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Celebrate the festive season

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

Christmas Lights Competition 2016

Blue and white display of Christmas lights

Presented by Heritage Bank

This year’s Christmas Lights Competition certainly lived up to the promise to be bigger and better than ever with a new and exciting collaboration with Yahoo! 7.

The Mayor assembled a panel of lighting experts who put their skills to good use by viewing every entry and narrowing the field to down to the “Mayor’s Panel Top 12”. The public then had the opportunity to vote for the “7 News Gold Coast People’s Choice Award”. The winner, runner up and third place prizes were awarded, and the top 12 finalists also received a prize.

And the winners are...

7 Gold Coast News People's Choice Award winners.

  • First place - 5 Mintwood Place, Molendinar
  • Runner up - 26 Jagera Drive, Upper Coomera
  • Third place - 16 Dabchick Drive, Burleigh Waters

Please drive safely when visiting the Christmas Lights entrants' houses and keep an eye out for pedestrians. Congratulations to all the winners and Merry Christmas!

The full list of 2016 entrants is available for you to download.

Everyone who voted were also in the running to win a $1000 cheque from 7 News Gold Coast.

2016 Christmas Lights bus tours

Murray’s Coaches are once again coordinating the Christmas Lights bus tours which are running from 20 December through to 24 December. The tours depart nightly from The Arts Centre Gold Coast (135 Bundall Road, Surfers Paradise) at 7pm and return by 10pm.

As you take your tour, keep a lookout for the fresh and sophisticated Festive City lighting decorations installed in key locations around the city.

Bookings are essential, so book online today at Murray's Gold Coast Christmas Lights tour website.

Fare type Web special Phone booking (13 22 51)
Adult $15 $19
Pensioner/senior/concession $12 $16
Children (two to 14 years old) $10 $14

A special thanks to our 2016 partners:

Presented by:

Presented by Heritage Bank

Supported by:

Supported by 7 news Gold Coas and SEA FM

Mayor’s Panel Top 12 judged in conjunction with:

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