Best Places To See Christmas Lights In Melbourne - 2019

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Nothing beats a cul-de-sac chock-full of Christmas lights to get you in the mood for the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

What starts as a couple of garden decorations can quickly turn into dazzling, epic displays of festive cheer involving whole neighbourhoods, and we look forward to it every single year!

Check below for Melbourne Christmas lights in your area, and if you go all out for the holidays, we'd love to hear about it! Let us know in the comments where we can find you or your favourite neighbourhood Christmas lights display. 

The Boulevard, Ivanhoe East

The Boulevard in Ivanhoe East is one of Melbourne’s biggest and brightest Christmas lights displays, attracting thousands from across the city every year.

Since the 1950s, residents have decorated their houses, gardens and windows with illuminating displays of lights, nativity scenes, trees, sleighs, Santas and everything Christmas. it's one of those fantastic examples of friendly neighbourhood community (and rivalry!) as every year they seem to go to great lengths to dazzle and delight onlookers.

There is even food on offer and performances from local musical acts!

The 2019 Ivanhoe Christmas Lights will run from Saturday 14th - Tuesday 24th December 2019 from 8:30 pm to 11 pm.


Image Credit: Melbourne Christmas Lights Facebook

Tennyson Avenue, Preston

The notion of "go big or go home" is not lost on a few houses in Tennyson Ave - they go very big, at home! Get ready to get in the festive spirit.

Octavia Court, Burwood

With 15 years of house-decorating tradition, #11 will be a sight to behold with lasers, inflatables, a lead nativity scene, a shivering snowman, 5-metre led Christmas tree, artificial snow, Christmas music and more. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac it is ideal for families with young children to explore. 

Fellows Street, Mitcham

Over 35,000 fairy lights will adorn #35 when they flick the switch this Christmas. There is also a huge inflatable Santa, Sleigh and Reindeer, snowman and gingerbread man. Grab a candy cane as you watch the laser light show and sing along to continuous Christmas Carols.


Image: Lebanon Crescent, Mulgrave

Lebanon Crescent, Mulgrave

Take a trip to #11 at Lebanon Crescent in Mulgrave to see more than 100,000 lights come alive in Christmas splendour. In previous years there's even been a Polar Express making its way around a track as well as a snow machine, reindeers, animated Santas, musical singing Santas, bubble machines, and more. Number 11 has even won awards for its efforts!

Just a little further down is another king of the Christmas Light race at #41 - well worth a stop-in!

Eames Avenue, Brooklyn

Following months of preparation, everyone is invited to come and see the spectacular display at #31. This epic walk-in display features over 100,000 LED rope lights, fairy lights and icicle lights, Christmas snowing musical street lamps and so much more.


Image Credit: The Boulevard Thomastown Christmas Display

The Boulevard, Thomastown

The house at #118 has been a regular family favourite for Christmas lights since 2004, with all proceeds going to the Heart Foundation. 

You can find another awesome effort at #5 Wirraway Crescent with 20,000 lights on display, plus inflatables, reindeer, music, lolly bags and stickers for the kids.

Langbourne Drive, Narre Warren South

A new Santa’s Toy Workshop will be the big feature at #116 where you'll find a full front yard and rooftop display with lots of inflatables, snow and lights. There will be candy canes for the kids on the weekends and donations will support Make-A-Wish Foundation. There are also displays at nearby Begonia Way, Toulouse Terrace, Angel Close, Lexton Street and Maple Leaf Avenue.

Vialls Avenue, Parkdale 

If you're in the Parkdale area, head over to Vialls Avenue for some Christmas light sightseeing and you won’t be disappointed. Quite a few houses get involved on Vialls Avenue every year and get decked up with oodles of sparkling lights. It’s also worth skipping a couple of blocks over to Cedric Street to check out the houses there.

Cooper Street, Sunshine

They've been putting Christmas lights up at #12 for 21 years now to create the Walsh's Christmas Wonderland! Step inside and walk through the gates where there are thousands and thousands of lights, inflatables, a village window, a nativity scene and much more await you! There are also displays at nearby Cornwall and Cooper Streets.

Aintree Street, Mooroolbark

Thousands of glittering lights, decorations, giant inflatables, music and more will create a stunning roof display on this Aintree Street residence. If you come on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you'll also hear Christmas carols. While you're in the neighbourhood you can also check out nearby 1 Collings Court and 96 Bellara Drive.

Tennis Court, Mornington 

Sam's Christmas Lights, or as locals refer to them, "Tennis Court Christmas lights" are by far one of the most popular Christmas light displays in Melbourne. Sam is super passionate about his Christmas light displays and certainly goes an extra mile to make sure visitors are left spellbound. Other houses along the court are also decored in bling.

Dalgetty Road, Beaumaris

Dalgetty Road will be light up the sky again this Christmas. #151 will have a huge display of 500, 000 lights. Walk-through the garden to find the amazing window with the Christmas Village. There will be carols and visits from Santa. 

Hoppers Crossing 

The Hoppers community really comes together to puts on a fantastic light shows for all their visitors. The Crana Court Christmas lights have been shining bright for the last 20 years and are worth a visit. Don't miss the amazing displays at Whitsunday Drive, Picardy Court, Hogans Road, Julier Crescent, Gildon Court, Wilson CrescentBellbridge Drive and Goates Court. Some of the streets close to traffic on weekends and busy nights to allow visitors to stroll through and take in the festive spirit.

Crana Court Christmas Lights
Image: Crana Court Hoppers Crossing

You can also try:

  • Pentathlon Drive and Ann Court, Bundoora
  • Chinnock Court Craigieburn (including a snow machine!)
  • Meldrum Ave, Mill Park
  • Morris St, Coburg North
  • Wirraway Crescent, Thomastown
  • Oakpark Drive, Chadstone
  • Devon Road, Pascoe Vale
  • Vialls Ave, Parkdale
  • Eugenia St, Doveton
  • Parkhill Rd, Kew
  • 56 Craig Road, Devon Meadows
  • 60 Hunter Road Camberwell 
  • Hugo Court, Narre Warren

Other festive suburbs where most streets have fantastic displays are Brunswick and Brunswick West, Strathmore (on basically all the streets running north from Woodland St), Doncaster EastCoburg, and Coburg North, Montmorency, Eltham, Heidelberg, Warrandyte, Templestowe, and the Mornington Peninsula, which even has a Facebook page depicting all the fantastic houses to see!

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Reviews


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Johno

Dec 22 2019

10 Hemming Street , Brighton East is a good small display with blow molds and different Christmas display lights. Animated reindeer with Santa in sleigh.


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Clare Milligan

Dec 16 2019

Fantastic display at 10 Pushkin Ct, Doncaster East. Lots of reindeers, penguins, bears. List of 10 things to find in the display.


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Karen m

Dec 15 2019

9 Middlesex Court Cranbourne North - Every year they have a fantastic display, really worth a visit


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Bianca

Dec 12 2019

Vaughan court in Pakenham is very impressive. Definitely worth a look!


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Julie staples

Dec 10 2019

Check out leonard street heidelberg heights


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Steph

Dec 05 2019

This is a great site, thank you for sharing this with us. If you want to add an excellent display to your list there is a house on viney street, Clarinda, each year they add more lights i have no idea where they find the space for them, the house owners are lovely people and they start putting the lights up from September onwards!


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Seb

Dec 04 2019

Great site. There are also a few more that people in the eastern suburbs might like. Very popular ones are: 29 Kett Street, Nunawading 2 Hibiscus Road, Blackburn North 25 Peter Ave, Blackburn North Southey St, Blackburn North Fellows St, Mitcham 29 Darvall St, Doncaster East Cherry Tree Ct, Doncaster East 96 Pine Hill Drive, Doncaster East 132 Andersons Creek Road, Doncaster East 9 Edwin Road, Templestowe


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Lili

Dec 12 2018

The ones in Edwin Rd, Templestowe are also very good.


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Alex

Dec 01 2018

60 hunter road Camberwell!!!