A QUIET residential street is once again aglow with Christmas spirit as a giant Rudolph has returned to light up the festive season.

The huge 15 ft illuminated reindeer is back at the home of the Kennair family in Grange Road, Bromley Cross, where it has been delighting visitors for the last five years.

Alongside the spectacular animal the family have decked the halls with a dazzling display boasting a whopping 16,000 LED lights and a 12 ft Santa’s sleigh.

Sadly, however, after half a decade of bringing festive joy to onlookers, the Kennair family fear this year may be Rudolph’s last after he required a fair amount of TLC and repairs.

Earlier this month a special switch on event was held, including a performance from Lostock’s Happy Voices Choir.

The lights will run every evening from sunset until late throughout December and visitors are welcome to go up the driveway to get a good look at the display and take photos, but are advised to take care as it can get slippy.

Johnny and Helen Kennair have been putting on an annual Christmas light display for over a decade to raise money for Bolton Hospice.

The illuminations are held in memory of Mrs Kennair’s mum, June Wall and her uncle, Philip Hobson; and so far have raised more than £3,750 for the hospice.

This year the family are hoping to break the £5,000 mark.

They said: “Thank you to every single one of our community who have year on year got behind this fundraiser and reminded us that community spirit still exists, and make this possible.”

Donations can be made at a collection box on the gate at the family’s home, or by visiting their JustGiving page ­— justgiving.com/fundraising/reindeerxmas.