The countdown to Christmas is now officially underway, meaning that dazzling lights displays are popping up on every corner.
But, you don’t have to travel to find something worth staying up past your bedtime for, with some of the best displays, complete with lasers, music, and inflatables, right on your doorstep.
Cut down your time on the road by adding a few of these priority stops to your itinerary.
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Glenmore Park is set to be a hotspot for Christmas lights this year, with some of the most incredible lights displays finding a home in the suburb.
Start off at 4 Tench Place for their incredible display before making your way to 14 Riverflat Drive, with its prime spot on the street corner ensuring fantastic views from every angle.
60 Kiber Drive is a showstopper once again this year, with some of your favourite film and television characters making an appearance in addition to lights of every shape, size and colour.
3 and 4 Troon Court both also have astonishing displays, with the two houses coming together again for 2023 to create a must-see experience for all.
If you’ll be driving through Emu Plains this festive season, you can’t miss taking a detour through Emerald Street.
In particular, the residents at number 14 have been decorating their home since 2008, having raised over $44 000 for Bear Cottage via Lights for Kids over the years. Their display has every type of decoration you can imagine, making it a must-see in 2023.
A trip to 53 Flagship Ridge will make the drive out to Jordan Springs all worth it this festive season.
The lights at the house are animated and synced to music, with viewers able to tune their car radios to 95.1 FM, or listen to speakers on foot from 8.30pm to 11.30pm each night until Christmas Eve.
This house will also be raising money for Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation via Lights for Kids, with funds supporting their Christmas Appeal and going directly to the frontline of children’s healthcare.
While you’re in the area, be sure to go past 85 Greenwood Parkway, which may just have the area’s biggest Santa.
St Clair is already making a name for itself as a Christmas lights hotspot this year.
15 Lyrebird Crescent and 64 and 66 Chatsworth Road are back again with their showstopping displays that don’t leave a spot on the houses untouched by lights.
18 Coonawarra Drive has another spectacular display, complete with Santa and the Grinch out the front for photos this year almost every night.
12 Concorde Place will also be having a comeback this year after putting their display on hold due to the pandemic, and it’s sure to be one to see!
Bottlebrush Drive in Cranebrook is best known for its multi-house displays, with residents taking it so far as to park up on their properties to make it easier for cars to cruise the street and take in the dazzling lights.
Many homes are well lit up on this street, with Santa visiting on weekends and most nights closer to Christmas. In particular, number 10 has gone all-out this year, and will also be collecting donations for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.
In South Penrith, pay a visit to 34 Fragar Road, which has coordinated their lights to songs you know and love.
110 Bringelly Road, Kingswood has set up some beautiful lights this festive season, with the addition of inflatables making it a must-see.
If you’re heading out to Cambridge Park, there are plenty of brilliant displays to look out for.
Known as the Snowman House, 28 Twickenham Avenue has a stunning set up this year, and an archway perfect for light-looking Instagram photos.
Over in Jamisontown, head to 34 Glenbrook Street, which will be lighting up from December 1.
Cassidy Pearce is a news and entertainment journalist with The Western Weekender. A graduate of the University of Technology Sydney, she has previously worked with Good Morning Macarthur and joined the Weekender in 2022.