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It's Christmas time in Perth

You’ll be making a list and checking it twice this year when you celebrate Christmas in the City.

Start your gift shopping at over a thousand retailer stores, including Gorman, King Street Collective, Uniqlo, Boffins Bookstore and West Elm. 

Plus, we’ve curated a magical list of festivities, including the Christmas Lights Trail, Christmas Nativity, New Year’s Eve family celebrations at Yagan Square, or sing along at a host of carol and musical events in the stunning surrounds of some of the city’s most beautiful locations.

Along with free parking options, specialty stores, free family festivities, plus seasonal cocktails and new restaurants to explore.


All your Christmases will come at once.

Experience the Christmas Lights Trail

We’ve curated a massive light spectacle to ensure your Christmas this year is brimming with magic. Choose from one of our three Lights Trails that together make up a dazzling 27 stops, or forge your own festive journey through our dynamic light displays, festive building projections and joyful street decorations. Plus, there’s roving entertainment every Friday and Saturday night to add that extra dose of Christmas spirit. Don’t forget to take a snap and hashtag #thecityatchristmas! 

 Christmas Lights Trail map     Accessible Christmas Lights Trail map

  • 1

    Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre

    As you start your Christmas Lights Trail journey, be greeted by two friendly reindeer standing at over 4 metres tall. 
    Christmas Lights Trail
  • 2

    Perth Cultural Centre

    Presented by Perth Cultural Centre
    A sweet-tooth’s delight! Take a walk through the giant Gingerbread House that is made up of over 13,000 coloured lights. Who’s hungry?
    Christmas Lights
  • 3

    Northbridge Piazza

    Catch a glimpse of how Santa used to get around the North Pole in the 1920’s with this vintage Christmas car brightening up the heart of Northbridge.
    Christmas Lights
  • 4

    Kings Square

    Presented by Kings Square
    All aboard! This brightly lit bus is over 5 metres long and illuminated in almost 10,000 lights. Snap a pic on your own, or with the whole family!
    Christmas Lights
  • 5

    Yagan Square

    Experience Lifeline WA’s enchanting tree decorated with over 46,000 lights representing those brave enough to call Lifeline’s 13 11 14 number.
    Christmas Lights
  • 6

    Yagan Square

    Presented by Yagan Square
    Enjoy an immersive, curated music and light show under a constellation of 16,000 lights. The 32-metre-long tunnel connecting the city and Northbridge creates the ultimate Christmas-themed sensory experience and is a stop not to be missed. *The tunnel will be lit up in support of Pride on 30 November.

    Constellation Tunnel
  • 7

    Raine Square, Murray Street Facades

    Presented by Raine Square
    Step into the abstract and experience an unexpected Christmas. Discover a world of neon augmented reality and fluorescent fun within the windows of the Wentworth building.
    Christmas Lights
  • 8

    140 William, Railway Lane

    Presented by 140 Perth
    Follow the sounds of Christmas coming from Railway Lane! Kids can become their own seven-piece band as the wall comes to life to play a composition of musical instruments in harmony, each activated by touch.
    Christmas Lights
  • 9

    Murray Street Mall

    The jingles continue with this impressive Christmas tree, playing a selection of classic and modern Christmas favourites. This is the tallest installation on the trail, standing at over 12 meters high! 
    City of Perth Christmas Tree
  • 10

    Stage, Forrest Place

    These giant stars form the perfect backdrop for Forrest Place and your selfies this Christmas. Don’t forget to make a wish!
    Christmas Lights
  • 11

    Upstairs Myer, Forrest Chase

    Presented by Forrest Chase
    You won’t be able to miss the stunning 7-metre-tall rocking horse surrounded by festive Christmas trees, taking pride of place on Padbury Walk.
    Christmas Lights
  • 12

    Murray Street Mall

    Meet Murray Street Mall’s friendly resident fox as he shimmers and shines in thousands of twinkling lights. 
    Christmas Lights
  • 13

    Hay Street Mall

    Have you been naughty or nice? Be transformed into a Christmas Angel by snapping a pic of yourself with these charming wings.
    Christmas Lights
  • 14

    Hay Street Mall, near London Court

    Experience the dazzling display of this modern take on the classical Christmas tree.
    Light Up Christmas
  • 15

    Potterybarn, Hay Street Mall

    Standing to attention for Hay Street Mall visitors, the Nutcrackers bring a classic Christmas story to life in the heart of the CBD.

    Christmas Lights
  • 16

    City of Perth Library

    Stand under the cascade of lights hanging from the façade of the beautiful City of Perth Library.
    Library Lights
  • 17

    St George’s Cathedral, Cathedral Square

    A favourite every year, enchanting animated projections will light up the façade of this beautiful historical building. From a traditional nativity scene to Santa surfing at the beach, the projections celebrate what is special about Christmas in Western Australia. From 7.30pm to midnight, music concludes at 10pm.
    Christmas Projections
  • 18

    Kings Perth Hotel

    The Christmas Lights Trail is tough work – put your feet up and take a seat on Santa’s personal bauble throne before continuing the rest of your journey.
    Christmas Lights
  • 19

    Hibernian Place

    Presented by Hibernian Place
    Your presence is the greatest gift. Step into this life-sized giftbox and activate jingles and illumination for an exciting Christmas photo.
    Christmas Lights
  • 20

    Council House Lawn

    That’s not something you see every day – a mob of 7 illuminated kangaroos have found their way into the city, making it a truly Australian Christmas!
    Mooditj Yongas
  • 21

    Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace

    What’s that appearing among the trees? Be whisked away to starry, starry heights in this enchanting display nestled in Stirling Gardens.
    Christmas Lights
  • 22

    Elizabeth Key Inlet

    Presented by Elizabeth Quay
    Santa has lost one of his reindeers! Can you find Prancer floating on the inlet? At 7 meters tall, he’s hard to miss.
    Christmas Lights
  • 23

    Water Park, Elizabeth Quay

    Presented by Elizabeth Quay
    Snap a group photo with your family or friends in these fun, festive Christmas cut outs, complete with the beautiful Perth city backdrop.
    Christmas Lights
  • 24

    Waterfront, Claisebrook Cove

    This impressive Christmas tree will brighten up Claisebrook Lake and mark the start of the inaugural Lotterywest Trail at East Perth.
    Christmas Lights
  • 25

    Waterfront, Claisebrook Cove

    Practice your best royal wave when you take a seat in the back of this stunning carriage fit for a King or Queen.
    Christmas Lights
  • 26

    Waterfront, Claisebrook Cove

    Cyclists love East Perth, and now you can join them! Pick your favourite Christmas Trike and get ready, set, go!
    Christmas Lights
  • 27

    Waterfront, Claisebrook Cove

    Now standing in front of the stunning Claisebrook Cove backdrop, this beautiful bauble is a favourite every year.
    Giant Bauble

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