Mayor's Christmas Light Display Competition

Mayor Erin Thompson's Christmas Light Display Competition


Mayor Erin Thompson would like to recognise our communities who go to extraordinary lengths in their Christmas light displays.

Entries are now open in the following categories:

  • Best single house

  • Best street display (where there are several houses)

Enter online below or pick up an entry form from one of our libraries or council offices.

Enter online

Download an entry form(PDF, 66KB)

Entries close at 5pm on Friday 22 November 2019.

Judging will be held between 27 November – 11 December 2019.

Category winners will be announced online.

Please send entries to:

Christmas Light Display Competition,
City of Onkaparinga,
PO Box 1,
Noarlunga Centre, SA 5168

For more information contact Civic Governance on 8384 0666 or

Conditions of entry

  • All entrants are encouraged to have their light displays on between 8pm and 11pm during the judging period.

  • The entrant agrees to the property address being listed in promotional material and on the Christmas light display map.

  • All entrants understand that their property may be photographed and these photos may be used in the promotion of the event.

  • All houses entered for the Best Street category can also enter for the Best Single House category. Please indicate this on the form.

  • The judges reserve the right to award high commendation awards at their discretion.

  • All entrants will be notified of the results following judging.

  • Judges decision is final.

Hall of Fame

Participants are entered into the Hall of Fame if their light display has been the recipient of a Mayor’s Christmas light competition award on two occasions. Once a light display has been inducted into the Hall of Fame they are still able to participate in the competition but will be ineligible to receive an award. All Hall of Fame recipients receive a certificate in recognition and will be featured on the council’s website.

2017 Mayor’s Christmas Lights Competition

Best Single House: 12 Sharon Street, Morphett Vale
Best Single House:
67 Emmerson Drive, Morphett Vale
Best Single House:
78 Emmerson Drive, Morphett Vale
Best Single House:
9 The Lane, O’Halloran Hill Hall of Fame recipient
Best Street Display:
Simone Cres, Morphett Vale

2016 Mayor’s Christmas Lights Competition

Best Single House: 24 Skylark Close, Flagstaff Hill
Best Street Display: Merrivale Drive, Happy Valley inaugural Hall of Fame recipient
Highly innovative: 40 Coulter Street, Flagstaff Hill


Christmas light display map

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If you would like your house displayed on our map, but don't want to enter the competition, please complete the form below.