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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 promises to be bigger and better than ever with a new and exciting collaboration with Yahoo! 7.
All voting will be online, free and easy to do.

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 now have the opportunity to vote for the “7 News Gold Coast People’s Choice Award”. A runner up and third place prize will also be awarded, and every top 12 finalist will receive a prize.

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

Everyone who votes will be in the running to win a $1000 cheque from 7 News Gold Coast.

Voting is now open.

Vote for the 7 News Gold Coast "People’s Choice Award" and go into the draw to win $1000. To vote, go to the 7 News Queensland website and look for the Christmas Lights Competition advertising.

Download the Mayor's Panel top 12 finalists list.

Key dates and information for this year’s competition are:

  • online voting starts on Tuesday 6 December and closes on Saturday 17 December
  • prize ceremony Monday 19 December
  • bus tours to the “Mayor’s Panel Top 12” houses start on Tuesday 20 December and finish on Saturday 24 December.

2016 Christmas Lights bus tours

Murray’s Coaches will once again coordinate the Christmas Lights bus tours which will run 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

Download and view the Christmas Lights Competition entry form and terms and conditions.

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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