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Celebrate the festive season

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

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Christmas Lights Competition

2018 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition
Presented by Heritage Bank.

The City of Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is on again! Now in it's 26th year, this spectacular, sparkling competition sets the scene for Christmas spirit.

A panel of lighting experts will judge the best entrants and the 'Mayor's Panel Top 12' will then be voted on via a public vote. By voting, you go in the draw win $1000.

If you are keen to get into the festive spirit, entries are now open. Download the Christmas Lights Competition 2018 entry form and start decorating!

We encourage all entrants to be energy efficient and use environmentally friendly decorations and lights where possible.

Key dates

Date Details
Wednesday 24 October 2018 Entries open
Wednesday 14 November 2018 Entries close
Saturday 24 – Sunday 25 November 2018 Judging / Photos taken of entries
Tuesday 27 November 2018 Judging of Mayor's Panel Top 12
Tuesday 4 December 2018 Online voting open
Saturday 15 December 2018 Online voting closes
Wednesday 19 December 2018 (TBC) Winner's Presentation Ceremony at Robina Town Centre
Thursday 20 December – Monday 24 December 2018 (TBC) Bus tours

2017 Winners

Be inspired and check out the winners in 2017.

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Christmas lights competition winner - 12 Beauty Point Drive, Robina
12 Beauty Point Drive, Robina

Christmas lights competition second place - 26 Jagera Drive, Upper Coomera
26 Jagera Drive, Upper Coomera

Christmas lights competition third place - 70 Melinda Street, Southport
70 Melinda Street, Southport

Download or view the winners list.

View the full 2017 entrants list and Mayor's Panel Top 12 finalists.

Thank you to our 2018 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:

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