15. Arcade Christmas | Presented by Piccadilly Arcade
Piccadilly ArcadeAt the first stop, the newly refurbished Piccadilly Arcade has reopened just in time for the launch of the Christmas Lights Trail! Start your journey by experiencing the wonder of this newly renovated and iconic area of the city!
16. Very Merry Christmas
Hay Street MallContinue along the trail and you’ll discover a glistening stack of presents next to a tree, shining bright and ready and awaiting to be opened on Christmas Day.
17. Jolly Santa
Hay Street MallHo, ho, ho – Santa is back visiting the Hay Street Mall! Standing at over five meters tall, you won’t be able to miss him shining bright with over 10,000 lights.
While you’re admiring the installations along Hay Street Mall, why not check out the array 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.
18. Wish Upon A Star
Hay Street MallThe giant start forms the perfect back drop for your next Instagram post. Take a selfie and don’t forget to make a wish!
19. Christmas Projections
St George’s Cathedral, Cathedral SquareThey’re back and better than ever! Prepare to be captivated with animated projections that will light up the façade of this beautiful and historic building. Projections will feature a traditional nativity scene and snapshots from a classic Aussie Christmas Day. They will be sure to add an abundance of Christmas spirit to St Georges Terrace and are best viewed from 7.45pm, concluding at midnight. Music concludes at 10pm.
20. Library Lights
City of Perth Library, 573 Hay StreetStand under the bright cascading display of sparking lights hanging outside of the beautiful City of Perth Library.
21. Mooditj Yongas (Solid Kangaroos)
Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace
A Christmas Lights Trail tradition out the front of the Council house! The family favourite mob of illuminated, festive kangaroos have found their way back into the city just in time for Christmas.
You’ll also notice some newcomers onto the trail with the Kids’ Christmas Decorations. Proudly sponsored by Visual Inspirations Australia, the young creative minds from Perth Children’s Hospital and Trinity College were invited to design their own Christmas Decorations. 3 winners were chosen and their creations have been turned into real-life street light decorations!
22. Council House Light Show
Council House, 27 St Georges Terrace
It’s all happening on St Georges Terrace! While admiring the mob of kangaroos on the lawn, you’ll be immersed into the illuminated light show and festivities lighting up Council House. From sunset onwards, you’ll be able to see a range of Christmas characters displayed on the iconic building. Which ones can you spot?
Wander down St Georges Terrace and you’ll find the newly opened Golden Boy and Jade Girl. Freshly opened this November, this venue features a ground-floor eatery and a roof-top bar up top.
23. Horse and Carriage
Practice your best royal wave when you a take a seat in the back of this stunning carriage, fit for royalty!
24. Magical Swans | Presented by Elizabeth Quay
Elizabeth Quay, The LandingBe enchanted by the family of swans who have made their way into the Elizabeth Quay inlet. Delight in their beauty and check out mother swan as she stands at five meters tall watching over her family.
While you’re there, stay for a drink or dinner at one of the many bars and restaurants overlooking the river. Enjoy gourmet burgers at V Burger Bar, dinner and drinks at Lucky Shag and finish off the night by enjoying an ice cream for desert at Gusto Gelato.
Or take a twilight cruise with the Little Ferry Co along the water to see the city lights and magnificent spectacle of Elizabeth Quay by night. You’re bound to see a few lights trail stops on your ride.
25. Festive Peacock
Elizabeth Quay, William StreetMarvel at the giant shining feathers of this beautiful proud peacock. With over 23,000 lights, you’ll see this festive bird lighting up Elizabeth Quay even from afar!
26. Trees of Joy | Presented by Brookfield Place
Brookfield Place, Main Square
Appearing for the first time ever, discover the specially designed 14-metre tall Poinsettia Christmas Tree of Joy.
The Christmas fun doesn’t stop here! There’s more to discover on the next trail, check out our blog on the Blue Trail.
Plus! If you head down to Forrest Place from 26 November, snap a family Christmas photo in the Nova 93.7 Frame for your chance to WIN in a share of $5,000 worth of prizes! Listen to Nova 93.7 to find out when the Casanovas will be at The Frame giving out more prizes. Head to visitperth.com/nova937-competition for more details.
Use our new Perth Trails app to help you navigate your adventure! Get the map on your smartphone by downloading the Perth Trails app to help guide you through all 26 of the magical stops! Plus, while you’re there, you’ll find loads of fun other trails to adventure with the whole family all year around!
Available on both the App Store and Google Play.
Leave all the exploring for the Christmas Lights Trail and park with City of Perth Parking! This festive season, we’d like to share in the gift-giving by offering free and discounted parking to city visitors!
- 3-HOUR FREE PARKING
on weekends at CPP Cultural Centre, Pier Street and His Majesty’s
- $5 NIGHT TIME PARKING
at select car parks on week days and weekends
- $10 ALL-DAY PARKING
at select car parks on week days only
Head to cityofperthparking.com.au for more information
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