If bright lights, festive cheer, moving displays and singing carolers are what you’re after, we’ve found the best streets to see Christmas lights in Melbourne!
As we head into the countdown, there’s no doubt that “Christmas is all around us.” And nowhere is more true of this than the streets of Melbourne which are getting into the festive spirit with some of the best light displays Australia has seen.
So, to help you spend more time rocking around the Christmas tree, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to Melbourne best Christmas light displays. Perfect for all ages, whether you’re in the car or on foot, read of through for the 10 best places to see Christmas lights in Melbourne for 2o22:
The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs
Reichelt Avenue, Montmorency
Featuring hundreds of lights and even a snow machine, 150 Reichelt Avenue in Montmorency definitely packs a punch when it comes to Christmas. Enjoy walking around the front garden, admiring the decorations and having some fun in the (fake) snow.
Nevern Court, Diamond Creek
A hidden gem at the end of a dead-end road, to say that Nevern Court residents go all out is an understatement. There’s Christmas lights, inflatable Santas and even a giant Minion. If you’re looking for the best Christmas light displays in Melbourne for 2022, this is it.
Toorak Road, Camberwell
In Camberwell you’ll find an impressive Christmas light feast for the eyes. This multimedia display uses lights, a giant Santa, a moving seesaw, Santa’s workshop, reindeer, a nativity scene and more – perfect for little ones with big imaginations!
The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s Eastern Suburbs
Fellows Street, Mitcham
Just under an hour from Melbourne’s CBD, Fellows Street Mitcham is the street where every house gets involved. Fences, gardens and walls are adorned with lights and decorations. You definitely need to take your time enjoying each display, and counting how many Santas you can spot!
Mulgrave Way, Croydon North
Welcome to 25 Mulgrave Way Croydon North – a house that’s filled with Christmas cheer both inside and out. Yes, here you can head inside to uncover a whole world of Christmassy goodness. With the outside covered in lights and glitter too, visitors to Mulgrave Way might also be greeted by Grandma Christmas if they’re lucky.
Darvall Street, Donvale
The owners at 29 Darvall Street add new lights every year, meaning the entire front lawn is covered. With a giant inflatable Santa welcoming you to the garden, you definitely can’t miss this display.
The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s Southern Suburbs
Vialls Avenue, Parkdale
If you’re looking on where to see the best Christmas lights in Melbourne in 2022, this is another street where every house gets involved. Welcome to Vialls Avenue Parkdale! Enjoy a slow drive or stroll down the road, pick your favourite house and take in the glow. Christmas Eve 2022 sorted.
The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs
Cooper Street, Sunshine
House 12 Cooper Street has something for everyone and should not be missed this Christmas 2022! If you’re in Melbourne’s west, expect to find over 45,000 lights as part of this display as well as inflatables and a nativity scene. Better yet, just in case you weren’t feeling festive enough, there’s also Christmas music on repeat.
Eames Avenue, Brooklyn
After COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted, Eames Avenue in Brooklyn is back for yet another year of out-of-this-world Christmas light displays. Usually taking residents at least two months to set up, Eames Avenue promises a cheerful display filled with lots of festive coloured lights and, of course, inflatable characters. If you’re looking for the best places to see Christmas lights in Melbourne, Eames Avenue is the place to be.
The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s CBD
Finally, don’t miss the Christmas festivities in Federation Square. The festive Christmas Square makeover includes night projection art, a giant 16-metre Christmas tree and a human-sized light-up bauble that visitors can walk through. Plus, visitors can also pop in for a photo with Santa and his elves thanks to the pop-up Christmas Workshop.
To share more of the cheer, check out our Festive Guide to the Best Christmas Markets in Australia of 2022. Or, shake up festivities with these 8 Christmas Cocktail Drink Recipes for 2022.