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Rio Tinto Christmas Lights Trail 2023

Every night from 17 November until 2 January 2024

The Rio Tinto Christmas Lights Trail is back in town, lighting up the City and Northbridge for 47 nights with 22 amazing light installations.

You can walk the full trail to see all 22 installations or take the new family-friendly route, ‘The Merry Mile’.

Proudly brought to you by the City of Perth. Supported by Rio Tinto and Lotterywest.  

You can also get your copy of the trails right to the palm of your hand by downloading the Perth Trails app. Available on the App Store and Google Play

Christmas Lights Trail map

Christmas Lights Trail accessible map

  • 1

    Northbridge Piazza

    Inspired by the pulsating energy and constant movement of urban life, City Beats captures the rhythm of the city and reacts to your presence.
    Stop 1 2023
  • 2

    Perth Cultural Centre

    Presented by Perth Cultural Centre
    Perth Cultural Centre lights up this Christmas with this amazing installation.
    Lights on 6pm to 1am

    Stop 2 2023
  • 3

    WA Museum Boola Bardip

    Presented by WA Museum Boola Bardip
    It is the night before Christmas and all through the house a few creatures are stirring as Alice and mice dance the famous sugarplum fairy dance from the Nutcracker.
    Stop 3
  • 4

    Yagan Square

    Presented by DevelopmentWA
    The 3D anamorphic Moodjar Tree, Western Australia’s Christmas Tree, embodies love, family and the land’s nurturing presence. It symbolises gratitude for the past and hope for the future.
    Story curated by Rose Wally, music composed and performed by Phil Walley-Stack, art design by Biara Martin. 
    Stop 4
  • 5

    Raine Square

    Presented by Raine Square
    Santa Claus has upgraded his reindeer-powered sleigh for a Christmas Cadillac. Jump in and take a photo before its owner comes to claim it.
    Stop 5
  • 6

    140 Perth, Railway Lane

    Presented by 140
    Step into a world of wonder with our interactive illuminated mural art. Immerse yourself and become part
    of the masterpiece.
    Stop 6
  • 7

    Forrest Place

    Need a reminder of where you are? We have you covered in gumnuts and waratahs.
    Stop 7
  • 8

    Forrest Place

    Get a sneak peak of what happens in the North Pole as projections light up the façade of one of Perth’s most beautiful historical buildings.
    Projections from approx. 7:45pm
    Stop 8
  • 9

    Forrest Place

    This stunning 14-metre tall Christmas Tree is covered in more than 13,000 lights. How many decorations can you spot?
    Stop 9
  • 10

    Forrest Chase - Level 1, Myers entrance

    Presented by Forrest Chase
    Venturing all the way from Wadjemup (Rottnest Island), snap a photo with the Quokka.
    Stop 10
  • 11

    Murray Street Mall, Myers entrance

    Ever wondered how Santa Claus unwinds after visiting Perth families? Floatie-style!
    Stop 11
  • 12

    Central Park

    Presented by Central Park
    All aboard the Vintage Christmas Train! 
    Stop 12
  • 13

    enex, Hay Street Mall

    Presented by enex
    Christmas shopping at enex is a hoot!
    Stop 13
  • 14

    Hay Street Mall

    A modern take on the classic Christmas Tree that will dazzle and light up the Hay St Mall.
    Stop 14
  • 15

    Perth Town Hall

    Explore the native flora and fauna of the South West forrest in a vivid and dreamlike realm.
    Stop 15
  • 16

    Cathedral Square

    Presented by Lotterywest
    Wander into a mesmerising universe of light with the Constellation Labyrinth, where every path leads to enchantment.
    Stop 16
  • 17

    St Georges Cathedral

    Come see how Christmas is celebrated at WA’s most notable locations.
    Projections from approx. 7.45pm
    Stop 17
  • 18

    Council House

    A mob of festive kangaroos have made the front of Council House their home.
    Stop 18
  • 19

    Council House

    From sunset each night, check out the Council House light show.
    Note: Some nights may have alternative programming to celebrate other occasions in the city. 
    Stop 19
  • 20

    Barrack Square

    Reminiscent of a bonfire, these ethereal flowers engulf the space in bright colours.
    Stop 20
  • 21

    Barrack Square

    Presented by Lotterywest
    Experience this fusion of art and technology. As the symphony builds to a crescendo, the lights respond, illuminating the space and enhancing the energy of the music. 
    Note: Severe flashing lights warning
    Open 7pm to midnight
    Stop 21
  • 22

    Elizabeth Quay

    Presented by DevelopmentWA 
    Adore this dazzling spectacle after-dark as the 8-metre tall Galleon is bedecked with a radiant display of Christmas lights.
    Stop 22

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