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​Nothing signifies Christmas like houses sparkling with Christmas lights, and the time has come yet again to unpack the bulbs and put the decorations up. Entries are now open in this year’s Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition. Whether your prefer lights or decorations, we invite you to enter the competition and help the Lockyer Valley celebrate!

This year there are seven categories to choose from and remember, you can enter more than one catergory! Choose from:

  • Best nativity scene
  • Best decorated home
  • Best decorated or lit business (interior/window)
  • Best novice (first time entrant any category)
  • Best community group
  • Best solar powered display 
  • Best recycling display

A 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize will be awarded in each category. All entrants will be given a sign to display at their property to acknowledge their involvement in the competition. With nominations now open, residents have until 4.30pm on Friday 24 November to get their entries together, which means there is plenty of time to ignite your creative side and give your home or business a spark of colour. Judging will commence on Thursday 30 November 2017, subject to weather, with winners announced in the Gatton Star on Wednesday 13 December 2017.

This year we welcome back as media sponsor the Gatton Star, Laidley Plainland Leader and welcome new sponsor Lockyer Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who will be running the Christmas Colouring Competition.

Download the entry form here

So unpack your boxes, get your creativity happening and help bring the community together with the magic of Christmas. Remember that you don't need to 'light up' your home, garden or business. Decorations are just as festive and really bring your home or shop front to life, spreading joy throughout the region.


For more information on the Spirit of the Lockyer Valley Christmas Lights and Decoration Competition, contact Council on 1300 005 872 or 5466 3426.

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Phone: +61 7 5466 3426
Fax: +61 7 5466 3450

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre

34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton 4343



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Lake Apex Visitor Information
Centre (Gatton)

Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre
34 Lake Apex Drive
Gatton QLD 4343

Phone: 07 5466 3426

Opening Hours:
Monday to Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
Saturday and Sunday
8.30am - 4.30pm

We are closed Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and Good Friday.