The Ultimate Christmas Lights Guide
Christmas is a fun and very busy time for parents, but we know you still want to make the festive season a magical time for your kids, and we know after all of that gift shopping, you’re probably looking for cheap entertainment. Look no further than Christmas lights! They’re everywhere, they’re always incredible to look at, and all you need is a full tank of petrol (and some very active kiddos that are ready to walk heaps). To save you some time and avoid disappointments, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best Christmas light hot spots all around Sydney.
The Hills District
Ahh, suburbia! The Hills district is a hotspot for Christmas lights, and for good reason! A whole bunch of the families in the area decorate their homes with lights, inflatables, and some of the really extravagant ones even have live Santa’s, sleighs, and snow! These are some of the best places to look if you want a specific street, but we absolutely recommend having a stroll around the neighbourhood.
Marcel Place, Baulkham Hills
Elm Place, Constitution Hill
Mihago Place, Castle Hill
Marsden Avenue, (and every other street!) Kellyville
The list could go on and on (and on, and on), for North Shore Christmas lights. The community spirit is unrivalled. Taking a stroll through any of the areas we mention in this blog is a great idea, but one place in particular is special here. Each year, Prince Albert Street in Mosman has a Christmas lit street party! You’ll be able to check out over 100 houses of lights, and grab a sausage sizzle whilst you do it - we definitely recommend checking that out on the 17th December.
Prince Albert Street, Mosman
Rangers Road, Cremorne
Jenner Road, Dural
Lane Cove (pretty much everywhere!)
Greater Western Sydney
Like the Hills district, Greater Western Sydney (especially the areas surrounding Penrith) have a suburban family focus - and they love to decorate! There seems to be lights around every corner, some more extravagant than others, but all a great sight. Colyton is definitely a highlight for this region. The main attraction is the Slice Shop, a wonderful selection of slice, cookies, zooper doopers and cakes! (They even have a snow machine). You have to see this one!
Carpenter Street, Colyton
74 Warbler Street, Erskine Park
Concorde Place, St Clair
Camellia Street, Greystanes
The inner west is filled with apartments, and terraces, so it isn’t always easy to get the decorations up, but boy are there some amazing displays to check out. While there may not be as many homes lit up, there certainly are some special gems. You could always make an evening out of the inner west that ends with checking out some light displays!
Burwood Road, Concord
Second Street, Ashbury
Chauvel Street, North Ryde
Cameron Street, Birchgrove
The star of the Eastern Suburbs is definitely Avoca Street. Last year over 50 houses on the one street put up lights. We love an easy night out, so if you really only want to go to one place, this is perfect! The surrounding areas have some outstanding displays too, so it’s not a bad idea to check them out too!
Avoca Street, Bondi
David Street, Mascot
Frederick Street, Randwick
Hopetoun Road, Vaucluse
The city truly becomes magical at Christmas. The shop displays are beautiful, all of the train stations are decorated with string lights, and there’s decorations all over the city. We’ve just listed some of the main city attractions, but you could easily spend a day exploring all of the Christmas cheer in the CBD.
St Mary’s Cathedral
‘Boulevarde of Light, Pitt Street Mall
Christmas Tree, Martin Place
Darling Harbour, think festive Vivid!
Writing about all of these gorgeous lights meant a lot of research (only the best for our Mynder tribe!), but across 100’s of websites, page postings, tweets and Instagram posts, the number one place that was spoken about the most was Cambage Court in Davidson. We personally haven’t experienced the magic, but it’s on all of our lists now! It sounds incredible, and they even have a website. The beaches have a few notable mentions, but Davidson truly cannot be missed.
Egan Place, Beacon Hill
Coles Road, Freshwater
Westmoreland Avenue, Collaroy
Get the kiddos keen for Christmas by checking out some of our suggestions - we promise they won’t disappoint. If you reckon we’ve missed any incredible light displays, let us know!