The Christmas magic has returned to York’s most festive street.
Last year, Twinpike Way in Haxby had to stay dark due to the pandemic restrictions.
But this year, it is again transformed into Twinklepike Way, the most merry and bright street you can imagine.
Residents have transformed the cul-de-sac with thousands of lights and hundreds of decorations. Householders old and new have festooned their homes and gardens with snowmen, shooting stars and of course Santa.
It takes about three weeks to sort, and attracts people from far and wide.
“We started 19 years ago,” said one of the original Twinklepikers, Alan Reed. “Obviously, we’ve changed personnel now and again, people have moved out, but the ones that come in generally have taken over again.”
The total raised before this year was a whopping £83,000. That is split between two main charities, St Leonard’s Hospice and the Yorkshire Air Ambulance, plus some other local good causes.
For the first time this year you can donate online via the TwinklePike Way Just Giving page, as well as in the collection box on the street.
Visitors are welcome every night through December – the lights go on at 4pm and go off at 10pm.