Hume home owners planning to deck their houses in Christmas lights are being urged to think about traffic and pedestrian safety before switching on their displays.

The council is asking residents of homes with high volumes of visitors to get in touch with the council’s traffic management team ahead of the festive season to discuss any safety concerns.

Mayor Geoff Porter said the council could help residents ensure traffic around popular Christmas light displays was safely managed.

“Council knows that many residents go through weeks, months and sometimes years of effort to put together some magnificent displays,” he said.

“The last thing anyone wants is for someone to be hurt or injured on their way to see a Christmas light display.”

The council is also calling on residents to ensure they are aware of traffic as they make their way around the neighbourhood displays.

Cr Porter reminded drivers to be courteous and considerate of others, ensuring they park legally, without blocking footpaths, driveways or roads.

“As with every year, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the city’s Christmas light displays safely,” he said.

“Families visiting displays need to ensure younger children are supervised at all time, especially when walking to and from Christmas light displays.”