See the southern hemisphere’s biggest Christmas light display now

It’s only November but the Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular is already in full swing.

The over-the-top display is not only the biggest in Australia but in the entire southern hemisphere. It has over three million Christmas lights spread across 14 hectares.

Despite all the curveballs 2021 has thrown, nothing can stop record-breaking light display from returning this year – and it has some new additions.

The kids will love the rides © @huntervalleygardens

On top usual Christmas-themed lights, this year’s display will feature a giant illuminated fairy, twinkling mega trees with a dynamic light show set to music and a giant bauble tree.

Also making a first-time appearance this year is Santa’s Cave. Meet Santa and his elves and get a photographer to capture it all.

Head for a romantic stroll down Lovers Tunnel and maybe go in for a cheeky kiss under the mistletoe.

Lovers Tunnel © Hunter Valley Gardens/@huntervalleygardens Instagram

There will also be a New Years’ Eve fireworks display that will light up the sky at 9pm.

Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular isn’t just all about the lights. There are rides for the little ones including a 35-metre long super slide, 25-metre high ferris wheel and a tamer tea cup ride and a Venetian carousel.

With roaming live entertainers including festival carollers there will be shortage of amusement on the night.

End it all by tucking into your favourite food, with dumplings, pizza, burritos, crepes, burgers, gelato and more on offer.

hunter valley Christmas lights
© Hunter Valley Gardens


The Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular is open every night from 5.30 to 10.30pm from now until 26 January 2022 (excluding Christmas Day).

Tickets are priced at $32 for adults, $25 for children (4-15 years) and $22 for an extra child. Children three and under are free and family passes are also available.

Special day and night passes are also available for those that want to enjoy the beautiful gardens by day.

You can also use your NSW Dine and Discover vouchers to purchase ride passes or at selected food stalls. The vouchers cannot be used for ticket purchase.

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