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Cameron Street Christmas light display

Where to see the best Inner West Christmas lights

Most of us have got our Christmas trees up by now. Some of us have got elves on shelves and other suitably festive decorations inside our homes. However, some people believe it’s what’s on the outside that counts and have decorated [read: pimped] their houses to delight adults and kids alike.

Get ready to be dazzled with these magical Christmas light displays across the Inner West. Here’s our top pick of the brightest, most decorated houses that we know of so far:

Ashbury: Second Street in Ashbury has some spectacularly lit-up homes to get you into the festive spirit, as part of the Lights for Kids fundraiser for the Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Birchgrove: Feast your eyes on the amazing display of twinkling lights at 48 Cameron Street in Birchgrove.

Cameron Street Christmas lights 2019Christmas lights, Ballast Point Road - Birchgrove
[Cameron Street & Ballast Point Road]

Erskineville: Head to Pleasant Avenue for some impressive decorations including giant bells, inflatable Santa’s and Christmas baubles galore!

Pleasant Street Christmas baublesPleasant Street decorations - Christmas Lights 2019
[Fabulous decorations at Pleasant Avenue]

Other streets (not yet verified by the Inner West Mum’s team):

  • Balmain: Beattie Street and Evans Street
  • Concord: William Street
  • Strathfield: South Street
  • Rozelle: 37 Lilyfield Road

Further afield:

  • Seven Hills: Beethoven Street, Nice Place, Mitumba Road – a little further afield but we’ve heard these streets are well worth a peek!
  • Roselands: 124 Karne Street North

Have you seen some spectacular lights near you?
If so, we would love to hear from you! Please send a photo to

Other light displays around Sydney:

Lights of Christmas
A must-see each year, the light show at St Mary’s Cathedral will be running until 25 December. Event details:

  • Food trucks open – 5pm
  • Choir performance – 7.30pm
  • Light show – 8.30 to 11pm

Check out the Lights of Christmas website for more info.

Tallest Christmas tree in NSW
Take the kids to Martin Place to see the most magnificent Christmas tree in NSW. Adorned with over 110,000 LED lights and 15,000 Australian flowers. There’s a light show every 15 minutes, and from Thursday to Sunday night you can sing-along with the choir at 6pm. If you are in the mood for a Christmas treat, there is the pop-up GPO Grand Dessert Bar, next to the tree.

Carols by Candlelight
There are several Carols by Candelight events coming up in the Inner West including:

  • Dulwich Hill Street Carols – 16 December, 7.20pm
  • Carols on Norton – 22 December, 7pm
  • Carols on the Green, Annandale – 22 December, 7.30pm

Visit the Inner West Council website for more details.

Images © Anna Jameson

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