Serendipity and fate bring tinsel to Toodyay

By Ieva Tomsons

SEAN Byron (51), a serious business man who believes in ghosts, serendipity and fate, has created a Christmas emporium that draws thousands of tourists to Toodyay each year.

Visitors to Richard’s Christmas 360 enter a winter wonderland where 75,000 artfully arranged items twinkle under nearly 6000 fairy lights installed by Sean who started his professional life as an electrician.

“I always wanted to be an electrician and to know how things work.”

At age four he was dismantling power points with a knife and was happier playing with toasters and extension cords than toys.