If you’ve already cracked into the ham, bought out Woolworth’s seafood section and unwrapped a few presents, don’t worry, you still have other fun Christmas stuff to do too. Our personal favourite has to be checking out all the awesome Christmas light installations popping up around the Coast.
Here’s where to find the best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast this year.
If you’re on your way back to the southern end from Movie World's White Christmas, check out Morgan Court for your evening dose of twinkling. One of the top 12 houses to have a look at, according to the Mayor’s Panel, visit nearby finalists in Shelduck Street with a truck driving Santa out the front and the completely magical Jagera Drive with polar bears, angels, reindeers and big stars.
Forest Oak Drive
Lit up with a sea of dazzling lights, Forest Oak Drive really puts on a show! The entire street does not take Christmas cheer lightly, with light displays teamed with synchronised music. Park the car and go for a wander down this bedazzled street with a reputation for serious decorations.
Ok so this isn’t a house, but the UGG Store is putting on such an epic Christmas light display it absolutely deserved a spot on this list. More than four months in planning, the store will turn on their lights this Friday November 30th. There’s an impressive three-story Christmas tree on the roof as well as a distinct Aussie nod with six white kangaroos. While you’re there, take a wander down nearby Lemana Lane where the gang at Hotel Miami and Granddad Jacks are getting into the Christmas light spirit too.
Don’t worry Coombabah, we haven’t forgotten about you. You’ll find huge reindeer on the front lawn of 16 Toupo Court, star-topped trees and Santas playing in the front yard. A seriously cute festive display if you find yourself on the north side.
How great is it that Christmas time makes it totally acceptable to ogle mansions? That's exactly what Pac Pine offers. Icicle-lined, perfectly clean gutters with dazzling gardens and even shooting stars. You won’t want to miss this one.
The grand champion of 2014 and 2015 and the original Christmas light fanatics, check out 37 Eugaree Street to see what they’re getting up to this year. While you’re in the area, 70 Melinda Street has completely lit up their pad and even has a little treat shack out the front.
Southerners can cruise past Burleigh Waters’ epic light displays too. Dabchick’s pulled out all the stops with a blue and purple theme and are even synced up to some tunes which will have you swaying to Michael Bublé in no time.
At Clematis Court, the entire street gets into the festive spirit, bringing you some of the best Christmas lights on the Coast. Three Rigel Court at Varsity is filling your stocking with the good vibes too this Christmas, just rubbing in our faces that mansions can dress up too.
Beauty Point Drive
Palms wrapped in Christmas lights, suspended icicles and a garage door decorated in so much bling that you’ll see the owners parking curbside, Beauty Point Drive has gone all out and has been beautified all over the place. Sneak a peek on your way home from late night shopping at Robina Town Centre and be mesmerised by an absolute banger of a light show.
Sunsets drinks on the beach in Summer with some nibbles…you just can't beat it. But don't call it a night just yet, take a stroll down Oceanic Drive in Mermaid Waters instead. Expect seriously bedazzled windows and a driveway worthy of sunglasses.
Inching closer to Christmas Day and you already have hives thinking about catering for the fussy family? Let someone else do the cooking this year with the best venues offering Christmas Day lunch on the Coast.
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