The biggest festival light display in Australia, Christmas Lights Spectacular, has just kicked off again.
And nothing says 'Christmas spirit' quite like seeing 1.5 million festive lights showcased in the one spectacular place!
Now in its eighth year, Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens is bigger and better than ever. This year the event welcomes five brand new displays, including themes from Alice In Wonderland, Winnie The Pooh and Candy Land.
And this year, TwinnieWorld is heading there and reporting back with a gazillion pics (see @josiegags on Instragram from next week!)
The extravaganza not only consists of a record number of lights, but also plays host to Santa until 24 December, and a firework display on the event’s opening night, New Year’s Eve and Australia Day. With so many attractions, this event is the ultimate way to kick-start your family’s festive season.
Kyle McKendry, General Manager of Hunter Valley Gardens says, “This spectacle grows each year and 2014 is set to be our most innovative yet! It’s fantastic to see the excitement on a child’s face when they see the lights and meet Santa for the first time. With so much to explore, the Christmas Lights Spectacular is the perfect family tradition.”
This year, explore, eat, drink and be merry with a variety of food and beverage stalls. Experience Christmas carols until the 24 December, performances from Little Scallywagz, a big ferris wheel or get your heartbeat racing on the bungee (rides from 21 November 2014)! Christmas Lights Spectacular will be dazzling every night from Friday 7 November, 2014 until Monday 26 January, 2015 (excluding Christmas Day and night). Gates will open at 6.30pm and will close at 10.00pm. Roaming entertainment and performances will be open for the duration of the night.
Highlight for 2015 - Hunter Valley Gardens will also be home to an amazing new event, Mega Bugs! Starting from January 3, 2015, at no additional cost you can come and see giant creatures from the underworld in the gardens. Featuring Spider-saurus and a towering eight metre high Praying Mantis, plus many more creatures that move and make noises. Mega Bugs is a one of a kind showcase of giant creatures from 1 metre to 8 metres high that will be excite, thrill and amaze the whole family. Perfect for your next school holiday adventure.
Prices for the Hunter Valley Christmas Lights Spectacular:
Children (4-15 yrs) $20.00
Children 3 yrs and under FREE
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $77.00
Extra Child (with Family Pass) $17.00
Day + Night Adult $44.00
Day + Night Child $21.00
To find out more about the Christmas Lights Spectacular, call 02 4998 4000. In the event of wet weather, please visit the Hunter Valley Gardens Facebook or Twitter page or contact Hunter Valley Gardens to find out if the Christmas Lights Spectacular will be open.
For more info, go here: http://www.huntervalleygardens.com.au/hvg/christmas-lights-spectacular-2014/
To buy tickets, go here.
For more on the event and more spectacular pics, go here: http://www.visitnsw.com/events/christmas-lights-spectacular-at-hunter-valley-gardens