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Published November 12th 2019
Find out what's on in Perth this festive season
The list below features many family-friendly Christmas events for everyone to enjoy, including festivals, carnivals, markets, workshops, pageants, and more.
Be sure to save the dates and enjoy this festive season with the below "Christastic" events:
1. The Christmas Light Trail
When: Friday, 15 November 2019-26 December 2019: 6pm-11pm Where: Various locations across Perth- see website. Cost: Free Details: Third for the third year, this Christmas event will showcase 27 mesmerising Christmas Light installations and spectacular Christmas decorations. There are three mapped out journeys throughout Perth City Centre, Northbridge, and East Perth, or you can go on own way and discover the stunning animated lights, festive street decorations, and lively projections. There will also be roving performers, visit from Santa (at Stirling Gardens) and entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights (6pm-9pm) at Forrest Chase, Rain Square, Kings Square and Perth Cultural Centre. Click here for a website.
3. The Magic of Christmas When: Friday, 22 November 2019- 12 January 2020: 7pm-10pm (Closed Christmas Day & Boxing Day)
Where: The Wanneroo Botanic Gardens, 25 Drivers Place, Wanneroo
Details: This festive season, celebrate it with the Christmas festivities, entertainment, Christmas Light displays, and mini-golf games. Free entry if guests are dining in the restaurant or playing golf. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Wanneroo Botanic Gardens Facebook
4. Perth City Christmas Carnivals
When: Saturday, 23 November 2019- 15 December 2019: 10am-4pm
Where: Supreme Court Gardens, Cnr Barrack St & Riverside Drive, Perth
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will showcase a massive lineup of Christmas festivities, entertainment, amusement & carnival rides, bouncy inflatables, Christmas movies, silent disco, mini-golf games, giant games, visit from Santa, activities, and more. Tickets include up to four wristbands to participate in all the activities and unlimited rides on the amusement rides. Click here for the website.
5. Mandurah Cruises Christmas Lights Cruise
When: Sunday, 1 December 2019-5 January 2020: 7:45pm-9:45pm
Where: Mandurah Cruises, 73 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
Cost: See website.
Details: Experience the festive season with this Christmas event. There will be entertainment, Christmas Carol favourite songs performances, cruising through the wonderland of Christmas Lights reflecting on the water from Mandurah's luxury canal homes, free photo opportunities with Santa and his elves, and more. Click here for the website.
6. Mandurah Community Christmas Pageant
When: Friday, 6-12 December 2019: From 6pm
Where: Eastern Foreshore & Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
Details: There will be a wonderful display of Christmas traditions, with floats and inflatables parading. After the Parade, there will be Christmas entertainment at the foreshore, including Santa's Grotto, live nativity scene, free Letter to Santa Workshop, amusements, Christmas Carol Concert, firework displays at 8:30pm, and more. Click here for the website.
7. Bazaar: WA's Best Christmas Market
When: Friday, 6-8 December 2019: From 5pm
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, 1 Finnerty St, Fremantle
Cost: Adults: $2pp & Children under 12yrs: Free
Details: These Christmas markets will showcase handmade, locally designed products, quality items, and one-of-a-kind gifts. There will be over 50 stalls bursting with jewellery, clothing, ceramics, woodwork, textiles, sculpture, art & craft, and more. There will also be live music entertainment, food and drinks from the bar. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Fremantle Arts Centre Facebook
8. Victoria Quay Christmas Carnival
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019: 3pm-9pm
Where: Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Details: This family-friendly Christmas carnival will feature a lineup of festivities, entertainment, fun-packed amusement & carnival rides, live music, food stalls & trucks, activities, Elf Show, workshops, face painting, giant bubbles, visit from Santa, roving performers, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Fremantle Ports Facebook
9. York Christmas Festival
When: Saturday, 7-12 December 2019: 4pm-9pm
Where: York- see website.
Details: This Christmas festival will showcase a massive lineup of festivities, entertainment, visit from Santa, York town Christmas Lights displays, kid's activities, animal petting farm, dunking machine, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from York Building Supplies Facebook
10. Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant
When: Saturday, 7 December 2019: 7:30pm-10pm
Where: St Georges Terrace, Perth
Details: Experience the magic of Christmas with entertainment, colour, favourite floats as the Christmas Pageant returns back this December. There will be plenty of floats that will light up Perth, including Channel 7 personalities, dance groups, bands, cultural groups, clowns, circus acts, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant Facebook
11. Santa's Christmas Carnival
When: Sunday, 8 December 2019: 10am-4:30pm
Where: Claremont Showground, 1 Graylands Rd, Claremont
Details: There be a magical day filled with non-stop entertainment, extraordinary amusements, carnival rides, activities, animal farms, shows including stunt shows, performances, roving performers, water playground, dinosaur park, and much more. Tickets include all entertainment and unlimited rides on the amusement & carnival rides. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Santa's Christmas Carnival Facebook
12. Darren Hanlon: Christmas Show
When: Wednesday, 11 December 2019: 6pm-10pm
Where: Fremantle Arts Centre, Inner Courtyard, Fremantle
Details: This Christmas show will showcase Darren with just his guitar and a whole lot of lyrical songs and stories drawn from his adventures around the world. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Fremantle Arts Centre Facebook
13. Lotterywest Christmas Symphony
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019: 5pm-9:30pm
Where: Langley Park, Perth
Details: This Christmas concert will feature a complete program of Christmas classics from ballet, opera, and the big screen, with more than 150 performers on stage, including WASO Chorus, West Australian Symphony Orchestra and special guests. There will also be a visit from Santa, firework display finale and pre-concert family-friendly entertainment. Click here for the website.
14. Christmas Nativity
When: Friday, 20 & 21 December 2019: From 6pm
Where: Supreme Court Gardens, Perth
Details: This Christmas event will bring to life on stage the story of Christmas with over 100 performers, live animals, and Christmas Carols, as well as pre-show family-friendly entertainment and speeches. Click here for the website.