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Perth City comes alive this Christmas with lights display
I remember my first journey to see Christmas lights on the buildings and homes of those whose passion was to sparkle their dwellings with euphoric fascination and delight for everyone's enjoyment.
Despite COVID restrictions, this favourite Christmas tradition is back in Perth for residents to partake in the viewing, which includes thirty stops. There are four journeys to choose which include the Perth CBD, Northbridge, East End and West End or if you have time, choose one route for each night to cover them all.
Photo courtesy of Christmas Lights Trial, Facebook
As well, every Friday and Saturday evening and during the day on Saturday and Sunday, there will be roving entertainment to add extra jazz to our Christmas spirit. Even if Christmas is not a holiday you celebrate, lights are for everyone to enjoy.
Hosted by Visit Perth and City of Perth, organisers suggest you start in Murray Street, which is one of the four main east-west roads within the CBD. As you go, learn more about the City of Perth of which your start point in Murray Street was named after Sir George Murray, who was Secretary of State for War and Colonies from 1828 to 1830.
At the end of Murray Street stands St Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral with other major churches in side streets along the route. Pass through Wellington and Hay Streets and St Georges Terrace to see the historic hotels of the city's past. Meander through the historic arcades that link with the Hay Street Mall and delight in the windows displays in stores such as David Jones and Myer. They were always my favourite stores as a child.
With the past historic buildings, the new additions along Murray Street and other development undertakings within the city, this year's Christmas lights will mark a special occasion in you and your family's hearts as a year to prosper forward from darker times.
The Christmas Lights will be on show from 20th November 2020 until 3rd January 2021 from 6.00pm through to 11.00pm each night. Enjoy your city; Perth the city of light.