It's that time of year again. Bust out the Mariah, 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 for some Christmas lights.
Unfortunately this year’s annual Gold Coast Christmas lights competition has been cancelled—which means that the legendary Forest Oak Drive (AKA Candy Cane Lane) will not be lit this year—but that hasn’t stopped some people from putting on some seriously impressive displays.
Here are some of the best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast for 2020.
Rudolph’s made a stop at Drumbeat Place’s epic light display and you should, too. Giant candy canes, neon signs and twinkling lights. Oh and is that Santa in a little helicopter?
4 Santa Clara Rise
This house on Santa Clara Rise (aka Santa Claus Lane) will make all your Christmas light display dreams come true. An inflatable Santa arch, teeny Santas, big Santas...the more you look, the more you’ll find. Grab a Maccas soft serve and visit this showstopper.
With an absolutely giant inflatable snowman and strobing lights synchronised to 19 songs (yes, you read that right), Bauman Place has truly decked the halls (the garage door and front garden, too) for a blindingly beautiful Christmas light display tucked away in Upper Coomera.
26 Jagera Drive
Jagera Drive is bringing the goods with another stunning display this year with crystal blue and fuschia lights raining from rooftops and a twinkle-filled trees. Pack your gingerbread man, don your fluffy red hat and get amongst the merry times.
Several houses on Salvado Drive in Pacific Pines have upped their Christmas light game this year and we’re here for it. Expect giant Santas, reindeers and some magnificently flashing lights. Pass the popcorn and enjoy the show.
The Christmas lights display on Waigeo Street is so cute we could die. Colourful lights, adorable Santas and charming little signs...plus you really can’t beat Santa in a Kombi. Max adorable levels.
15 Wunburra Circle
A giant reindeer and Santa Claus? You spoil us, 15 Wunburra Circle. The strobing, glittering fairy lights are pleasant and impressive, without being too aggressive. We stan a uniform colour scheme.
If you’re on the hunt for a sparkling extravaganza, look no further than Adelaide Crescent in Ormeau Hills. An army of glowing snowmen, a strobing North Pole sign, twinkling stars and snowflakes...you definitely can’t miss this house, it’s literally lighting up the whole street.
68 Mortensen Road
68 Mortensen Road was runner up in the Christmas Lights competition last year and it’s back again this year with an Australian-themed display in Nerang. Buckle into your snack-filled car and crank the Bublé.
2 Underhill Place
Check out a dazzling display of Santa’s rocket sleigh (it’s impressive, trust us) at 2 Underhill Place. Crack that eggnog if you’re feeling naughty, a jolly treat stocking if you’ve been nice, and wander down by moonlight.
26 Mountain Ash Circuit
Strobing lights, glittering trees and an impressive array of Christmas-themed figures (complete with a giant glowing Grinch); 26 Mountain Ash Circuit in Robina is racking up a killer electricity bill to bless us with this Christmas lights goodness, so make sure to check it out.
A very impressive Christmas light show is going on at Dabchick Street that's giving us all the Christmas feels. The strobing house display will make you ho-ho-hope they’ll return again in the years to come.
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 2020 map for Christmas lights near you.
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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