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Gold Coast Christmas Lights 2013

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by Susan Jackson (subscribe)
Gold Coast Explorer since Jan 2010. Always on the lookout for fun, family things to enjoy with my four kids.
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Gold Coast christmas Lights
Image courtesy of City of Gold Coast

'Tis the season to be jolly and what better way to embrace Christmas than with a tour of the Gold Coast lights. Families decorate the outside of their homes with all things Christmas. In glorious lumination you will discover trees, Santa's, reindeer and the like, covering homes and gardens, in movie like displays of Christmas cheer. Some even go a step further and open up their garages with wonderful Christmas grotto displays.

Without doubt, the most enthralled are the children, however the annual touring of the Gold Coast lights involves all ages. From delighted smiles and the oohs and ahhs from those you see out on the trail, it has to be one of the best free Christmas nights out for families.

Gold Coast christmas Lights

There's two ways of viewing. You can join a Murrays Bus Tour, where you relax and let the driver do all the navigating to the best sites (Bookings are on 13 22 51, online prices: Ad $15.50, Ch 2-14 $10.50, departing from the Arts Centre Gold Coast) or check out the locations of prize winning streets and drive around yourself. Pick a night (6-24 Dec 13), pack the family in the car, along with some lollies and snacks, phone some friends too and off you go. You'll be creating some magical memories for young kids and the big kids have lots of fun too.

Winning entries in the 2013 City of Lights competition will be available here on Fri 6 Dec. Download the entrants and winners list, enter into the maps app on your phone and head straight to the best Christmas displays. You may also see Santa on your travels.

Gold Coast Christmas Lights

The Good Guys People's Choice Instagram Competition adds a festive digital element, where houses display the hashtag competition sign. These Christmas homes will encourage viewers to snap a shot of their house and upload to instagram (using #gcxmaslights). The number of likes the photo has received will determine the People's Choice winner. Winning photographer receives $250 and the household $500 in prize vouchers, to spend at the Good Guys.

If you are thinking of entering your home in the Christmas Lights competition, then entries close at 5pm on Fri 22 Nov. The judges are looking for:
Visual appeal, uniqueness, overall impact, variety of decorations used, not forgetting safety & tidiness together with energy efficiency & environmental friendliness. Temptedů.?
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Why? It's festive, free, family fun
When: 6th - 24th Dec 2013
Where: Homes around the Gold Coast
Cost: Free if self drive. Bus Tour Ad $15.50, Ch $10.50 (online bookings)
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