C&G’s Guide to the Best Christmas Light Displays

Hands up, who loves watching the lights on Christmas Eve? Maybe it’s the colours, or the sense of magic and community that’s brought us together. Luckily, Melbourne never disappoints and will be hosting a number of Christmas light displays around the city from now until the 25th of December. This latest C&G blog wraps up the best installations into one neat package so you know exactly where to go!

Federation Square

The heart of Melbourne will be lighting up each evening until the 25th of December. It’s a true Christmas land complete with a 16-metre high tree, 6-metre bauble and of course, Santa’s house. There will be four different light and sounds shows dazzling Melburnians at 9pm each night.

Melbourne Laneways

It’s pretty amazing how iconic our laneways and arcades are. From Degraves Street to Hosier Lane, we’re spoilt for choice with boutique shopping and independent restaurants. This holiday season, they are decked out in Christmas lights so you can enjoy some extra cheer when you opt for the outdoor seating.

Melbourne Town Hall

It’s a tradition to walk past Melbourne Town Hall and marvel at the wonderful light displays portrayed each year. Grab some ice cream or drinks and soak up the warm Melbourne summer!

QV Christmas Tree

QV will become a Christmas hub with a giant 16-metre tree that visitors can walk through and take some silly snaps! Lindt Lindor will also be there with heaps of chocolate and personalised gifts to purchase – yum! It’s all part of QV’s Get Festive program, with full details found here. Check your calendars as this is the first to go on the 22nd of December, so gather your family and friends before it leaves Melbourne!

State Library Victoria

Every evening at 9pm the State Library’s Swanston Street façade will light up with a Melbourne rendition of ‘Night Before Christmas.’ This year’s projections story was written by Marieke Hardy, the Director of the Melbourne Writers Festival and narrated by Lee Lin Chin. Find a spot on the grass outside the library and enjoy a lovely evening of storytelling and music.


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