If you want an alternative to driving around the streets with your GPS, or if you just don't know where to start, then you can let somebody else do the hard work for you on a Christmas Lights Bus Tour. You can sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
There are a number of Brisbane bus tours to choose from, the main one being hosted by 4KQ and provided by Brisbane City Council. We have put together all the basic information you will need to take part.
All of the Brisbane City Council Tours last for roughly around 3 hours and run from Monday 17th December to Friday 21st December, departing at 6.45pm from the following locations:
Northern Suburbs - Ann Street, Anzac Square, Brisbane City
Southern Suburbs - Garden City Shopping Centre
Eastern Suburbs - Carindale Shopping Centre
Western Suburbs - Indooroopilly Shopping Centre
Northern Suburbs - Chermside Shopping Centre
Ticket Costs: Adult ticket cost: $22
Pensioners, Full Time Students and Child ticket cost: $11
Family Pass: $50 for 2 adults and 2 children
Tickets are available from Ticketek and must be purchased in advance. Toilet and refreshment stops will be available. Christmas Carol singing in mandatory for all attendees.
DIY Drive Around
For some, the idea of the bus tour isn't ideal and they would prefer to make the decisions and navigate themselves, so below you will find some helpful websites to help you pick out the best houses to visit.
Head over to the Families Magazine Website to view their list of some of the best Brisbane houses to check out, and where they are located.
christmaslightsearch.com.au is an awesome search engine website that allows you to search by suburb or postcode and it will show you where all of the best Christmas lights are within that local area.
Brisbane Kids have also posted their ultimate Brisbane Christmas Lights list so head on over and check out their suggestions of what are the best houses/displays to visit.
Credit: Visit Brisbane Website
Last but not least, here are some of the best lights to check out as personally recommended by the members of Brisbane Mums Group!
- Gold Lotto City Hall Lights - The Lights of Christmas at St Stephen's Cathedral - 46 Bliss Street, Gaythorne
- Huntly Place, Redland Bay
- Melrose Street, Carindale
- Cobalt Street, Keperra
- Bowers Street East, Everton Hills
- Hellen Street, Bald Hills
- Mccubbins Street, Everton Park
- Heysen Street, Everton Park
- Currugundi Road, Jindalee
- Daveson Road, Capalaba
- Tindle Street, Redbank Plains
- Daisy Street, Grange
- Castile Crescent, Edens Landing
- Darcy Road, Camp Hill
Do you know of anywhere else that has amazing Christmas lights that have to be seen to be believed? Please let us know in the comments below!
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