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Enter A World Of LEDs At The Hunter Valley Gardens’ Insane Christmas Lights Spectacular

By Sammy Preston
11th Dec 2020

Two people in front of a globe of blue LED lights.
Two people in front of a globe of blue LED lights.

Yep, it’s that time of year again. Mariah is crooning over the stereo at Bunnings, there’s a wall of panettone at your favourite deli, and you’re officially allowed to eat all the chocolate in your advent calendar. It’s also time for Sydney suburbs to start twinkling with wild displays of Christmas-themed LEDs and fat blow-up Santas.

And while some streets in this city make a real show of it (you can check out a full list of the best streets here), there’s one display of Christmas lights that really, truly trumps them all—and if you’re up for the journey outta town, it’s an absolute must-see.

Nestled amongst the hills of the Hunter Valley wine region is the Hunter Valley Gardens’ Christmas Light Spectacular. It’s the largest display of Christmas lights in the Southern Hemisphere (just casually), featuring a cool 3 million lights. 

As well as a walk-through bauble and a lovers' tunnel of hearts, 20 brand new displays have been added this year. 

Cure your travel bug with the "Around the World" display, which features the Eiffel Tower, the and London’s Big Ben, as well as a couple of more home-bound icons like the Opera House and Sydney Tower (which, let's be real, is actually called Centrepoint Tower). There's also an 8-metre tall Christmas tree, a giant teddy bear, and a giant castle—all waiting to grace your Insta feed. 

The whole display lights up nightly from 6pm, and will be twinkling all the way into 2021 when it finishes on Tuesday 26 January. Grab your tickets here

The Details

What: Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular 
When: Nightly, from 6.30pm - 10.30pm, until Tuesday 26 January, 2021
Where: Hunter Valley Gardens, Pokolbin
Tickets: Here

Staying in the Hunter Valley? Check out our recent guide to the Hunter's best wineries and hidden gems

Image credit: Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular 

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