This one is arguably the brightest and jam-packed Christmas light display in all of Sydney! Watch Santa take off from the roof with his reindeer and sleigh, feel the snow fall over the handmade Christmas village, or just stand back and admire the spectacle – complete with nativity scenes, Santa letter drop off for the kids, and carols on the front lawn. More details.
After being in lockdown for months, the Swansona Avenue Christmas lights are back bigger than ever. Lots of great houses are lighting up along the street. Displays this year include huge stars, ‘2021’ in lights, and a great big love heart. There are photo opportunities too with Santa, his reindeer and elves, a snowman, the gingerbread man and the Grinch. This display runs until Dec 30. More details.
There are many nice displays in this crescent, but one in particular is next level. Here you’ll find nativity scenes, moving features, music and thousands of lights strewn across the house, garden and driveway. More details.
Out in the south west, not far from Campbeltown, you’ll find the residents of Walseley Crescent getting into the Christmas groove. The whole street participates in these yearly festivities with many properties, big or small, lighting it up. Lots of lights, decorations, features make for a great atmosphere. Running until Dec 30. More details.
These owners here know a thing or two about Christmas lights, having decorated their property for over ten years. In 2020 they raised over $2,000 for the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. Come show your support and help them smash that for 2021! Besides being covered in more LED’s than you could count, you’ll be treated to their Australian themed display including the Harbour Bridge, Sydney Tower, Opera House and the Luna Park face. More details.
A massive and magical Christmas lights display with over 50,000 lights, interactive snow play and loads of colour and fun, this one is great for families of all ages. These guys are raising money for Lights for Kids and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. More details.
Roll up, roll up to this bustling Christmas display where you’ll be greeted with more Christmas lights than you could imagine. Admire the snow pool (yes, snow pool!), life-sized reindeer, rocking Santa, and a Christmas village with plenty of moving features. Running all the way through to Jan 9. More details.
A local favourite in Greystanes, this two-story house lights up to impress. Decked head to toe in lights, there is a nativity scene and a window display. A worthwhile stop off if you’re in the area. More details.
Come down and enjoy the show at this interactive display featuring a snow machine and light show every Friday and Saturday night at 8pm. A creative Christmas display sure to impress if you’re in the area, this one kicks off from Dec 4. More details.
With over 30,000 lights throughout, this house has become somewhat of a staple of the Sydney Christmas lights scene, with the owners lighting up year after year to raise money for HeartKids NSW and 22q Foundation. More than just lights, you can enjoy weekend events, sausages sizzles and raffles. Running until Dec 31. More details.
Photograph: Christmas Light Search | Excelsior Avenue, Castle Hill
This is a fun and elaborate walk-through Christmas light display with plenty of inflatables, reindeer, lasers and of course, lots and lots of lights. Feel free to explore through the driveway and enjoy. Running until Jan 7. More details.
You’ll find massive displays around the streets here, but this one on South Street is sure to impress. Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 8pm and 10.30pm is when the action kicks off with laser, fog, bubbles and snow machines. More details.
A brilliant Christmas light show awaits at the end of Lockwood Street, with thousands of strands of lights pumping sparkles up the house and down the front lawn. Find a parking spot nearby or bring along a portable radio for something a little different to our usual static display – tune in to 98.4FM and you’ll witness the lights move in synchronisation to the music. Admire the performance as the LED’s, and you might even feel like having a little dance yourself. Keep your eyes out for the three Lego men on the side fence, as well as the lightbulbs that love to have a sing-a-long. More details.
Lane Cove North
Winner of the ‘Best Street Lights in Lane Cove’ award in 2020, these guys are back and bigger for 2021. The owners have started early and installed additional lighting, with the display to keep growing until Dec 12. Park at the end of the street, walk down the lane and enjoy the vibe. Runs to midnight throughout December. More details.
This interactive display boasts a huge arrangement of lights, giant inflatables and sparkly decorations and ornaments. The whole front yard and roof is decorated for you to enjoy. The owners are also holding a present drive and barbecues from 6pm on December 4, 11 and 18 to raise funds for Sydney Children’s Hospital. More details.
Here’s another good one in Quakers Hill to add to your trail. Adjacent to a sparkling LED archway, massive letters spell out Merry Christmas across the front lawn. Lots of well positioned Christmas characters lead you up the drive to Santa’s cabin where you’ll get a glimpse of a projected Santa in his home. More details.
Special thanks to the team at Christmas Lights Search for helping us put together this suburban list. If you're keen to make a night of exploring Christmas light displays, be sure to check out the map and light search on their website.