Christmas Lights Brisbane 2021 | DRIVING MAPS & LISTS in Best Order!

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Did you just Google: best Christmas lights near me? Or even 4KQ Christmas lights 2021? In this article you will find the very best list and route maps of Christmas lights Brisbane has to offer this year!

We update this list from late November to early December each year so you can trust that it is 100% accurate. We also have both digital Christmas lights maps and printable Christmas lights maps and lists, so no matter how you want to navigate your way around the suburbs, we have you covered!

Maps and lists of THE BEST Christmas Lights in Brisbane 2021

If you are like us and love everything Christmas in Australia, you will know that it is time to pile the kids into the car and tour the best Christmas lights in Brisbane.  Every year we track down for you, the most amazing Christmas lights displays and helps Brisbane families plan their own DIY Christmas light show tour!

2021 is going to have some of 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 and neighbourhoods 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 often update 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 2021 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 (and the Sunshine Coast and Toowoomba too!).

Here is how to see the best Brisbane Christmas lights 2021 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 2021.  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 Editor@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

Brisbane Christmas light lists and maps 2021

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

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!

Self drive Brisbane Christmas lights tour!

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 2021 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 2021

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

Last updated Saturday 4 December 2021: Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2021 Caboolture Redcliffe and Bribie Island Christmas lights map and lists image

Click here for the Driving Map Now: Caboolture, Redcliffe & Bribie Christmas Lights

Best Christmas Lights Caboolture, Redcliffe & Bribie

Our top picks for places to visit for the best Christmas lights between Redcliffe and Caboolture are:

  • Below – 12 Bedarra Crescent, Burpengary East

12 Bedarra Crescent, Burpengary East

  • Below – 114 Rue Montaigne Petrie 4502

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  • Below – 3 Parkwood Place, Bellmere

3 Parkwood Place, Bellmere - Christmas lights display

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 2021

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

Last updated Saturday 4 December 2021: Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

2021 Brisbane Northern suburbs Christmas lights map and lists image

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

Best Christmas Lights Brisbane Northside

Our top picks for places to visit for the best Christmas lights on the northside are:

  • 634 Beams Rd Carseldine – below

634 Beams Rd Carseldine

  • 86 College Way, Boondall
  • 27 Minimine St, Stafford – below

27 Minimine St, Stafford christmas lights

  • 23 Arnica Crescent, Bald Hills – below

Best Christmas lights Brisbane

Christmas lights MAP Brisbane Southside

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

Christmas Lights List for Brisbane South 2021

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

Last updated Saturday 4 December 2021: Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

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

2021 – Best Christmas Lights Brisbane Southside

Our top picks for places to visit for the best Christmas lights on the southside are:

  • 101 Kempsie Road, Mt Gravatt – below

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  • 62 Annette Street, Tingalpa – below

62 Annette Street, Tingalpa

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 2021

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

Last updated Saturday 4 December 2021: Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

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

2021 – Best Christmas Lights Brisbane Eastern suburbs & Redlands

Our top picks for places to visit for the best Christmas lights in the Eastern suburbs & Redlands are:

  • Whipbird Circuit, Redlands – below

Whipbird Circuit Redlands

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 2021

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

Last updated Saturday 4 December 2021: Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

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2021 Western suburbs Christmas lights printable list and map

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

2021 – Best Christmas lights western suburbs Brisbane

Our top picks for places to visit for the best Christmas lights in the western suburbs are:

  • Kaputar Close – Riverhills – below

Kaputar Close - Riverhills

Christmas Lights MAP Ipswich 2021

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

Christmas Lights List for Ipswich 2021

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

Last updated Saturday 4 December 2021: Click on the image below for a larger printable map!

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

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 2021

Use our PRINTED Logan maps and ordered lists below to navigate your way around the best Christmas lights in Logan City. We have made TWO maps this year as there are so many lights to see in this area! GO LOGAN!!

Last updated Sunday 28 November 2021: Click on the images below for a larger printable map!

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

2021 – Best Christmas Lights in Logan

Our top picks for places to visit for the best Christmas lights in Logan are:

  • Below – 14 Penelope Drive, Cornubia

Best Christmas lights Brisbane

Is 4KQ doing 2021 Christmas Lights competition?

Yes!! 4KQ are still running their Christmas lights competition in 2021. Displays can be viewed nightly until 10 pm right up until Christmas Eve!

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 Peoples Choice 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 2021.  We are now in the process of updating our Christmas lights maps and lists now with the 4KQ Christmas lights entrants. 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 entrants + other local lights displays until December 4, 2021 as the entries and other displays become known to us – so print the information you need on the day you set off to ensure you have the most up to date list.

Our lists have now been updated with the winners of the 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2021.  Please check back to this page just before you set off to see the lights to get the most comprehensive and up to date list of Christmas Lights Brisbane 2021.

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

There are changes this year to the Christmas in the City activities. Due to crowd restrictions some events will be capped, and ticketed.

Check out article CBD Brisbane Christmas activities to find events that happen throughout late November and December and are perfect for littler kids who might tire too early on a long drive.

Christmas Fireworks 2021

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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!

Christmas lights bus tours across Brisbane

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.

Not running in 2021 due to Covid: Brisbane City Council’s official bus tours will not be running in 2021 due to Covid.  Previously there have been five Brisbane City Council bus tours available for around $50 for a family of four.

Brisbane City Council, in partnership with 4KQ.

  • 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

Not running in 2021 due to Covid: Kangaroo Bus Lines runs North Brisbane Christmas Lights tours and include a light supper. In 2019 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

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!

Send your address and a photo to us at Editor@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

Consequently, we’ve got tons of information on Christmas the best places across Australia to celebrate Christmas on our brand new Christmas in Australia website.  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!

91 responses to “Christmas Lights Brisbane 2021 | DRIVING MAPS & LISTS in Best Order!”

  1. Andrew Evans says:

    Please add 11 Stonycroft Street Aspley. Same as last year. Computer control display type.

  2. Cassie says:

    More addresses for Caboolture, Redcliffe, Bribie map.
    Petrie:
    108 French’s road, Petrie.
    35 Maquaire drive, Petrie.
    3 Eucumbene dr, Petrie.

    Central Lakes, Caboolture:
    Shak street, Caboolture.
    Crawford Street, Caboolture.
    O’Neill street, Caboolture.

    Thankyou for your suggestions, we spotted the above on our Christmas lists drive 18-12-20.

  3. Andrew Cowin says:

    Please add 2 Bunya Court, Narangba.

  4. Megan says:

    Please add 26 & 47 Calliope Street, Runcorn to the list.

  5. Tahnee says:

    Please add unit 1 and 2, 6 Sterling road Morayfield

  6. Allison Lloyd says:

    Please add 7 Ney Road Capalaba to your Redlands list 🎄🎄

  7. mia says:

    Love it

  8. Tayla says:

    Please add 16 Barcoo Street, Runcorn – there are few houses in this street. And 26, 20 & 47 Calliope Street, Runcorn.

  9. Rod says:

    CABOOLTURE- There are a couple of houses down the end of Jensen Road, Caboolture which are lovely. In the same estate/neighbourhood and just around the corner is Kleo Court almost all the residents have their houses decorated.

  10. Traci says:

    Wilton Court morayfield 🎄⭐

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