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The Best Christmas Lights Gold Coast 2018 PLUS Map!

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Love your childhood Christmas memories?  It’s only natural to want your kids to experience a magical Christmas they’ll treasure too. What better way to create a special new Christmas tradition than to hit the road and tour the Gold Coast Christmas lights?

The City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition will kick off again in December 2018. It’s a wonderful opportunity to ditch the devices and get out and about as a family. Enjoy the festive atmosphere and twinkling kaleidoscope of light and colour this Christmas. Here’s all you need to know about the competition and where you can start your search for the best Christmas lights on the Gold Coast this year!

The City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition 2018

Boasting thousands of dollars in prize money, the City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition 2018 will run throughout December this year.

As with previous years, the competition welcomes entries from both householders and businesses across the Gold Coast.

And there’s no reason that you can’t see all of the incredible entries. We’ve made it super-simple to see the entrants and more with our downloadable map!

Click Here or on the image below to find a FREE Downloadable version!

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Where to see Christmas lights near you …

If you want to get your Christmas game face on and start planning your own tour of the Christmas lights on the Gold Coast, it’s helpful to have a working knowledge of where the best light displays are:

Gold Coast North Christmas Lights


16 Taupo Court
8 Angelo Avenue


17 Red Gum Terrace


103 The Peninsula


36 Felling Drive
7 Summerstone Place


1 Pindar Avenue
20 Paris Parade
6 Mcgrath Court


20 Maidenhead Court

Pacific Pines

2/21 McRae Circuit
70 Salvado Drive
20-24 Hawkesbury Avenue
3 Diamantina Circuit
4 Bowman Street
58 Salvado Drive
6 Mapia Rise
Ainslie Street
Fortescue Street
Santa Isobel Boulevard

Paradise Point

12 Sundown Drive


Ningaloo Drive

Upper Coomera

20 Forest Oak Drive
26 Jagera Drive
4 Morgan Court
8 Shelduck Street
Kingsford Drive
Pitt Street
21 Barrington Street
43 Wildflower Circuit

Willow Vale

Pike Lane


Gold Coast South Christmas Lights

Burleigh Waters

104 Dipper Drive
16 Dabchick Drive


13 Garden Grove
Baltimore Court


5 Ironbark Street


14 and 15 Worley Drive

Highland Park

7 Trafalgar Street
Cuthero Court


5 Mintwood Place


30 Ellis Drive


28 Riverpark Drive
68 Mortensen Road

Reedy Creek

2 Rustyplum crt


11 Narrabeen Court
16 Manly Drive
2 Cottesloe Drive
26 Lakeridge Dve
3 Merion Court


1/18 Binstead Drive
70 Melinda Street


Zinnea Street

Tweed Heads South

244 Kirkwood Road South


Of course, this isn’t an exhaustive list. It’s a great starting point for an exciting night out with your kids, and a sure-fire way to amp up the festive spirit this Christmas. You never know, an annual pilgrimage to see the Christmas lights on the Gold Coast could become your kids’ most treasured Christmas memory in years to come!

How to enter your place in the competition

Download the Christmas Lights Competition entry form and terms and conditions below. Click, complete and e-mail back to [email protected] or post to:

Christmas Lights Competition
City Events, City of Gold Coast
PO Box 5042
GCMC Bundall
Qld 9729.

To appeal to voters, entrants may wish to consider the following when creating their display:

  • visual appeal
  • uniqueness
  • overall impact
  • variety of decorations used
  • energy efficient and environmentally friendly options.

If you’re an entrant yourself, you’ll be allocated a unique code which allows for voting by SMS. The winners in each category will be announced just prior to Christmas.

You can find out more at the Gold Coast City Council website.

Bus Tours of the Christmas Lights on the Gold Coast

Even if you’re not keen on entering the competition yourself, you can enjoy the very best it has to offer by taking your family on a tour of the lights. It’s a fabulous opportunity to marvel at the creative genius, ingenuity and imagination of local entrants. Foot and vehicular congestion can become an issue at some of the sites, so there’s a perfect alternative if you don’t want to take the car.

Read about The Gold Coast Christmas Lights Tour HERE Not on the Gold Coast? Check out all the sparkly goodness in Brisbane!

8 responses to “The Best Christmas Lights Gold Coast 2018 PLUS Map!”

  1. jodie says:

    come to 2 rustyplum crt reedy creek for some good lights

  2. Vicky says:

    What day does this finish? 🙂

  3. Mary says:

    If I will go to Gold Coat on 1 or 2 December, can I already see all the houses decorated with Christmas Lights or it is too early? I have seen a lot of such beautifully decorated houses in the residential area of Gold Coast and Brisbane. Looks that it is much better than in Sydney.

    Mary, Sydney, NSW

  4. Craig says:

    Heaps of Christmas lights in
    Cumberland drive varsity lakes

  5. Janine says:

    Great list – we CAN NOT WAIT for Christmas this year! 🙂

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