The countdown to Christmas has begun and Wheatbelt South communities are gearing up to celebrate with lights. Corrigin will sparkle in the east, with community members and local businesses invited to register in this year’s competition. The 2023 winners will be decided by public vote at the Corrigin Park Party, which wakes place form 5pm on December 8 at Apex Park. Santa will be on hand to help celebrate during an evening of live music and family fun. People can register for the competition via firstname.lastname@example.org. In the Wheatbelt South heartland, the Shire of Narrogin Christmas Lights Competition is back to give residents of Highbury and Narrogin a chance to spread some cheer and win some prizes. Registration isn’t required and anyone with a light display out the front has a chance to win. First-, second- and third-place winners will receive Narrogin Chamber of Commerce vouchers and a voucher will also be awarded to the best NCC member business display. The title of Best Street is also up for grabs and people can nominate their favourite lights by contacting the Shire via Facebook or email. Judging will take place in Narrogin and Highbury between 7-9pm on December 7-12. The nearby Shire of Wickepin community has also been invited to hit the switch and get into the spirit a $250 first-place prize for its Christmas Light Competition. The runner-up will win $150 while third place will receive $100. Registration is required, forms can be found on the Shire of Wickepin website, closing on December 8.