Christmas is probably our favourite time of year – great weather, time with friends and family, presents and backyard cricket! There is just so much to love about the festive season, but probably the best part of the year for us is seeing the way people dress up their homes with decorations and lights to create little Christmas wonderlands!
We’ve scoured our local neighbourhoods and the internet (we don’t have special powers like Santa to see the whole country in less than a few hours!) to find some of the country’s most beautiful outdoor Christmas displays for you to visit with your loved ones.
The Boulevard, Ivanhoe
Image via foodrehab.com.au
The Boulevard in Ivanhoe lights up this time of year with most houses getting involved to create an incredible street-long display which attracts over 44,000 visitors each year!
Check out this great article in the Herald Sun about this year’s lights.
Allumba Drive, St Helena
The lovely people at Allumba Drive in St Helena put on their display from 8.45pm to 12.00pm every night in December right up to New Year’s Eve. Take a portable radio with you and tune it to 98.5FM to listen to the display’s music. Check out their Facebook page for more!
Gordon Grove, Preston
The guys at 47 Gordon Grove in Preston put on a big display each year, with over 40,000 computerised lights all synced to music. Head down after 8.45pm with your family and tune the radio to 97.5FM to hear the carols.
For more, check out their website, melbournechristmaslights.com.
New South Wales
Waratah St, North Bondi
Santa arrives Down Under in this fresh light display on Waratah Street in North Bondi. Here, Santa rides on the back of a ute lead by six white kangaroos! Click here for more information.
Drysdale Circuit, Beaumont Hills
The amazing Christmas display on Drysdale Circuit in Beaumont Hills is not to be missed, with an incredible light display, great music and even a Mr Whippy ice-cream van visiting the site on weekends! Great for both little and big kids! Go here for more information.
Mallee St, Quakers Hill
This is one incredibly bright display, and the residents of this house on Mallee St in Quakers Hill pay homage to a Northern Christmas by creating a beautiful wintry wonderland for you and your kids to explore. Make sure you bring a camera to take photos in Santa’s sleigh! Find out more here.
Bounty Street, Warrane
Explore the little Winter Wonderland in Bounty Street, Warrane with loads of illuminated animals and, of course, Santa and his sleigh. The display cascades from the roof and throughout the entire front garden! Find out more here.
Rudge Street, Woodridge
The owners at Rudge Street in Woodridge don’t want you to just sit in your car or stand out the front, so they’ve created a display which allows you and your children to explore a winter Christmas village. The display isn’t as flashy as the others, but you can get up close and play inside it! Click here for more.
Graceville Avenue, Graceville
This flashing display is synchronised to a fun set of music and is great to watch from afar or to get out and explore. A huge animated Christmas tree is the centrepiece of a must-see display! Take a look here for more.
Simone Crescent, Morphett Vale
There’s plenty to see on Simone Crescent in Morphett Vale with a number of houses putting on a beautiful display. It makes for a great night out with the kids! Head here for more information.
Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully
The display outside the Anglican Church in Perseverance Road, Tea Tree Gully, is a little different. There are several magical two metre-high lanterns creating an animated light show. It begins every fifteen minutes from 8.00pm until 10.00pm. Click here for details.
Fingleton Crescent, Gordon
22 Fingleton Crescent lights up every December with a sweet fairy light display choreographed to fun seventies music for a grooving Christmas! Click here for more information.
Tennyson Crescent, Forrest
This display is simply massive! With over 330,000 LED lights on top of 29 kilometres of string lights, this walk through display is a must for families in the nation’s capital. Entry is a gold coin donation with all proceeds going to Sids and Kids ACT. Click here for more information.
Dunn Court, Landsdale
There’s not just a winter wonderland light display on Dunn Court in Landsdale; your children will be able to meet Mrs Clause (Santa’s busy at his workshop). She hands out candy canes and tells a few Christmas stories. An interactive display, you can’t miss it. Head here for details.
Sierra Chase, Leeming
A shimmering display awaits on Sierra Chase in Leeming, with a more subtle but equally mesmerising light display with plenty of charm! Click here for more details.
Palmerston Crescent, Tapping
A beautiful display with fun lights, teddy bears and plenty of animation, the light show on Palmerston Crescent is all for a good cause. When visiting, drop some spare change into the donation bucket, with all funds going to the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation! Head here for details.
Do you know of any great Christmas light displays in your area? Let us know the details in the comments section below or on our Facebook page! We’d LOVE to see photos!
Looking for more inspiration?
Check out our other resources for more inspiration on making the most of your outdoor lifestyle:
- Giving a donation to a worthy cause is part of the Christmas spirit! Host your own charity party with our essential guide
- A night time walk through a Christmas-lit street is a sure-fire way to calm your nerves. Here are some other outdoor ideas for stress relief
- Finish off your night-time Christmas walk with a backyard camping adventure or a moonlight cinema event screening your favourite Christmas flick!