The countdown to Christmas is on and what a better way to celebrate then cruising around town to marvel at festive light displays.
There are streets all throughout the Penrith LGA that are spreading joy and the Weekender has found some of the standouts to visit.
The houses along Chatsworth Road and surrounding streets in St Clair are full of bright and cheery displays with inflatables.
Number 64 resident, Vanessa Murray, said she has been decorating for 10 years and loves getting into the Christmas spirit.
“We have many people come to see our displays and thank us for doing it for the community and keeping the Christmas spirit alive in our suburb,” she said.
“We have five kids ourselves and nothing brings more joy to us than seeing their faces every night when they go out to look at their Christmas lights.”
Glenmore Park shines bright like a diamond with houses decked out with decorations in Esson Place, Laurel Circuit and Troon Circuit, which you will not want to miss.
Kids will be able to spot all their favourite characters as well at 60 Kiber Drive with Spider-Man, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh and Moana.
See the magic of Christmas while supporting a good cause by stopping at Bottlebrush Drive.
The homeowners raise money for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation Lights for Kids appeal.
On Friday and Saturday nights, Mrs Claus also always appears at number 10 with her trusty elves to hand out treats.
It wouldn’t be a night looking at Christmas lights without a stop at 14 Emerald Street. The winter wonderland features a unique one-of-a-kind display with Mrs Claus’ kitchen, Santa’s workshop and plenty of interactive photo opportunities.
South Penrith’s spirit is growing with more houses being decorated, including on Fragar Road.
Number 11 is one not to miss, with you guessed it, 11 songs that are synched to lights for a bright and fun dance party.
Pembroke Street has plenty of lights, statues and cheer sprinkled throughout the street, and don’t forget to get a photo in Santa’s sleigh at number 21.
Plan your trip by visiting the Blue Mountains and Nepean Christmas Lights map at www.bit.ly/3GI2VGn.
A graduate of Western Sydney University, Emily covers Local, State and Federal politics for the Weekender, as well as crime and general news.