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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.

COMMUNITY FESTIVALS & PAGEANTS

  • The City at Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 18 Nov – 23 Dec, 2016
    The City at Christmas celebrates the magic of the holiday season by transforming the City into a wonderland of life, colour, light and activities. Perth is the place to be this festive period, commencing with the spectacular 'Turning On the Christmas Lights' in Forrest Place on 18 November.
  • An Outback Christmas

    Perth | Dates: 03 – 11 Dec, 2016
    This special new event sees Santa's workshop arrive down under from 3 - 11 December in Forrest Place over two weekends from 10am - 4pm. Get among the gum trees as Forrest Place gets a festive Australiana makeover for two weekends of outback Christmas crafting in a fun family atmosphere.
  • Mindarie Marina Christmas Festival and Markets

    Perth | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2016
    Celebrate the festive season at Mindarie Marina on Sunday 11 December at the Christmas Festival and Markets proudly supporting the Whitefords Sea Rescue. The day will feature international street food stalls, carolers, Santa's Elves, live music and over 40 market stalls.
  • Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant

    Mandurah | Dates: 13 – 13 Dec, 2016
    Come and experience the wonder of Christmas at Mandurah’s annual Community Christmas Pageant presented by ACTON Mandurah on Tuesday 13 December, 2016. Enjoy the pageant from 6pm followed by family fun and entertainment on the foreshore.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & DECORATIONS

  • City of Perth Christmas Decorations

    Perth | Dates: 18 Nov, 2016 – 05 Jan, 2017
    Experience the wonder of Christmas and marvel at over 100,000 magical lights and decorations throughout the City, including Perth’s biggest Christmas tree, complete with new decorations. Take in the new sparkly lights of Barrack Street and the traditional Council House Nativity scene.
  • Mandurah Christmas Lights Cruise

    Mandurah | Dates: 01 Dec, 2016 – 10 Jan, 2017
    Experience the magic of Christmas this festive season aboard one of Mandurah Cruises Christmas Lights Canal Cruises. 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.
  • Lights for Lifeline WA

    Perth | Dates: 02 Dec, 2016 – 02 Jan, 2017
    Western Australia's tallest Christmas tree will be displayed at Elizabeth Quay from 2 December - 2 January, adorned with 55,000 sparkling lights, representing the lives of all those who called Lifeline WA this year. Lifeline WA volunteers will be at the Lights for Lifeline Christmas tree collecting donations throughout December.
  • Christmas Projections on the GPO

    Perth | Dates: 02 – 23 Dec, 2016
    Enchanting new animated projections will light up the facade of the landmark GPO, enhancing the building's heritage features with celebratory colour, from 2 to 19 December, 7.30pm and 20 to 23 December, 8.30pm. For the first time this year, The Electric Canvas' award-winning illuminations will be accompanied by a festive soundtrack.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS, CONCERTS & MOVIES

  • Santa's Magaical Kingdom

    Burswood | Dates: 02 – 23 Dec, 2016
    Christmas comes to life at Crown Perth this December with the arrival of Santa's Magical Kingdom, the Christmas-themed interactive and visual spectacular! A multi-faceted event that includes everything people love about the festive season, plus a 40-minute International Circus Christmas Show that will amaze everyone, young and old.
  • Araluen's Carols by Torchlight

    Roleystone | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2016
    Experience Christmas in one of Perth's premier locations, the stunning gardens of Araluen Botanic Park, lit up especially for the festive season on Sunday 10 December at 6pm. Enjoy children's Christmas activities and join in your favourite Christmas Carols with the Roleystone Community College Choir, Town of Victoria Park Brass Band and Mike de Velta.
  • City of Perth Symphony in the City

    Perth | Dates: 10 – 10 Dec, 2016
    Join the West Australian Symphony Orchestra and an audience of thousands for a magical night under the stars at Langley Park on Saturday 10 December, 7.30pm. This highlight of Perth's summer calendar will feature classical and movie soundtrack favourites performed with the WASO Chorus, under the direction of Guy Noble.
  • Burswood's Carols in the Park

    Burswood | Dates: 11 – 11 Dec, 2016
    Burswood Park Board welcomes back their popular annual Carols in the Park for another year of Christmas festivities, on Sunday 11 December 2016 at Burswood Park foreshore. Bring the family, a rug and a picnic, for a fun and merry night to help bring in the season's greetings. Song books and candles to help create the festive atmosphere are available for purchase on the night.
  • Finding a Place: A Christmas Reflection in Word and Music

    Fremantle | Dates: 15 – 15 Dec, 2016
    Enjoy a beautiful evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols to highlight the meaning of the Christmas gospel in our world today at The Basilica of St Patrick, Fremantle on Thursday 15 December, 7pm.
  • Northbridge Piazza Free Flicks for Kids: Christmas

    Northbridge | Dates: 17 – 24 Dec, 2016
    Nab a beanbag and settle in for two of your favourite Christmas movies at Northbridge Piazza on Saturday nights in December, 2016 from 5.30pm. In December, cuddle up on a bean bag and enjoy the following festive movies for kids.
  • IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety

    Perth | Dates: 18 – 18 Dec, 2016
    Join Variety - the Children's Charity of WA, and thousands of other family's as they get into the Christmas spirit at Perth's premier carols event, the IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety at Langley Park on Sunday 18 December. For the first time in 72 years, the IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety will be a FREE event!
  • Christmas Nativity

    Perth | Dates: 20 – 23 Dec, 2016
    Share in this enchanting annual event with the whole family and see the traditional story of Christmas live on stage, performed in Forrest Place each evening from 20 - 23 December from 6.30pm. Over 100 performers from around WA star in a production with live animals, Christmas carols, colourful costumes in an impressive city setting.

ROVING SANTA - WHERE CAN YOU FIND HIM?

  • The City at Christmas Roving Santa

    Perth City | Dates: 26 Nov – 24 Dec, 2016
    Santa and his helper roam the City handing out Christmas goodies and spreading festive cheer on weekends from 26 November - 20 December and daily from 21 - 24 December. Spot him in the malls and arcades while you're out Christmas shopping or lunching with family and friends.
  • Santa on Rottnest Island

    Rottnest Island | Dates: 23 – 25 Dec, 2016
    Bring the kids along to Rottnest Island for the day, or even stay a little longer and enjoy all that the Island has to offer this festive season. Santa will be roaming North Thomson and Settlement mid-morning from 23 to 25 December 2016.
  • Scuba Santa at AQWA

    Hillarys | Dates: 24 – 24 Dec, 2016
    Join AQWA on Christmas Eve to watch SCUBA Santa dive into the Shipwreck Coast aquarium to retrieve some very special presents! He'll be diving with our sharks, stingrays, turtles and fish before his big night of deliveries and he needs your help to navigate through our huge aquarium and find all of the presents!
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 2016
Christmas Carnival by Jessica Wyld
Christmas pageant
Mindarie Marina Christmas Festival and Markets
Christmas festivals
Turning on the Christmas Lights by Duncan Barnes
Mandurah Christmas Lights Cruise
Lights for Lifeline WA at Elizabeth Quay
Christmas GPO Projections
GPO Christmas Projections Perth City
Symphony in the City
Piazzarama Northbridge
IGA Carols by Candlelight
Christmas Nativity by Jessica Wyld
Perth City Roving Santa
AQWA Scuba Santa

CHRISTMAS IN PERTH

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Festive Dining in Perth
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