The Belgian village of Hamme-Mille turned Christmas central on Saturday when “Elf Serge” turned on larger than 25,000 lights in his garden.
The present by the Belgian aeronautical engineer, generally called Serge Hennebel outside the festive season, brings visitors from internationally to his small garden, some 15 km from Brussels.
“There is a guest book full of nice comments from visitors from all over the world, Japan, USA, Canada, Brazil …,” Hennebel, who has been putting on the large present for a decade, suggested Reuters.
There is an enormous tree and 15 people act as “elves”. In 2013 he put in observe to tour the garden. Santa himself presided over a wedding there in 2017.
Hennebel’s winter wonderland moreover choices a uniquely Belgian contact with decorations resembling a festively dressed Manneken Pis, the Brussels statue of a peeing boy.