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Epic Light Show Illuminates the Hunter

Image Source: Hunter Valley Gardens.

Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular is back again for 2023, ready to brighten your holiday season with more illuminating attractions than ever! The southern hemisphere’s largest light display kicked off in early November and will run through to 28 January 2024, so visitors can make memories for a lifetime. With a wondrous four million lights on display this year, families can explore over eight acres of breathtaking light displays and enjoy the accompanying rides and performances while grabbing a bite along the way.


There is something for the whole family with the extensive program of entertainment and attractions set to take over Hunter Valley Gardens across summer.

Attendees and thrill seekers alike will be able to enjoy the traditional family favourites that have returned this year, such as the spectacular 35-metre-long Superslide for the bold and daring, accompanied by an incredible Ferris Wheel for those who prefer to relax and soak up the view. The classic Swing Chairs, a traditional Venetian Carousel and Spinning Teacups will make it an unmissable event.

The packed show program is ready to dazzle guests, including the wandering comedy and magic performers, or the It’s a

Grooving Christmas energetic live kids show. The full schedule is available on the Hunter Valley Gardens website at

“We’re excited to see new and familiar faces back at Hunter Valley Gardens this year to experience the magic of Christmas. With a massive 4 million lights, thrilling rides, epic displays, and live shows this year, we are so excited to be part of making those unforgettable family memories over the Christmas and summer period,” says Hunter Valley Gardens Marketing Manager Kim Jacobs.

“This Christmas Lights Spectacular has the family holiday card sorted, with more photo opportunities than ever across the grounds, including with the 14-metre tall Christmas tree or the giant 2.5-metre illuminated Santa. Families can also take a picture with Santa Claus at an additional cost to cap off all the fun.”

An abundance of food and beverage options are available, including woodfired pizza, burgers & chips and nachos. Or, for the sweet tooth, enjoy doughnuts, churros, fairy floss, ice cream and even a cookie pizza!


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