A MARRIED couple has been putting on a dazzling Christmas display to spread festive cheer for residents living near and far.

For 21 consecutive years, Ann and Barry Hill have pulled out all the stops to create their very own winter wonderland — all for the sheer joy of it.

Mr and Mrs Hill, aged 67 and 62 respectively, have even managed to bring their neighbour on board, with the two brightly-lit properties in Birks Drive, Brandlesholme, drawing the crowds year on year.

Daughter Leanne Marie said: "My parents have done this all their lives.

"Hundreds of people, babies and 100-year-olds alike, have visited over the years. People come from near, far and wide to see the display.

"Mum and dad love doing this because they love the smiles and joy it brings to people and their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren."

Mrs Hill, a PA for people with disadvantages, added: "We do it for the sheer joy of it and to see the happy, smiling faces of young and old."

This year, the couple has chosen a Frozen theme for their snow scene, which features Elsa, Olaf the snowman, reindeer and more. Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus have also been given pride of place, with a nutcracker soldier also making an appearance.

Twinkling blue icicle lights adorn the walls at the front and side of the house, while candy canes line the path to the door.

Visiting children have been exploring the trail and asking to have their photo taken with Mrs Hill's homemade Santa.

The colourful exhibition, complete with Santa's workshop, Christmas trees and elves, has taken about one month to put together. Next door, a neighbour has chosen to light her front garden and roof up to the theme of 'old world'.

Dozens of people have already taken to social media to praise the couple for their hard work and seasonal masterpiece.

Responses include that the lights "have the wow factor", are "beautiful, amazing, awesome".

The couple say their electricity bill only goes up by about £5 to £10 per week over the festive period.

The lights were switched on between 5pm-10pm Monday to Friday in the lead up to Christmas, and 5pm-11pm at weekends. They were also open to the public 5pm-late on Christmas Eve.

There is one last chance for visitors to see the display on New Year's Eve, 5pm-late.