There’s something very magical about Christmas lights, particularly with kids. And we are very fortunate to have some awesome local displays!

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Dorset Ave, Northmead (2017)

Christmas light display hunting is definitely a great night out with the kids. But only if you know where you are going! Well unless your kids are happy to be in the car for ages driving around ๐Ÿ˜‰ This is where our MAP and LISTING BY SUBURB comes in VERY handy! Along with our TOP 10 PICKS of Christmas light displays to see locally with kids. Plus there are ho ho ho many fun local Christmas events to jingle along at.

Christmas lights Hillsong 2019
Let it snow… Hillsong Christmas Lights opening night 2019

Thank you to all the lovely people who spend hours decorating their homes, and a whole lot of money, for us to enjoy. Remember to bring some coins along with you as most collect donations for Westmead Children’s Hospital as part ofย Lights For Kids, or another worthy charity.


10 Lights of Christmas – Top Picks 2019

Before we show you our fab Google Map, we want to highlight our 10 top local Christmas light displays for families. The list focuses on lovely experiences for families with young kids. There’s a mixture of stunning individual houses and streets where a number of houses are decorated so you can wander around with the kids. Which reduces how much you have to get in and out of the car! Plus we have factored in their location when deciding on our top picks, favouring ones closer to Parramatta.

Most of the Christmas light displays will be turned on from the first weekend in December (1st) and the rest on the second weekend (7th/8th). We’ve been out Christmas light hunting twice now in 2019 and have updated our top picks after seeing more great lights. We’ll keep updating throughout December, so make sure to check back!

1Grasmere (45) and Dorset (5) Avenues in Northmead

Grasmere Ave, Northmead (2019)

Grasmere and Dorset Avenues are definitely the prettiest displays on a street circuit in the City of Parramatta. We particularly love the tunnels that you can walk through at Dorset Avenue – great for little ones!

2018

We visited this magical house for the first time in 2018. But it’s been lighting up for 25 years now! It’s not over the top with lights, but instead a beautiful display of creativity and Christmas love. A few of the displays move, and the train on the house roof also pull out steam! This display is part of Light for Kids, which raises money for Westmead Children’s Hospital.

3Minago Place, Castle Hill

2019

There’s over 100,000 lights (40k just over the drive way!), snow, Santa sleigh for the kids to sit in and a Christmas photo seat. The kids will love visiting this house!

4Chauvel Street in North Ryde

2017

The award for most number of houses decorated in a street locally would have to go to Chauvel Street in North Ryde. It’s also probably the busiest. And it’s best to park a few streets away and walk as otherwise you could be stuck in traffic for a while.

5Hillsong Church, Baulkham Hills

Christmas Express at Hillsong (2019)

We were drawn to Hillsong Church to check out the lights in 2018. But it was the fun mini winter playland that put the BIG smiles on all our faces! We absolutely loved the ‘snow ball’ pit last year. Sadly it isn’t there again in 2019. But it’s been replaced with a ‘Christmas Express’, which is a short ‘train’ ride. We went on opening night this year and there was a LOT of activities and entertainment. Not sure what will be there on each night of December, but there will at least be the forest of lights, train ride and giant beautiful babble. There’s parking at Hillsong or next door at Norwest Marketown.

6Cumberland Road, Greystanes

2018

There are a number of well decorated houses along Cumberland Road in Greystanes between Whalans Road and Vermon Street. Keep in mind that it’s a busy road.

7191 Burwood Road, Concord

2018

This stunning house is along Burwood Road, towards Bayview Park, Concord. And it definitely likes up the whole area! There is a snow machine and a flying Santa. And when we visited, there was an ice cream truck as well.

8Sydney LDS Temple in Carlingford

2017

The Christmas light display at Sydney LDS Temple is a nice relaxing one to visit with lots of grass to have a picnic on. There’s also a nativity scene.

9Nulang Street and Calga Place, Old Toongabbie

2019

A new entry on our top 10 picks in 2019, there are about 10 houses that have good Christmas light decorations and are all within easy walking distance of each other along Nulang Street and Calga Place.

1059 Oakes Road in Carlingford

2018

Kids will love going up and down the lights tunnel and will be rewarded with the dancing,ย  groovy Santa at the bottom end.

Special Mentions

Other notable displays can be found at 12 Carpenter Street in Cloyton, 136 Excelsior Ave in Castle Hill, 22 Brush Road in West Ryde, Caledonian Avenue in Winston Hills, 28 Derby Street in Merrylands and 3 Marcel Place in Baulkham Hills.

And if you really love Christmas light displays, then you should take a trip to the Hunter Valley Gardens for their amazing Christmas lights extravaganza! It opened on 8th November 2019 and it on until 26th January 2020 (closed 25th December) from 5.30pm to 10pm each night.


Christmas Lights Map

The first year we took our kids around to see the Christmas lights, I wrote down the addresses and mapped them out roughly on paper. It was such a time consuming exercise and we still drove a round in circles a fair bit! Seeing Christmas lights is now SO much easier with this handy Christmas Lights Google Map – which you can load on your phone. And we love that we’ve been approached many times by parents when out Christmas light hunting who’ve showed us our own map! xx

The Google Map shows Christmas light displays that we’ve visited in previous years, as well as ones listed on Lights for Kids this year. We regularly update the map as we become aware of more Christmas light displays. And the best bit… we have ‘graded’ the light displays so you know which ones are worth driving to and which ones are nice to drive-by.

Legend

The map has colour coded markers.

  • Green = Already on
  • Orange = Will start soon
  • Blue = There were lights here last year. Just waiting for December to see if they’re on again
  • Red= There were lights here last year, but none yet this year

We have also used icons to help work out which lights are just for driving by and which are worth getting out to look at.

  • Star = Definitely one to visit, park the car and have a wander.
  • Tick = Really good, definitely worth visiting if you live nearby
  • Car = Worth driving by if you are in the area
  • Circle = Unknown as we haven’t visited yet.

Key Christmas Light Displays By Suburb

If our Google Map of Christmas lights is not your thing, don’t worry. We’ve still got you covered with our listing by suburb of the key Christmas light displays to see. This list is done in alphabetical order.

Baulkham Hills
  • Brokenwood Place
  • 13 Evesham Circuit
  • Geraldine Ave
  • 2c Hilda Road
  • Hillsong Church, Solent Circuit
  • Juniper Place
  • Marcel Place
  • 6 Myallie Ave
  • Park Road
Hillsong Church Christmas lights
Hillsong Church light display 2018
Beecroft
  • 2 Meadow Close
Blacktown
Carlingford
  • Alamein Avenue and Bardia Road
  • 98 Felton Road
  • Georgian Avenue
  • 7 Lindisfarne Crescent
  • 59 Oakes Road
  • Rembrandt Street
  • Sydney LDS Temple, Moseley Street
  • Watton Road
  • Windsor Avenue
Christmas Lights
Cnr of Alamein Ave and Bardia Rd, Carlingford (2017)
Castle Hill
Christmas Lights 136 Excelsior Ave Castle Hill
136 Excelsior Ave Castle Hill (2019)
Cloyton

Christmas Light GRAND Opening

Concord
  • 191 Burwood Road
Epping
Ermington
  • AE2 estate
Greystanes
Christmas light displays
Cumberland Road, Greystanes (2018)
Guildford
  • Strickland Road
Merrylands
  • 75 Clarence Street
  • 28 Derby Street
  • 2 Earl Street
  • 4 Kimberley Street
  • Paton Street
Northmead
Christmas Lights 5 Dorset Avenue
5 Dorset Avenue (2019)
North Parramatta
  • 45 Albert Street
Christmas light displays
Albert Street North Parramatta (2018)
North Rocks
  • Hepburn Road
North Ryde
  • Chauvel Street
  • Cutler Parade
  • Schumack Street
Quakers Hill
Rosehill
  • 143A Good Street
Christmas light dislays
2018
Rydalmere
Ryde
  • Stephen Avenue
Seven Hills
Toongabbie
  • Ballandella Road
  • 18 Rausch Street
  • 6 Vancouver Ave
West Ryde
Christmas Lights
122 Brush Road, West Ryde (2018)
Winston Hills
  • 37 Bellotti Avenue
  • Caledonian Avenue
  • 40 Caroline Chisholm Drive
  • Corner of Oakes Road and Edison Parade
Christmas Lights
5-11 Caledonian Avenue in Winston Hills (2017)

Other Christmas Fun

There are plenty of other ways to get into the festive spirit. Just check out our special calendar of local Christmas events for plenty of jolly Christmas fun!

Carols in the Crescent Parramatta Park
Carols in the Crescent at Parramatta Park with Guy Sebastian and friends on 14th December 2019

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