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Where To Find The Best Christmas Light Displays In Melbourne This Year

Where To Find The Best Christmas Light Displays In Melbourne This Year

It’s just not Christmas until someone turns on the Christmas lights. It’s no secret that some streets in Melbourne just try harder than others, and they’re so worth a little car ride to experience the magic.

To find the best of the best, you can use websites like Christmas Light Search — a completely free online directory that helps you find lights in any local community.

We’ve rounded up our favourite neighbourhood Christmas light displays around Melbourne, because we need a little extra cheer this year.

Please note that due to COVID-19, many beloved displays have been cancelled this year to comply with restrictions. And while community transmission is low, it’s important to observe social distancing.


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#1 – CBD

From Federations Square, Town Hall and the Myer Christmas windows, Melbourne will be glittering this December. There’s a range of wonderful events – including light projections and Santa’s workshop – the City of Melbourne has in store. Check it out here.

#2 – 150 Reichelt Avenue, Montmorency

A ferris wheel, 50,000 LEDs and lasers are just some of the spectacle you’ll see on Reichelt Avenue, a home which has been adorning its facade since 2002. December 1-28, 7:30pm-11pm.

#3 – 35 Fellows Street, Mitcham

This year, there’s over 40,000 fairy lights cranking at 35 Fellows Street, along with a laser light display, sleigh and reindeer, a snowman and gingerbread man and continuous Christmas Carols playing thanks to Elf Radio. Plus, the big man himself, Santa, makes an appearance. The owners advise best parking is at the local Coles on Victoria Street so as not to cause traffic issues. Dec 1-6 Jan, daily 8:30pm-12:00am.


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#4 – Various, Hoppers Crossing

Looks like COVID cancellations aren’t going to dampen Hoppers Crossing’s community spirit (even if some displays have had to change to smaller, drive-by options). These guys create a veritable wonderland for onlookers. Confirmed for 2020 are: 29 Julier Crescent; 4 Cavanagh Close; 34 Dona Drive;86 Bethany Road; 63 Kathleen Crescent; 12 Alabama Close; 42 and 64 Whitsunday Drive.

#5 – Tennyson Avenue, Preston

The festive spirit is strong along Tennyson Avenue, with multiple houses spreading cheer. Dec 1-28, 8:30-11:30pm.

#6 – 11 Lebanon Crescent, Mulgrave

Take in over 100,000 lights, a polar express moving train, snow machine, reindeers, animated Santas, musical singing santas, bubble machine and much more at Lebanon Crescent. If that’s not enough, take a short stroll to nearby 41 Wattle Grove. Across Springvale Road, 23 Wilma Avenue also gets in on the action.

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#7 – 60 Hunter Road and 997 Toorak Road, Camberwell

Various homes across Camberwell put on a show. The folks at 60 Hunter Road raise money for the Starlight Foundation with a display with up to 25,000 lights and 997 Toorak Road’s display covers the whole house and yard with a moving seesaw, moving reindeer pulling Santa’s sleigh, Santa’s workshop, nativity scene and more.

#8 – Vialls Avenue, Parkdale

Meander down Vialls Avenue in Parkdale and you’re in for a treat. So many houses have gotten involved and that number grows every year. Hot tip: A few blocks over on Cedric Street there’ll be about seven houses on show, too.

Honorable mentions:

151 Dalgetty Road, Beaumaris; Tennis Court, Mornington; Aintree Street, Mooroolbark; 12 Cooper Street, Sunshine and 31 Eames Avenue, Brooklyn.

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