If you’ve already cracked into the ham, bought out Woolworth’s seafood section and unwrapped a coupla pressies, don’t worry, you still have other fun Christmas stuff to do too.
This year’s Gold Coast Christmas Lights Comp is running from Monday 18 December right up until Sunday 24 December. Celebrate rising electricity costs by watching other people splurge on theirs—all in the name of Christmas. And vote for your fave to go in the draw to win a thousand bucks. Winning!
You ready? Here’s where to find the best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast this year.
If 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 ol’ stars reflecting off your face.
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. Grab a park and go for a wander down this bedazzled street with a reputation for serious decos.
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 Chrissy display if you find yourself on the north side.
The grand champ of 2014 and 2015 and the OG 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. Making the Mayor’s top 12, 104 Dipper Drive and 16 Dabchick Drive go head to head for a light up-off that you have just gotta see to believe. 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 boogying to Michael Buble like it’s 2009.
The Norz is bringing the goods again this year. A fave among locals, follow your guiding light to Applecross Way and leave with your apples anything but cross. One of the best options to check out Christmas lights on the Gold Coast!
This entire street gets into the spirit of things, bringing you some of the best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast. Three Rigel Court at Varsity is filling your stocking with the good vibes this Christmas, just rubbing in our faces that mansions can dress up too.
Beauty Point Drive
Palms wrapped in Chrissy 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 damn 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.
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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