Where to see the best Christmas lights in Adelaide.
Every Christmas, Adelaide’s streets start to sparkle with beautiful Christmas lights adorning houses and gardens, lovingly put together by generous homeowners looking to spread a little Christmas cheer!
We love heading out on a balmy evening with the kids in their PJ’s to explore Adelaide’s streets and suburbs for the best Christmas light displays. It’s a fabulous FREE family activity which has become a treasured annual tradition for us and many other Adelaide families. 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 and remember how beautiful it is to be in awe and wonder over Christmas.
We also appreciate the amazing creativity, time and effort of the lovely people who decorate their houses in Christmas lights and allow so many strangers to walk and drive past every night during the Christmas season.
Adelaide’s Christmas light displays are generally on from around 1 December until 31 December (this will vary for individual streets and houses).
If you’re looking for the best Christmas light displays in Adelaide, you can find them in our list below. We love finding a whole street that is lit up with Christmas lights and walking down the street to view them up close.
We have also included some of the standout houses around Adelaide that have THE BEST Christmas light displays below. We’ve put together all the best Christmas light displays in our guide and you can also find them in the Google Map below.
FIND THE BEST CHRISTMAS LIGHTS IN ADELAIDE BELOW
Details for the best streets in Adelaide to see Christmas Lights will be updated once they are confirmed.
Whitelaws Court, ANGLE VALE | map
Edmonds Road, ANGLE VALE | map
Oxford Drive, ANDREWS FARM
Nunyah Drive, BANKSIA PARK | map
Fulton Street, GILLES PLAINS
Parkview Drive, MAWSON LAKES (May not be the whole street) | map
Leewood Court, PARADISE | map
Traverse Avenue, SALISBURY (May not be the whole street) | map
Ninth Avenue | St Peters
The photos below 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.
Lights up from 1 December | map
Redden Court | Rostrevor
Redden Court has some fabulous displays but we’d recommend parking your car a street or two away and walking carefully along the footpath as the street can become congested at peak times.
Lights up – date tbc | Map link
City of West Torrens & West End Riverbank Christmas Lights Display
This annual event is a South Australian family tradition for many and has been running for over 60 years delighting thousands of families who gather along the banks of the River Torrens at night to see the display.
Adam Street (off Port Road), HINDMARSH
Pelham Street, ETHELTON | map
Beltana Street/Mercurio, FLINDERS PARK | map
Keesing Place, WEST LAKES SHORE | map
45 Days Road, CROYDON PARK | map
Simone Crescent, MORPHETT VALE | map
Emmerson Drive, MORPHETT VALE | map
Merrivale Drive, HAPPY VALLEY | map
Nautilus Square, SEAFORD RISE | map
Dorrien Avenue, WOODCROFT | map
Nari Drive, SHEIDOW PARK | map
Elura Court, SHEIDOW PARK | map
Avalon Road, MARION | map
Created by the community of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, this much loved Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley for over sixty years.
Lobethal Lights presented by RAA will officially switch on Saturday 10 December 2022.
Giant Christmas Tree
Willunga High St Lights Extravaganza | High St, WILLUNGA | Details TBC
Lights on Ridge | 59 Ridge Rd, MURRAY BRIDGE | Lights up from 17 November 2023 – Santa’s Cave (with Santa) & solar express train will only operate Friday & Saturday nights & Christmas Eve, 8pm – 10.30pm.
9 Mile Rd | STRATHALBYN
Loxton Lights Festival | LOXTON | 25 November – 31 December 2023
There are also some stand-out houses all over Adelaide. Here are a few special ones we know of below that we are hoping to see in 2023.
Warradale Christmas Lights Display | 30 Gardiner Avenue, WARRADALE | Christmas Eve Star Wars Style | Lights up from 1 December 2023, 8.30pmDernancourt Delights | 57 Karingal Rd, DERNANCOURT | Saturday 2 – 25 December 2023 | Nightly from 8:30pm
98 Brentwood Drive, HUNTFIELD HEIGHTS | 8 to 11pm nightly on weekends with nativity displays when weather permits
Emmerson Drive Christmas Lights | 67 Emmerson Drive, MORPHETT VALE
Christmas Lights Golding Street | Golding Street, BEVERLEY | Lights on from 8pm
5 Rosedale Ave, WATTLE PARK
Anvil Lights | Anvil Court, ANDREWS FARM | Lights up from 4 November Fridays & Saturdays only 8.00pm – 10:00pm. Then from 1 December 2023 every night until Christmas
Map of Christmas Lights in Adelaide
Find all the streets and houses listed in the map below.
Please feel free to comment below if you know of a great street we haven’t listed.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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