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Published November 17th 2016
Christmas events for all ages and stages of life in Freo
Do you live in or near Fremantle? With Christmas well and truly creeping up on us, there will be a heap of events going on to celebrate this festive time of year. From family friendly to partying well into the night at Metropolis and an office party with a difference, there's something for everyone.
Family Friendly Events
Santa's Enchanted Wardrobe Explore snowy forests and give Santa a hand in his workshop at Santa's Enchanted Forest from Saturday, 26th November until Saturday, 24th December from 10am to 7:15pm every day. Kids will love this interactive Christmas experience and can meet some elves and fairies along the way. Tickets are from $22.40 and are available from Ticketek, or call 9245 1603 for more information. Address: Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive, Fremantle Dates: Saturday, 26th November until Saturday, 24th December from 10am to 7:15pm every day.
Santa Claus is coming to Fremantle! Santa's Grotto will be the place to get your family photos with Santa – there's no charge to visit and you can take your own photos. Santa will be available during various dates in December and for more information, call 9430 6504. Address: High Street Mall, 135-137 High Street, Fremantle. Dates: In December – Saturday 2nd to Monday 4th, Wednesday 7th to Sunday 11th, Wednesday 14th to Sunday 18th, Wednesday 21st to Saturday, 24th – from 10:30am to 3pm each day.
Switching on the Christmas Lights in Fremantle The City of Fremantle will light up Kings Square on Friday, 2nd December as the Christmas Lights are switched on. You can browse the pop-up markets, find unique gifts and chill out with some live entertainment at this free family event. Address: Kings Square, Queen Street, Fremantle. Date: Friday, 2nd December from 6:30pm, with Christmas lights on at 7:20pm.
The Fremantle Arts Centre will be transformed into a shopping frenzy for this three-day Christmas market. Over 50 local designers, sculptors, artisans and producers will have their wares on show, so come along and support the local community. Entry is $2 for adults, kids under 12 are free. Address: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty Street, Fremantle. Dates: Friday, 2nd Dec from 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December from 9am to 5pm.
Finding a Voice, The Basilica of St. Patrick, Fremantle Join in this beautiful celebration of the meaning of Christmas at The Basilica of St. Patrick on Thursday, 15th December from 7pm and enjoy an evening of music, readings and carols by The Basilica Choir, all in support of the Catholic Mission's overseas projects supporting refugees and asylum seekers. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for concession, while kids under 12 are free, and are available at Try Booking. Visit the website for more details. Address: 47 Adelaide Terrace, Fremantle. Date: Thursday, 15th December from 7pm.
Candlelight Carols at South Beach Sing along to your favourite carols and admire the beautiful coastal views at this free event in South Beach. Have a swim then enjoy a bite to eat from one of the food stalls, which will open at 6pm. Carols start at 7pm. Address: Ocean Drive, South Beach. Date: Sunday, 18th December from 6pm to 8:30pm.
Christmas Day Dining at the Esplanade Fremantle Don't fancy cooking a big fancy Christmas dinner and then doing all the cleaning up after? The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is offering Christmas Day dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so you can enjoy your Christmas meal with the family without the pain of preparing. Tickets start from $70 for adults and see the website to book or call 9432 4811. Address: The Esplanade Hotel, Marine Terrace, Fremantle. Date: Sunday, 25th December.
Christmas is going to be a real killer in Fremantle. The Esplanade Hotel will host Fremantle's Biggest Christmas Office Party on Friday, 16th December at 7pm. Tickets are $140 per person and include a four-course meal, drinks, a DJ and an enthralling murder mystery to solve. This is the perfect event for small teams. Call 9432 4801 for more details or visit the website. Address: Southern Cross Gala Ballroom, Esplanade Hotel, Marine Terrace, Fremantle. Date: Friday, 16th December at 7pm.
Christmas Eve at the Left Bank The Left Bank's Christmas Eve party will be the coolest in East Fremantle, with a line-up of local and international DJs that includes Yolanda be cool, Triple J's Alex Dyson, Mind Electric, WasteLand and Jake Stone, plus enjoy a fashion parade. Tickets start from $55 including fees. Address: The Left Bank, 15 Riverside Drive, East Fremantle. Date: 24th December from 12pm to 11:30pm.
Xmas Eve at Metropolis Fremantle
Party well into the early hours of Christmas morning at Metropolis Fremantle. With its four distinct areas – Earth, Air, Fire and Water – Fremantle's favourite nightclub will host the best Christmas party in town. Address: Metropolis Fremantle, 58 South Terrace, Fremantle. For more details, see the event on Facebook. Date: Saturday, 24th December 9pm to Sunday, 25th December at 4am.