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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 2018 Gold Coast Christmas Lights Competition is over for another year!

The winners of the 2018 Gold Coast Christmas lights have been announced.

Congratulations to the Channel 7 News Gold Coast People’s Choice winners – 5 Mintwood Place, Molendinar.

Runner up: 70 Melinda Street, Southport
Third place: 30 Ellis Drive, Mudgeeraba.

View our 2018 winners list, including all finalists.

Bus tours

Murrays Coaches will be running nightly tours to visit the Mayor’s Panel Top 12 finalist homes from 20 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 very high number of vehicles and heavy traffic experienced in Upper Coomera in previous years, the Murray’s Bus Tours will not be going to Upper Coomera. There is, however a dedicated Park 'n' Ride service being offered by Westfield Upper Coomera as part of the Bravehearts Community Christmas Celebration. This service commences on 17 December. Find out more on the Facebook event page for Forest Oak Light Spectacular 2018.

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 Winner's Presentation Ceremony at Robina Town Centre
Thursday 20 December – Monday 24 December 2018 Bus tours

Entrants list

View a list of this years' participants.


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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