“DECK the halls” is a Christmas phrase one man has taken very seriously this festive season.

Southampton resident Danny Klopper is illuminating the city’s roads with his extravagantly decorated cars.

The 45-year-old Papa John’s employee has adorned his cars with Christmas lights to spread joy.

This is not the first time Danny has gone all out for the festive period, and he is excited to return to the roads to spread joy. 

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Danny said: “I came up with the idea of the Christmas cars last year because with Covid and everything that was going on, I saw that people were depressed because their normal routine stopped.

“At the time I was working in Romsey and still going out and about for work, and I thought ‘why can’t I put a smile on people’s faces while doing my job?’.”

And putting a smile on people's faces Danny did. 

His idea was a success and he thrilled several people across Southampton and further afield with his Christmas creation.

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The popularity of Danny's brainchild last year inspired him to once again decorate his car.

And this year he wasn't the only family member involved - he encouraged his wife to decorate her car as extravagantly as his own. 

Both family cars are now covered in multi-coloured lights, all the way from the wheels to the bonnets. 

Danny said: “I turn the lights on when I’m going out to work and when my wife goes out, she’ll turn hers on.

“If we go out somewhere in the car, providing it’s dark enough, you can bet your life we will be putting on the lights.

Daily Echo: Danny Klopper with his Christmas carsDanny Klopper with his Christmas cars (Image: Danny Klopper)

“I am one of those people who thinks about everybody else, and I want to see people smile when they see our cars at night.

“It’s unfair to have something this nice and not share it with everybody.”

Danny and his wife often drive through Eastleigh, Totton, and Thornhill, so residents can expect to see them in the evenings and at night in the lead-up to Christmas.

Both plan to keep the lights on until the New Year period and hope to make it an annual spectacle. 

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