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Christmas Lights Brisbane 2019 – Easy MAP in BEST driving route order!!

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Did you just Google: Christmas lights near me? Or even 4KQ Christmas lights 2019? Well, in this article you will find the very best list and route maps of Christmas lights Brisbane has to offer this year!

Maps and lists of THE BEST Christmas Lights in Brisbane 2019

It’s time to pile the kids into the car and tour the best Christmas lights in Brisbane.  Every year we track down the most amazing Christmas lights displays and helps Brisbane families plan their own DIY Christmas light show tour! 

2019 is all set to have the best Christmas lights Brisbane has ever displayed – and they’re all RIGHT HERE.

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The ONLY organised driving route map of Christmas lights in Brisbane!

Because we deliver over 40, 000 magazines across Brisbane every 2 months, we have software that organises street addresses into the best, most efficient driving route. So we have used that and organised our Xmas lights Brisbane lists and maps by suburb, by area and by driving route. And don’t be fooled… we are the ONLY website in Brisbane that does this for you!

All you need to do is download our handy Christmas lights lists and maps and get the kids in the car!  We’re lucky to have a former 4KQ Christmas lights judge right here on the Families Magazine team (and she knows all the Xmas lights display insider tips) so rest assured we have the best Christmas lights Brisbane has to offer!

How to use our Brisbane Xmas lights maps for your Christmas lights tours!

Be sure to download your driving map ON THE DAY of your Christmas lights tour.  We are always updating the maps with new Christmas lights houses across Brisbane. We get hot tips on new, amazing Christmas lights displays Brisbane is putting up, EVERY SINGLE DAY.  So, you can be sure to see the best and brightest Brisbane has to offer for the 2019 festive season. 

We promise you the most comprehensive and helpful tour guide to Christmas lights in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Redlands, Moreton Bay, Logan and Ipswich.

Got a HOT TIP for a brilliant Christmas lights house? Please do send us a message via email – [email protected]

Here is how to see the best Brisbane Christmas lights 2019 has on offer:

  1. Bookmark this page so you can download the latest listings when you’re ready to go!  We update our maps all the time, so you don’t miss a single award winning Christmas lights display!
  2. Pick your area
  3. Find the best map of Brisbane suburbs
  4. Check out our simple, recommended routes
  5. Download and go!

We know that excited little ones are impatient, so we’ve made sure that our Christmas Lights street maps clearly mark the BEST POSSIBLE ROUTE to keep them thrilled the whole drive!  We know that Brisbane parents are too busy to faff about, so like every year, Families Magazine is the go-to place for Christmas light tours across Brisbane, Ipswich, Caboolture, Redcliffe.

Got an amazing Christmas house lights display yourself?  Is your business sparkling this Christmas?  Tell Brisbane families all about it – and see the joy on little faces as they swing by your Brisbane lights in 2019.  Add your listing by leaving a comment under this article or email your address and a stunner image (if you have it, not completely necessary to be included) to [email protected]

Brisbane Christmas light lists and maps 2019

We have detailed written lists and maps of the best Christmas light houses in Brisbane and surrounding suburbs.

Click here or on our logo below to find heaps of FREE Downloadable Christmas lights route maps for Brisbane suburbs and surrounds!

You will find a written list of the best Christmas lights in these suburbs:

  • Best Christmas Lights List for Caboolture, Redcliffe & Bribie
  • Best Christmas Lights List for Brisbane Northside and Inner Moreton Bay
  • Best Christmas Lights List for Brisbane Southside
  • Best Christmas Lights List for Brisbane Eastern suburbs and Redlands
  • Best Christmas Lights List for Brisbane Western Suburbs
  • Best Christmas Lights List for Ipswich
  • Best Christmas Lights List for Logan

Brisbane Christmas Lights

Doing ONE tour or ALL THE TOURS, here are our easy, route marked maps to make your Christmas light pilgrimage simple and simply wonderful! 

If you’re travelling with very little Brisbane kids, you can use our handy maps to plan two shorter tours.  Remember that the sun goes down later this time of year and your little one’s bedtime might be stretched if you tackle an entire map in one night. 

Consequently, our maps make it simple to start a wonderful Christmas tradition by visiting one or two houses each night in the lead up the big day!

Christmas Lights bus tours across Brisbane

Christmas lights Brisbane bus tours

Not too keen to tackle the traffic and parking?  Brisbane Christmas Light Tours are a fun way to meet other local families and take in the best Xmas lights Brisbane has to offer.

Brisbane City Council’s official bus tours commence from Monday 16th of December until Friday 20th December.  There are five Brisbane City Council bus tours available for around $50 for a family of four.

Brisbane City Council, in partnership with 4KQ tours depart from the following locations at 6.45pm.

  • Northern suburbs – Ann Street, Anzac Square in the city
  • Eastern suburbs – Carindale Shopping Centre – Stop H
  • Southern suburbs – Garden City Shopping Centre – Stop J & K
  • Western suburbs – Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – Stop C
  • Northern suburbs – Chermside Shopping Centre – Stop D

GET DETAILED INFORMATION HERE

Kangaroo Bus Lines runs North Brisbane Christmas Lights tours and include a light supper. In 2018 the pick up places were (but click the get tickets link below to see updates):

  • Caboolture Railway Station – 5.30pm
  • Morayfield Shopping Centre – 5.40pm
  • KBL Depot at Burpengary – 5.55pm
  • Bindawalla at Burpengary – 6.00pm
  • Bay Ave, Deception Bay Shops – 6.10pm
  • North Lakes Dr, North Lakes – 6.25pm
  • Redcliffe Uniting Church – 7.00pm

GET TICKETS

Self Drive Brisbane Christmas Lights Tour!

Don’t want to commit to kids on a bus after bedtime?  We totally get it.  Craft your own Brisbane Christmas lights tour by downloading our pre-planned route maps and getting the kids in their PJs and ready to be amazed!

We update our maps with the 4KQ Christmas lights 2019 winners once they are announced.

Christmas Lights MAP Caboolture, Redcliffe & Bribie

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around Caboolture, Redcliffe and Bribie Island’s best Christmas lights.

Christmas Lights list for Caboolture, Redcliffe & Bribie Island 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around Caboolture, Redcliffe and Bribie Island.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Caboolture Redcliffe and Bribie Island Christmas lights map and lists image

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Caboolture Suburbs Christmas Lights

Christmas Lights MAP – Brisbane Northside and Inner Moreton Bay

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around Brisbane northside suburbs and inner Moreton Bay area.

Christmas lights list for Brisbane Northside and Inner Moreton Bay 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around Brisbane northside and inner Moreton Bay area.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Brisbane Northern suburbs Christmas lights map and lists image

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Brisbane’s North Suburbs Christmas Lights

Below – 4 Huron Street – Overall Winner Best Lights 4KQ 2019, Grandma’s Garden Christmas Lights

This display is all about magical pathways through snowy arches and past Santa on his yearly delivery!  There are plenty of themed sections that include inflatables as well as fairy style gardens and Santa at work.  There’s a full sized Santa in his sleigh, so do take your camera for a Christmas photo opportunity. 

There is easy street parking on Huron street and nearby streets, but please do park considerately.  This is an absolute must do on your 2019 Christmas lights tour of Brisbane.

Huron Street Banyo Christmas Lights Brisbane

Below – Church at 116 Board Street Deagon – 7 News Church & Community Group Award last year

Best Christmas Lights - Church in Deagon — in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

This is the go-to north side Christmas lights display and mini-festival.  This church goes all out with its nativity themed display. Situated on massive grounds on a main road, there’s plenty of parking on site and on Board Street.  From mid-December, the church also opens its doors and entertains Christmas lights lovers with carolling, a dining hall and various craft and bake stalls. 

This is their “event of the year” and the whole community jumps on board.  If your self-drive Christmas lights tour is before mid-December, you’ll be able to view the lights, but you’ll need to come back for the snacks!

Christmas lights MAP Brisbane Southside

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around Brisbane southside suburbs.

Christmas Lights List for Brisbane South 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around Brisbane southside suburbs.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Southern Suburbs Christmas Lights Printable List and Map

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Brisbane’s Southern Suburbs Christmas Lights

Christmas lights MAP Brisbane Redlands & Bayside

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around the Redlands and Bayside areas of Brisbane.

Christmas Lights List for Brisbane East and Redlands 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around the Redlands and Bayside areas of Brisbane.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Redlands Area Christmas Lights Printable List and Map

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Brisbane’s Eastern Suburbs & Redlands Christmas Lights

Thornlands, 45A Thornlands Road christmas lights

Christmas lights MAP Brisbane Western suburbs

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around the Christmas lights in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

Christmas Lights List for Brisbane Western Suburbs 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around the Christmas lights in the western suburbs of Brisbane.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Western Suburbs Christmas Lights printable list and map

Click here for the Map Now: Brisbane’s Western Suburbs Christmas Lights

Below – Hake Place, Sinnamon Park – Best Neighbourhood last year

Hawk Place Heralders
18 Hawk Place, Sinnamon Park
29 Hawk Place, Sinnamon Park
30 Hawk Place, Sinnamon Park
31 Hawk Place, Sinnamon Park
34 Hawk Place, Sinnamon Park

hawke place sinnamon park christmas lights

This is the ideal location for little people!  An easy stroll around a neighbourhood fully dressed for optimum delight!  From sparkly Christmas trees to cool animated light displays, inflatables and reindeer, it’s a perfect spot to take a baby or toddler to view the lights.  Note that it is a traffic controlled street so avoid taking the car into the street itself.  There are too many excited little ones running about, and too many mini-roundabouts to navigate!

Below – Everard Street – Runner Up Best Neighbourhood Christmas Lights last year
 
Westlake Wonderland
14 Everard Street, Westlake
17 Everard Street, Westlake
20 Everard Street, Westlake
21 Everard Street, Westlake
36 Raeside Street. Westlake
2 Gillen Close Westlake

Christmas Lights - Best Brisbane Neighbourhood

 

Evarard Street Christmas Lights Brisbane

Check out Everard Street – A whole neighbourhood of amazing light displays for kids to wander and wonder!  This neighbourhood goes all out to make a magical Christmas landscape for little visitors including almost a dozen houses sporting Santa on their roof and grazing reindeer in their yards. 

This is a great option for younger Christmas light enthusiasts as the walk is suitable for little legs and can be a single destination to view before an early bed time. Please be considerate when parking.  There is a sizeable traffic island on this street but please be mindful of cars hoping to turn around here.

Christmas Lights MAP Ipswich 2019

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around the best Christmas lights in Ipswich.

Christmas Lights List for Ipswich 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around the best Christmas lights in Ipswich.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Ipswich Christmas lights map and lists image

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Best Christmas Lights – Ipswich Christmas Lights

Below – Church Road – 4KQ Best West Runner-up 2016, Winner Best Christmas Lights Western Suburbs 4KQ 2015

Church Road Christmas lights

Welcome to the North Pole… in Redbank Plains!  This is an “up and coming” 4KQ champion including giant inflatable Santas and a mini North Pole set to a bushy backdrop.  A starry canopy and miniature display makes it an especially cute visit for little ones.

Christmas Lights Brisbane - 5 Tindle Street Up and Coming Champs

Christmas Lights MAP Logan

Use our DIGITAL map below to navigate your way around the best Christmas lights in Logan City.

Christmas Lights List for Logan 2019

Use our PRINTED map and ordered lists below to navigate your way around the best Christmas lights in Logan City.

Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2019 Logan Area Christmas Lights Map

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Best Christmas Lights Logan Christmas Lights

Best Christmas Lights Brisbane 2019 – 4KQ winners

We love 4KQ (I bet you’re hearing “4KQ’s my station” in your head right now!) and we adore their annual Christmas Lights competition. It’s such a wonderful community event and we want to help you love every minute! 

4KQ winners announced

Make sure you bookmark this page to see the newest displays of Christmas lights and get the scoop on the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition winners for 2019.  We are now in the process of updating our Christmas lights maps and lists now that the 4KQ Christmas lights winners are announced on 4th December 2019, and also with the River 94.9FM Ipswich winners. You won’t miss out on award winning Christmas lights in Brisbane, Moreton, Logan, Redlands, Logan & Ipswich.

NOTE: Our lists and our accompanying maps will be updated with the winners of the 4KQ Christmas Lights competition on 4th December 2019 so print the information you need on the day you set off to ensure you have the most up to date list. These will be updated with the winners of the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2019 as soon as they are announced.  Please check back just before you set off to see the lights to get the most comprehensive and up to date list of Christmas Lights Brisbane 2019.

FeaturedImage_JustTopDownloadable Christmas lights maps and street lists

Xmas lights are a true example of the spirit of Christmas.  These homeowners and not for profits make the season magical for complete strangers.  Christmas lights are the perfect way to teach your child about the spirit of kindness and love for fellow human beings – while blowing their little minds with the twinkling and colours!  Why wouldn’t you tour Christmas lights in Brisbane?

Brisbane CBD Christmas lights, Christmas tree & events

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Get the kids in the car and head into Brisbane City for dazzling Christmas lights, window displays, festivals and parades.  If you love your Christmas to sparkle, there’s plenty to see and do in the middle of the city and at South Bank. 

Christmas in Brisbane is a wonderful festive experience that every kid should experience – and we’re here to make it simple to get all the biggest and best ideas!  The lighting of the King George Square Christmas tree, the city light displays, shop windows and Christmas decorations are a wonderful way to see plenty of Christmas cheer in one compact location. 

CBD Brisbane Christmas activities happen throughout late November and December and are perfect for littler kids who might tire too early on a long drive.  Keep in mind that this is the crazy busy time of year in the city, so prepare your little one for crowds and queues!

Christmas Fireworks 2019

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Fireworks light up the sky all December in Brisbane.  We’re so lucky to live in a city with so many wonderful festivals, Christmas Carol Events and Kids Christmas Activities.  We’ve got you covered with every event, every activity and every opportunity to sing your guts out in a public park this season!

Make sure you check the schedule of events; some fireworks have been cancelled in 2019.

How to make Christmas lights memories for your family!

Glowsticks

Yes, there’s nothing so delightful as a glow stick, glow sword, glow wand or other light up treat and Christmas lights tours are a perfect time to crack them out.  But it’s not just about fun!  Brisbane Christmas lights displays are pretty full on.  Depending on the display, there may be dozens or even hundreds of people there.  Christmas light set ups look best against a very dark background so there will likely be no atmospheric light.  Equipping your child with a unique glowstick (ideally attached to their body in some way) ensures you can spot your little one in a big, dark crowd.

Food and water

It would take weeks to see all the Christmas lights in Brisbane.   Even with our exclusive Christmas maps, carefully planned for getting you around fast, your evening could be a long one.  All that gasping at the sparkles is thirsty work, make sure you take adequate healthy snacks and plenty of water for the trip!

Spending money

Christmas light displays cost a lot of money for businesses, churches and other not for profits.  You will fund raising stalls along the way.  They’ve invested a lot into helping your Brisbane family enjoy a wonderful Christmas tradition, so if ever there was an excuse to buy Christmassy baked goods, coffee, sausage sizzles and small toys, this is it.  Most won’t have EFTPOS – so a little pocket change will come in handy.

Cameras and Photo ops

Christmas lights don’t tend to photograph very well, especially on your phone.  Take along a proper camera if you have one because you’ll likely find some Santa photo opportunities along the way.  If you’re starting a family Christmas light tradition, you may even want to take your Elf on the Shelf or a special toy along to be part of your photographs!

Timing

Peak time at Brisbane Christmas light displays tends to be from sundown until about 8.30pm.  Most Christmas lights will be switched off around big kid bedtime, so you’ll need to join the crowds – there’s not much ‘out of hours” service!

Traffic/parking

Big Christmas light displays attract a lot of onlookers.  You may be shocked by the queue to get into streets with famous displays (former winners of the 4KQ Christmas lights competitions are the worst candidates for traffic dramas).  You may wish to choose an area with a lot of Christmas light displays close together and do the journey on foot.  If you are driving, remember that there will be kids EVERYWHERE so drive carefully and keep a look out for excited little people who may not be thinking straight!

Pets are NOT welcome at Christmas light displays

Most Christmas lights displays will not allow pets and generally dogs tied up outside are a nuisance.  It’s best to leave your fur family at home for this one!  Most of the larger Christmas lights displays will have a “no dogs” sign out front.

Crowds and sensory issues

Brisbane can’t get enough of Christmas lights.  If your child is easily overwhelmed by crowds, opt for “drive by” viewings of the bigger Christmas light displays and journey into the quieter ones.  The 4KQ judges require lights to be left on until 11pm on judging days (early December) so you may be able to take older kids with sensory issues to tour Brisbane Christmas lights after hours.  The lights, inflatables, noisy displays and other decorations themselves can be a sensory onslaught so test the waters with smaller displays first.

Change of clothes

Some Christmas light displays get quite interactive.  Some kind householders offer craft activities, fake snow, drinks and sweets.  It doesn’t hurt to have a change of clothes in the car in case of incident!

Showing gratitude

It costs tens of thousands and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on an award winning Christmas lights display in Brisbane.  Let’s not even talk about the hours up ladders hanging lights! These amazing people do it to see the delight and wonder on your child’s face.  Explain to your kids what a big job decorating can be.  Help them appreciate the work put in, and make sure they say thank-you if they meet the owners.

It costs tens of thousands and in some cases hundreds of thousands of dollars to put on an award winning Christmas lights display in Brisbane.  Let’s not even talk about the hours up ladders hanging lights! These amazing people do it to see the delight and wonder on your child’s face.  Explain to your kids what a big job decorating can be.  Help them appreciate the work put in, and make sure they say thank-you if they meet the owners.

Extended family

Remember that Christmas lights are a wonderful activity for older people too.  Christmas light tours are the perfect time to invite older neighbours or family to enjoy some Christmas spirit with you and the kids.  Alternatively, it’s a great activity for grandma and grandpa, while you’re at the work Christmas do!

How to submit your Christmas lights display

Are you planning to get your Christmas lights on this year?  We’d love to hear about your display so we can list it in our Christmas lights guide and on your local map and tour guide.  We’re also soooo excited to help you kick off your journey! 

Consequently, we’ve got tons of information on Christmas lighting safety, services and even the best places in Brisbane to buy outdoor lighting this Christmas.  There’s nobody we love more than a Brisbane local helping create beautiful family traditions for all of us.

The best Christmas Lights in Brisbane – lists and maps!

Merry Christmas from Families Magazine.  It’s our favourite time of year because Christmas Lights Brisbane tours are our absolutely favourite family tradition.  Our team of content creators and magazine staff all visit Brisbane Christmas lights with their kids.  We wish you a merry Christmas and happy light gazing!

76 responses to “Christmas Lights Brisbane 2019 – Easy MAP in BEST driving route order!!”

  1. Alyce says:

    Please add 37 Hidden Valley drive, Eatons Hill 4037! 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Please add 24 Calliope Street, Runcorn to your list

  3. Jay says:

    This is our first year in QLD. We have a small (synced to music) display in Narangba. It’s at 83 Jinibara Crescent.

  4. Taylor Horswill says:

    20 Curragundi Road Jindalee is back again! We won 2016 and took out peoples choice.

  5. Angie says:

    HI There! What is the last day that the lights will be on in all suburbs?

  6. Veena says:

    We saw the banyo and westlake lightups they are awesome….

  7. Kazzy says:

    When does the deagon church start its shows and stalls?

  8. Taylor says:

    There are roadworks near yhe waterfront apartments at redcliffe. 35 minutes stuck there last night!

  9. Kira says:

    Thanks so much for these xmas lights list. Fod north briz last night and will do caboolure driving map next

  10. PAul says:

    Does anyone know of a whole street being full of lights in Logan

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