Southern Highlands Festival of Lights 2023

The Southern Highlands Festival of Lights is a month-long celebration in December of creativity and technology that will transform the towns and small villages of the Southern Highlands NSW with fairy lights and lighting installations over the festive season.

Now in its third year, it once again takes centre stage in Corbett Gardens, Bowral, in the Southern Highlands with an extensive program of festive events and concerts for all the family to enjoy. The Southern Highlands Festival of Lights attracts over 10,000 locals and visitors making our region THE place to visit in the lead up to Christmas and New Year.

Christmas is a time of hope, peace and joy and the Southern Highlands Festival of Lights is an opportunity to immerse yourself in a magical world.

Dates and Times  

Friday 1st December – Flick the Switch  from 6.30pm – 8pm
Saturday 2nd December
– Angels In Our Town from 7pm – Parade, 8pm – Concert
Thursday 7th December
– Christmas Night Markets from 5pm – 10pm
Thursday 7th December
– Business Southern Highlands’ Christmas Party from 6.30pm – 9pm
Friday 8th December – Sunday 10th December
– Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival
From Fri 5pm-10pm, Sat 11am-10pm, Sun 11am-4pm
Thursday 14th December
– Southern Highlands’ Family Carols from 7pm – 9pm
Friday 15th December
– A Celebration of Light from 5pm – 10pm
Saturday 16th December
– Bop Till You Drop from 6pm-8pm – Kids, 8pm – 10pm – Teens
Saturday 16th December – Sunday 24th December
– Santa’s Grotto from 10am – 4pm daily
Sunday 31st December
– Highland FM 100% Home Grown NYE Countdown Concert from 7pm – 12.30am

For more information head to our website or our Event Coordinator Michaela Bolzan can be contacted by email

Come join the fun and visit for the day or the weekend as we welcome families from all over the region and beyond to celebrate with us.

The Southern Highlands Festival of Lights 2023 is proudly presented by Business Southern Highlands in association with the Wingecarribee Shire Council, Destination Southern Highlands and The Southern Highlands Community Foundation.