It’s almost that magical time of year when the kids go a little bit crazy about Christmas. A meeting with Santa Claus is a rite of passage for Perth children, so if you need to know where the Christmas events are in your area, Perth Mums Group has you covered. We’ll be letting you know about Christmas events in and around the Perth metro area, starting with the Perth CBD and surrounds.
City of Perth’s Festival of Christmas, including the RAC Christmas Pageant The City of Perth will have plenty of events in and around the CBD during it’s annual Festival of Christmas from Friday, 18th November to Friday, 23rd December. Starting with Turning on the Christmas Lights on 18th November and showcasing some stunning lights and decorations until Thursday, 5th January 2017, Perth will be full of Christmas cheer until well past the big day.
Pic: RadioWest 864 Northam Facebook.
Popular events include the Christmas Carnival, An Outback Christmas, Carols by Candlelight and the RAC Christmas Pageant.
Date: Starting Friday, 18th November to Thursday, 5th January 2017.
Address: Forrest Place, Langley Park, William Street, King Street, Murray and Hay Street Malls, Barrack Street, Stirling and Victoria Gardens in the CBD plus, James, Lake and Williams Streets in Northbridge.
Cost: Most events are free but check the website for details.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom at Crown Perth This interactive Christmas wonderland will stun the entire family with its amusement rides, Christmas activities and an amazing circus extravaganza. Santa’s Magical Kingdom comes to Crown Perth and will feature a myriad of festivities such skating, Christmas characters, a Christmas craft village to make decorations, and gingerbread land.
You can meet the Snow Queen and receive a free gift when you pay for a visit to Santa. For more information, see the website, or to buy tickets, click here.
Date: Friday, 2nd to Friday, 23rd December 2016.
Address: Crown Perth, Great Eastern Highway, Burswood
Cost: Kids two to 12 years from $40.73, adults from $43. Kids under two are free.
Pic: Santas Magical Kingdom Melbourne Facebook.
Meet Santa at Santaland in Perth Myer If waiting in line with the masses to see Santa is just too hard, you can book an individual meeting with the big man at Santaland in Myer Perth. Online booking for up to four kids means no more wasting time waiting in long lines. For a full preview of the service, read on here. You can book online now at myer.com.au Date: From Friday, 18th November to Saturday, 24th December.
Address: Myer Perth, Murray Street Mall, Perth
Cost: Free to visit, photos with Santa are extra.
Pic: Myer Facebook.
Mount Lawley Christmas Festival The streets of Mount Lawley will be buzzing with Christmas cheer on 27th November as Santa and his elves make their way to this local Christmas Festival. There will be artisan stalls, food vans, live entertainment, camels (yes, camels), plus Christmas Carols on the lawn of St Patrick’s church and the lighting of the Mount Lawley Christmas Tree. See the Facebook event or the website for further details.
Address: First Avenue and Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley.
Date: Sunday, 27th November from 3pm to 9pm.
The Perth Mums Crochet Club meets fortnightly to learn crochet, meet other Perth mums, and have a good chat. Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro, everyone is welcome to come along!
Santa’s Christmas Carnival, Claremont Showgrounds There will be something for kids of all ages at Santa’s Christmas Carnival in Claremont. You'll find over 100 rides and attractions, entertainment, water slides and WA’s largest water pop-up playground, plus animal attractions and live stage show and the opportunity for the kids to meet santa and his elves in Santa’s Village.
Date: Sunday, 11th December from 11am to 5pm.
Address: Claremont Showgrounds, 1 Graylands Avenue, Claremont.
Cost: Tickets are $32 each and kids under two are free.
Pic: Santa's Christmas Carnival Facebook.
Etsy Made Local Christmas Market Do you love Etsy, the global online marketplace for handmade goods? If so Etsy Made Local is coming to Perth to celebrates crafters, collectors and artisans in our local community. You can find handmade treasures, arts, crafts and unique gifts for Christmas. Read on here for more information.
Date: Saturday, 19th November from 10am to 4pm.
Address: WA State Theatre, Cultural Centre, 174-176 William Street Perth.
Cost: Free to enter.
Pic: Etsy Made Local Facebook.
Christmas at Lake Monger Christmas at Lake Monger is a free event that will feature a heap of family entertainment, including children’s rides, live music, carols, turning on the Christmas lights and a fabulous Hawker’s Market selling a range of street food.
Date: Thursday, 15th December 4pm to 8pm.
Address: Lake Monger Reserve, Wembley.
Christmas at Lake Monger in 2015 was a super hit. Pic: Lifeline Facebook page.
Christmas in Claremont FREE ice skating will be on offer at this exciting winter wonderland in Claremont. Come along and let the kids enjoy free interactive activities and more. Read more details here.
Address: Claremont Park, Bayview Terrace, Claremont.
Date: Saturday, 10th December from 10am to 4pm and Sunday, 11th December from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Pic: Courtesy of Town of Claremont.
Perth Symphony Orchestra Presents the Snowman, Swanbourne Relive the magic of a family favourite Christmas film as the Perth Symphony Orchestra tells the classic tale of the Snowman. Pack a picnic and enjoy the film and musical score performed live. Tickets are available from the Perth Symphony website.
Address: Scotch College, 76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne.
Date: Saturday, 17th December at 2pm and 4pm.
Cost: $35 adults and kids 15 and over, $20 kids, $99 for a family pass (two adults and two kids) and kids under 12 months free.
Pic: The Snowman Facebook.
So there's plenty to see and do for Christmas in Perth and the surrounds. Stay tuned for more excellent Christmas events near you.