/The best Sydney houses with Christmas lights

The best Sydney houses with Christmas lights

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… and one of the most magical aspects of Christmastime is the celebration of light.

For a group of dedicated Sydneysiders, the annual decoration of their homes is a tradition that brings communities together, with people travelling from far and wide to see the vibrant light displays, themed tableaus and activities for the kids.

Many of these houses and neighbourhoods become hubs during the holidays and even partner with charities to maximise the Christmas spirit.

If you’re keen to check out some of this spirited cheer, these Sydney spots are a great place to start.

Cambage Court, Davidson. Picture: Azayda Photography

Cambage Court, Davidson

Complete with a Winter Wonderland Christmas Village and a backyard lights display, Cambage Court is a heavy-hitter in the game and well worth the drive.

In 2017, the owners partnered with Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Red Nose and the Humpty Dumpty Foundation, with a total of $12,000 raised and split between the three charities.

This year, the display is on at 7.30pm to 11pm, December 14-27; and then 8pm-10pm until December 31.

Sydney Road, Hornsby Heights

A true community effort, Sydney Road in the northern suburb of Hornsby Heights becomes a beacon come Christmas, with more than 50 houses taking part in a mammoth street-wide display.

It’s open every day over the holiday period, from 8pm to late.

Lane Cove, Lower North Shore

The proactive Lane Cove council runs an annual ‘Light Up Lane Cove’ initiative to encourage residents to get involved with Christmas displays.

Check out their 2018 map for where to find the follow the light.

Magic Grove, Mosman

This house in Magic Grove, Mosman creates a holiday hub at Christmsa. Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images

Residents of this house in Magic Grove, Mosman decorate their home with 45,000 lights and 12 inflatable figures that stretch metres high.

The process takes two weeks to set up and is well worth a peek.

Magic, indeed.

Mallee Street, Quakers Hill

With more than 7,000 lights, 7 Mallee Street is a beautiful showcase of all things cheerful.

There’s also interactive displays for the kids (and big kids) and donations go towards the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

The display is on 7.30pm to 1am over the Christmas period.

For a comprehensive search of Christmas lights near you, check out this local guide.