Looking for the best neighbourhoods and streets to find impressive light displays this Christmas? Here’s HOOD’s Melbourne guide for 2021.

For our first normal Christmas in two years, many Melbournian families will be keen to take advantage of a warm December evening to go for a drive and scout out grand displays of fairy lights and blow-up reindeers.

But as much fun as it is to surprise yourself with a hidden gem, truly dazzling displays can be hard to seek out. That probably means you should have at least a couple destinations in mind to ensure your tour isn’t a complete disappointment.

That’s why HOOD has done the research for you! We’ve combed through social media posts, online blogs, listing sites and interrogated friends and family to find the biggest and brightest home Christmas light displays in Melbourne.

We’ve split this list up into five sections in order to encompass as many of Melbourne’s surrounding suburbs as possible.

Inner suburbs Melbourne map

Inner suburbs

  • Toorak Road, Camberwell
  • Glenlyon Road, Brunswick
  • Coleman Avenue, Kew East
  • Carnarvon Street, Hawthorn East
  • Canterbury Street, Flemington

Northern suburbs Melbourne map

Northern suburbs

  • Turnberry Drive, Sunbury
  • Dianne Avenue, Craigieburn
  • Mascoma Street, Strathmore
  • Flinders Street, Keilor Park
  • Matlock Street, Preston
  • Hoffmans Road, Essendon West


Eastern suburbs Melbourne map

Eastern suburbs


  • Baratta Street, Blackburn South
  • Fellows Street, Mitcham
  • Woodhouse Road, Doncaster East
  • Vernon Street, Croydon
  • Mareeba Crescent, Bayswater
  • Norfolk Avenue, Ringwood

South Eastern suburbs Melbourne map

South-Eastern suburbs

  • Claronga Street, Bentleigh East
  • Hunter Avenue, Black Rock
  • Voltri Street, Cheltenham
  • Stud Road, Scoresby
  • Yalta Court, Clayton South
  • Neasham Drive, Dandenong North

Western suburbs Melbourne map

Western suburbs

  • Vida Street, Aberfeldie
  • Sullivan Road, Cairnlea
  • Hoffmans Road, Essendon West
  • Jamieson Way, Point Cook
  • Eames Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Raleigh Road, Maribyrnong

We hope you enjoy a lovely night with the family, marveling at the lights and getting in the Christmas mood. Remember to be respectful of the neighbourhoods you visit; if you’re stopping the car to get a good look, make sure you’re not blocking any traffic behind you. If you decide to hop out of the car and take to the streets, remember to respect people’s property and adhere to any COVID rules that may apply, such as wearing masks or keeping your distance.

A wonderful Christmas to you and yours, from the team at HOOD.

Do you know of a Melbourne street we missed out on? Drop us a line at content@hood.ai to let us know!


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