From Lobethal to the brewery, Adelaidians are never ones to shy away from a festive display – even when COVID-19 tries to put a dampener on the festive spirit.
As Santa’s visit edges ever closer, these are some of the best Christmas lights across South Australia for little and big kids alike to enjoy.
The top four suburbs with the most stellar street displays for 2019 have been the subject of an online vote.
In the city’s northeast, a Saint Agnes display was flagged as one of the state’s most spectacular by Christmas Light Search.
For those down south, a festive feast on Aldinga Beach Road took top honours.
Happy Valley and Modbury North were also named as two of the state’s most brightly-lit suburbs, with delightful shows on Shelley Avenue and Burra Street.
Adelaide’s top displays
- 66 Tolley Road, Saint Agnes
- 1 Shelley Avenue, Happy Valley
- 288 Aldinga Beach Road, Aldinga Beach
- Burra Street, Modbury North
- 27 Hoylake Crescent, Fairview Park
- Belmore Terrace, Woodville Park
- Koonya Avenue, Seaford
- 45 Days Road, Croydon Park
- 13 Meadows Lane, Davoren Park
- 18 Bartlett Street, Elizabeth Downs
- 5 Hampshire Crescent, Valley View
- 6 Cranborne Street, Elizabeth Park
- 52 Alawoona Road, Munno Para
It’s unclear whether an XXX-mas offering at Morphett Vale last year will be putting up its naughty Noel decorations once again, but that may be to the relief of neighbouring families.
See the cheeky display in the video below:
Looking for more lights near you? Enter your suburb on the Christmas Light Search site to find the best displays.
While festive families across the state are doing their bit to keep the Christmas cheer alive, some of Adelaide’s most beloved Christmas events have fallen to the COVID-19 axe.
The Lights of Lobethal committee has been forced to cancel the iconic Adelaide Hills event for the second year running after it was abandoned during last year’s devastating bushfires.
Another much-loved Christmas event – the Riverbank Lights – was also canned last month.
“The annual Christmas Riverbank Display is a wonderful Adelaide tradition and one we are proud to support,” West End Brewery said in a statement.
“Just as other Christmas events, such as the carols, are unable to go ahead this year, neither can the Riverbank Display.
“We want to do everything we can to keep the SA community as safe as possible at the moment.”
SA Health has given its top tips to stay COVID-safe while visiting suburban decorations.
Tips if you are visiting the lights:
- Don’t go if you are unwell.
- Keep at least 1.5 metres distance from others not in your group.
- Take hand sanitiser with you and sanitise your hands regularly.
- Don’t touch the displays.
Tips if you have a display:
Encourage people to keep 1.5 metres distance (this may be using distance markers such as chalk on the pavement or signage).
Think your home or street might be Adelaide’s brightest this Christmas? Let us know here.