I love Christmas lights….my dream was to have our house beautifully lit up once December came round…but sadly, it ain’t ever going to happen.
The only lights to be found in our residence is on our wall Christmas Tree.
But all around Australia, there are people who take Christmas lights very, very seriously!
I am talking computerised, synchronised, interactive, complete with music displays!
However, apart from word of mouth, I never knew how to find these masterpieces…until today!
While roaming the interwebs for some Christmas blog post ideas, I came across a website that is a “one stop shop” directory of Christmas light displays across the country!
It is appropriately called the Christmas Light Search.…
The website was started back in 2008 to provide a free-to-view directory of Christmas light displays in Melbourne.
And over the years it has grown to become one of the top directories of Christmas lights displays in Australia… the website covers Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney!
The locations are submitted by the general public…by people who have a display, or those who have seen a display in their neighbourhood.
You can submit details about the display such as times it is turned on, the display size, if the owners are collecting for a charity and any other interesting features such as a walk in display or moving features!
There is even the ability to upload You Tube clips!
And it isn’t just all about the lights…there is an events listing as well, which includes Carols, seeing Santa and even where to buy fresh Christmas Trees.
To find Christmas displays listed in your area, you can search by map or by suburb within your chosen city.
At the time of writing this, Melbourne is showing 450 listings!
You can click on the pins on the map to read more about the particular display.
One thing to keep in mind is to make sure you check when the display was last active, as some have not yet been confirmed for 2014.
Another feature of this website is that you can vote for your favourite display…so far there are 25 top rated displays across the six cities!
It has become a tradition for many of these home owners to bring light and Christmas cheer to their communities every year…and some use it as an opportunity to raise money for their chosen charity.
Some of these displays are amazing…thousands of lights, singing Santas, reindeers, bubble machines, polar bears….basically anything that remotely means Christmas!
So if you want to find where the best displays are, or make sure yours gets the attention it deserves, head on over to to Christmas Light Search and prepare to be dazzled!
Is your house lit up for Christmas? And is it listed on the Christmas Light Search website? Let me know so I can check it out!
Please note: this is not a sponsored post! My opinions are, as always, totally my own!