The Christmas Lights are Back at the Government House in Paddington

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The Christmas lights at Government House, a popular holiday landmark in Paddington, will be on display once again for everyone to enjoy. This year, the free and festive event will no longer need prior bookings but visitors will have to check in via the QLD app and observe COVID-19 protocols when they are in the area.



The gates of Government House will open from 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. from 10 to 16 December 2021. 

Visitors who arrive with cars can park on the streets as there is no on-site parking. However, there are designed drop-offs for guests with mobility issues. Please ask the security personnel for assistance. The main entrance is at the Service Gate at 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington. 

2020 Christmas Lights Display

Photo Credit: GovernorofQueensland/Facebook
Photo Credit: GovernorofQueensland/Facebook

2019 Christmas Lights Display

Photo Credit: GovernorofQueensland/Facebook
Photo Credit: GovernorofQueensland/Facebook

Aside from witnessing the magical Christmas lights display around the gardens, visitors may go inside the Drawing Room to see the Christmas tree, upon the invitation of the new Governor of Queensland. 

Families who look forward to this annual event can expect a showcase of over 10,000 Christmas lights all over Fernberg, the official home of the Governor of Queensland since 1910. 

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New Governor of Queensland

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Dr Jeannette Young PSM was appointed by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and has been sworn in as the 27th Governor of Queensland in November 2021. Her main role is to advise the members of the Executive Council, a central organ of government that meets at the Government House once a week so she could give her formal effect to decisions of government. She also performs her constitutional duties on behalf of the Queen.