Christmas Lights Spectacular in the Hunter

Find out more about the largest Christmas lights display in the Southern Hemisphere.

With the Christmas season approaching quickly, Hunter Valley Gardens is preparing for its ultimate event – Christmas Lights Spectacular.

Over 250,000 lights have been added to this year’s Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens ensuring that the event - bringing the total to a grand 1.25 million lights!

The Gardens will be filled with vibrant colour, incredible light and sound displays every night from Friday November 9 until Saturday January 26 (excluding Christmas Day and night).

In its sixth year, Christmas Lights Spectacular is the largest lights display in the Southern Hemisphere, making it a must see for the entire family and a great way to kick start that festive season.

“This year will be bigger, brighter and better than previous years. We’ll have live entertainment for all ages, delicious food and wine and more Christmas lights than ever illuminating the Gardens.” says Hunter Valley Gardens General Manager, Kyle McKendry.

The Twelve Days of Christmas music and light display in the Border Garden, the cactus musical extravaganza and the three mega trees that are an incredible 12, 9 and 6 metres high are sure to amaze visitors. There are also light and music displays throughout the Storybook Garden and the greatest story ever told at the nativity scene.

Embrace the Christmas spirit with harmonious tunes, millions of glittering light displays showered across the spectacular grounds of Hunter Valley Gardens and jolly visits from Santa.

Gates will open nightly from 6.30pm, with pre-lights entertainment and food stalls. The lights display will commence at 7.30pm.

To find out more, visit or call 02 4998 4000.

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