VIDEO: Corby house is a winter wonderland

Singing snowman, dancing penguins, polar bears, Santa’s workshop, a sleigh and even a wintry waterfall are competing for space in what was the Tomkins’ family garden.

It has been transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to a huge building project which started at the beginning of November.

Joy Tomkins and her charity fundraising winter wonderland for Macmillan Cancer Relief

Joy Tomkins and her charity fundraising winter wonderland for Macmillan Cancer Relief

Visitors are now flocking to the scene in Blenheim Walk, on the Kingswood estate in Corby, to marvel at the lights, music and colour which has been created to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Joy Tomkins and her husband Richard have created the spectacular Christmas scene with the help of their sons Thomas, Daniel and Sean and daughters Rebecca and Sharon, as well as son-in-law Derek McAvoy.

She said: “The new additions this year include a bandstand, the waterfall and Santa’s workshop.

“We’ve got a nativity scene and postbox where children can send their letters to Santa. Since the garden opened to visitors at the weekend, we’ve been really busy and the reaction from families has been wonderful.

“I don’t know how we’re going to top this next year.”

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Thousands of lights are used in the display and thousands more will be added to the Christmas scene thanks to a woman in Dagenham in Essex.

Joy said: “We found her on the internet and bought some of the Christmas decorations she was selling and she’s given us thousands of festive lights for free.

“We search all over the place for new decorations to make each year better than the last.”

People are invited to go along and enjoy the display this weekend from 1pm until 7pm. It will also be open on December 21, 22, 23 and on Christmas Eve.

There is no admission charge but visitors are asked to make a donation to the cancer charity.

For a charge of £2.50 children can meet Santa, have their picture taken with him and receive a gift.

Hot chocolate, tea, coffee and cupcakes are on sale and there is also a tombola.