At Green Street Property, we’re comfortable leading the news on sales, developments, investment and portfolio management when it comes to property. With all this under our belt, we’ve reconciled that the following “latest news” update may not be breaking to anyone: Christmas is just around the corner. Spoiler alert.
We’ve been exceptionally busy, as many of our industry colleagues have, preparing ourselves for Christmas sales, inspections and undertaking safety checks to ensure our properties, residents and investors are settled in for a joyous festive season with peace of mind. It’s also time to make preparations to get the most out of the festivities and our resident “joyous” one, Chief Operating Officer Amanda Aloupis, is looking forward to one thing in particular for her family: THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS DRIVE AROUND.
A long-held tradition across Newcastle, the Christmas lights tour is the pinnacle of family adventure and excitement every year. Green Street has drawn on their cross-office light touring experiences to give our readers the Best of the Best in Newy Christmas lights Extravaganzas for the 2019 season.
Here we have it, in Top Five format.
FIFTH BEST. Maitland Gee Family Light Show
A wonderful family-based spectacle with a charity edge. Free but donations encouraged.
IN FOURTH. Hunter Valley Gardens
Ok, they have a relatively unlimited budget to create magic – but magic is worth it. Cost involved, but like we say: worth it.
THIRD PLACE. Edgeworth Christmas Lights Spectacular
Harper Avenue, Edgeworth, Be there to check out Mrs Claus in all her Martha Washington glory. A wonderful street-wide festival of light and lights. Free and stunning
RUNNER UP. Hampstead Way, Rathmines
Take the chance for a trip to the West Lakes and indulge in a family-curated Xmas light wonderland. THis lakeside lights offering is worth the effort with donations encouraged and all proceeds going to Westpac Rescue Helicopter.
NUMBER ONE. Everton Street, Hamilton Inspiration
Our 2-5 top contenders certainly have a lot to offer, but recent years have proven the owners at Everton Street are especially passionate about bringing the joy. They never fail, year after year, to outdo their own sense of "spectacular" and we encourage you to encourage them with a visit this year.