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Where Are Sydney's Best Christmas Lights?

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by Tim Falk (subscribe)
A freelance writer with an interest in just about everything.
Published December 1st 2011
One of my favourite memories of Christmas time as a kid was looking at Christmas lights. The whole family would pack into the car on a balmy December evening and head to the usual hotspots around town, stopping to "ooh" and "aah" at all the garishly decorated homes. With school finishing up for the year and the big day just around the corner, my brother, sister and I would be more excited than Tom Cruise on Oprah's couch.

So with Christmas fast approaching, I thought it would be a good idea to get tips from Weekend Notes readers on where to find Sydney's best Christmas lights. What street do you visit to see the best lights Sydney has to offer?
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Even people living in units and apartments can get into the spirit.

Some suburbs and streets have spent years building a reputation for their blazingly bright displays, and you can see a list of some great areas to visit here.

Around where I live in North Ryde, streets like Chauvel Street and Cutler Parade usually put on a good show, and I'm hoping that'll be the same this year.

But I'm sure plenty of you know of one or two great Christmas light locations around Sydney, so why not share them with the rest of us?

Where are Sydney's best Christmas lights?
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Joanne Close Cherrybrook
by amy.e (score: 0|3) 3843 days ago
12 kendall st campbelltown
by joann (score: 0|3) 3832 days ago
Madrers Ave, Kogarah, have a Great Display
by eyaco (score: 0|3) 3471 days ago
Delmar parade Gladesville
by willothewisp (score: 0|3) 3625 days ago
38 Macquarie Drive
by brend (score: 0|2) 3826 days ago
38 Macquarie Dr Cherrybrook
by brend (score: 0|2) 3826 days ago
38 Macquarie Dr Cherrybrook
by brend (score: 0|2) 3826 days ago
Herbert Street in Dulwich Hill has our favourite christmas light display.

Always a bunch of families around admiring them

by vogue (score: 0|2) 3604 days ago
Essington House, located in Westemad (Corner of Bridge Rd and Great Western Highway) will be lit up on the 1st of December!!
by shade (score: 0|2) 3512 days ago
This house every year never seems to disappoint
! The lady who does this all by her self, puts
So much thought and love in preparing for Christmas, she does both the novelty side to Christmas as well as the true meaning! A must see 63a Omaha st Belfield nsw
by Marie (score: 0|2) 3485 days ago
Best lights are in Penshurst (East side), Southern Sydney. If you are looking check out Lansdown st
by T2AG (score: 0|2) 3486 days ago
Borgnis, St Davidson (off Blackbutts Rd) in Frenchs Forest was great last night. The Mr Whippy van was there and heaps of families walking around. But there is an amazing house on Cambage Court near there which is incredible. They do carols, give out balloons and lollies and have santa visits. You can walk around the whole house and they have displays in the windows and in the back yard. A must see!
by katie (score: 0|2) 3474 days ago
Pine St in Rydalmere is great because nearly every house in the street puts up lights and also there is one particular house in Swane St Ermington that has a fantastic display, you can't miss it.
by Irenke Forsyth (score: 3|2723) 3444 days ago
12 kendall st campbelltown
by joann (score: 0|3) 3832 days ago
Sydney Rd in Hornsby Heights
by debbi43 (score: 0|7) 4212 days ago
Myrtle Road, Claremont Meadows
by gayna (score: 0|3) 3844 days ago
by mr (score: 0|2) 4212 days ago
Stephen Avenue in Ryde also does a good street of decorations.

There is a really great home in Kens Road, Frenchs Forest, which does their entire garden in lights, plus has a village inside as well. They computerise their lights to music, which you can listen to on your FM radio!

Out past the Davidson Fire Brigade, I think it is Borgnis Street which also has a street full of lights. They collect for charity as well. has a list of lights around Sydney. has some helpful hints, as well!
by dlsc (score: 1|16) 4211 days ago
Livingstone Place in Mount Colah have been going strong for years!
Gets very busy with cars so best to park in surroundings and leisurely walk around the culdesac. We visit here and Sydney Road, Hornsby Hts every year!
by mandy (score: 1|16) 4211 days ago
greystanes rd, greystanes

the residents in that street really go out of their way. tehre is even ice cream trucks there!
by paula (score: 0|2) 4211 days ago
many many streets around guildford
by bulld (score: 1|22) 4210 days ago
North Ryde
by grace (score: 0|2) 4210 days ago
Try Tahoe Place in Erskine Park, near St Marys.NSW
by stewa (score: 0|2) 4208 days ago
Lonicera Pl - Cherrybrook
by frang (score: 0|2) 4205 days ago
This year 2011, the Sydney St. Hornsby Hts, NSW 2077 will be transformed into a Christmas light spectacular for all of Sydney to experience. Lights will feature 50 displays, 300 LED Light characters- over 1,000,000 points of light.
In 2010, the Sydney St. Hornsby Hts, residents allowed the public to drive their own vehicles inside the area to experience this unique Christmas wonderland in a spectacular light and sound show


by kupon (score: 0|2) 4205 days ago
Pleasant avenue in Erskineville is great - lots of alternative and interesting designs plus the usual lights. Lots of recycled materials. It is fun and great for the kids to see...Difficult to drive down as it is a narrow street but do walk down and chat to the very friendly local folk who are often out on the street sharing a drink or a coffee
by carol (score: 0|2) 4203 days ago
Do you know where abouts in Guildford exactly? Do you know any of the street names???
by tahni (score: 0|2) 4197 days ago
Second Street in Ashbury has a fantastic display of Christmas lights. 80% of the houses on the street have a Christmas light display. There are usually a lot of people driving and walking around so best to park a block away and have a walk around the street.

Chauvel and Cutler Streets in North Ryde are also awesome. I liked this street a little more over the one in Ashbury purely due to the artist window displays and the effort put into some of the garden displays.

Definitely worth taking the drive one night to check them out. Fun for everyone in the family.
by Richard Ramnac (score: 2|367) 4196 days ago
Penrith Christmas Lights - ImagineNations Church.... 500,000 lights... the best by far in Western Sydney.
by newsn (score: 0|2) 2377 days ago

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