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Brisbane’s Best Christmas Lights To Jump In The Car For

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It's that time of year again. Bust out the Mariah Carey playlist, slap on a (seasonally inappropriate) Christmas sweater, load up on eggnog and mince pies and pause your cheesy Christmas movie binge-fest courtesy of Netflix, because it's time to head out to find Brisbane’s best Christmas lights for 2023.

Whatever suburb you’re in, however far you’re keen to travel (or not), there’s a street packed with blinking LED goodness ready for your gawking, and we at Urban List have driven the streets to find some of the best. Start planning your route, because these are the streets to see. 

Did we miss any? Send an email to editorbne@theurbanlist.com with the address and an image of any houses you think should be on the list and we'll scope them out. We'll be updating this list regularly.

Best Christmas Lights Brisbane North


Image credit: 12 Bedarra Crescent, Burpengary | Supplied 

Albany Creek, Bridgeman Downs And Aspley

Expect seriously bedazzled windows and driveways worthy of sunglasses in Albany Creek and Bridgeman Downs where plenty of houses have lighting displays worth writing to Santa about. In Albany Creek, drive by 24 Somerset Court, 10 Longreef Court and 21 Keong Road, while over in Aspley, Stoneycroft Street is where you’ll find one house that has synced their lights to a Christmas music playlist—tune in via your radio and stay for hours. And in Bridgeman Downs, you must check out Myall Place—they've seriously gone all out.

Bracken Ridge, Bald Hills And Carseldine 

Over in Bald Hills, Paladin Place in Bald Hills is an annual favourite, and they’re back on the top Brisbane Christmas lights route for 2023 with Brad’s Xmas Lights, an epic synchronised light show set to music. If you’re heading that way, we also hear that you’ll find brilliant displays at 6 Topham Street  and 23 Arnica Crescent, not to mention .

Everton Park, Stafford And Grange 

Unwilling to drive more than 20 minutes? We feel you—although heading way out to the ‘burbs definitely holds the highest reward. But there are a few displays closer to the centre of town that are just as illuminating, especially those at 27 Minimine Street  in Stafford, Heysen Street, Hornby Street and Bunny Street in Everton Park and 48 Daisy Street in Grange. 

Banyo And Northgate 

You'll want to stop and stay a while at 33 Parker Avenue in Northgate—lights, music and visuals combine here for a traffic stopping show (seriously, you can watch it here). Since you’re out that way, you'll find more dazzling displays at 4 Huron Street and 8 Witt Street in Banyo.

Others

Not grouped together neatly but no less worthy of inclusion are the displays you’ll find at 34-38 Sugarloaf Street in Wavell Heights (it’s a doozy) and 86 College Way in Boondall. And if you’re willing to drive a whole lot further north, 12 Bedarra Crescent in Burpengary took out the KIIS KIISmas Lights competition AGAIN this year. 

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Best Christmas Lights Brisbane South

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Image credit: 101 Kempsie Road, Mt Gravatt | Facebook

Mount Gravatt 

Tee up the Michael Buble for drive to 101 Kempsie Road in Mount Gravatt where you’ll find a Christmas light display that is surely visible from space, and stop in at 31 and 74 Lindwall Street while you’re there. 

Browns Plains, Hillcrest and Drewvale 

The south side has definitely stepped it up this year, and is worth a drive down the M1. If you head for 6 Alrak Avenue in Browns Plains and 4 Gregory Close in Drewvale, you’ll find the lights worth the trip. 

Coopers Plains, Runcorn And Calamvale 

If you don't want to go quite so far south, the 'burbs around Sunnybank are far enough, with some pretty impressive displays at 33 Mannington Road and 42 Longford Crescent in Acacia Ridge, and 52 Orania Crescent in Calamvale. If you make to just one house though, make it 10 Keeling Street in Coopers Plains—there is not a square inch of this residence that isn't covered in neon lights. 

Logan

The Logan ‘burbs are probably going to see a spike in electricity usage this month, with multiple houses across the area putting on epic displays. They need to be seen to be believed, so just plan a route that hits 11 Loane Drive in Edens Landing, 23 Homestead Street in Marsden, 7 Benarkin Close in Waterford, 40 Gem Circuit and 27 Isla Street in Park Ridge and 73 Timor Avenue in Loganholme. 

Best Christmas Lights Brisbane East


Image credit: Birkalla Street, Bulimba | Facebook 

Alexandra Hills And Capalaba

People come from near and far to see the lights displays in this neck of the woods. Spend a festive eve in Alexandra Hills’ Ashbury Court and Classic Court, where you’ll find entire cul de sacs lit up bright enough to be seen from space. Make sure you also stop by 52 Bluebell Street, Eton Court and 7 Polperro Court for their blinding displays. Meanwhile in Capalaba, Tipperary Court is the place to be, and you’ll probably find half the neighbourhood there mesmerised by the multiple light displays any given night before Christmas, if they’re not at 27 Greenfield Road, which has a light display synchronised to music. Oh and if you head just a little further east, you’ll find 6 Bainbridge Street East in Ormiston worth the detour. 

Redland Bay

Well ho ho ho, Redland Bay residents go all out for Christmas and we are here for it. If you’re short on time, Huntly Place is the place to be, with over half a dozen houses competing with each other to be the best of the best. Dory Close is another to wander through while you’re out there, and 6 Balsam Street and 17 Fairway Drive should also be on your hitlist.

Morningside, Bulimba And Carina

The inner east side has well and truly joined the Brisbane Christmas lights party in 2022, and you’ll find festive displays at 7 Merry Street and Birkalla Street in Bulimba and 81 Stephens Street in Morningside, as well as 242 Stanley Road in Carina. 

Wynnum And Tingalpa

Baysiders, you are one truly lucky bunch when Christmas rolls round—the east side really goes to town with their decorations. You’ll find blinding displays at 19 Nemarra Street in Wynnum West and 23 Abbeyfeale Street, 5 Isobel Street and 90 Macleay Crescent in Tingalpa—but if that’s not enough for you, just keep heading south.  

Mt Cotton 

If you can find the time for a trip to Mt Cotton this festive season, you’ll find it well worth the time (and petrol), with displays at 8 Myrtle Place and 16 Elkhorn Street that are sure to bring you some much needed cheer. 

Best Christmas Lights Brisbane West

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Image credit: Ferdinando Street, Pallara | Facebook 

Mt Ommaney And Surrounds 

Nothing can prepare you for the kaleidoscopic light overload at 20 Curragnudi Road in Jindalee, a local favourite (and soon to be yours). Charge those phone batteries because we guarantee you’ll be on the ‘gram religiously. On your way out, stop at 17 Everard Street in Westlake for eye-popping festivities, as well as 15 Bogong Street in Riverhills and Mistral Street in Jamboree Heights. Nearby in Middle Park, 4 Burwick Close is also worth a pitstop for their synchronised light display, and 71 McPherson Road in Sinnamon Park is another must see. 

Forest Lake 

Heading as far west as Forest Lake? Good decision—55 Brushwood Circuit, 38 Harrison Crescent and 6 Rise Place Heathwood have some dazzling displays that might catch your eye as you drive by, while Ferdinando Street, Pallara is also worth a detour.

Ipswich 

If you’re a local of the Switch or you’re willing to make the drive, the displays out here will make it worth your while. Some of the best we’ve found are on Mahogany Street in Raceview and at 1 Paul Tully Avenue in Collingwood Park, while parents of Frozen fans (so every child in Brisbane) should make a beeline for Louisa Place in Karalee where there is an entire Frozen-themed display. 

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