flashing lights and music feature as part of the display at the Beetson’s Torrington Road home this year, but there’s still more to come as a ‘mega tree’ and a large outdoor train set will be added to the display next week.

Despite the impressive lights covering the whole house and being on every day in December, they only use the amount of electricity used to power four kettles, which costs about £4.35 per night.

Every year the Beetson’s choose a charity to support and they urge visitors to make a donation. This year they are supporting the Andi Bull Cancer Trust.

Karl, who is in the final stages of completing a masters degree, said: “Every year it gets bigger, bolder and it’s different – it’s never identical. We have got most of it up so far, but there’s still more to go up.

“We are very pleased to be supporting the Andi Bull Cancer Trust. Andi only lived around the corner and he would have seen our displays.”

The Beetson’s annual display attracted national attention last year when they featured in a Channel 4 documentary, which is set to be repeated on Friday, December 21, at 8pm.

Karl added: “The show gave us a real boost.

“Cars were queuing around to the corner to come to see us.”