I can’t believe we are already saying this, but it’s Christmas in just under two months’ time. Apart from the huge Christmas lunches, boozy end of work functions and family outings, Perth has a heap of events to keep you and the family occupied over the silly season. From street parades to long lunches and light shows, the city of Perth is really gearing up for a big December. As always, we want to ensure safety is key when heading to any of the events below, so if you are in need of a driver (potentially donning a Santa beard) our drivers can help you and your group get to and from any event.
Perth City Christmas Lights
DATES: Nov 16 2021 – Dec 30 2021
Perfect for a family night in town, the City of Perth every year puts on a serious Christmas light show in key areas such as Forrest Chase, Raine Square, The Cultural Centre, The Cathedral, Kings Square and Murray Street. If you are also looking to find an easier way to get from each installation, the team at Peddle Perth have rickshaws and entertaining drivers that can help you get from point a to point b. For more information on this event and how to hire the rickshaws – head here.
The Magic of Christmas – Wanneroo Botanic Gardens Perth
DATES: Nov 24 2021 – Jan 16 2022
Slightly further north, the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens lights up its grounds over the Christmas break turning its open spaces into a winter wonderland. This one works well for those keen on playing mini-golf, wandering the grounds and finishing it off with dinner at Leapfrogs. HOT TIP: if you make a reservation at the restaurant, admission is free!
Santa at the Orchard Perth
DATES: Fri, Dec 10 2021 – Sun, Dec 19 2021
Located in Chittering Valley – an easy 45 minutes out of town, the Orchard is gearing up for a big Christmas celebration complete with outdoor pizzas, a copious amount of lights and of course – Santa for the kiddos. While on-site, you can also get a little closer to nature with animal farm enclosures where you can feed the farm animals or plonk the kids in the nature playground while you sit back with a few drinks. Choose your own adventure at the Orchard Perth this Christmas break!
Home Alone Live Concert Edition
DATES: Dec 10 2021 | 6:30 – 8:30pm
The ultimate holiday favourite – Home Alone is coming to the RAC Arena in December accompanied by the very best musicians in town from the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Tickets for this one will be hard to find and we recommend getting in early. What to expect? The movie in its entirety is projected on the big screen with music matched by live performances. If you are chasing tickets – head here.
Bazaar Christmas Markets: Fremantle
DATES: Dec 3 2021 | 5:00pm – Dec 5 2021 | 5:00pm
Ok, so for those that are actually in need of unique gifts for their loved ones, the Bazaar Christmas Markets in Fremantle might just be your answer. Showcasing 50 local designers in the month of December, this one is worth a visit not only to secure one of a kind fashion, jewellery, textiles and ceramics pieces but to taste your way through the food trucks.
Factory Summer Festival
DATES: Dec 18 2021
For the younger cohort, this one’s for you! We know that COVID-19 has put a serious dampener on live music, but the good news is, local talent is still performing! Optus Stadium will transform on December 18, returning for a three-day event just in time for the Christmas period. Lime Cordiale will be headlining with Broods, Cosmo’s Midnight, Electric Fields, Set Mo and Flexmami, all supporting the party. Tickets for this one can be found here.
Euphoria Day Party
DATES: 27 Dec 2021
Another one for those chasing a party over the Christmas break – Euphoria is held at the famous Port Beach in Freo where the party will carry across both the beach and the carpark. 2 stages will feature some of Perth’s best DJ’s. Stay tuned for more details coming up in the next month or so! Tickets can be found here.
East Freo: George Street Festival
DATES: 5 Dec 2021
Ok, so technically not a Christmas celebration but nonetheless still held in December, the George Street Festival is one of our favourites for the year. The Fremantle Council put on a show for this one with artisan stalls lining the streets, incredible food from all corners of the globe, interactive photo booths and live music to match. Kids are also kept entertained by an animal zoo and face painters. The best bit? It’s free!
Urban Wine Walk: Subiaco Christmas Edition
DATES: 4 Dec 2021
This one is actually perfect if you are trying to put together a Christmas Party for you and your co-workers! That, or you just want to drink some top-notch wine on the weekend with your friends. Whatever your motive, vino lovers simply buy a ticket (they start at $75), and you’ll gain access to tastings at multiple venues such as the Storehouse, Refuge Small Bar, BARK and El Peruvian and food vouchers.
Sandleford Wine Long Lunch
DATES: 17 Dec 2021
Rounding out the list is the iconic Sandleford Christmas Lunch event. The guests will enjoy a three course shared style lunch, created by Executive Chef Alan Spagnolo, served with a selection of wines. Perfect for the corporate Christmas lunch, sit back with live music and lawn games to match! And that’s a wrap! 10 solid Christmas events to entertain both yourself and the whole family. From large scale festivals to local suburban street markets, festivities are a-plenty this holiday season. As always, remember responsible driving is key and if you plan to have a few celebratory beverages, organise transport first! Our team can certainly help in that department.