Adelaide Christmas Lights 2018 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights Around Adelaide

Ninth Avenue St Peters Christmas lights

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Every year the number of home owners who adorn their properties in sparkling lights seems to grow, making our suburban streets come to life after dusk.

It’s a fabulous FREE family activity to wander along and admire the huge effort some families go to, bringing Christmas cheer to their neighbourhood.

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It’s a real treat for the kids to be out at night, staying up a bit late. This is one of those times, when you see your child’s face light up with excitement, that you remember how beautiful it is to be in awe and wonderment over Christmas.

And how generous and kind it is for all these lovely people to dress up their houses in Christmas lights and allow so many strangers to walk and drive past every night during the Christmas season.


The photos above are of the lights along Ninth Avenue, ST PETERS. This is a must see for Christmas lights.

While there are houses dotted all over Adelaide that are lit up beautifully, we do love a whole street where you can get out of the car and take a walk along the footpath to see the lights up close.

Here are some whole streets that are worth taking a look at:

Click on the address for Google map or see them all in our clickable Christmas Lights Adelaide Map below.


Whitelaws Court and Edmonds Road, ANGLE VALE

Nunyah Drive, BANKSIA PARK

Parkview Drive, MAWSON LAKES (May not be the whole street)

Leewood Court, PARADISE

Traverse Avenue, SALISBURY (May not be the whole street)

Kosmina Crescent, HILLBANK (May not be the whole street)


Ninth Avenue, ST PETERS

Redden Court, ROSTREVOR



West End Brewery Riverbank Lights, THEBARTON {1-31 December 2018}

Pelham Street, ETHELTON

Beltana Street, FLINDERS PARK




Simone Crescent, MORPHETT VALE

Aralia Court, REYNELLA – See their Facebook Page here for dates when Santa also visits

Merrivale Drive, HAPPY VALLEY

Nautilus Square, SEAFORD RISE

Dorrien Avenue, WOODCROFT

Westminster School Christmas Lights, {14 to 20 December 2018} Alison Avenue MARION

Avalon Road, MARION – this is just around the corner from the Westminster School Christmas Lights


The spectacular Lights of Lobethal which involves around 800 homes lighting up the Lobethal Valley in the Adelaide Hills {9 December to 31 December 2018}



In the City of Adelaide be sure to check out the giant Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga Christmas Tree. It lights up for the season from Saturday 1 December 2018 with a huge fun family event with entertainment, food trucks and games. It will light up each night from 8.30pm until 31 December 2018 until Saturday 5 January 2019.  Find out more here. 

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Christmas in the City of Adelaide is going to be extra special this year 

Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga will be transformed into a festive playground bursting with colour, live music, food trucks, Christmas movie screenings and a sleigh-load of merry-making activities at Christmas Lights, Festive Nights’ from 15-23 December 2018.

For the ultimate merry memory, slip into Santa’s Sleigh which will be open for action from 4pm daily, get a pro-photo taken or snap a ‘selfie’ with Rudolph and the Santa Sleigh taken against the spectacular backdrop of the Christmas Tree.  The life-sized Santa Sleigh and Rudolph the Reindeer display, made with over 130,000 LEGO® bricks, is a highlight not to be missed.


Giant Father Christmas

Also just around the corner is the Giant Father Christmas on Grote Street at the Adelaide Central Market. He is also lit up at night time now (unlike the picture below) so if you’re going through the city, drive past to wave Hello. The Market is also a great place to park if you are headed to Victoria Square (it has one of the cheapest parking rates in the city).


West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights

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The West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights are an iconic traditional favourite for many Adelaide families. They are on from 1 December until 31 December 2018. Find out more here.

Rundle Mall 12 Days of Christmas Windows

This Christmas, Rundle Mall has twelve individually crafted windows on display evoking the magic, storytelling, generosity and excitement surrounding the enchanting ‘12 days of Christmas’ carol while showcasing South Australia. They will be on display from Saturday 10 November to Thursday 27 December 2018. Find out more here. 

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There are also some stand out houses all over Adelaide. Here are a few special ones we know of below, but to get updates on individual houses check out this Facebook Page for updates and information: Adelaide’s Christmas Light Locations for 2018 Facebook page

Warradale Christmas Lights Display  | 30 Gardiner Avenue, Warradale | Christmas Eve Star Wars Style | {Monday 24 December 2018, 8.20pm}

30 Gardiner Avenue, Warradale. Pic from Warradale Christmas Lights Display Facebook page.

Christmas Lights Wonderland |9 The Lane, O’Halloran Hill 
{9 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019, 8:00pm – 11:00pm nightly}

Dernancourt Delights | 57 Karingal Rd, DERNANCOURT  {2 – 25 December, Sunday to Thursday, 8.30pm-10.15pm. Friday & Saturday 8.30pm-11pm}

The Wright’s Christmas Lights | 7 Whitmore St, REDWOOD PARK {Nightly,  3 – 25 December 2018, 8.30pm – midnight}

25 Bond Street Christmas Lights | 25 Bond St, WEST HINDMARSH | Winners of the 2016 City of Charles Sturt Light Up Your Christmas competition {1 December 2018 – 6 January 2019,   8.30pm-12am}

Spectacular Christmas Light Show | 108 Chellaston Rd, MUNNO PARA WEST | has over 45,000 lights and synchronised with Christmas carols (with the light show starting about every 1/2 hour, continuously looping during the night). {29 November to 27 December, 8.30pm every night}

108 Chellaston Rd Munno Para West - pic from Adelaide Christmas Lights Locations Facebook Page

108 Chellaston Rd Munno Para West – pic from Adelaide Christmas Lights Locations Facebook Page

See the Adelaide’s Christmas Light Locations for 2018 Facebook page for a list of displays around Adelaide.

Our photos above are of the lights along Ninth Avenue, ST PETERS.

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Please feel free to comment below if you know of a great street we haven’t listed.

What: Christmas Lights Adelaide 2018 | The Best Streets to See Christmas Lights Around Adelaide

When: Christmas 2018 – generally from around 1 December until 31 December 2018 (this will vary for individual streets and houses)

Where: Adelaide, South Australia

Who:  Everyone



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One Response to “Adelaide Christmas Lights 2018 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights Around Adelaide”

  1. November 22, 2018 at 1:06 pm #

    i would like to register my house for christmas lights please

    30 Palmerston Road
    Unley SA 5061

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