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Jump In The Car, Here’s Where To Find The Gold Coast’s Best Christmas Lights

By Danielle Read
11th Dec 2019

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Buckle into your snack-filled car, crank the Bublé and squeal a little bit. It’s time to check out the most dazzling, magical and electricity bill exploding Christmas lights on the Gold Coast.

From merry, chortling Christmas trees to Santas sneakily packing gifts in windows and literally everything in between—if you think you’ve seen it all, think again. This year’s Gold Coast Christmas light displays have raised the candy cane bar to a whole new level.

Here they are, the very best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast for 2019. 

Forest Oak Drive

Upper Coomera

For the very best Gold Coast Christmas lights all in one place, scoot your sleigh straight to Forest Oak Drive. Boasting light displays that’ll get anyone’s bells jingling, Forest Oak’s bedazzled street is fit with synchronized singing Christmas trees, awe-inspiring light shows and blindingly beautiful icicle-lined homes. Park the car and wander on in. Yep, this one pulls a crowd, so you’ll need to trek a little way to ‘Candy Cane Lane.’ We recommend getting in early in best efforts to beat the merry rush of Christmas light lovers. FYI: If you’re not one for making multiple stops, Forest Oak Drive is a must visit and our top pick for Gold Coast Christmas lights in 2019.

98 Dipper Drive

Burleigh Waters

Rudolph’s made a stop at Burleigh Waters’ epic light display and you should, too. Dipper Drive’s number 98 is back at it like a re-gifter, and a finalist in the Mayor’s Panel top 12 picks for the second year in a row. Expect crystal blue lights raining from rooftops and a twinkle-filled trees. Pack your gingerbread man, ‘don your fluffy red hat and get amongst the merry times.

42 Volante Crescent 

Mermaid Waters

With a giant moonlit star, floating angels, plastered merry words and a full-blown manger, 42 Volante Crescent has truly decked the halls (the garage door and front garden, too) for a blindingly beautiful Christmas light display tucked away in Mermaid Waters. 

58 Salvado Drive 

Pacific Pines

We love that Christmas time makes it totally acceptable to ogle mansions. And that's exactly what Pac Pine offers in number 58’s 2019 edition of Christmas light bliss. Icicle-lined, perfectly clean gutters with dazzling gardens and even shooting stars. Number 58 Salvado Drive joins the top 12 picks from the Mayor’s panel for its castle-like arches, ginormous Santa and blowup entrance. Crack that eggnog if you’re feeling naughty, a jolly treats stocking if you’ve been nice and wander down by moonlight. 

12 Sundown Drive 

Paradise Point

Although it’s sitting lonesome on the street, 12 Sundowner Drive really pulls out all the stops. Like a giant Christmas star topper in a suburb of pine branches. Think mini electronic Santas climbing up and down ladders, parachuting bearded Father Christmas’s, a miniature merry roller coaster and teensy trains on train tracks! The more you look, the more you find. Grab a Maccas soft serve and visit this showstopper, among the best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast. 

16 Taupo Court


Taupo Court are back at it in 2019 with their strobing yard display that’ll make you ho-ho-hope they’ll return again in the years to come. You’ll find a dazzling symphony of glowing candy canes, gifts and glittering Christmas trees lining the roof at 16 Taupo Court. This is one heck of a festive display worth hitting the road for. 

Still got a hankering to check out more Christmas lights on the Gold Coast? Chuck a thumbs up over to the Gold Coast Christmas Lights Facebook page and visit their 2019 map for Christmas lights near you. Or view the remaining Mayor’s Panel Top 12 list and have a jolly good time judging for yourself. 

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. 

Image Credit: Unsplash 

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