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Welcome to the Lights of Lobethal. Our Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley in the Adelaide Hills (South Australia) for over sixty years... created by the community of Lobethal. In the true spirit of Christmas, a tradition that has continued for over 60 years began, and has now evolved into the largest Community Christmas Light Display in the Southern Hemisphere.

Lobethal lights up on Sunday December 11th, and the Festival continues until Friday December 30th, 2016.

Following the official “Lights On” ceremony residents will turn on their lights and these wonderful light displays will remain lit each night until New Year’s Eve. Please browse our site to find out more about our festival attractions & events and our town.

This is a Family Event.  Please leave your drinks at home, and keep it a Dry Zone (click for more).

Winners of the 2015 House Display are:

1st _5 Rose Street _ Hoang Trinh My Ho

2nd_ 9 Elm Grove_ Brian and Leonie Davey

3rd_ 11 Onkaparinga Road_ Anthony Durant

Thank you to all those  houses who shone so brightly

Winners of the 2015 Pageant
Best Float 
$250 - Winner - 'Trojan Horse' - Mt Pleasant Men's Shed
$100 - Runner up - Woodside Men's Shed
Most Original Float
$250 - Winner - Lobethal Primary School
$100 - Winner - 'Callibirds' - Callington Girls Dance Group


Christmas Lights Tree Competition Form (PDF)

Winners are:

General - Restvale

Secondary - 1st _Mathew Turner (donated prize money to CFS) and 2nd_ William Everett

Primary- 1st_Lauren Hackett; 2nd Jordan & Tyson Johnston; 3rd_Lincon Shipsides