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Celebrate the festive season

Homes and businesses sparkle in the City of Gold Coast's prettiest competition.

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Christmas Lights Competition

The 2019 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is now open! Enter today by completing the entry form below.

Click to enlarge5 Mintwood Place, Molendinar

2018 Channel 7 People’s Choice Winner, 5 Mintwood Place, Molendinar.

Bus tours

Murrays Coaches will be running nightly tours to visit the Mayor’s Panel Top 12 finalist homes from 19 December to 24 December. Book a seat on one of the official ‘City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition Bus Tours'.

Please note: Due to the high number of vehicles and spectators expected at Forest Oak Drive Christmas Lights, Murray’s Bus Tours will not travel in and around Forest Oak Drive, Upper Coomera.

Key dates

Date Details
Wednesday 23 October 2019 Entries open
Wednesday 13 November 2019 Entries close
Saturday 23 to Sunday 24 November 2019 Judging / Photos taken of entries
Tuesday 26 November 2019 Judging of Mayor's Panel Top 12
Tuesday 3 December 2019 Online voting open
Saturday 14 December 2019 Online voting closes
Wednesday 18 December 2019 Winner's Presentation Ceremony at the Council Chambers Foyer
Thursday 19 December – Tuesday 24 December 2018 Bus tours

Thank you to our partners:

Presented by:

Presented by Heritage Bank

Supported by:

Supported by - 7 News Gold Coast


Supported by - Gold FM

Mayor’s Panel Top 12 judged in conjunction with:

Firefly point of view

Firefly Point of View are lighting design consultants based in Australia, with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and with representation in Dubai. A team of Lighting Designers from varied creative backgrounds, architects, interior designers, furniture designers, theatre designers and industrial designers. In recognition of their approach they have been the recipient of multiple national and international awards.

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