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Popular Christmas Lights returns to Government House - Monday 30 November 2015

The gates of Government House will once again open to the public for the 2015 Christmas Lights display.

- Opening hours

- Parking

- Entry points

- Disability drop-off

Following the success of last year’s inaugural display which attracted 4000 patrons, the number of nights open to the public will be extended from 3 to 5.

Members of the public can view the display from Friday 11 to Tuesday 15 December 2015 from 7 – 8 pm.

Entrance will be via the Service Gate at 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington (pedestrian access only, there is no onsite parking), and the popular ‘Official Selfie Zone’ will once again be established.

Last year over 12,000 people visited Fernberg – the official residence of the Queensland Governor since 1910 – including on Open Days, and on guided school and tour groups.

Fernberg is this year 150 years old.

Opening times
The gates will open to members of the public on
11-15 December from 7-8pm.

Parking is available in the streets surrounding the estate (off Fernberg Road, Paddington). There is no on-site parking available.

Entry points
Entry is free via the Service Gate at 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington.

Disability drop-offs
Disability drop-off is available through the Service Gate at 168 Fernberg Road, Paddington - for assistance please phone 3858 5700.