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The 14 Best Places To See Christmas Lights in Melbourne 2020

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Melbourne, we’ve found the 14 best spots for bright lights and festive cheer this Christmas 2020.

In the words of Bill Nighy, “Christmas is all around us” – and nowhere is this more true than the streets of Melbourne which are getting into the festive spirit with their very own light displays. So to help you spend more time rocking around the Christmas tree, we’ve roamed the streets and put in the kilometres to bring you this guide to the best lights across the city.

These displays are a festive delight for all ages, so hop in your car, put on your favourite Christmas playlist and make a night out of feeling young again! Without further ado, here are the 14 best places to see Christmas lights in Melbourne.

The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s Northern Suburbs

150 Reichelt Ave, Montmorency. Photographed by Steph Stroud. Image supplied via Hunter and Bligh.

150 Reichelt Ave, Montmorency. Photographed by Steph Stroud. Image supplied via Hunter and Bligh.

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 – because why not. This is a street not to be missed.

Toorak Road, Camberwell
In Camberwell, you’ll find an impressive 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

A house in East Doncaster. Image by Nils Versemann via Shutterstock

A house in East Doncaster. Image by Nils Versemann via Shutterstock

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 (with some COVID-19 restrictions of course) 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. Photographed by Steph Stroud. Image supplied via Hunter and Bligh.

Vialls Avenue, Parkdale. Photographed by Steph Stroud. Image supplied via Hunter and Bligh.

Vialls Avenue, Parkdale
This is another street where every house gets involved. Enjoy a slow drive or stroll down the road, pick your favourite house and take in the glow. Christmas Eve 2020 sorted.

Wilma Avenue, Mulgrave
23 Wilma Avenue doesn’t look like much from the outside, but tune your radio to the designated station and you’ll be captivated by the show featuring all your favourite Christmas classics and some other fun sing-alongs. While you’re there, head around the corner to Lebanon Crescent, where you’ll find thousands of lights, signage, and Santas.

Woolleys Road, Bittern
You don’t have to be in the centre of the city to catch the best displays. In Melbourne’s outer south east you’ll find Woolleys Road, boasting a massive display with nine whopping snow machines, inflatables, Christmas characters and a bubble machine!


The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s Western Suburbs

Lebanon Crescent. Photographed by Steph Stroud. Image supplied via Hunter and Bligh.

Lebanon Crescent. Photographed by Steph Stroud. Image supplied via Hunter and Bligh.

Cooper Street, Sunshine
12 Cooper Street has something for everyone and should not be missed this Christmas if you’re in Melbourne’s west this Christmas 2020. There are over 45,000 lights as part of this display as well as inflatables, a nativity scene – and just in case you weren’t feeling festive enough, there’s also Christmas music on repeat.

Wilson Crescent, Hoppers Crossing
The front yard of 1 Wilson Crescent in Hoppers Crossing is covered in lights and inflatables. Look around and find your favourite cartoon character whether that be Minnie Mouse, Olaf or a Ninja Turtle. 

Eames Avenue, Brooklyn
This year the often astronomic display at Eames Avenue in Brooklyn has been rolled back a little due to COVID-19 restrictions (it usually takes them two months to set up!). But, it’s still a cheerful and festive medium-sized display with colourful lights and inflatable characters.


The Best Christmas Lights in Melbourne’s CBD

Christmas. Photographed by Roberto Seba. Image via Visit Victoria.

Photographed by Roberto Seba. Image via Visit Victoria.

Federation Square
Finally, don’t miss the Christmas festivities in Federation Square. The festive Christmas Square makeover includes night projection art, a giant Christmas tree and a human-sized light-up bauble that visitors can walk through. There’s plenty of festive photo opportunities and a concert held every Friday evening.

Christmas Spectacular at Crown Melbourne
If you’re after a real show, you can head along to see Crown Melbourne’s fizzingly festive display. In addition to the decorations, this year’s 10-minute Christmas Spectacular show will include a sing-a-long medley of festive classics like Hark the Herald Angels Sing, It’s Beginning to Look a lot like Christmas and The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The free to attend Christmas Spectacular is on until Monday 04 January 2021 with shows running every 15 minutes between 10am and 7pm.

Looking for more Christmas inspiration? Try these 9 unusual things to do around Australia this Christmas 2020 and if all that Christmas light watching has made you thirsty, why not try making one of our top 10 Christmas-inspired cocktails.

Feature image: Photographed by Marina Khrapova. Image via Unsplash.
This article was first published on December 12 2019. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on December 20 2020.
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