Christmas is a wonderful time and this year, in particular, provides an opportunity to, at last, reconnect with loved ones. Christmas Lights Spectacular at Hunter Valley Gardens offers a stunning venue for creating Christmas memories for families but this year it will look a little different.
Running from November 5 until January 26, visitors will enjoy over three million sparkling lights and 20 immersive displays whilst wandering through the immaculate gardens.
Due to COVID19 restrictions, some experiences won’t be able to take place this year, but we’re happy to confirm that it’ll still be the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest light display! All of the fan-favourites will be returning, including the eight-metre-tall Mega Christmas tree, Candy Land, Walk-Through Bauble, Around the World, Princess Castle and the Giant Teddy display. Other picks that you must tick off your list include the Story Book Garden to visit Humpty Dumpty.
To add an extra touch of magic to your visit, make sure you don’t miss the Magic Castle which stands five metres high and 15 metres wide, with a walk-through tunnel. There are additional, illuminated tunnels on either side so that you can soak up the dazzling energy of this display.
Then, venture over to ‘Snowy’ the Snowman, where you can walk through his 8m high belly, and the White Christmas display where you’ll find illuminated polar bears, penguins and sleigh dogs within the Snow Cave.
Another standout is the Lover’s Corner which proved to be one of last year’s favourite spots. To top it off, lovers can take a stroll through the heart tunnel and enjoy a kiss under the mistletoe.
Although the sparkling lights are the main reason for visiting, extra fun can be had at the amusement rides, including the brand new brightly coloured Teacup Ride that will set you spinning.
The Venetian Carousel has beautiful illustrations and designs, and adrenaline junkies will no doubt love the Swing Chair spinning 11mtrs off the ground.
For only $15 per person (in addition to entry ticket), eventgoers can purchase an unlimited rides wristband. Single-ride tokens will also be available to purchase for $6 each. Gates will open at 6.30pm and will close at 10.30pm. Christmas Lights Spectacular tickets for November only are currently on sale. December and January tickets will be on sale mid-November. Get in early – for tickets visit www.hvg.com.au