It’s that special time of year, the time when you eat as much ham/seafood/turkey/pork/scones as your body can handle.
It’s also a time when some crazy cats get out in the front yard and string up an absolute ton of lights, making their power bill soar to new heights.
These absolute legends are doing it all for you, so here are the best streets in Melbourne to check out Christmas lights.
This computerized light show has been going for yonks so its no surprise they are back for 2020. Pop down to Kew and be greeted with 80,000 flashing LED’s dancing to your favourite tunes. Dial your radio in and watch from your car or come admire from the footpath! A few houses in the surrounding streets often join in the festive spirit, so have a wander around—you never know what you may see. More Details.
A favourite past-time in the Northern ‘burbs, this house in Greenvale is back on again and will not disappoint. Down at Glencairn Drive you’ll be treated to a garden full of lights with sparkling ornaments and some pretty amazing hand-built Christmas villages. In fact, the owners of this property have decorated their entire front windows with various moving Christmas scenes for all ages to enjoy. More Details
9 Warwick Close
Wantirna lives in the memory of many Christmas Lights enthusiasts, long-gone but well remembered, the marvellous display at Jenola Pde often made headlines around the city for decades. Wantirna isn’t off the map though, and a dedicated homeowner at Warwick Close is making sure of it. Tucked away out of sight in a quite court, you’ll be greeted with heaps of decorations, flashing lights, music and inflatables. More Details.
Unfortunately, the local council pulled the pin on Narre Warren's famous Hugo Court lights in 2018. But it's still worth heading out to check displays on Clarissa Court, Barondi Avenue, and Edmonds Street.
If you’re visiting Warwick Close then definitely include this stop at Carramar Court, only a few minutes away. You’ll be delighted at this beautiful arrangement of lights & decorations, including a moving Santa! More Details.
This is a display that all ages will appreciate. Meticulously planned, lights dazzle the entire length of the property and accompany various Christmas scenes located throughout the driveway and garden. Come and watch from the fence and enjoy the sights and sounds. More Details.
This unique Christmas Display down in Coburg is sure to surprise. The first thing you’ll notice as you walk up the drive is the attention to detail, it’s a Christmas wonderland on a miniature scale. Check out the Light Show, Santa's house, reindeer with sled, animated bears and a moving Christmas train! A friendly owner who’s passionate about Christmas. More Details.
A favourite for locals and traveller’s alike, this funky display has been going for years. Come stand at the fence and gaze down the drive, lined with lights, decorations and glowing Christmas characters. There is heaps to see at this house and if you look long enough you may even spot Santa with his reindeer! More Details.
This is a local gem out south-west Melbourne. A neat and pretty display with lots of colours and Christmas-y things to see. More Details.
A fun and festive display with a MASSIVE LED Christmas Tree mounted on the garage. In fact, there are thousands of Christmas lights oozing off the roof, down the walls and into the garden. You’ll also spot a Train and Ferris Wheel at this carnival of lights in the Northern burbs. More Details.
Come check out #thebigredtreeonaintree, located on the corner of Aintree and Marlow Streets. You'll find roof decorations, blow ups, wooden cut outs, lights and more. If you come on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you'll also hear Christmas carols. More Details.
These guys out in the Eastern ‘burbs have been putting on quite the creative display for the last few years and are becoming a bit of a local gem. Come down and enjoy not just 40,000 flashy LED’s, heaps of Christmas characters and carols, but new for 2020 is the naughty ‘Elf on the Shelf’… see if you spot what naughty antics he’s up to! More Details
So there you have it, Melbourne’s best Christmas Light displays for 2020. If you’re a Christmas Lights fanatic and keen to make a night of it, make sure you head over to Christmas Light Search where you can find hundreds more on their Melbourne Christmas Lights Map.
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