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Festival of Christmas 2012

Experience the magic of Christmas with the City of Perth Festival of Christmas 2012. The Festival includes over six weeks of Christmas activities including roving carolling in the city's streets and malls, free festive movies at the Northbridge Piazza and the Christmas nativity concerts in Forrest Place.

The Festival of Christmas will begin on Friday16th November, 2012, when the Christmas Lights are turned on and the City of Perth is illuminated.

These fantastic family events will continue right through the festive season from Friday, 16 November, 2012 to Sunday, 6 January, 2013.

Turning on of the Christmas Lights

Make your way into the city on Friday 16th November, 2012 for the Turning on of the Christmas Lights. The City of Perth's Lord Mayor will turn on this year's Christmas spectacular with over one hundred thousand lights and decorations.

Pre-event activities will start from 6pm in Forrest Place and the Murray Street Mall. See part of the city become a life sized snowglobe, enjoy the roving entertainment and keep a look out for Santa and his sleigh.

Perth City Christmas Decorations

Come to the City and see the fantastic Christmas Tree in Forrest Place. Wonder at the magical Christmas lights and decorations all over the city, the Nativity Scene at Council House, Giant Christmas Cards in the Murray Street Mall and the Star of Bethlehem and the lighting display at the bell Tower.

The City of Perth lights and decorations will be on display from Friday, 16 November, 2012 until Sunday, 6 January, 2013.

Charity Gift Wrapping

Take care of all your gift wrapping needs and help the families of Children with Heart Disease at the same time.

You will find the gift wrapping station in the Murray Street Mall. Make a gold coin donation and all proceeds go to Heartkids WA.

The gift wrapping station will operate from Monday 3rd December, 2012 until the Monday 24th December, 2012 and will be open from 10am till 4pm Saturday to Thursday and from 10am till 7pm on Friday's and late night shopping nights.

Christmas Twilight Hawkers Market

The popular Christmas Twilight Hawkers Market is held on Friday nights over the Festival period. This year the markets will be held on Friday 30th November, Friday 7th December and Friday 14th December, 2012 starting at 5pm.

Forrest Place is turned into a wonderland with decorations, lights and paper lanterns. With free live music and roving entertainment you will soon be in a festive mood.

Come and sample some fantastic cuisine from around the world including satay, paella, gozlemes and tagines at the international food markets.

Friday Night Christmas Entertainment

Every Friday night during the festival period there will be Christmas entertainment for all to enjoy.

On Friday, 30th November, Friday, 7th December and Friday, 14th December, 2012 Caroling groups and bands will be performing live on stage from 5pm.

Grab a seat in Forrest Place, get ready to enjoy the music and the Christmas Carols and sing-along.

Festive Flicks - Free Movies

The City of Perth will be showing a series of Christmas themed movies in the lead up to Christmas.

These free movies will be shown at the Northbridge Piazza and Super Screen from Wednesday 19th December, 2012 until Monday 24th December, starting at 4pm.

Lunchtime Christmas Concerts

Music groups from around Perth with bring some festive cheer to Forrest Place.

Enjoy your lunch break with a little light entertainment and listen to the beloved Christmas classics.

Lunchtime Christmas Concerts are free and will run from Monday 3rd to Friday 7th December, 2012 and Monday 10th to Friday 14th December, 2012, from 12 noon till 2pm daily.

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Why? For loads of free, family entertainment
When: 16th November, 2012 to 6th January, 2013
Phone: (08) 9461 3368
Where: City of Perth
Cost: Free
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