Best Places To See Christmas Light Displays Around Sydney 2018

  • All Ages

By: the ellaslist team
Nov 12, 2018 

One of our favourite things about Christmas is the dazzling displays of lights! We’ve searched Sydney for the most sparkling and Christmas-y lights around, from glowing trees to shining elves. They are sure to light up your festive season, and make your little one's Christmas all the more awe-inspiring. 

1. Christmas Lights Spectacular, Hunter Valley Gardens

Every year thousands of families come together to celebrate the magic of Christmas at the beautiful Hunter Valley Gardens. This annual event includes millions of lights, Santa’s Workshop and new and exciting rides that all the family will enjoy. It’s festive and fun – don’t miss out! 2 November 2018 - 26 January 2019 (closed 25 December), 5.30-10pm

2. The Lights Of Christmas, St Mary’s Cathedral

Celebrate the season! St Mary’s Cathedral will again be the star of Sydney’s public Christmas celebrations, with the Lights of Christmas returning to capture the imagination of audiences with a spectacular light and sound show. 5-25 December 2018 - including Christmas Day, 8.30pm - midnight.

3. Boulevard of Light, Pitt Street

Transforming the walkway along Pitt Street Mall. Discover a Christmas wonderland right in the heart of Sydney as you stroll along Pitt Street Mall underneath a canopy of suspended Christmas trees. Featuring nearly 80,000 LEDs, this Christmas light forest installation will make your late night shopping sparkle. 24 November 2018 - 1 January 2019, every day, 6pm-1am

4. Christmas Tree, Martin Place

The interactive and magical Martin Place Christmas Tree will be lit amongst a backdrop of fireworks at an awesome and FREE event with kids' entertainment galore on 24 November 2018 - the perfect way to kick off Christmas! Saturday 25 November 2017 from 6.30-8.30pm (Christmas Tree lighting is at 8.30pm, and the Tree will stay lit throughout the Christmas period).

5. Darling Harbour

Constructed from 557 LEDs, Luminous at Darling Quarter offers a shimmering interactive canvas - think Vivid but with a festive flavour! Powered by 100% renewable energy generated by solar panels affixed to the roof, Luminous showcases unprecedented advancements in green energy technology. Also, down by the water at the Australian National Maritime Museum you can see dynamic festive light projections on the roof of the museum on selected evening throughout December. Why not make a whole day of it at Darling Harbour because you can also catch a free Christmas flick at the outdoor cinema, see the massive Christmas bauble (from 20 November-26 December) and your little helper elves can participate in Christmas workshops. Find out more here. Luminous: 20 November-23 December 2018, 6-11pm daily (excluding Mondays); Australian National Maritime Museum Rooftop: 6-23 December 2018, Thursday-Sunday only, 8-11.30pm. 

BONUS: Now For Some Famous Street Lights!

Did you know, we compiled a list of the BEST houses and streets that deck themselves out in Christmas lights in suburbs across Sydney. Check it out! 

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Dec 16 2015

Karinya place Kellyville has a house with over 20000 lights all set to music. 3 songs with 2 minutes between them.


Rosemarie King

Dec 06 2015

136 Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill has some great lights.