Christmas Lights Spectacular returns to the Hunter Valley Gardens at Pokolbin in 2020, with COVID-safe restrictions

IT'S BACK: Hunter Valley Gardens' annual Christmas Lights Spectacular runs nightly until January 26 (excluding Christmas Day).
IT'S BACK: Hunter Valley Gardens' annual Christmas Lights Spectacular runs nightly until January 26 (excluding Christmas Day).

The largest holiday lights display in the southern hemisphere is underway in the Hunter Valley.

Hunter Valley Gardens' annual Christmas Lights Spectacular returned on November 5 and will run until January 26 (excluding Christmas Day).

The show boasts more than three million lights across a number of walk-through exhibits and interactive attractions, with a fireworks display planned for New Year's Eve.

The Gardens' marketing manager, Kim Jacobs, described the show as a "wonderful escape" after a tough year.

"Our rides, attractions and lights are back with some amendments and carefully thought out COVID-safe measures in place to ensure everyone can attend safely and finish off the year with cherished memories," she said.

In keeping with NSW COVID-19 public health precautions, visitors were required this year to book tickets advance and organisers said they would adhere to capacity restrictions.

Tickets are on sale at hvg.com.au.