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Hobart’s biggest Christmas light show switched on to raise funds for homeless

Pulse Tasmania
Johnny's Christmas Lights in 2022. Image / Pulse

Hobart’s official favourite Christmas light display has been switched back on for 2023.

Johnny’s light show on Molle Street is not only spreading holiday cheer but also raising funds for Hobart City Mission this year, with the charity strongly encouraging visitors to bring along a toy to donate for those in need.


Hobart City Mission Events Officer Verity Davis says the City Mission Christmas Assistance Program plays a crucial role in providing food packs, food vouchers and toys to families who would otherwise struggle to make ends meet during the Christmas season.

“This year the demand for Christmas Assistance has soared, with over 1,648 families applying for assistance – a 63% increase compared to 2022,” she said.

Johnny’s Christmas Lights in 2022. Image / Pulse

“Those 1,648 families include nearly 3,000 children, who will all receive a gift, thanks to the generosity of the local community, and toy drive hosts like Johnny.”

The display will run between December 1 to 31 from 8pm to 11pm at 121 Molle Street in West Hobart each night.


  • Donate a Toy at Johnny’s Christmas Lights Display – Bring along a toy to the Christmas Light Display
  • Donate a Toy or Food at Hobart City Mission – You can also drop non-perishable food items and
    unwrapped toys direct to their offices (50 Barrack St, Hobart or 11 Main Rd, Moonah).
  • Donations can also be made online at, over the phone on 6215 4200
    or in person at 50 Barrack St, Hobart

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