Hunter Valley Gardens Christmas Lights Spectacular 2019

The annual Christmas Lights Spectacular at the Hunter Valley Gardens really is spectacular!

The Lights are on from 8th November 2019 until 26th January 2020.

My kids really loved their visits to see the Christmas Lights Spectacular at the Hunter Valley Gardens, they were utterly entranced by the Storybook Garden which is ideal for little children.

A trip to the Gardens would be fantastic in itself, but adding in the Christmas Lights Spectacular is a huge bonus.

The Christmas Lights Spectacular is the biggest Christmas lights display in Australia and, indeed, in the southern hemisphere.

The variety of lights is really quite amazing, and by the end of the walk, we absolutely believed there were a million lights there.  Maybe more!

Some lights were synced with music, other flashed, sparkled and danced all by themselves.

We were all totally entranced by the wonderful animals we saw, how gorgeous are the duck and elephant below!

Where:  Hunter Valley Gardens, Broke Road, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

Read more on the Hunter Valley Gardens website here.

Tel: 02 4998 4300

Santa is there and very jolly and welcoming each night, he loves having his photo taken.  Unfortunately my little daughter was too overwhelmed by His presence and we didn’t have a chance to say g’day.


Here’s a little video that I made of my twins when they were little. It’s not the best video in the world but shows how much they loved their visit!

Hope you enjoy it!



That’s it for just now.  Do think about a visit, it really is a thrill for the children and for the inner child within we adults.

Do you love Christmas lights?  Do your children?  Where else would you recommend readers to visit?

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Posted on: October 14, 2019


  • Reply November 14, 2011


    I meant to add that I tend to put up our Christmas lights very late compared to most folks… our neighbours have theirs up already… I tutted when I went into the local shops and they had decorations up… but maybe these Scrooge-ish tendencies may be waning. The kids have started pestering. When do you put up your Christmas lights??

  • Reply November 14, 2011


    Those photos are spectacular, Seana. I love the variety. Christmas lights here seem to have decreased in the last few years. There used to be quite a big lights competition and hubby and I loved driving around looking at them all. Waiting for the girls to get older so we can start doing it again! It’s just a bit late for them at the moment! 🙂

  • Reply November 15, 2011


    So pretty! The big blue tree reminds me of the one we saw in Toronto. It’s massive! Our kids would love that, but we’re a bit far away 😉

  • Reply November 18, 2011


    Wow, thanks for this information Seana. I had never heard of the Hunter Valley Gardens before and my kids would love the Storybook garden. Thanks for sharing! : )

  • Reply November 18, 2011


    I’d love to take my twins there – sounds awe inspiring.

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