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The City at Christmas 2017

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Published November 28th 2017

It's that time of year again and the City of Perth is getting into the holiday spirit this December. Are you just wanting to spend time with the family? Then head on down to the City of Perth and experience the magic of Christmas.

Experience illuminating nights of seasonal events for the entire family. Whether you and your family are wanting to enjoy a day out at the Christmas Carnival or just wanting to chime in at the annual IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety WA.

Christmas Lights Trail (From, 17 November, all around the city)

Lightening up the city for 39 nights across November and December. Follow the trail of lights around the city and discover the malls and businesses right under your feet. Discover the City of Perth with the map of decorations and highlights by visiting

Christmas Projections on the Cathedral (17 November - 23 December, St Georges Cathedral)

In 2017, the St George's Cathedral will we be lit up with animated lights to blend with the many architectural features. This will be accompanied by a festive soundtrack to bring a welcoming glow to the City of Perth. For more information, please visit

Christmas Carnival (9 December & 10 December from 10 am to 4pm, Forrest Place)

Bring the whole family to the City of Perth for a carnival with free rides and activities for everyone. For more information, please visit

The RAC Christmas Pageant (2 December, St George's Terrace)

It wouldn't be a Perth Christmas without the 46th annual Christmas Pageant accompanied by new floats, dancing and music to bring some Christmas spirit. There will be appearances by Perth's beloved Fat Cat and of course, Santa along with his reindeer, There will also be food and beverages. Follow the route at and for more information, please visit

IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety WA (19 December from 1pm, Langley Park)

Get ready for a classic Carols by Candlelight. Grab the family and a rug and head down to the park for a picnic. With many stalls for food, face painting as well as entertainment. Candles will be lit and carols sung at 7pm. For more information, please visit

Christmas Nativity (20 - 22 December from 6pm but grounds open at 4pm, Supreme Court Gardens) (accompanied by AUSLAN interpreters)

In a brand new location for 2017, why not end off the festivities with a Christmas nativity. Bring a rug and grab some dinner on the way and enjoy the show. Including hundreds of performers, live animals on stage and Christmas carols at Supreme Court Gardens. And if you have time, why not stop off at the Christmas Trail Lights, if you haven't already. For more information, please visit

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