<p>The house of Helen and John Attlesey in Soham, Cambridgeshire&nbsp;</p>
24 December 2020

Now that’s what you call Christmas lights: the most festive houses in the UK

Christmas decorations have brought some much-needed light to the dark winter nights this festive season.

While the lights in the West End of London celebrated the nation’s coronavirus heroes, such as NHS volunteer responder Anis Ali, creative types elsewhere were busy lifting spirits with illuminated marmots and dinosaurs.

Here are some of the highlights.

Wollaton Hall in Nottingham was transformed into a festive outdoor light installation 

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While a pair of 16ft illuminated Marmots – Marmite and Meribel – appeared in Alton, Hampshire, as part of the town’s MarmART trail 

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Lights cascade from a heritage tree during Christmas At Kew at the Royal Botanic Gardens in London

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While Elena and Lulu Kingstone, left to right, enjoyed hanging lanterns, also at the botanic gardens 

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Visitors to Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling were treated to a trail dotted with life-sized dinosaurs

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While NHS volunteer responder Anis Ali saw his name up in lights as London’s West End celebrated the nation’s heroes this Christmas season

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The capital’s Carnaby Christmas installation for 2020 featured words of hope and empowerment

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London’s tallest LED Christmas tree, titled Aurora Arbour, formed part of the United In Light display at the Royal Triangle in Wembley Park 

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In Soham, Cambridgeshire, Helen and John Attlesey spread a little cheer decorating their home with hundreds of Christmas lights

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While Stan Yanetta, from South Tyneside, spent three weeks transforming his house with Christmas lights and decorations for members of the public to enjoy 

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And David Pratt said he had adorned his property in York with more than 35,000 outdoor lights for his festive display 

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The cranes of Harland and Wolff shipyard were recreated as Christmas decorations and hung in front of Belfast City Hall 

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While festive decorations lit up a quieter than usual Albert Dock in Liverpool during the recent four-week national lockdown in England 

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And rainbow-coloured Christmas displays were reflected in a window in Belgravia in London 

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