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Rapt2015 lights up Mosman homes and businesses

13 November 2015

Mosman Council is helping Mosman residents and businesses to get into the festive spirit by expanding its much-loved Christmas decorating competition Rapt to include residential properties and new business categories.

Launched in 2011, Rapt has become a festive tradition in Mosman’s retail precincts, creating a memorable experience for both locals and visitors.

“Council is very pleased to partner with the Mosman Chamber of Commerce and The Mosman Daily yet again to deliver Rapt2015 to help bring the spirit of Christmas to Mosman,” said Mosman Mayor Peter Abelson.

“Rapt helps to ensure our retail precincts are looking suitably festive and this year’s new element – the RAPT Residential Competition – will provide an opportunity for residents to participate and be in the running for some great prizes.”

Residential categories and prizes include:

Best Residential Property – Lighting Display

  • $250 voucher for lunch or dinner at Public Dining Room, sponsored by Public Dining Room and Mosman Council
  • Zoo Family Pass valued at $129.60, sponsored by Taronga Zoo

Best Residential Property – People’s Choice (voting opens Sat 5 Dec)

  • Christmas Hamper valued at $200, sponsored by Fourth Village Providore and Mosman Council
  • Zoo Family Pass valued at $129.60, sponsored by Taronga Zoo

The competition is also open to all businesses with a street or public frontage in Mosman with categories including best overall display, best lighting and most sustainable display, plus a participants’ prize draw in which every business has a chance to win. Business categories and prizes include:

Overall Winner – Christmas Window Display

  • Box seats for 5 people at an upcoming Sydney FC game valued at $250, sponsored by St George Bank
  • $500 voucher to use on your next P&O cruise, sponsored by Cruiseabout Mosman and P&O Cruises

Best Lighting Display

  • Bowls and canapes for 10 people valued at $300, sponsored by Warringah Bowls Mosman

Most Sustainable Display

  • $300 voucher to Fish and Co, Sustainable Seafood Café in Annandale

Participants Draw Award
Sapori 5 course degustation dinner for two people, sponsored by Ormeggio At The Spit

To be eligible for Rapt judging and prizes businesses and residents need to register via the online entry form at by Friday 4 December.

For more information, including terms and conditions go to