The Best Sydney Streets To See Christmas Lights

  • All Ages

By: Serina Hajje & Phoebe Ackland, ellaslist

Light up your Christmas night with these amazing Christmas displays in your suburb.

Eastern Suburbs

North Bondi: At 5 Waratah Street the lights go on each night from 7.30pm, and they’re raising money for CareFlight.

Bondi: If you head to Avoca Street, you’ll find an entire street full of Christmas lights! Last year there were around 50 houses that participated, so this year is sure to be a spectacle.

Clovelly: 71 Arden Street has their lights on until late into the night, with reindeers!

Bondi Junction: Denison Street

Mascot: Coward Street, Alfred Street and David Street. Number 15 David Street has an awesome display and inflatable decorations.

Randwick: Frederick Street is narrow & quiet, and goes all out! Families can be found walking up and down checking out all the cool ornaments as house residents have dinner on their front lawns.

Matraville: Barwon Crescent, Larose Street, Gwydir Avenue, Knowles Street, Flanders Avenue and Franklin Street have some big, spectacularly lit-up homes.


Greater West

Glenmore Park: Two neighbours on Troon Court, Glenmore Park have put up a fantastic display with tons of lights, inflatables and lasers. See pic above from ellaslist reader, Karen. 

St Clair: Benaud Street has a beautiful story behind it: a wonderful lady named Mona puts on a Christmas lights display every Christmas with her husband and family, attracting people from all over Sydney. Back in 2015, she broke her back and learned that she has cancer. She was receiving chemotherapy in 2016 and trying her best to stay positive. She was in a lot of pain but she’s still spent months preparing the Christmas display to bring joy to children and to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. Hopefully she'll be feeling well enough in 2017 to put on another spectacular display: please visit these amazing lights and the beautiful soul behind it. Also check out 11 Davidson Close.

Quakers Hill: 7 Mallee St is decked out in splendour!

Erskine Park: You can walk into this one and hop into a sleigh! Check out 74 Warbler Street.

Inner West

Concord: There’s one family at 191 Burwood Rd that have been displaying Christmas lights for over 20 years. With over 100 000 LED lights synchronised to 5 different songs kids and adults will be amazed.

Birchgrove: The incredible decorations of 48 Cameron St will be on from the 1st December until 6th January, 8:30PM until 11:30PM.

Ashbury: Second Street

Lilyfield: 176 Lilyfield Road is our top pick for Christmas lights in 2016, so we're expecting big things in 2017! Last year, they averaged 1000 people per night checking them out, and this year, their display has DOUBLED. There will be over 90,000 lights including working models of the Seven Dwarves, snow and a bubble machine. It has taken over 550 hours to prepare, and they can’t wait to share it with Sydney siders this Christmas! In 2016, the display supported The Movement Sydney Homeless Outreach, and number 176 will act as donation point- so bring men’s and women’s products of all kinds (from socks to non-perishable foods) to support this great cause!

Image: Lilyfield Road, via


North Shore

Hornsby: Sydney Street, with more than 50 houses getting in the spirit from 8pm. Surrounding roads like Ulolo Avenue are worth checking out too.

Lane Cove: The Light Up Lane Cove Competition says it all- definitely check out Sutherland Street and Barina Street.

West Pennant Hills: 77 Westmore Drive will be decked out until January. They also raised money for The Cancer Council in 2016, so might be supporting another worthy charity in 2017. 

Cremorne: The lights on Rangers Road are phenomenal.


North West

Stanhope Gardens: Tilbury Avenue is off the hook this year! One family has put on a display with 12,000 lights that put on a musical show timed to songs like a Star Wars medley and Hallelujah (see pic above).

Baulkham Hills: Marcel Place raised money for the children’s hospital in 2016 with a sausage sizzle and Santa visits- we can’t wait to see what they do this year.

Westleigh: Quarter Sessions Road

Kellyville: Down on 76 Arnold Avenue Kellyville you’ll see an impressive display from 7:30pm, and 44 Mawarra Crescent has a gorgeous themed display and a few inflatable decorations too!

Castle Hill: 136 Excelsior Avenue has over 7000 lights that will be on from 8pm until 10:30pm.

Thornleigh: Check out Oakleigh Avenue- you can’t miss the 3 houses side by side that get crazily into the spirit, Check out Paling Street too.

Glenhaven: 24 Mills Road has an eye-watering display until 30th December.

North Ryde: Chauvel Street gets into the spirit, and Queen Elsa is known to make several appearances along the street from 8-10pm! If Elsa can’t get away from Arendelle, there will be Frozen karaoke for your to enjoy instead. Check out their Facebook page for nightly updates.

Lindfield: 22 Bradfield Road is definitely worth a visit: great lights and fantastic music to go with it using Light-O-Rama software and computer equipment broadcasting music to FM 91.1. Awesome! 


Northern Beaches

Davidson: 10 Cambage Court Davidson has a phenomenal display with the entire garden covered with Christmas lights. Each year the residents of Borgnis Street deck out their homes in a multitude of Christmas lights in spectacular displays. From 5 December the lights switch on between 7pm – 11.00pm (and midnight Christmas eve). Last year, families raised money for BEAR COTTAGE, a children’s hospice- so support them again this year!

Beacon Hill: 12 Egan Place have their decorations on throughout December. Check out their Winter Wonderland theme with a virtual Santa in the front window.

Freshwater: Coles Road- a sight to behold!


South Sydney/St George

Narwee: 4 Podmore Avenue has a gorgeous display with little Christmas lights-deers and a tree.

Carlton: Jubilee Avenue has Santa with Kangaroos and other awesome light displays!

Kogarah: Don’t miss the display at 3 Souter Street It will be on from 1st December until 3rd January, 8pm until 10pm. Also check out Madrers Avenue (especially number 36)- they have over 50,000 lights, 2 window displays, a singing Bear, Reindeer there’s lots to ogle at here!

Barden Ridge: Dalrymple Place


Sutherland Shire

Engadine: 131 Ridge Road is covered from top to bottom in lights.

Sutherland: 13/50 Glencoe Street has a stunning display that you just can’t miss, and 9 Aldgate Street is pretty much glowing!
Menai: 42 The Woods Circuit is shining with its colour coordinated lights and rooftop decors.


South West

Roselands: The good people at 124 Karne Street got into the Christmas spirit by raising money for the children hospital at Westmead in 2015, so support them again this year!

The Cascades: In Mount Annan, you’ll be blown away by all the colours and lights, especially number 77 where kids are known to take a photo with Santa on a motorbike! We hope they put up the snow machine again at the Chain-O-Ponds Circuit.



Know a great house or street in Sydney that outs on a show during Christmas? Have an update to make to our list? We want to know! Comment on Facebook. 




Debra Smith

Dec 17 2017

Love the 124 Karne Street Roselands wow that is amazing



Dec 15 2017

22 Bradfield Rd, Lindfield 2070; definitely worth a visit if it's not out of your way! Great lights and fantastic music to go with it on their radio station!


Ali B

Dec 12 2017

If you're in the Blue Mountains there are a few places that decorate in Mt Victoria, Blackhealth etc. But the cream of the crop is (and has been for over 15 years) "1 Scott Ave Leura". Their efforts delight mountains residents every year.



Dec 17 2016

Jubilee Ave, Carlton, NSW Have cartoon and snow with Christmas lights, Santa with kangaroo idea so special



Dec 06 2016

Hi Ella Queen Elsa here. Just letting you know I will be making several appearances in Schumack St, North Ryde in 2016. I will be singing between 8-10pm most nights, however if I cannot get away from Arendelle there will be Frozen Karaoke. You can visit our face book page for daily updates: Look forward to seeing you. Elsa