Visiting the Christmas Lights is a tradition practiced in so many parts of the world and Brisbane is no exception. Every year, households around the city undertake the mammoth effort of decorating their Brisbane homes in Christmas lights to draw crowds and wow Brisbane Kids.
The best Christmas Light locations
(Yet to be published) You will see below that we have divided the city into quadrants and mapped the light locations to make it easier for you to find the best Christmas Lights in Brisbane near you. We have also noted if the lights are a winner in the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition. We suggest ensuring you allow plenty of time to visit the winners because these houses are often so big that they will require you to leave your car and walk through a Christmas wonderland that will need to be seen to be believed. Houses on our list may not opt to turn their lights on until December 1st.
We have highlighted the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013 finalists and winners in BLUE to make them even easier to find.
PLEASE NOTE: Local residents have requested that, whilst everyone is warmly welcomed when visiting their Christmas lights, please do not obstruct driveways and be considerate to those that live in the area. Keep the area beautiful for other families to share in the joy and take any litter with you when you leave. We have been told that local councils are placing parking restrictions on some of the more popular locations this year, so please be aware of this to avoid a fine.
CENTRAL BRISBANE CHRISTMAS LIGHT LOCATIONS
Brisbane City | King George Square / Brisbane City Hall – City Hall Light Spectacular @ 7:30pm Nightly from 13 to 24 December.
NORTH BRISBANE CHRISTMAS LIGHT LOCATIONS
Ashgrove | 133 Dorrington Drive – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS BEST LIGHTING DISPLAY 2013
Bald Hills | 14 Paladin Place, nightly until 10pm - 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition Finalist 2013. Computerised lights display. Including interactive Wi-Fi so you can get your Name in Lights on the roof! Click here for more info or click here to get your name in lights! PLEASE NOTE that the Interactive Wi-Fi will NOT be operating AFTER 9pm on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.
Brighton | 50 Paul Street – WINNER 4KQ Best lighting to Music Award 2013
Burpengary | Blackbutt Court (dobbed in via facebook)
Caboolture | 20 Craigslea Drive – WINNER 4KQ Lights 2013
Carseldine | 17 Bowden Street (dobbed in via facebook)
Carseldine | Chablis Place
Carseldine | Khali Place (dobbed in via facebook)
Chermside | St Gerard Majella Catholic Parish’s Christmas Festival, nightly from 29 November – 23 December @ 7pm – 10pm – There is an amazing and massive Christmas light display, Gift Shop, Coffee Shop, light meals and BBQ, Santa Claus and Photos (from 30 November) and Free Entertainment nightly from 7:30pm.
Chermside | Renata’s Children’s Christmas Show, 23 December @ 7pm – Come for a magical family night out with Christmas lights and a fun show for the kids. This show is completely FREE.
Deagon | Uniting Church ‘Christmas Colours’ @ Sandgate Uniting Church 116 Board St - WINNER 4KQ BILL STRATTON HALL OF FAME & BEST CHURCH 2013. Nightly from 12 -23 Dec @ 7pm – Come and see the ‘Christmas Colours’ light display! Enjoy nightly entertainment, highlighted by an awesome Christmas light display. There will also be a sausage sizzle, soft drinks, ice-creams and tea & coffee, stalls and gifts, face painting, a gingerbread play house and great entertainment.
Deception Bay | Louisa Court [SOURCE: 9 News]
Deception Bay | Cockatiel Court, nightly from 1-24 Dec @ 7pm -10pm – 4KQ Christmas Light Competition entrants. Donations for the RBWH Foundation (specifically the neonatal intensive care unit) are greatly appreciated.
Everton Hills | 17 Bowers Road South, nightly from 1-24 Dec @ 6:45pm – 10pm – Amazing light display annually where you can hop out of your car and walk around the Christmas light displays. 2012 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition winners for Brisbane North Residential. Sadly, this is the final year that this incredible display will be switched on.
Kallangur | 1 Loowa Street – Large light display with new additions in 2013. (dobbed in via facebook)
Keperra | Cobalt Street – A street full of wonderful Christmas light displays. (dobbed in via facebook)
Morayfield | Addison Court – WINNER 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013.
Narangba | 12 Ridge View Drive, nightly 7pm – 10pm – 4KQ Christmas Lights WINNER 2013. Come and see our magical Christmas wonderland. Complete with Santa, Santa’s Workshop, elves, fairy’s, drummer boy along with the workshop toys and friends. Come in have a walk around see the magical Christmas windows, write a letter to Santa and receive a response letter back. We are collecting money for Humanitarian Projects International to build a new day care centre in Marirone Village in Tzaneen. Santa will be visiting our display on Saturday the 14 & 21st of December 7-9pm. Look forward to seeing you there!!! For more information and lots more photos, please visit Narangba Christmas Wonderland on Facebook.
Narangba | 8 Barnowl Court – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS 2013.
North Lakes | 9 Churchill Lane – A Christmas Wonderland (dobbed in via facebook)
Redcliffe | Beach House on Suttons 43 Marine Parade - WINNER 4KQ Neighbourhood Award 2013.
Rothwell | 4 Maria Court – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS Best Use of Recycled Materials 2013.
Sandstone Point | 60 Carpenter Way – HIGHLY Commended 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013.
Stafford Heights | 268 Appleby Road (Stafford Heights Baptist Church) – Outdoor lights display, with animal farm, homemade foods and model train display within the church itself.
Stafford Heights | Coleridge Street
Stafford Heights | 25 Redgrave Street – 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013 entrants.
SOUTH-EAST BRISBANE CHRISTMAS LIGHT LOCATIONS
Beenleigh | Maller Place (dobbed in via Facebook)
Belmont | Brandella Place – WINNER 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition Neighbourhood Award Annual lights display, as well as Santa photo opportunities. Click here for more info.
Bethania | Feldspar Street (dobbed in via Facebook)
Bulimba | Merry Street (dobbed in via facebook)
Capalaba | 44 Larbonya Crescent WINNER 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition
Carina | 536 D’Arcy Road – WINNER 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition. Awesome lights and they even have a model electric and steam train that goes around the front yard!
Cleveland | 31 Olymus Drive – 4KQ Highly Commended 2013.
Coorparoo | 89 Chatsworth Road [SOURCE: 9 News]
Cornubia | 14 Penelope Drive – 2 times winner for East Logan 2007- 2008. Display switched on from 1st December 2013.
Drewvale | 6 Protea Place – 4KQ Highly Commended 2013.
Edens Landing | 11 Lucy Drive – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS 2013.
Hillcrest | 5 Clabon Street – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS 2013.
Loganholme | 1-3 Bimbadeen Drive (Bimbadeen Drive Child Care Centre) – 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013 entrants. (dobbed in via facebook)
Loganholme | Lakeland Court (dobbed in via facebook)
Morningside | Stephens Street – Interactive light display. Lollies/toys and Santa some nights. (dobbed in via facebook)
Mount Warren Park | 11 Lane Court - 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition Finalists 2013 for Synchronised Lights to Music. Come and watch – you must stay for 10 mins to see the sequence!
Redland Bay | Dory Close – Every house in this street is lit up! (dobbed in via facebook)
Rochedale South | 2 Childs Street – Lights display synchronized to music.
Shailer Park | Adelong Road & Warnambul Road – 4 great residential light displays at this intersection.
Tingalpa | Abbeyfeale Street - WINNER 4KQ NEIGHBOURHOOD AWARD 2013.
Upper Mt Gravatt | 435 Newnham Road (dobbed in via facebook)
Victoria Point | 26 Chestnut Crescent (dobbed in via facebook)
Victoria Point | 13 Seaholly Crescent – 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013 entrants. 2 snow machines operating on the weekends in December for Brisbane Kids to play in. (Display switched on from 1st December 2013) (dobbed in via facebook)
Wakerley | 24 Tallis Street – Two townhouses with Christmas light displays that can be seen from the Manly Road intersection.
Windaroo | Kaiser Drive
Woodridge | 12/33 Rudge Street – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS 2013. You really need to get out and have a look as there’s so much detail and work put in.
Wynnum | 46 Saunders Place [SOURCE: 9 News]
SOUTH-WEST BRISBANE CHRISTMAS LIGHT LOCATIONS
Acacia Ridge | Hemsworth Street (dobbed in via facebook)
Augustine Heights | Dillon Avenue – Several houses in the estate have annual light displays. Also a small garage display (with train etc.) that will be open on weekend nights.
Forest Lake | 81 Centennial Way [SOURCE: 9 News]
Heathwood | Gardenia Circuit – Many houses in this estate take part and have won local Christmas lights competitions for the past two years running.
Jindalee | 20 Curragundi Road – 4KQ Highly Commended 2013.
Kenmore | 10 Warunda Street – WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS 2013.
Middle Park | 12 Narrung Street – WINNER 4KQ Quest Youth Incentive Award 2013.
Redbank Plains | Newstead Court – Annual entrants in the Ipswich City Council lights.
Riverhills | 419 Sumners Road The Salvation Army will be singing carols for a short time here on Wed 18th December from 7.30pm. (dobbed in via facebook)
Springfield Lakes | 55 Creekside Drive - 4KQ HIGHLY COMMENDED 2013.
Taringa | 69 Westerham Street (Snap Laundromat) – Officially part of Brisbane’s Annual 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013. Click here for more information, including photos.
IPSWICH CHRISTMAS LIGHT LOCATIONS
Brassal | 10 Calder Court – nightly from 22 Nov @ 6:30pm – 11pm. Display programmed to music. Over 35,000 lights in total. Click here for more information.
Brassal | 46 Fernvale Road [SOURCE: 9 News]
Eastern Heights | 8 Menzies Lane [SOURCE: 9 News]
Eastern Heights | 18 Edwards Street - A home completely covered in lights. Now switched on.
BEYOND BRISBANE CHRISTMAS LIGHT LOCATIONS
Glamorgan Vale | 7 Beattie Road – 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition Winner 2013. Local church singing carols and a snow machine! Santa arrives for all the kids on the 20th December. The owners have approximated around 300,000 lights in their display this year!
Nerang | 66 Riverview Road [SOURCE: 9 News]
Southport | 37 Eugaree Street [SOURCE: 9 News]
Tugun | 7 Coolara Street [SOURCE: 9 News]
Upper Coomera | 14 Sundew Crescent [SOURCE: 9 News]
More locations coming soon…
Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other fun and family-friendly Christmas events in Brisbane; take a look at our Brisbane Kids Guide to Christmas.