Geelong’s magical Christmas Festival of Lights returns with a dazzling spectacle of more than 3 million lights

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Geelong’s magical Christmas Festival of Lights returns with a dazzling spectacle of more than 3 million lights

Words by Staff Writer

Get ready to embrace the festive spirit, as Geelong's very own magical Christmas wonderland, the Christmas Festival of Lights at Adventure Park, returns once again.

With a whopping three million lights, over 1000 stunning light installations, exciting new rides, live performances, and a special visit from Santa himself, this year’s festival promises to be a shimmering spectacle for the whole family.

Hailed as Victoria’s largest Christmas Lights Festival, this renowned event will light up Geelong’s night sky from 17 November through to 31 December 2023. 

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The Christmas Festival of Lights made its debut in 2019, captivating audiences with the magic of Christmas brought to life in a glowing wonderland. It provided an opportunity for families, friends, and couples to immerse themselves in the festive spirit, and this year, it’s back and even bigger.

Expanding on previous editions, this year’s festival offers a staggering four-and-a-half hours of Christmas entertainment and activities for everyone. With over 3.3 million lights and more than 1,000 brilliant light installations, the event promises to light up the night in spectacular fashion.

Among the new attractions are awe-inspiring light installations, including a 100-meter lights maze, a towering four-meter Reindeer, an impressive eight-meter-long Ice Castle, a whimsical 25-meter Candy Cane tunnel, a majestic 15-meter Christmas Tree, and much more, adding up to a staggering 300,000 new lights.

You can also look forward to exciting Christmas-themed entertainment, including a high-flying Elf Trapeze Show and a life-sized animated musical singing show featuring Polar Bear characters, Santa’s Reindeer, a magic tree, and more.

Santa himself will be making an appearance, offering the perfect opportunity to capture a magical memory with professional photography services.

For those seeking an extra thrill, a bunch of Adventure Park’s theme park rides will be in full swing while the South Barwon Salvation Army Band will perform on Fridays and Saturdays, delivering absolute magic to your ears.

And when it comes to refreshments, you’ll have a wide array of food and beverage options to choose from, including some fun Christmas-themed treats, along with comforting hot chocolates and more.

The Christmas Festival of Lights runs from 17 November to 31 December, 2023 – Adventure Park Geelong. Purchase tickets here