By Tricia Mifsud
Romsey residents and businesses have once again embraced the Christmas spirit, participating in the Christmas in Romsey Light and Decorations Competition 2021.
First, second and third prizes were awarded to the best homes and businesses decorated, while a first place prize was awarded to the best fence/gate/hedge decorated as judged by three independent judges.
Deborah and Phil Young took out the best home decorated, with Ben Feldtman, and Luke and Rebecca Parks being recognised as second and third places respectively.
Old Mates Café was awarded the best business decorated, with Back to Business and Ruby Blu Hairdressing awarded second and third places respectively.
Old Mates Café was a crowd pleaser this year with its Grinch- themed Christmas decorations and was also awarded people’s choice for best business and best Christmas tree.
Christmas in Romsey is an annual event held by the town, sponsored by Romsey IGA, where businesses and homes come together for a weekend of festive celebrations, with the lights and decorations competition a much- anticipated part of the event’s program.