Where to see Christmas Lights in the Newcastle region in 2017
Where can you and your family see Christmas lights this year? There’s a few places which will be lit up for Christmas 2017 around Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and the Hunter.
Hunter Valley Gardens (from 3 November to 27 January)
From Friday 3 November 2017 to Saturday 27 January, experience the Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens, touted as the largest light display in the Southern Hemisphere. This year, there will be over 2 million lights included in the light displays with accompanying festive music. The gardens opens nightly at 5:30 pm. Get there early to listen to some pre-lights entertainment and enjoy the food and beverage stalls. Santa will be there as well in his cave near the stage as well for photographs (Additional cost). There’s also a jumping castle and children’s entertainment by Little Scallywagz. At 7.30pm, the incredible light and sounds display kicks off. Night admission. Adults $30, Children $25. Children 3 & under are free.
Waratah Village (from 3 November)
The lights at Waratah Village are a favourite with many locals. Get down there to see all of the lights on the rooftop. The lights turn on Friday 3 November.
Toronto Festival of Lights (from 7 December to 31 December)
Starting from 7 December 2017, see Toronto decorated and illuminated as part of the Toronto Festival of Lights. The event occurs on Thursday and Friday evenings and on New Years Eve from 6.30pm to 9.30pm to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. Walk around the viewing trail commencing at the Royal Motor Yacht Club Toronto with a mini carnival (rides, jumping castles, bungy run and sideshow). Continue on to the Historic Toronto Train Station for some Harry Potter styled fun, through an enchanted forest to a water wonderland. Wander through the Christmas Village to the magical fairy glen. Get your Magic Christmas Glasses to turn the lights into an even more magical experience (available in four locations).
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Make sure that you don’t miss any of the other fun and family-friendly Christmas events in Newcastle and the Hunter, visit the The Mummy Project Guide to Christmas.