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Where to See the Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne

Make it an enchanting and magical holiday season with the best Christmas lights in Melbourne.

Adventure Park Geelong Christmas Light Projections

In between gift shopping for loved ones and cooking up a storm, few things can conjure joyous wonder like a dazzling Christmas light display. Whether it’s a towering tree amongst the hustle and bustle, nostalgic picture windows at a department store, or a stunning light show on a suburban street, there's no shortage of festive lights illuminating the city this year. Hop in the car and see some for yourself with our edit of the best Christmas lights in Melbourne.

Melbourne Town Hall Christmas Projections (Image Credit: City of Melbourne)

City of Melbourne Christmas Projections

Countdown to Christmas with the incredible projections at Melbourne Town Hall, the State Library and Flinders Street, which are a much-loved yearly tradition. Four fabulous treatments will light up the Town Hall façade, splashing native floral wreaths, a koala climbing a candy cane, singing reindeer and penguins, plus the famous nutcracker soldiers standing guard as the building is all wrapped up with a festive bow.

90-130 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Christmas Square (Image Credit: City of Melbourne)

Christmas Square

Start your Christmas story at Melbourne’s home of Christmas, the sparkling Fed Square. There's nothing more Christmassy in Melbourne than a visit to its iconic 17.5 metre tree. Experience the spectacular light and sound shows and soak up the festive decorations and atmosphere, before discovering everything the city has to offer at Christmastime. 

Federation Square, Melbourne

Coburg Christmas Lights

5 Molesworth Street, Coburg

This huge display of Christmas lights in Melbourne can be found tucked away in Coburg, with tens of thousands of lights covering a 3-storey home. There's a nativity scene, Christmas tree, huge inflatable Santa, snowman and reindeer ready to be enjoyed, as well as a lit up walkway as you enter the display. 

Tuppets Christmas Lights, Kew

88 Parkhill Road, Kew - Tuppets Lights

These are some of the most beautiful Christmas lights in Melbourne, with music synchronised to match alongside their glittering display. It's large, lit-up and lovely - with bubble, smoke and snow machines, a window display, lasers and projections and even a few festive statues thrown in for good measure! These glowing lights are also helping to raise funds for St Kilda Mums. 

Mooroolbark Christmas Lights

Boyd Close, Mooroolbark

This Christmas wonderland has roof decorations, inflatables and lights, including a life-size Santa sleigh, 3-metre inflatable reindeer and a snow machine. If you visit on Fridays and Saturdays at 8.00pm, there'll even be Christmas carols and snowfall. It's all in support of the Mooroolbark CFA too.

Keep an eye out for Santa on December 16th and Christmas Eve and indulge in The Whippy Truck Ice Cream and Gelati at 8.00pm.

Boronia Christmas Lights

11 Rawdon Court, Boronia

With over 500,000 lights covering 11 Rawdon Court from the highest peak of the roofline to the tiered garden, this Christmas display is as dramatic as it is dazzling. Fun, festive inflatables surround you as you make your way up the driveway, serving as the perfect backdrop for a Christmas photo. This year they’re giving out colouring book gifts for the kids, and you can purchase Christmas light wands for $5 to support the The Royal Children’s Hospital foundation.

Pakenham Christmas Lights (Image Credit Christmas Light Search)

Kristina Court, Pakenham

It’s that time of the year again and Christmas at Kristina is back! As always, the family here have gone bigger than last year, by cramming nearly 5 km of string lights onto their home. This Christmas light display is so big and so bright you will need sunglasses!

We're particularly impressed by the roof top mega tree, which can be seen from the hill on the other side of town, and there's a snow machine and a full-size sleigh that you can sit in and take photos.

As always, they will be raising money to support our local community with 100% the fundraising being donated.

Sandringham Christmas Lights (Image Credit: Greg Rollinson)

63 Grange Road, Sandringham

Each year, the colour-coordinated light display at this Sandringham property is programmed to dance to music, with bright LEDs flashing on beat all over the property alongside glowing snowmen and nutcrackers. Both fun and hypnotic, visitors always find themselves entranced for longer than they expect. The homeowners plan to light up again this year (pending approval from their Council) so check their Facebook page for updates on their progress!

Coburg Christmas Lights

29 Shaftsbury Street, Coburg

The whimsical Christmas wonderland at 29 Shaftsbury Street will delight young and old. Over December, this pretty Coburg cottage is adorned with twinkling wreaths, giant bears and koalas, walk- in displays and countless magical scenes rendered with impeccable detail. Each year they raise thousands for Tour de Cure and 2022 will be no different. Check their Facebook page for opening dates.

Myer Christmas Windows

Myer Christmas Windows

Myer’s much-loved storey windows are a 68-year-old Christmas tradition that continue to delight new generations. The sweet as pie 2023 windows celebrate Australia's beloved Bluey. While you’re there, book a visit to Santaland upstairs for cheerful pictures with Santa.

7:30am to 10.00pm daily, until 6th January

314/336 Bourke Street, Melbourne

Clayton South Christmas Lights (Image Credit: Greg Rollinson)

4 Yalta Court, Clayton South

As sweet and charming as always, the Christmas lights at Clayton South's 4 Yalta Court go beyond just a typical glittering facade. That's right - there are plenty of reindeer, trees and small hidden gems all around this fantastic display - so buckle up, it's worthy of a drive out to see them. Make a game of counting each and every reindeer that you find. 

Cranbourne Christmas Lights (Image Credit: Greg Rollinson)

2 Pepperbush Circuit, Cranbourne 

This Cranbourne gem offers a lovely dose of bedazzling native Australian fauna, a large kangaroo and koala, all dressed up in festive wear in preparation for Santa's arrival. The garage is decked out in small Christmas treasures and there's a snow machine for all to enjoy. Its on each night until Christmas, with carols being sung on Sunday the 17th December for those who want to join. 

Adventure Park Geelong - Christmas Festival of Lights

You need to make Victoria's largest Christmas lights festival part of your family tradition this year. 

See the magic of Christmas and fairy tales brought to life at Adventure Park, in 3.3 million lights over 1000 dazzling light installations and displays, with theme park rides, performances, even a real-life Santa Claus.

Be bedazzled by the Candy Cane Tunnel, enamoured with the 4 metre tall reindeer, struck gold by the angels floating up way above, and experience the 8 metre long Ice Castle. 

Entertainment wise, there's a high-flying Elf Trapeze Show and a life-sized, animated musical singing show with Polar Bear characters, Santa's Reindeer, a magic tree and more. Plus, meet Santa and capture a magic memory, with professional photography available.

A glowing wonderland full of enchanting trails, glistening paths, magical glittering bridges and dazzling displays, Adventure Park is not to be missed this Christmas! 

17th November to 24th December, 6.00pm to 10.30pm

26th December to 31st December, 6.45pm to 10.30pm

1249 Bellarine Highway, Wallington

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