What's On in Perth this Christmas

Perth offers a range of events and activities for the festive season including carols and concerts, lights and decorations and community festivals and pageants. Looking for somewhere to go for your pre-Christmas festivities, check out our Christmas Dining in Perth feature or find out where to spend Christmas Day here.

Christmas Carols, Concerts and Movies

Get into the festive spirit, and enjoy a range of carol nights and Christmas themed concerts and movies in the lead up to the big day.
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    The spirit of Christmas returns to the heart of Fremantle with two special Community Christmas Carols nights on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December. Bring your...
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    A true holiday favourite, Home Alone, will be performed live to film by the West Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) this December. To get everyone in the...
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    Presented by West Australian Symphony Orchestra with the support of Lotterywest and City of Perth, this free end of year concert for everyone features a...
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    Enjoy the picturesque surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park on Saturday 11th December, as you sing along to traditional and modern Christmas carols this festive...
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    WA’s new flagship to jazz – The Western Australian Jazz Project – will bring excitement and wonder to the CBD this festive season, with their debut Christmas...
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    The spectacular Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker returns to Perth this December for a limited season at the stunning His Majesty’s Theatre. This fan favourite...
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    Brought back by popular demand, the City of Perth Christmas Nativity is returning to Forrest Place and will retell the much-loved traditional story of Christmas...
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    The wonders of Handel’s Messiah are made almost endless when directed by Perth’s own brilliant choral director Dr Margaret Pride OAM and performed by Perth...

Christmas Lights and Decorations

Be amazed by the Christmas lights and decorations adorning the streets, buildings and iconic structures of Perth.
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    Everyone's favourite Christmas tradition is back! The massive light spectacle returns for 45 nights, beginning on Friday 19 November to ensure your Christmas is...
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    Jump onboard your personal rickshaw chariot and see your kids faces light up as they get the wind their face, get to listen to fun Christmas carols, and see all...
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    Forrest Chase’s iconic Christmas-themed window displays are making a return, drawing on the feelings of excitement, anticipation and nostalgia as families await...
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    There’s no place like the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens to spend the festive season with your friends, colleagues, and loved ones! Experience the Botanic Gardens as...
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    Mandurah is often compared to a little modern Venice because of its spectacular waterways and canal living. But did you know that Mandurah turns into a little...
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    Experience some festive magic on board Mandurah Cruises famous Christmas Lights Cruise - Mandurah and Perth’s best Christmas lights! Experience the magic of...
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    Come to the Subiaco Museum and learn to make old fashioned peg decorations to decorate your family tree. Make a nutcracker with his black hat and gold buttons...
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    Bring your family and friends to Walyalup Koort to enjoy a special Christmas Light Show accompanied by carols over two nights with an immersive projection...

Christmas Festivals

Treat the family to a day out in Perth at one of the many Christmas Festivals featuring a range of fun activities, from carnival rides to market stalls.
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    The City at Christmas is jam packed with Chrismassy festivities, illuminating light installations and markets galore! It’s the most wonderful time of the year...
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    There’s sunshine and all the Christmas feels in Freo as we slide into December and the summer holiday season. This year is extra special with the opening of...
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    In a new take on a favourite Christmas tradition, the Elf on the Shelf Christmas Trail is a wonderful free and walkable activity to do with the kids in...
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    Festive Land is an exciting holiday carnival coming to the Perth Cultural Centre, outside WA Museum Boola Bardip and open from the 10th December to the 3rd of...
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    Experience the magic of Christmas at The Orchard Perth this December. Join The Orchard Perth for a fun, family-friendly evening of Christmas lights, meet &...
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    Bring the whole family to enjoy the new Walyalup Koort every Saturday morning in the lead up to Christmas. 'Tis the Season Saturday Sessions include free...
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    Celebrate the festive season at the Fremantle Library Christmas Party in Walyalup Koort. All ages are welcome to explore the library’s beautiful new home, in...
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    The Christmas Festival returns to Stadium Park this November and December. Perth’s biggest Christmas Festival is bigger and better this year with food trucks...

Christmas Markets

Perth bursts with markets and shopping events throughout the year, where you can find some unique gifts for your friends and loved ones.
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    Experience food from around the globe as you immerse yourself in this market setting. Held each Friday during the warmer season, Forrest Place will come alive...
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    The Perth Hills Artisan Markets is the place to find gorgeous WA handmade goods. Find work from the crafters to the makers, the jam masters, sweet treat makers...

Meet Santa

Find out where to take the kids to see Santa this festive season.
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    Come to Lakeside Joondalup Shopping Centre this festive season for Santa photos and fun children's activities. Santa Photos 6 November - 24 December Santa and...
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    This Christmas the newly completed Karrinyup will be home to the largest and most exquisite Christmas experience in Western Australia, with centre-wide...
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    Experience the magic of Christmas at The Orchard Perth this December. Join The Orchard Perth for a fun, family-friendly evening of Christmas lights, meet &...
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    Santa is coming to the Fremantle Markets! Visit the Market on Sunday 19th December for kids to meet Santa. Photos welcome!
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    Join a special holiday Storytime with Santa and Daisy the Elf on the Cathedral Square lawn. Be immersed in the magic of Christmas as the jolly man himself...

Christmas Food and Drink Events

From festive dinners to Christmas theme masterclasses, there are plenty of Christmas food and drink events to celebrate this season.
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    Make your festive season celebrations extra special this year, with Hyatt Regency Perth’s indulgent Festive High Tea. Featuring live music, a curated menu...
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    Nine venues across Subiaco are putting on a delicious Christmas-inspired cocktail exclusive for the holiday season. Embark on a self-guided tour of Subiaco’s...
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    Christmas has arrived at Bar UMA! This festive season enjoy their limited edition Christmas high tea. Indulge in an array of sweet and savoury delights made in...
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    Need to celebrate the holidays with work mates, friends or loved ones a bit early this year? Spend the afternoon in the peaceful oasis pocket of East Perth...
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    Get ready for an hour of festive GINspiration, as The Flour Factory count down to Christmas with the return of the annual Festive Gin Masterclass! Put your...
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    Enjoy a Christmas Dinner Dance with colleagues, family & friends at Duxton Hotel Perth - the more the merrier! $129 per person includes a full Christmas Buffet...
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    Hadiqa delighted to announce an exclusive festive collaboration with the yogis from BODHI at The Westin and Jinzu on the stunning Hadiqa rooftop for a one-off...
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    Spoil a loved one this Christmas at AQWA with a specially prepared meal by AQWA's Executive Chef as you take in the marine life swimming overhead. Browse the...

Christmas in Perth

Our guide to celebrating Christmas in Perth brings together all you need to make the most of this special time of year.