Santa is busy preparing his sleigh, reindeers and a stack-load of presents for the big journey around the world on Christmas Eve. He's not too busy, however, to make appearances all over Perth. Here’s where you can find Christmas events in the South-East and Eastern suburbs of Perth.
Armadale and surrounds
Christmas Parade and Meet Santa Friends, Armadale Join Santa and his sleigh, followed by his elves, snowmen, soldiers and carollers for this free Christmas event. The parade starts at 10am from Armadale Shopping Centre and will run until 11am, with plenty of opportunities to meet Santa following the parade.
Address: Armadale Shopping Centre, Jull Street, Armadale.
Date: 26th November from 10am to 12:30pm.
Pic: Armadale Shopping City Facebook.
Carols by Candlelight and Christmas Party The City of Armadale invites residents and visitors to an evening of Christmas festivities, including the Christmas Parade, a visit from Santa, carols and the Salvation Army Christmas Food Bank.
Address: Memorial Park, corner Orchard Avenue and Jull Street, Armadale.
Date: Friday, 2nd December from 6pm to 9pm.
Pic: City of Armadale Facebook.
Gosnells and surrounds
Christmas Extravaganza Market, Gosnells Enjoy FREE entertainment for the kids, plus a visit from Santa and lots of market stalls to browse.
Address: Gosnells Football Oval, Stalker Road, Gosnells.
Date: Sunday, 4th December from 10am to 2pm.
Cost: Free entry.
Carols on the Oval, Southern River Presented by Destiny Empowered Christian Church, this free family event will feature carols, a sausage sizzle and heaps of entertainment.
Address: Reserve C, Sutherland Park, Southern River.
Date: Saturday, 17th December at 6pm.
Pic: Destiny Empowered Christian Church Facebook.
Mundaring and surrounds
Glen Forest Community Gathering Santa will arrive to this free family event via the Glen Forrest Brigade truck, while children can take part in games and activities and families can enjoy a picnic or enjoy a sausage sizzle on the grass.
Address: Glen Forrest Oval, Marnie Road, Glen Forrest.
Date: Friday, 23rd December from 6pm to 9pm.
Scrooge the Panto, Greenmount Relive this Christmas favourite in pantomime, as retold by the Marloo Theatre.
Address: Marloo Theatre, Marloo Road, Greenmount
Date: Friday, 18th November to Friday, 2nd December at 7:30pm.
Cost: Adults $22.00, Concession and kids $20.00, Family $70.00
Pic: Marloo Theatre Facebook.
Carols by Candlelight at Stirk Park, Kalamunda Bring a picnic blanket and a few nibbles and enjoy all your favourite Christmas carols in the heart of the Perth hills.
Address: Stirk Park, 18 Kalamund Road, Kalamunda.
Date: Sunday, 11th December from 7pm to 9:30pm.
Pic: Stirk Park Carols Facebook.
Belmont and surrounds
Carols in the Park, Cloverdale Local primary and high school students will be bringing their best singing voices to this wonderful free evening of carolling, fireworks and entertainment. You might even catch a glimpse of Santa!
Address: Faulkner Park, Abernathy Road, Cloverdale.
Date: Friday, 9th December from 6pm to 9pm.
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This production of The Jungle Book relies strongly on physical theatre, from a young ensemble, and will incorporate puppetry, poetry, and animation, creating an eclectic style of theatre true to itself.