Leumeah man sets up 47-foot Christmas tree

Christmas spirit: Matthew, Alecia, Thomas, Koah, Tayah and Kiara Choo are proud of their 47-foot Christmas tree in Leumeah. Picture: Chris Lane

Christmas spirit: Matthew, Alecia, Thomas, Koah, Tayah and Kiara Choo are proud of their 47-foot Christmas tree in Leumeah. Picture: Chris Lane

Matthew Choo might have just cemented himself the title of father of the year.

The Leumeah father-of-four promised his children that they would have the biggest Christmas tree in Macarthur this year - and he just might have lived up to his promise.

Mr Choo, with a little help from his friends, decorated a 47-foot tree in the family's yard to resemble a Christmas tree - complete with a star on top.

"I promised I would put some lights up this year as we just had a metal roof done so I promised the kids we'd also have the biggest Christmas tree in the area," he said.

"My wife said it would be a big task but I made a promise and I like to keep my promises.

"The tree sort of has that natural Christmas tree shape so it was pretty easy to design.

"I invited my mates around and we hired a cherry picker from Kennards Hire to string the lights on the tree and put the star on the top."

Mr Choo said there was about 5000 to 6000 lights on the tree and more being added as Christmas gets closer.

He said his children loved the spectacular display.

"They all love it - my eldest is in year five and she keeps coming up with even more ideas for next year," Mr Choo said.

"I think it's great too - I think it has actually brought the big kid out in me."

The festive light display has also allowed the Choo family to get to know some of their other neighbours.

"We have heaps of people stopping by when they see it all lit up and their kids get really excited," Mr Choo said.

"So many of my neighbours that I have never met before are coming by to introduce themselves and tell me how great they think it looks.

"All the kids on the street really love the tree too."

Macarthur has become known for its Christmas lights with residents in suburbs like Gregory Hills, The Cascades, Oran Park, Grasmere, Picton, Raby, Mount Annan, Campbelltown and more putting on extensive festive displays.

Camden and Wollondilly councils also run a Christmas light competition to encourage residents to all out with their displays.

Mr Choo said he was already thinking about next year's light extravaganza.

"I think we have a few ideas on how to make it even bigger next year," he said.

"My daughter mentioned a landing strip for Santa and more."

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