The massive light spectacle has a total of 30 stops this year and will be running from 20 November to 3 January to ensure your entire festive season is brimming with magic.

This Trail guide will take you through the Red Trail where you can do your Christmas shopping along Hay Street Mall, be delighted by our enchanting building projections and joyful street decorations along St George’s Terrace, stop by Elizabeth Quay for dinner along the river, and finish in Brookfield Place where you can stay for a well-earned drink at one of the many bars and restaurants.

Plus, keep an eye out for roving entertainment every Friday and Saturday night and during the day on Saturdays and Sundays to add that extra dose of Christmas spirit! 

The Red Trail begins at the corner of William and Hay Street where you’ll discover three installations as you walk along Hay Street Mall.



Hay Street Mall

First stop is the Holiday Polaroid. Capture the perfect polaroid photo to remember the 2020 holiday season by. Don’t forget to hashtag #thecityatchristmas!


Hay Street Mall

Ho, ho, ho – it’s Santa visiting the Hay Street Mall! Standing at over 5 metres tall, you won’t be able to miss him shining bright with over 10,000 lights.


Hay Street Mall

Experience Lifeline WA’s enchanting tree decorated in thousands of bright lights and wrapped in a ribbon, representing the connection found when calling Lifeline’s 13 11 14 number.

While you’re admiring the installations, Hay Street Mall has plenty of stores to pick up some great gifts. You can find homewares and stocking fillers from West Elm, Potterybarn and T2. You’ll also find great streetwear stores with Culture Kings, Nike and Superdry.