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Friday, December 24, 2010

Best Christmas Lights In Sydney | Featuring Greystanes

Festival Girl Rates: 8.5/10

It's the most wonderful time of the year - time to look at Christmas lights! This year I decided  to head to Greystanes; specifically Camellia St and Cumberland Rd. I'd recommend Cumberland Rd if you want somewhere to walk along the streets enjoying your choice from four ice cream trucks (count them, 4!)

Ice cream!

Look, reindeer!


How cute are these reindeer, they are so cartoon like

Star light, star bright...First star I see tonight

The whole nativity gang are here tonight

Oh sew crafty

If you lived here, you'd be home by now

Look at this crazy Christmas car! All done up in lights

Full moon, Christmas lights, ice cream - a perfect night


Rudolph the red nose reindeer and his lady say Merry Christmas

Lovin' these house owners making some extra cash and selling some glow toys. Ca-ching

3....2....1...Happy New Year...Oh, no, wait, still Christmas

Camellia St, although quieter, has one house that is not to miss, number 44 Camellia St. It's definitely the best house I've ever seen! The level of complexity and detail put into the home is incredible and would give any Hollywood Christmas fantasy run for its money. I lost count how many reindeer I saw, but basically, the world will never have a problem if reindeer become extinct, as this house could repopulate the world.

Woah, Christmas overload - Amazing

Christmas Aussie style, Santa on a speed boat 

So many Santas, which one is the imposter

Aww, so precious

Ah, that's where the North Pole is?

Half man, half Reindeer. His name, Rudolf perhaps?

Wonder what Santa is reading? Wonder if its his list, and he maybe checking it twice?

Christmas wonderland

Snow angels! The first time I saw snow, was went on a trip with my family to Las Vegas in winter. I was so excited, driving along a highway, near some open land, we pull over. I rip the door open to find, no fields covered in snow. Just cold dessert sand. In fact, the only snow that I find is muddy, brown snow/ice/water on the side of the road. Looking up at my parents, I try to play with the sad, sad snow and manage to build a mini lop sided snow ball thing. Not really what I imagined.

Now this is more like it. So magical, I could stare at this all day. Apparently the owner has said she heard a child say to her, that they wait 365 days to see her house every year

This should be my last post for the year, so for all my darling readers, enjoy this precious time with your family. Do your thing; be it watching classic Chevy Chase in National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation with all your family on one couch in the dark, fighting for the couch arm, drinking some fruit punch as your Christmas tree lights magically twinkle on and off. Or perhaps trying to smile and subside your frustration when your loud uncle is trying to use the 'video recorder' and holding it the wrong way around. Make Christmas your own.


P.s. If your wondering where this super cute Christmas Illustration came from, its from Ala Paredes who I first met at the Parramatta Chalk Urban Art Festival - she is a truly talented artist. To make this image, she scanned interesting patterns and textures from fabric scraps to make a digital collage. The stars are actually cut out from photos of St. Mary’s Cathedral.

Festival Girl xox



  1. Great write up, thanks for the tip on Cumberland Rd Greystanes we went there tonight and really enjoyed it.


  2. Fantastic christmas light photos, well done.
    I wish we had something like this in Tassie where I am from!!


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