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Gold Coast Christmas Lights Bus Tour & Canal Cruises 2023

Looking for an easy way to see the Christmas lights this year? Why not consider a Gold Coast Christmas Lights bus tour in 2023!?

2023 Christmas bus light tours information

There is nothing more magical than the yearly tradition of driving around the neighbourhood looking at Christmas lights. A Gold Coast Christmas Lights Bus Tour is the perfect way to experience seeing all the best Christmas lights displays.

Why choose a Gold Coast Christmas lights bus tour 2023?


While it is fun driving around the neighbourhood trying to find all the best Christmas lights displays, it can be a bit of a hassle. Especially as it is such a popular Christmas tradition! If you choose to drive you’ll have to navigate around all the other cars and people trying to enjoy the dazzling light displays.

By booking a tour all you need to do is sit back, relax, and enjoy while someone else takes care of the driving, planning, and navigating. So you can just focus on making amazing Christmas memories with your family.

Check out our list of Gold Coast Christmas lights including downloadable map.

Cross Country Tours Christmas Lights Tour

Sadly the Cross Country Tours team are not running their Christmas lights tours in 2023.

They ARE however running Christmas lights tour across Brisbane!

You can find out the details and book here

Where and when is the Christmas lights bus tour 2023?

In previous years, Murrays Coaches ran bus tours to view the City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition entrant’s homes every evening. The tours were split into North and South due to the popularity of the competition locations across the city.

Unfortunately, these aren’t running in 2023. 

Christmas Lights Canal Cruises

Christmas lights canal cruise Gold Coast

Unfortunately at the time of publishing this article, we could not find any Christmas lights bus tours on the Gold Coast BUT we have found the Gold Coast Canal Cruises team who are offering canal cruises to see the Christmas lights in 2023.

Cost: $30 – $45 – includes complimentary drink

Dates: Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays in December as well as Sunday 24 December and Thursday 28 December, 2023.

You nee to call them to book on 0410 403 020 – but here is their website so you can see more information.

You can find canal cruises in Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast in our detailed article here.

If you would like to update your entry or add to our article, please email Janine – Editor@FamiliesMagazine.com.au

Looking for more Christmas fun on the Gold Coast in 2023?

See our comprehensive list of Christmas activities on the Gold Coast here.

In the mood for Christmas shopping? Check out some of the Gold Coasts best Christmas Markets.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

2 thoughts on “Gold Coast Christmas Lights Bus Tour & Canal Cruises 2023”

  1. Just enquiring about the 2018 christmas light tour how much is it this year for a pension card holder and a teen 16 that is also included on the card. Where can i be picked up i live in Labrador and have no transport but we would love to see the lights this year


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