For the fifth year running, Hunter Valley Gardens is set to host Christmas Lights Spectacular,Australia’s biggest Christmas lights display and the largest display of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
A wonderful experience for the whole family to enjoy, the Gardens will be alive with colour every night from Thursday 10th November, 2011 until Saturday 14th January, 2012, (excluding Christmas Day and Night).
Christmas Lights Spectacular has won the prestigious Hunter Region Tourism Award for ‘Best Festival or Event’ for three years running, placing the Hunter Valley Gardens event into the Hall of Fame within this category.
This year’s Spectacular has an amazing new music and light display as well as over a million Christmas lights on show throughout designated areas of Hunter Valley Gardens. The event includes a special visit from Santa, with Santa photos available, a range of entertainment, as well as food and beverage stalls.
There will also be a number of new and astonishing features including The Twelve Days of Christmas music and light display in the Border Garden, the cactus musical extravaganza, and the three mega trees that are an incredible 12, 9 and 6 metres high. There are also new lights and music displays throughout the Storybook Garden and the greatest story ever told at the nativity scene.
Gates will open nightly from 6.30pm, with pre-lights entertainment and food stalls so that families can make an evening of it. The lights display will commence at 7.30pm.
Entry to Christmas Lights Spectacular will be $12.50 for children aged between four and 15 and $17.50 for adults and children 16 and older. Children aged three and under receive free entry and every child will receive a FREE glow stick. If guests have visited the Gardens during the day they are entitled to a discounted entry to the Christmas Lights Spectacular of $10 per adult and free entry for children with a receipt as proof of entry.
If making a weekend of it is on the agenda, Christmas Lights Spectacular accommodation packages are available at Harrigan’s Irish Pub and Accommodation. For bookings and inquiries please contact Harrigan’s on 02 4998 4300.
To find out more about the Christmas Lights Spectacular (including wet weather openings), visit Hunter Valley Gardens or call 02 4998 4000.