Light Up Your Imagination at Hunter Valley Gardens

October 31, 2019

The Southern hemisphere’s largest lights display, Christmas Lights Spectacular will be spreading Christmas magic to families and friends from 8 November 2019 until the 26 January 2020. This year, the event will dazzle guests with a stunning light-show like never before and a series of newly created immersive displays. 

Over 3 million lights will illuminate the garden and take guests on a journey down magical paths where memories can be created with loved ones as their imaginations are set free. There will be over 20 displays for event-goers of all ages to enjoy. 

The Garden's favourite Christmas essentials are back! Families can capture a moment next to the 8m tall Christmas tree and then take the littlies to visit Santa’s enchanting workshop, write a letter to the North Pole and get a photo with Santa Claus himself (until Christmas Eve)*. Popular kids entertainment group Little Scallywagz will be returning this year with their Rocky'n Elfy's show to share the Christmas cheer, alongside the events most loved magicians and entertainers. 


This year couples can soak up the romantic energy in the Lover's Corner, a newly created experience for those who want to celebrate their love this merry season. Guests can take a stroll through a heart tunnel and enjoy a kiss under the mistletoe with their significant other. If you’re feeling particularly loved up, there are proposal packages available to create the perfect moment for your bride or groom-to-be.  

Visitors dreaming of a Northern Hemisphere style Christmas will enjoy the exquisite White Christmas scene, where white treetops, a snow cave and arctic animals will transport them to a land far away. For an extra magical touch, walk through the new light tunnels, where you’ll be immersed in hundreds of lights as you wander through. 

Guests will also be able to enjoy the Around the World display, where they can share moments with loved ones next to some of the world’s most famous landmarks; including the new and improved Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge, Centre Point Tower, London's Big Ben and Edinburgh Castle. 

For the young and young at heart, there will be even more fun with inflatable zones, jumping castles and thrill-seeking rides. Fan favourites include the majestic Venetian Carousel, a Ferris Wheel which gives you a beautiful view of the gardens from above, the classic Swing Chair and a 35-metre Superslide to top off the fun*.

Spectacular staples will, of course, remain, including delicious food and beverage stalls, roaming entertainment including carollers (until Boxing Day). The Garden's Giant Walk-Through Bauble will be back, as big and bright as ever, as well as the all-time favourites of Candyland, Fairyland and the Princess Castle. Be sure not to miss the famous fireworks display to be held on New Year’s Eve.

Gates open at 5.30pm and close at 10pm. For more information, including ticket prices, times and weather updates, visit

*These activities are an additional cost at the event.

Christmas Lights Spectacular tickets are on sale now! Here are the 2019/20 prices:

Adult                                                           $30 
Children (4-15 yrs.)                                   $25 
Children (3yrs + Under)                           FREE 
Family (2adult + 1child)                           $79 
Family (2adult + 2child)                           $99 
Extra Child (with Family)                         $22 

Day + Night Family (2adult + 1child)    $119 
Day + Night Family (2adult + 2child)    $149 
Day + Night Adult                                    $47 
Day + Night Child                                    $38 

Day + Night passes are available


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