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A guide to Brisbane's best Christmas light locations
Brisbane's most lit up streets and suburbs


You know it's officially Christmas not when you see the Christmas merchandise hit the supermarket shelves, but when you see the first house completely dressed in Christmas lights. That's exactly what I saw the other night when driving in Brisbane's east.

These homeowners, while quick off the mark, are set to be just one of hundreds of houses in numerous suburbs across Brisbane lighting up their entrance facades, fences, roofs and gardens in countless colourful lights. Perhaps neighbourhood bragging rights are at stake, or maybe it's the wish to spread much-needed Christmas cheer and celebrate the magic of the silly season.

Whatever the reason, 2014 will be the 28th year 4KQ is running their annual Christmas light displays competition.There are categories for all types of dwelling types and business light displays, and more than 25,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. That's in addition to the pride people will feel for seeing your home or business literally up in lights

Some suburbs however do Christmas lights better than most, and across Brisbane's northern, southern, eastern and western neighbourhoods, here's the pick of the streets and suburbs across Brisbane where you can see some dazzling displays of Christmas dedication from locals.

Eastern Suburbs

Brandella Place in Belmont in 2013 Took out the coveted best neighbourhood title


Brisbane's East has had it's fair share of festivities in 2013 and the action is set to take place again in 2014, with some of the most concentrated displays on Christmas lights in the Belmont and Tingalpa areas. Abbeyfeale Street has been a frequent de-light-ful displayer and Brandella Place took out the title for the best neighbourhood in 2013! Will it win again this year?

Alexandra Hills

Dorking Court
Polperro Circuit

Belmont

Melrose Close
Brandella Place - Winner of the Best Neighbourhood in 2013

Capalaba

Chatsworth Circuit
Larbonya Crescent - No 44 winner of 1st place residential Eastern suburbs 2013.
- Holland Crsecent

Carina

- 536 Darcy Road

Cleveland

- Passage Street & Queen Street
- Olympus Drive

Cornubia

- Penelope Drive

Redland Bay

- Main Street

Tingalpa

- Abbeyfeale Street
- Flores Close

Victoria Point

– Magnolia Parade
– Dunnart Street
– Sandy Drive
– Seaholy Crescent

Wakerley

- Tallis Street

Talis Street, Wakerley


Western Suburbs

Driving around Brisbane's western suburbs is also a safe bet to see some of the best light displays. Kenmore couple Walter and Beverly Wood of Warunda Street have been lighting up their home and taken out 'Best Residential Display' for the Western Suburbs more than 20 times. They estimate they have more than 75,000 lights to put up each year. Much of the main action is centred around around Forest Lake, Westlake as well as some well known displays in Riverhills that are set to return in 2014.

Forest Lake

- Carolina Parade
- Centennial Way
- High Street
- Nullarbor Circuit

Graceville

- Graceville Ave

Goodna

- Attwood Way

Kenmore]

- Warunda Street - Winner of Best Residential Display more than 20 times since 1977.

Middle Park

- Burwick Close
- Dewsbury Street

Riverhills

- Kaputar Close
- Sumners Road

Westlake

- Everard Street – Whole Street Takes part known as 'Westlake Wonderland'
- Gillen Close
- Callabonna Street

Southern Suburbs

Childs Street, Rochedale South


Brisbane's southern and Logan City suburbs undoubtedly offer some of the most extensive displays across South East Queensland. Lawson Place, Drewvale has several impressive homes lit up and the unit block at Rudge Street in Woodridge impresses year after year with it's moving displays and music. Springwood arguably is one of Brisbane's suburbs with some of the highest concentration of lights, with almost all residents of Wootoon Crescent getting in on the festivities.


Acacia Ridge

- Hemsworth Street
- Sussex Road

Algester

- Booyong Street
- Bluedong Plae

Drewvale

- Protea Place
- Lawson Place

Eden's Landing

- Castile Crescent
- Grove Road
- Lucy Drive

Eagleby

- Bedford Crescent

Loganholme

- Henry Street (seen from M1)

Parkinson

- Branxton Place
- Glencoe Close
- Janmore Place

Rochedale South

- Kallista Road
- Childs Street

Shailer Park

- Adelong Road
- Warnambul Road

Springwood

- Belinda Crescent
- Drake Road
- Benbow Court
- Merchant Court
- Wootton Crescent - Almost all houses in the street get into the festive spirit in what resident dub 'Wootton Wonderland'

Underwood

- Arlington Street
- Leila Street

Upper Mount Gravatt

- Lindwall Street
- Nagle Street

Waterford

- Parkfront Terrace
- Nova Street
- Old Logan Village Road

Woodridge

Rudge Street Woodridge


- 12/33 Rudge Street, won second place in the Southern suburbs entrants for 2013.

Northern Suburbs

133 Dorrington Drive, Ashgrove


Ashgrove and the surrounding suburbs of Everton Park, Mitcheton and Stafford heights are the pick of the northern Brisbane suburbs known for their impressive Christmas lights display. Further north Redlciffe, Deception Bay and North Lakes all have streets where several houses try and outdo each other with winter wonderland displays and lights, lights and more lights! Some even give away candy canes and other freebies.



Ashgrove

- Ashgrove Avenue
- Caneby Street
- Broadbent Street
- Dorrington Drive - WINNER 4KQ LIGHTS BEST LIGHTING DISPLAY 2013

Aspley

- Horn Road
- Kildonan Street

Bald Hills

- Paladin Place

Bracken Ridge

- Garwain Road
- Pirramurra Street

Chermside West

- Ashley Road
- Maundrell Terrace
- Sika Court

Deagon

- Board Street

North Lakes

- Grebe Circuit
- Mersey Street

Redcliffe

- Oxley Avenue
- Richens Street
- Silvester Street

Stafford Heights

- Coleridge Street
- Redgrave Street

PLEASE NOTE: All information has been compiled from 2013 data and listing and is not guaranteed to be 100 per cent correct. Fortunately for those who love to drive around the streets chasing brilliant light displays, most of the homes celebrate the tradition year after year and several homes take part. This means that you can expect to see at least some quality light displays in the areas that have been mentioned.

If you know of any other streets and suburbs that have not made the list, please let us know with a comment and give us the hot tip about where the best Christmas light suburbs are in Brisbane!

Finally, a big thank you to the owners for all their hard work putting up and taking down these intricate displays year after year. Thanks for spreading the Christmas cheer for all to enjoy.

All photos courtesy of 4KQ Christmas Lights Competition 2013
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Why? Free to appreciate, some displays ask for gold coin donation for charity.
When: From November until January
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Where: Suburbs around Brisbane
Cost: Free
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THE 2014 4KQ Christmas Winners Have been announced

WINNER FOR BRISBANE

3 Furness Crescent, Sinnamon Park

North

Winner: Maddison Marquise Michelle Catelan, 123 Adelaide Street East, Clayfield
Runners-up: John and Lyn Martin, 4 Gordons Crossing Road East, Joyner
Finalist: Christine Solomon and Greg Coolen, 20 Craigslea Drive, Caboolture
South

Winner: Robyn and Wayne Mills, 5 Clabon Street, Hillcrest, Logan
Runners-up: Col Carlson and Anita Wheatley, 19 Teagarden Street, Eight Mile Plains

Finalist: Lumley Family, 6 St. Clair Close, Parkinson
East

Winner: Chris and Jennifer Mirow, 44 Larbonya Crescent, Capalaba
Runners-up: Darryl and Sandra Watson, 536 D’arcy Road, Carina
Finalist: David and Melinda, 39 Brandella Place, Belmont
West

Winner: Geoff Harvey, 3 Furness Crescent, Sinnamon Park
Runners-up: Walter and Beverley Wood, 10 Warunda Street, Kenmore
Finalist: Shane and Debbie Horswill, 20 Curragundi Road, Jindalee

OTHER COMMENDATIONS

- 2 Melrose Close, Carindale
- Lights on Melrose, 7 Melrose Close, Carindale
- 8 Melrose Close, Carindale
- 128 Park View Crescent, Cornubia
- Sandgate Uniting Church, 116 Board Street, Deagon
- 18 Edwards Street, Eastern Heights
- 106 Castile Crescent, Edens Landing
- 4 Colvillea Street, Eight Mile Plains
- 207 Graceville Avenue, Graceville
-, 6 Oxford Street, Hamilton
- 4 Gardenia Circuit, Heathwood,
- 56 Stella Street, Holland Park
- 98 Holman Street, Kangaroo Point
- 31 Edith Street, Kingston
- 12 Narrung Street, Middle Park
-11 Lane Court, Mount Warren Park
- 12 Elm Drive, Murrumba Downs
- 1 Richens Street, Redcliffe
The Salvation Army Brisbane Recovery Services, 58 Glenrosa Road, Red Hill
- 23 Abbeyfeale Street, Tingalpa
Abbeyfeale Lights, Abbeyfeale Street, Tingalpa
Toombul Centre, 1015 Sandgate Road, Toombul
- 46-48 Magnolia Parade, Victoria Point
37 Sandy Drive, Victoria Point
Oakwood Alight, Oakwood Road, Warner
16 Glenjustins Street, Wynnum West
by Julian Groneberg (score: 3|1802) 1774 days ago
Definitely not much happening in Wootton crescent. Adelong street and Warnabul road are pretty dead too. Maybe 3 or 4 houses lit up. Penelope drive only had 2 decent light displays also. Disappointing Southside this year.
by kvh95 (score: 0|2) 1766 days ago
We are asking for your support to help us win $500 for Make-A-Wish Foundation by voting for our Christmas Light Display at 25 Lacewood Circuit, Warner QLD in a local competition. Our display is very different to other Light Displays and well worth a visit.
It is a walk through display and there is something to see at as you walk through including into the garage.
Just click link below to take you to the voting page and click like and share it with your friends or the following link. https://www.facebook.com/angeladuncanraywhite/photos/pb.140366342652804.-2207520000.1419306313./830762350279863/?type=1&theater
Our family & Make-A-Wish Foundation thank you for your support and we wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The Gall Family
by ngauw (score: 0|2) 1756 days ago
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