Christmas Lights Guide 2023 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights around Adelaide


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.


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 

Wilderness Escape Outdoor Adventures

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

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

Kayaking Voucher Christmas Gift

Inyari Court, MODBURY NORTH | map

Oratanga Road (around corner from Inyari Court), MODBURY NORTH | map

5 Hampshire Crescent, VALLEY VIEW | 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

Read more about Ninth Ave, St Peters here

Earth Adventure Christmas Gift Voucher

Adventure Hubs Christmas Gift Vouchers

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

Santa's Wonderland

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

Read more about the City of West Torrens & West End Riverbank Christmas Lights here

Churchill Centre Christmas

Pelham Street, ETHELTON | map

Beltana Street/Mercurio, FLINDERS PARK | map

City of Adelaide's Christmas Festival

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

Lobethal Lights

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. 

Read more about the Lobethal Lights Festival here  

Giant Christmas Tree

In the City of Adelaide be sure to check out the giant Christmas Tree in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

christmas tree adelaide victoria square

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.


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, 8.30pm 

Warradale Christmas Lights [image: Warradale Christmas Lights Display Facebook page]

Dernancourt Delights | 57 Karingal Rd, DERNANCOURT | Saturday 2 – 25 December 2023 | Nightly from 8:30pm

Christmas on Stacey

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

Promnitz Christmas Lights | Belmore Terrace, WOODVILLE PARK  | Lights up from 1 December 2023, 8.00pm |  map

Promnitz Christmas Light Display Switch On Night

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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5 Responses to “Christmas Lights Guide 2023 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights around Adelaide”

  1. November 21, 2021 at 5:41 pm #

    Can’t remember the number, but there a house down the south end of Golding St in Beverley that has a display up already that easily matches the best in the list above.

  2. November 27, 2021 at 11:51 pm #

    1 & 2 Balmoral Court Paralowie
    Have lights for 1 St time.♥️

  3. November 21, 2022 at 9:45 pm #

    You should check out 108 Bolivar rd Salisbury North

  4. November 30, 2023 at 9:18 pm #

    Our lights will be on again this year from 1st December to 26th December.
    Address: 35 Browning Avenue, fulham Gardens

  5. December 4, 2023 at 8:55 pm #

    Great street Christmas lights display

    Baker st/kappler court glengowrie 5044

    Been running for few years, 10 houses lit up, street lined with lights.

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