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Christmas in Perth City 2018

Christmas in Perth City 2018

There are so many Christmas activities in the City this year that you’ll never want to leave! From giant Christmas trees, to nativity scenes and FREE kids entertainment, Perth CBD has everything you’ll need. Explore more when you book with our Summer Sale – save up to 35% off! (limited time only – hurry!).

 

 

Post a letter to Santa and WIN

Holiday Inn Perth | Santa MailboxSanta has an extra special mailbox right in the middle of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Write your letter to Santa and he will send you a letter back! Share a picture of your little one posting their letter to Santa and tag @holidayinnperth for your chance to win a Perth City Staycation. See here for more details.

Dates: 1 November – 13 December. Learn more.

 

Central Park Summer Markets

Holiday Inn Perth | Central Park Summer MarketsImage credit: Central Park

Directly across the road from Holiday Inn Perth you’ll find the lush grasses of Central Park. It’s the perfect spot to get some sun outside, and now you can even do some Christmas Shopping! Summer Markets are popping up from 11am – 2pm with delicious WA produce and local creative stalls. Treat yourself or friends to a little delight.

Dates: 14 November – 19 December. Learn More.

 

Perth Makers Market – Christmas Edition

Holiday Inn Perth | Christmas Makers MarketsImage Credit: EventFinda

This Christmas you can find all the best gifts at Perth Makers Market, located at QV1. The city is the best place for all your Christmas shopping, and now it will be even better with a selection of hand-crafted goodies made by Perth artisans.

Dates: 11 – 13 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Lights Trail

Holiday Inn Perth | Christmas Lights TrailImage credit: Buggy Buddies

The Christmas Lights Trail returns to Perth city with 18 amazing installations. The trail is split in two, so you can visit all the lights in one night or across two dates. See the sparkle in the city from 6pm till late daily. Plus on opening night (16 November) there will be roving entertainment and a Santa appearance from 5pm!

Dates: 16 November – 24 December. Learn more.

 

Santa Boots

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre | santa Boots InstallationOn Santa’s last visit to Perth, he left the city a giant pair of Santa boots! They’ll be sitting in the David Malcolm Justice Centre pond this Christmas Holidays. Perfect for an insta picture – don’t forget to hashtag #cityatchristmas and #cityofperth when you post it!

Dates: 16 November – 24 December. Details coming soon

 

Christmas Lights for Lifeline

Holiday Inn Perth | Light up for LifelineImage credit: MRA gov

Lifeline WA’s tree at Elizabeth Quay will be lit with thousands of lights this Christmas, representing the 46,000 West Australians who were brave enough to call 13 11 14 over the last 12 months. This tree is a great way to support and reflect on those in your life who have been affected by anxiety, depression or suicide.

Dates: 16 November 2018 – 2 January 2019. Learn more.

 

London Court Snow Show

Holiday Inn Perth City What's On Christmas London Court SnowImage credit: London Court

Snow in Australia? Yes you read that correctly. Watch as London Court, the historic lane in the middle of Perth City, transforms into a winter wonderland. They’ll be hosting daily snow shows at intervals from 10am – 11.30am.

Dates: 17 December – 21 December. Learn more.

 

Festive Flicks

Holiday Inn Perth | Festive Flicks NorthbridgeImage credit: Northbridge Piazza/City of Perth

Every Saturday night leading up to Christmas you can watch festive movies on the big screen at Northbridge Piazza for free! The kids will love sitting on the beanbags outside, plus you can even bring a picnic. Santa’s elves will roam the area asking children different questions for Santa, and right before the movie an interactive Santa will pop up on the screen to answer them.

Dates: 24 November – 22 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Carnivals

Holiday Inn Perth Cit Centre - Christmas Carnival for KidsImage credit: City of Perth

Free rides and giant games are every parents dream. This is the perfect way to keep the kids entertained this school holidays without breaking the bank. Plus there will be workshops and of course the water labyrinth fountains. Forrest Place has you covered from 10am – 4pm.

Dates: 24 and 25 November. Learn more. 

 

RAC Christmas Pageant

Holiday Inn Perth | RAC Christmas PageantImage credit: RAC

Experience the magic of Perth’s Christmas Pageant in its 46th year of bringing Christmas magic to the streets. The free event will see amazing floats, entertainment and more!  If you want a good spot, be sure to settle in early – there will be some entertainment along the route early from 5.30pm, before the show starts at 7.30pm.

Dates: 1 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Markets at Cathedral Square

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre | Cathedral Square Markets
Image credit: Cathedral Square

There’s no such thing as too many Christmas markets. Festive markets full of local suppliers will be popping up at Cathedral Square for your XMAS gift needs. They’ll be selling crafts, decorations, food and more.

Dates: 8 and 15 December. Learn more. 

 

Christmas Maze

Holiday Inn Perth | Christmas MazeImage credit: City of Perth

A giant Christmas Maze will be popping up at Elizabeth Quay in December. Enter the interactive maze and find Santa’s 9 reindeer. Santa himself might even make a special appearance. Find all the reindeer to go in the draw to win a special Christmas prize.

Dates: 8 – 16 December. Mon-Fri 2pm – 7pm, Sat-Sun 10am – 3pm. Learn more.

 

Christmas Nativity

Holiday Inn Perth | Christmas NativityImage credit: City of Perth

The Supreme Court Gardens will be hosting this year’s Christmas Nativity and it’s going to be a big one. Expect amazing pre-show entertainment from 6.30pm featuring a special visit from Santa. The main show starts at 7.30pm and boasts over 100 performers, live animals and carols.

Dates: 19 – 21 December. Learn more. 

 

Christmas Lunch and Dinner

Holiday Inn Perth City Christmas Day Lunch DinnerCelebrate your festive day with Holiday Inn Perth City Centre at Ivy & Jack. It’s never too early or late to make sure your next Christmas celebration is just the way you want it. We have everything you need for the perfect festive get-together at Ivy & Jack. Adult tickets are $120, Kids (5-11) $65 and under 4 are FREE! There will even be a visit from Santa and Christmas gifts for the little ones.
*Plus $0.30 booking fee per ticket

Dates: 25 December. Learn more.


Treat yourself to a Christmas Gift

After so many hours of running around searching for presents and checking out the many event offerings in Perth City, you’ll need a break. Treat yourself to a Christmas Gift and book a room at Holiday Inn Perth. Escape the Christmas madness with a drink and some room service in one of our comfy beds. You deserve it.

Enjoy our Summer Sale with up to 35% off accommodation! Valid for stays until April 30 2019.

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What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

What’s On this Summer in Perth 2018/19

Western Australians come to life in the Summer time. The weather is warmer, the beach water is crisp and the days are longer. To fill the days and enjoy the summer as much as possible, Perth City hosts a bunch of amazing events. We’ve compiled a list of our favourites this summer 2018/2019, take a look at what’s on.

Choose to stay longer with our Weekend Special from $149 for Accommodation & Breakfast for 2 Adults.

 

Rooftop Movies

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Rooftop MoviesImage credit: Rooftop Movies

From the producers of Fringe World, the Rooftop Movies is the place to be this summer. Expect gorgeous sunset views from the top of a Northbridge car park, decked out in cute beanbags and of course a film screen. Purchase your wine from the bar, and even your dinner and snacks, then kick back to enjoy. Hot tip: get there when doors open as all the good beanbags go quick!

Dates: current – 30 March. Learn more.

 

Twilight Hawkers Market

Holiday Inn Perth City - Summer - Twilight Hawkers MarketImage credit Eventfinda

The best place to enjoy food from all around the world is the Twilight Hawkers Market which pops up on Friday nights in the centre of the city. Head to Forrest Chase to enjoy a selection of delicious eats, drinks and desserts.

Dates: current – 29 February. Learn more.

 

Fringe World

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Fringe World MermaidsImage credit: Fringe World

Expect circus, cabaret, comedy, musicals, mermaids and much more from the 2019 Fringe Festival. It’s everyone’s favourite summertime activity – the perfect way to spend long summer nights in Perth City. Enjoy a meal in the city before heading to The Pleasure Garden or the Urban Orchard – outdoor pop up bars in the heart of the Fringe events.

Dates: 18 January  – 17 February 2019. Learn More.

 

Wildcats Games

Holiday Inn Perth City - WildcatsImage credit: Wildcats

Perth’s favourite basketball team the Wildcats are playing their last games before finals time. Support them at RAC Arena in February as they strive to win the championship. Currently at Number 2 on the ladder for Australia, the Wildcats have a solid chance at bringing the NBL trophy back to Perth in 2019.

Dates: 10 and 15 February. Learn more. 

 

Perth Festival

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Perth Festival Kings ParkImage credit: Perth Festival

Perth Festival has been one of Australia’s premier curated multi-arts festivals since 1953. They proudly claim that they’ve been “disrupting and celebrating Pert hand Western Australia for 65 years”. Perth Festival has a range of free and paid events, but are most well-known for transforming Kings Park into a story telling, nocturnal wonderland.

Dates: 3 February  – 9 March 2019. Learn more.

 

Chinese New Year Fair

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Summer - Chinese New Year Fair NorthbridgeImage credit: Chung Wah Association.

The Chinese New Year Fair returns to Northbridge for another year of celebration. From lion and dragon dancing, to stalls, rides, a parade and more, the multicultural celebration can be enjoyed in China Town, Lake St and James St.

Dates: 10 February. Learn more.

 

Arctic Monkeys Live

Holiday Inn Perth City - Summer - Arctic MonkeysImage credit: Arctic Monkeys

This February, the Arctic Monkeys are heading to RAC Arena to promote their new album Tranquillity Base Hotel & Casino. Their new album throws the guitar riffs out the window, opting for piano-driven tunes and obscurity. Catch them at their first AUS show along with Mini Mansions (collaborators from Queens of the Stone Age and The Last Shadow Puppets). RAC Arena is only a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth, enjoy the music and treat yourself to a staycation.

Dates: 23 February. Learn more.

 

Free Films at Northbridge Piazza

Holiday Inn Perth - Summer in the City - Free moviesImage credit: City of Perth

Every Wednesday night during summer catch a free film on the lush grasses of Northbridge Piazza. Pull up a beanbag, enjoy some popcorn and unpack your picnic while you enjoy your free date night film. During Fringe season you can expect quirky films such as Swiss Army Man and Napoleon Dynamite.

Dates: Wednesdays. Learn more.


Stay in the heart of the CBD

You won’t want to go home after a whole day of exploring Perth City in the perfect summer weather… but who says you have to? Stay longer when you book a room and experience more of what Perth City has to offer.

Our Weekend Special includes full buffet breakfast for 2 people so you can fuel up for a big day of exploring!

Don’t forget that Kids Stay and Eat Free! Plus, upon arrival you can join our free Very Important Kids program to receive discounts to the best family friendly activities in Perth CBD.

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