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Christmas Events & Festivals in Perth

Perth offers a range of events and activities for the festive season including community festivals & pageants, lights and decorations and Christmas carols and concerts. If you're looking for a unique gift, why not head to one of the many Christmas Markets.


  • The City at Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 17 Nov – 25 Dec, 2017
    It is the perfect place to celebrate the season your way, with 52 nights full of events and activities for everyone. Light up your Christmas, beginning with a spectacular new Christmas Lights Trail, enjoy the traditional story of Christmas in a picnic setting, enjoy free family fun at the Christmas Carnival and more.
  • Christmas Carnival - November

    Perth | Dates: 25 – 26 Nov, 2017
    Bring the family into the city to enjoy a kids' carnival atmosphere in Forrest Place on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 November from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy free rides and activities for the whole family to enjoy. It's the perfect day for some festive family fun.
  • Pop up Movies in the Park

    Stratton | Dates: 02 – 02 Dec, 2017
    Enjoy a movie night under the stars with family, friends or neighbours and support the local community groups providing food and entertainment! Featuring Christmas Carols from Middle Swan PS choir, food vans, animal farms, pony rides and more!
  • RAC Christmas Pageant

    Perth | Dates: 02 – 02 Dec, 2017
    Relive your childhood and experience the wonder of the RAC Christmas Pageant when it returns for its 46th year, bringing magic and colour to the streets of Perth. This year's event promises to be packed with fun from end-to-end, including spectacular new floats, bands, music and dancing, Fat Cat and Santa.
  • Christmas Carnival - December

    Perth | Dates: 09 – 10 Dec, 2017
    Bring the family into the city to enjoy a kids' carnival atmosphere in Forrest Place on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 November from 10am to 4pm. Enjoy free rides and activities for the whole family to enjoy. It's the perfect day for some festive family fun.
  • City of Swan present Twilight Family Festival

    Baskerville | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2017
    A festival of family entertainment and Carols by Candlelight by summer twilight with a special visit from Santa! Bring along your picnic rug or low backed chairs to enjoy the performances under the stars.
  • Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant

    Mandurah | Dates: 12 – 12 Dec, 2017
    Come and experience the wonder of Christmas at Mandurah's annual Community Christmas Pageant presented by ACTON Mandurah on Tuesday 12 December, 2017. The festivities start with a Christmas Pageant, a wonderful tradition that sees local community groups and businesses parade their floats through Mandurah's CBD.


  • Christmas Lights Trail

    Perth | Dates: 17 Nov – 25 Dec, 2017
    The City of Perth is proud to announce the new event for 2017, the Christmas Lights Trail. Choose one of 37 evenings to walk our new Christmas Lights Trail throughout the City, featuring mesmerising festive installations guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit.
  • The Bell Tower Shines for Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 17 Nov – 25 Dec, 2017
    From 18 November until Christmas Day, the Bell Tower Tower will be participating in the City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail. All around the city, including in Barrack Square you will see the joy of Christmas illuminating the night sky.
  • Christmas Projections on the Cathedral

    Perth | Dates: 17 Nov – 23 Dec, 2017
    Enchanting new animated projections will light up the facade of St George's Cathedral, enhancing the building's features with colour. With a brand new location in 2017, the illuminations will be accompanied by a festive soundtrack.
  • Mandurah Christmas Lights Cruise

    Mandurah | Dates: 01 Dec, 2017 – 07 Jan, 2018
    Sing along to Christmas carol favourites and join in the Christmas cheer as you cruise through the wonderland of Christmas lights, illuminating and reflecting onto the water from Mandurah's luxury canal homes. Come with us and share this magical experience with your friends and family this season!
  • Eco BBQ Boats Christmas Lights Cruise

    Mandurah | Dates: 01 Dec, 2017 – 07 Jan, 2018
    Experience a beautiful sunset and Christmas wonderland on water in Mandurah while sipping champagne and enjoying canapés. Eco BBQ Boats round boats give you the ultimate 360 degree view of Mandurah's famous Canal Christmas Lights. There's no better opportunity to take photos of the magical lights.


  • Northbridge Outdoor Movies - Festive Flicks

    Perth | Dates: 18 Nov – 30 Dec, 2017
    Grab some tasty takeaway from one of the nearby restaurants and pull up a beanbag for free movie screenings at The Piazza, Northbridge. Every Saturday night from 18 November - 30 December, enjoy double-feature movie screenings of all your Christmas favourites at 5.30pm and 8.30pm
  • Santa's Magical Kingdom

    Burswood | Dates: 01 – 23 Dec, 2017
    A celebration of Christmas for the whole family at Crown Pyramid from 1 - 23 December, 2017. Santa's Magical Kingdom, one of Perth's most popular Christmas events in 2016, makes a welcome return to Crown Pyramid this December. This Christmas-themed interactive and visual spectacular is a huge hit with young and old alike wherever it is staged.
  • Christmas Carols at Brookfield Place

    Perth | Dates: 02 – 23 Dec, 2017
    Enjoy free live instrumental performances of your favourite Christmas carols every Wednesday and Friday in December. Pop in on your way to work while grabbing a coffee, or head there on your lunch break with the work crew for some delicious dining options accompanied by some smooth sounds.
  • City Carollers

    Perth | Dates: 02 – 16 Dec, 2017
    Award-winning groups Perth Harmony Chorus and Men in Harmony will enliven the streets of Perth with their spectacular voices. See them along the Murray and Hay Street Malls from 12pm to 2pm on 2 and 16 December.
  • Aveley Christmas Carols

    Aveley | Dates: 02 – 02 Dec, 2017
    Bring a picnic blanket and some low-back chairs and join in a magical evening of Christmas festivities, and the opportunity to sing along to some of your favourite Christmas carols! Food trucks and pre-entertainment starts at 5.30pm, with carols commencing at 7pm.
  • Brass on the Grass

    East Perth | Dates: 06 – 20 Dec, 2017
    A new event for the 2017 festive season, the City of Perth brings you Brass on the Grass on 6, 13 and 20 December from 6.30pm. Head to the beautiful surrounds of Victoria Gardens to enjoy the charming sounds of the historic City of Perth Band as it performs Christmas concerts.
  • Symphony in the City

    Perth | Dates: 16 – 16 Dec, 2017
    Join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, WASO Chorus and special guest soloists for a fun-filled evening that features exciting, beautiful and heart melting music from your favourite classical works and film music scores under the direction of Guy Noble.
  • IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety

    East Perth | Dates: 17 – 17 Dec, 2017
    Join IGA and Variety - the Children's Charity of WA bring you the IGA Carols by Candlelight at Langley Park on Sunday 17 December. Families can settle in, grab a spot and enjoy an afternoon of kids shows from 3pm before lighting their candles for the carols spectacular at 7pm.
  • Candlelight Carols on South Beach

    South Fremantle | Dates: 17 – 17 Dec, 2017
    Christmas spirit will be a buzz at South Beach in December as the popular Candlelight Carols continues at South Beach for it's second year. Families can sing, swim and picnic at this free community event with singing starting at 7pm in the iconic South Beach location.
  • Carols at Sunset

    Como | Dates: 17 – 17 Dec, 2017
    South Perth Lions Club, supported by their musical bands invite you to join them for carols at sunset at Neil McDougall Park in Como. The event has been running for nine years and will feature all of your favourite Christmas carols and give you the chance to enjoy family time in a beautiful park setting.
  • Christmas Nativity

    Perth | Dates: 20 – 22 Dec, 2017
    With a new venue for 2017, come and enjoy the traditional story of Christmas in a picnic setting. Bring your picnic rug and share in the traditional story of Christmas, brought to life on stage with hundreds of performers, live animals and Christmas carols at Supreme Court Gardens.
Shop for gifts at a Christmas Market, celebrate with friends and family at a Festive Dining Event, see what's on for Christmas Day and New Year's Eve, or for more events and festivals in Perth view our Events Calendar.
The City at Christmas
The City at Christmas 2016
Christmas Carnival by Jessica Wyld
Christmas Pageant
Twilight Family Festival
City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail
Christmas GPO Projections
Mandurah Christmas Lights Cruise
IGA Carols by Candlelight
Piazzarama Northbridge
Brass on the Grass
Symphony in the City
Candlelight Carols on South Beach
Christmas Nativity by Jessica Wyld
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