It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! That’s right, our favourite time of the year is now just mere days away and what better way to get into the spirit of the festive season than by going on the ultimate Christmas light hunt. Here’s how to make the experience one to remember (and a few handy hints on where you’ll find Brisbane’s best lights!).
Setting Up Your Day
It may be 30+ degrees but don’t let that deter you from getting suited up in your best Christmas gear. While you’re home (and looking fabulous), make sure to take a couple family happy snaps ﹘ the idea of the Christmas card may be a thing of the past but a virtual, or even a printed copy will bring a smile to the face of any grandparent. Next, line up a couple of your favourite Christmas movies and start the marathon! There’s bound to be a tonne on Netflix but if you’re stuck for ideas, chuck on a couple of festive favourites like Elf, Home Alone, or, of course, Die Hard.
Mini Road Trip
The drive should be half the fun. Get the Christmas classics pumping ﹘ we’re talking Michael Buble, Mariah Carey, maybe a little bit of Elvis, and belt them out like your life depends on it! You’ll also want to make sure you’ve got plenty of snacks to go around ﹘ here’s where we can help. Homemade gingerbread is always brilliant (and will keep the kids busy for a couple hours), otherwise, pick up some shortbread, chocolates, or anything else you can find from your local GCFO to take along for the trip.
We may not have Disneyland here in Brisbane, but for a few weeks in December, there are a few households that would likely spend the same amount on their quarterly power bill (and arguably bring people roughly the same amount of joy).
Here’s where you’ll find the BEST Christmas lights around Brisbane.
● In the city’s South, Victoria Point has plenty of great spots ﹘ Bunker Road, Melody Street, and Bellenden Court really get into it. Picture blow-up Santas, glowing walkthrough arch-ways, and festive props aplenty.
● Carindale’s Melrose Close is also well worth a drive if you’re in the area.
● For our Northsiders, a trip out to Bonnet Parade in Mango Hill will make 99.9 per cent of people feel like a kid again (we’re sure of it!).
We recommend checking out some of the local Christmas light groups on Facebook so you can really plan out the best spots to head to.
Soak it up Brisbanites, it won’t be long until it’s all over!
Stumble across any streets or must-visit houses we’ve missed? Be sure to let us know on your next visit to GCFO.