A Christmas-mad Hamilton dad has confirmed his hugely popular charity lights event is to return this year.

And he has promised it will be bigger and better than ever before.

Iain Fleming is delighted to be able to illuminate his home with thousands of glittering lights again this Christmas, with money raised from his kind-hearted efforts going to the Les Hoey DreamMaker Foundation.

The dad-of-three was forced to cancel last year's switch on event - which sees hundreds of locals flock to outside his home - due to the global pandemic, instead hosting a virtual switch-on which saw people across the globe tuning in to see his spectacular display.

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Now he is aiming for this year's huge light up event to take place on Sunday, November 14.

It will see hundreds of Lanarkshire locals turn up outside his new Hamilton home, now on Alness Terrace, to witness the turn on as months of hard work come to fruition as Iain lights up the skies with his festive twinkling display.

Iain told Lanarkshire Live : "All going well there will be an official switch on this year. We are still in early stages of planning but it’s going to be a switch on to remember.

Iain and his family.

"Our planned date is for Sunday, November 14 with the lights going on at 6pm along with the ‘snow’. Music will start at 5.30pm with the fab Stevie Lennon on the decks.

"Our chosen charity this is the fantastic Les Hoey MBE DreamMaker Foundation SCIO who we have supported for the last few years. The DreamMakers work miracles to give terminally ill kids their dreams come true.

"Please note the lights this year are at a new location in Alness Terrace, Hamilton, ML3 6TQ. However, this is only five minutes from the old location and we cannot wait to see everyone.

"We missed last year due to the coronavirus siuation, so let’s make this a switch on one to remember."

His lights are impressive and take months to set up.

This will be the twelfth year Iain has put on a charity display, having raised thousands of pounds over the years for Les' charity, who make wishes come true for sick kids.

He uses thousands of bulbs and takes weeks of meticulous planning to erect the display perfectly for the public.

Iain asks that visitors on the night or during November and December simply make a donation to his charity buckets/tins.

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