You’ll Be De-lighted with These Epic Adelaide Christmas Light Displays

As far as Christmas lights are concerned, we believe that bigger is definitely better. The fine citizens of Adelaide seem like they’re on board with this idea, and they’re going all out to bring the seasonal fun this year. So here are some of the biggest and best lights of all!

Nunyah Drive, Banksia Park

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This one comes very highly recommended indeed, and with good reason. Each Christmas, the whole of Nunyah Drive explodes into festive life, with every house on the street getting in on the act. Expect nutcrackers, reindeer, Christmas trees and loads more, all gloriously illuminated for your viewing pleasure. Bring the kids – we guarantee you won’t be able to wipe the smiles off their faces.

Christmas lights and pizza go together just as well as everything else and pizza, so check out Cafe Verde Pizzeria. Magic Wok Restaurant is also nearby, as is a great Indian joint called Ruby Raja.

Victoria Square

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Image credit: Adelaide City Council

Our second stop takes us right to the heart of the city, where Victoria Square awaits to dazzle your senses. The gigantic Christmas tree is looking better than ever this year, and the equally large Santa smiles benignly down from Central Market Tower. Then, of course, there’s also face painting, food vendors, live music, and even an outdoor cinema! Lovely stuff, and it spells fun for the whole family.

You’re obviously not short of restaurants around here, but we’d particularly recommend a visit to Delicatessen, Electra House or Coal Cellar + Grill.

Parkview Drive, Mawson Lakes

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Back to the ‘burbs now, and straight on to Parkview Drive. There’s all sorts of wonderful stuff going on here, including a singing Santa, a synchronised lights-and-music extravaganza, and even the chance of snow (machines). It’s like a big street party every night, and you’ll have a blast wandering about and taking it all in.

Your sustenance options are plentiful around here, with Darshana’s Indian Cuisine, Burger Club (the best kind of club) and Boatdeck standing by to fill you up.

Simone Crescent, Morphett Vale

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Image credit: Simone Crescent Facebook

Simone Crescent pulls out all the stops to transform itself into a fabulous haven of glittering Christmas joy. Everyone gets involved, and goes to a lot of effort to put their own stamp on the space. The light displays on all the houses are huge and varied, and Santa Claus himself likes to drop by to mingle with the crowds. While you’re there, take a peek at Whitelaws Court and Buttercup Grove, too.

Pizza Blue and Zaika Indian Takeaway & Restaurant are there to provide the flavour, and Barnacle Bill serves up the best fish and chips in the area.

Aralia Court, Reynella

Image credit: Aralia Facebook

Lights, inflatables and happy revellers as far as the eye can see – it’s got to be the Aralia Court Christmas lights! If you’ve ever wanted to see Christmas trees wearing Santa hats (among many other weird and wacky wonders), this is the place to be. It’s a truly star-studded event, with everyone from Mickey Mouse to Elmo to old Saint Nick himself stopping by to say hello.

We wouldn’t expect you to enjoy it on an empty stomach, so why not zip over to Yum Sing for some authentic Chinese eats? Esculent does awesome comfort fare, and Crown Inn is a top foodie pub.

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