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Christmas Light Up Competition

Christmas Light Up Competition

The annual Christmas Light Up competition is one of the most fun events of the season, with the glowing festive spirit found all around the place, with many fun-filled light displays and activities.

So, even though the Gold Coast experiences a warm Christmas, the city still celebrates with lots of joy, fun and amusement. The city looks radiant with many lights, snowmen, Santas, and gorgeously decorated Christmas trees.

Christmas Light Up Competition 2024 Entry Dates, Gold Coast

Entries open in October each year and close in November. Online voting starts in early December and closes around one week before Christmas. The prize ceremony is typically held a few days before Christmas.

From the start of December, residents and visitors to the Gold Coast can enjoy this amazing festival. Each year, hundreds of residents and business owners take part in making the streets of sparkle for the chance to win cash and prizes. Murrays Coaches typically runs bus tours to view the City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition entrant’s homes every evening.

You’ll enjoy this amazing festival if you’re here for the first time or a regular visitor. So make sure you drive around the streets of the Gold Coast to catch some of the best Christmas displays.

While enjoying this glorious time of year, you will also get a chance to enjoy street parties, entertainment and Christmas activities.

There are so many notable inclusions that it’s hard to mention them all here. Please find below a selection of the most popular displays, but make sure you check out the following map at https://sites.google.com/view/gold-coast-xmas-lights/ for a full list and to make driving around a bit more easier.

You can also check out the official Gold Coast Christmas Lights Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/GoldCoastChristmasLights/ for tips, photos, videos and a very helpful and up-to-date map.

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    • Hi Nathan,

      It appears that only yesterday it was announced that the annual Christmas lights competition will not go ahead this year.

      Reading 2 different articles on the same day, it’s even difficult to figure out if the event will go ahead in the future. In one articles, it quoted that “Mayor Tom Tate confirmed the event had been cancelled for good”, while in another it states “That’s not to say that the bus tours couldn’t return sometime in the future, with the Mayor vowing to review the decision in a year’s time.”

      The Mayor still suggests people put up their lights – there just won’t be an official event or bus service this year at least.


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