Ham & High: ‘That’s what Christmas is all about’: Highgate home’s festive lights bring community together


A dazzling display of Christmas lights outside a Highgate home is once again brightening up community spirits – but this year inspired by two local children with rare genetic conditions.

Santas, reindeers and festive figurines are illuminating a house in Hillway for the tenth year running, and this time around neighbours have clubbed together to fundraise for charity – inspired by Gibson, 16, and Lotta, 11. 

Gibson has Phelan-McDermid syndrome which affects his communication, cognitive development and mobility.

Lotta, who lives in Highgate and goes to Richard Cloudesley School in Islington, has Rett syndrome which has left her unable to walk or talk.


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