Every year there are some neighbourly neighbours that go above and beyond throwing up a cable of fairy lights, sticking up some festive words, and calling their Christmas light display complete. Instead, they meticulously plan their Brisbane Christmas light displays days, weeks or even months in advance as the best designers do, and when the time strikes they get to work setting up and decorating.
Once they’re done, they sit back, relax and watch the faces of children and adults light up as they stand in awe at the dazzling display of light and colour. Reasons abound as to why these neighbourhood heroes light up their homes but no matter why, we just know that they spread joy.
We love it as much as we love this time of year where we can jump in the car and go marvel at all the bright lights flashing and twinkling in the night. But, to save you from driving around aimlessly searching for bright beacons of light in the distance, there’s a handy website that helps you find not only all the displays in your area or your city, but also across the entire country.
That website is Christmas Light Search. It works by users submitting their Christmas lights display with a bit of info like if the display has been confirmed for this year and when the lights will be on as well as a description of what visitors can expect to see and hear. (Some add a more detailed description than others.)
In any case, we’ve done a bit of digging to find some truly special light displays that are well worth the trip. Take a look below at some of the confirmed displays in Brisbane and then add some more to your Christmas light display tour.
Just north of Brisbane, you’ll find one of the most spectacular Christmas light displays in town. With Christmas-themed decorations as well lights covering the whole house, this Burpengary East abode is absolutely worth checking out along your hunt for Christmas lights.
12 Bedarra Crescent, Burpengary East
🕓5.30pm – 11pm, November 20 – January 1
Since you’re in your car, you may as well turn on the FM radio when cruising by Stonycroft Street because there is this one house that has synced their lights to a Christmas music playlist.
11 Stonycroft Street, Aspley
🕓 7pm – 10pm, December 1 – 30.
This neighbourly display of Christmas joy might not be the biggest in town, but it certainly packs a pretty punch. The lights lining the house and driveway are synchronised with music and video to deliver a show after dark, so come along for some vibrant fun.
33 Parker Avenue, Northgate
🕓 6:30pm – 9pm
If you dare, walk under the house to find Santa’s lair. Just joking, but if you do go under the house, you will find Santa’s workshop. Otherwise, the yard is chock-a-block of lights and Christmas ornaments that trying to spot them all would take you days.
101 Kempsie Road
🕓 7pm – 10pm, December 12 – January 1.
If standing under Australia’s tallest inflatable Santa sounds like a festive vibe, then you’ll be in luck at Wynnum West. But that’s not the only props making this Christmas light display a marvellous one. Think music, thousands of LED bulbs, a 9-metre tree, and even a snow machine to help you believe that you’re in the Northern Hemisphere and not in humid Australia.
19 Nemarra Street, Wynnum West
🕓 6pm – 10pm, December 1 – 25
Brisbane’s south east is abundant in neighbourhood Christmas lights. And this one at Capalaba is no less than spectacular. Marvel at 130,000 lights as well as moving heads and lasers, some of which are interactive.
27 Greenfield Road, Capalaba
🕓 7pm – 10pm, December 1 – 26
The song I’m Blue comes to mind as soon as we see this Christmas display, mainly because the synchronised lights turn predominantly aqua in their rotation, with plenty of snowflakes to give off that winter wonderland feel.
39 Whipbird Circuit, Victoria Point
🕓 On and off time not provided, December 1 – 26
Tracking north now, we have this gorgeous display at Bald Hills. Think flashing lights and animations including a singing and dancing Grinch, as well as moving features and inflatables.
23 Arnica Crescent, Bald Hills
🕓 6.30pm – 10pm
You won’t miss the massive Christmas lights display in Warner. And believe us when we say it has almost everything Christmas-themed you could think of: lights (of course), a nativity scene, a snow machine, bubbles, smoke, music, and more.
10 Mondial Drive, Warner
🕓 6pm – 9.30pm
Featuring 45,000 Christmas lights, this Sinnamon Park neighbourhood display is decked out with all the illuminated statues, inflatables, and immersive entertainment for your drive, all the while being a short drive from the city centre.
71 McPherson Road, Sinnamon Park
🕓 7pm – 10.30pm, December 1 – January 1
The towering Christmas-lit palm trees are what sets this display apart from the rest, and from afar, it makes for an awesome photo. As you wander around the illuminated scene, you’ll find everything from a massive Santa and snow man, as well as faux snow to have fun in.
Moncrieff Court, Mount Ommaney
🕓 7pm – 10pm, December 1 – 24
Further up northside, around Deception Bay and Northlakes, you’ll find a few epic Christmas light displays, including this glittery number. They really have gone all out with the illuminated decorations and interactive props, which is what we love to see when embarking on a light hunt.
Moncrieff Court, Mount Ommaney
🕓 6.30pm – 10pm, December 1 – 24
To find more Christmas light displays around Brisbane, use the Australia Christmas Lights Map.