Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular

The Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular is on again this year, with over 4 million lights making it the biggest Christmas Lights Display in the Southern Hemisphere.


Hunter Valley Gardens' Christmas Lights Spectacular is back again for 2023, ready to brighten up your holiday season with more illuminating attractions than ever before! The Southern Hemisphere's largest light display kicked off on Friday November 3rd and runs through to January 2024, so visitors can make memories to last a lifetime. With a wondrous 4 million lights on display this year, visitors can explore over 8 acres of breathtaking light displays, as well as enjoy the accompanying rides and performances, while grabbing a bite along the way.

There is something for everyone with the extensive program of entertainment and attractions set to take over the Hunter Valley Gardens across Summer.

As Australia's biggest light display, the Christmas Lights Spectacular is the perfect mid-week or weekend escape - only 2.5 hours out of Sydney or just under an hour from Newcastle. Attendees and thrill seekers alike will be able to enjoy the favourites that have returned this year such as the spectacular 35-metre-long Superslide for the bold and daring, accompanied by an incredible Ferris Wheel for those who prefer to relax and soak up the view. The classic Swing Chairs, a traditional Venetian Carousel and Spinning Teacups will make it an unmissable event.

Kim Jacobs, Hunter Valley Gardens' Marketing Manager, says, "We're excited to see new and familiar faces back at the Hunter Valley Gardens this year to experience the magic of Christmas. With a massive 4 million lights, thrilling rides, epic displays, and live shows this year, we are so excited to be part of making those unforgettable memories over the Christmas and Summer period."

This Christmas Lights Spectacular has your holiday card sorted, with more photo opportunities than ever across the grounds, including with the 14-metre tall Christmas tree, or the giant 2.5-metre illuminated Santa. Attendees can also take a picture with Santa Claus at an additional cost to cap off all the fun. Enter a new world with the Twinkle Tree Trail, Mr & Mrs Claus, Giant Dandelions, Santa's Arch & Candy Cane Tunnel, as well as the brand new 12 days of Christmas LED Display.

If all this fun makes you hungry, enjoy the ultimate feed with an abundance of food and beverage options available throughout the grounds, including woodfired pizza, burgers & chips and nachos. Have a sweet tooth? Enjoy crowd favourites including donuts, churros, fairy floss, ice-cream and even a cookie pizza!


Open 5:30pm-10:30pm (last entry at 9pm), rides from 6pm-10pm (last rides at 9:45pm).

Christmas Lights Spectacular tickets are on sale now and prices include:








Children (4-15 yrs.)





y (2ad + 1chd)



Family (2ad+2chd)



Family (1ad+2chd)



Extra Child (with Family)



Child under 3







Ride Tickets

$6 each

Bonus 6 pack for $30


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