We are pretty lucky out West to have loads of houses beaming with Christmas lights this year. You could spend all night driving around admiring their Chevy Chaseness but if your little elves are anything like mine three stops is about their limit.
We started at Point Cook's famous Santa Street (otherwise known as Santanda Cres). There are lots of houses decorated in this street so park the car and take a stroll.
Next stop was Sheppard Court in Altona Meadows. This place is our pick of the bunch! There's a snow machine, fog machine, dancing Santa, lights, a window display and Xmas inflatables. The neighborhood kids are dressed up and handing out candy canes and collecting donations for the Make A Wish Foundation. If you can only make it to one house, this is it.
The last stop is a forrest of lights at 248 Queen St, Altona. Do it as a drive by if the snow wore them out or jump out and take a better look at this magnificent place, disco dancing in the driveway is recommended by my elves.
Top tips for the Christmas Lights Drive:
1. Make sure you have a Christmas CD in the car.
2. Santa Street is a good one to start at because it is the most walking. Houses turn their lights on before it's dark so you can get there earlier.
3. Take some gold coins, a few displays are collecting for charity.