What started out as a friendly competition between neighbours since 2002 has snowballed into another year of Christmas light madness. While you’re there, check out the trains, reindeer and snow machine – it's the closest you'll get to a white Christmas in Melbourne. 150 Reichelt Ave, Montmorency. December 1-28, 7.30pm-11pm. Read more.
Out west the Walsh family has been lightiing up Sunshine for more than 20 years. In 2019 punters can enjoy approximately 45,000 lights plus a nativity scene, inflatables (weather permitting), a walk-in display, a village window display and music. If you miss them before Christmas you can also see this display until Jan 2. 12 Cooper St, Sunshine. Dec 1-Jan 2. 7.30pm-midnight. Read more.
Alex and Peter Caruana have been decking out their family home in thousands of Christmas lights for the past years. The simple joy of seeing visitors enjoy their display is what keeps them going. Make sure to grab a selfie with the giant santa! 60 Hunter Rd, Camberwell. Dec 1-25. 8-11pm (8pm- midnight Dec 24-25).
For over half a century, the Boulevard in Ivanhoe has taken Christmas lights to the next level, showering houses, trees and streets in lights and decorations. Get in early as the traffic can pile up pretty quickly, with thousands rubbernecking at the lights every year. The Boulevard, Ivanhoe. Dec 14-24. 8.30-11pm.
If the folks at 29 Shaftsbury Street seem familiar it's because they used host their annual festive lightshow in Brunswick. They hoicked over all their lights and decorations when they shifted to Coburg though, so kids and adults can still enjoy a Christmas display featuring 25,000 lights, animated bears, a reindeer-led sleigh, Santa house and train. 29 Shaftsbury St, Coburg. From Dec 12. 9pm-midnight. Read more.