The silly season is officially in full swing, which means holidays are just around the corner, the gift shopping chaos has begun and its time to start stocking the fridge full of festive food.
Whether you love getting into the craziness of Christmas or avoid the season’s hype like the plague, there is one aspect of the festive season that everyone can appreciate: Christmas lights.
Every year the Christmas lights displays in Brisbane’s suburbs get bigger and better and this December we’ve scoured the streets to bring you the best in the lights biz.
Huron Street, Banyo | Northside
For the inner-city dwellers, Banyo may be a bit of a hike but it’s home to some of Brisbane’s best Christmas lights displays. Huron St is the best of the bunch, having won awards in previous years and having already been selected as a Northside Christmas Light winner for 2017. For those of doing the Christmas lights in the car, make sure to add nearby Froude St, Hilltop Pl and Ellamark St to the Banyo list. Prepare to be blown away by these displays which we are sure would get the festive tick of approval from Santa himself.
Everard Street, Westlake | Westside
Everard Street has won multiple neighbourhood awards in the past three years. There’s dozens of sparkling Santa’s perching on roofs and dozens of vibrant coloured lights. You won’t be disappointed if this street is going to be your one-stop shop before hitting the eggnog.
Board Street, Deagon | Northside
For the last 22 years, the Sandgate Uniting Church has been lighting up Deagon with their impressive display of twinkling Christmas lights. From December 14-23 there will also be carolers, craft stalls and baked goods on sale outside the church to keep you going for your night of lights.
Melrose Close, Carindale | Eastside
There are three hot-spots along this street, including the neighbourhood Christmas lights award runner-up, just opposite Melrose Close Park in Carindale. Take the opportunity to stretch your legs walking along the pathways before your circuit continues on to other surrounding streets in the festive suburb.
Albany Creek | Northside
This suburb’s got four streets worth of Christmas lights that are perfect for a night drive-by. All on the corner of one another, move through Basswood Court, Narrabeen Road, Longreef Court and Kosta Place. You won’t miss these lights shining out from the streets, and the best part is that you can do it from the comfort of your car.
Arlington Street, Underwood | Southside
We have a feeling that Arlington Street is going to become something big in the next few years. Starting with two houses on the street last year, another’s joined the pack this Christmas. With bright, colourful lights and the occasional reindeer to roam the lawn, Arlington Street is a must-see as you make your way around the suburb.
Hawk Place, Sinnamon Park | Westside
Voted as 4KQ Best Neighbourhood in 2016, this is a street you won’t want to miss. Use the opportunity to ditch the car on one of the nearby streets and get out those walking shoes.