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What’s on this Christmas in Perth City

What’s on this Christmas in Perth City

Christmas 2019 is going to be better than ever! Expect amazing installations, kids’ workshops and live shows popping up in Perth City, for an unforgettable Christmas experience.

Give yourself the ultimate gift this Christmas with a Staycation! The best way to explore the festivities of Perth City, is when you’re staying right in the heart of it! Come and see what’s on this silly season in Perth City.

 

Christmas Lights Trail

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It’s not Christmas without lights! Explore Perth City and discover the amazing Christmas light installations; from Santa’s train, to a gingerbread house, children’s rides and more. The trail will be bigger than ever this year, with 26 new installations added to the route.

Dates: 15 November – 26 December.

 

Forrest Place Hub – Kids Activities!

The kids will love creating special Christmas gifts, like DIY Christmas gift tags and Christmas tree decorations, at Forrest Place. Best of all, the $10 ticket is redeemable anywhere in the city! Plus, do your Christmas shopping in the city on weekends and take advantage of a free gift-wrapping service!

Dates: Weekends 16 November – 22 December.

 

Santa Mailbox

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Perth Christmas 2019 - Santa MailboxDeliver your letters to Santa at our very special Santa Mailbox! Santa will even reply to you – just be sure to write a return address so Santa knows where to send your letter.

*All letters must be stamped, and addressed to Santa, North Pole, 9999.

Dates: 11 November – 15 December.

 

Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant

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The Perth City Christmas Pageant has been a tradition among Perth families for years, dating back to 1959. Travelling through the streets of Perth, you can expect to see dancers, Fat Cat, Perth celebrities and of course Santa himself! This is a free event but be sure to get there early with a picnic to nab a good spot.

Dates: 7 December. Learn more.

 

Christmas Nativity

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Watch as the traditional story of Christmas comes to life, with over 100 performers and live animals. The nativity will be hosted in the Supreme Court Gardens, for a magical Christmas evening.

Dates: 20 – 21 December.

 

Festive Flicks

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Free Christmas films are returning to Northbridge Piazza! Enjoy a range of family movies on the big screen, while you sit on one of the bean bags with some popcorn and snacks.

Dates: 16, 23, 30 November and 7, 14, 21 December. Learn more.

 

Cathedral Square Christmas Markets

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Take home a piece of WA at the Cathedral Square Christmas Markets. Offering stalls from purely local supplies, selling crafts, homewares, gourmet food and decorations. Enjoy the markets from 5pm Fridays, before enjoying late night shopping in the city.

Dates: 22 and 29 November, 6 and 13 December. Learn more.

 

WASO Christmas Symphony

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With more than 150 performers joining together on stage, you can be sure that the WASO Christmas Symphony will blow you away. Pack a picnic to enjoy at Langley Park from 5pm, the show will kick off at 7pm filled with classical and Christmas music, and a fireworks-filled finale under the stars.

Dates: 14 December. Learn more.

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City is easier when you stay in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Easy access to all the best Perth tours, and walking distance to all public transport.

 

Cool ways to explore Perth City

Cool ways to explore Perth City

Whether you’re in Perth for a holiday, staycation or business trip – we’ve got the insider information on things to do in Perth and how to explore the City. Step outside of the box with a guided bar tour, Segway or even a hop-on hop-off bus. We’ve put together our Top 8 Perth tours in the CBD …with a difference.

 

Running tour

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Get your exercise fix and see the sights of Perth at the same time! Go Running Tours will take you on an adventure throughout Perth City, Elizabeth Quay or even along the Perth Coastline. Your running guide will point out highlights of Perth throughout your workout.

Plus, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre guests can enjoy 10% off!

Learn more.

 

Activated ArtWalk

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See Perth from a new angle, with the Activated ArtWalk; download their app and make Perth street art come to life. The art trial walks to and from Optus Stadium, in celebration of the Matagarup Bridge. It’s a great way to explore East Perth and visit Perth’s iconic landmarks.

Learn more.

 

Walking Tours

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Oh Hey WA are the perfect tour guides for an adventure around Perth City – TripAdvisor even voted them #1 walking tour. Choose from The ULTIMATE Walking Tour, Perth Small Bar & Street Art Tour, or even an Eating Tour. You can also cater tours for private events and functions. With almost 400 5-star ratings on TripAdvisor, you can be sure to have a great time.

Learn more.

 

Perth Explorer

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Have you ever seen Perth from the top of a double decker bus? Now’s your chance. Perth Explorer is a Hop-on Hop-off bus, offering commentary in 8 different languages.

Thanks to our VIK Club, one child is free with every paying adult!

Learn more.

 

FREE Guided City Tours

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The Perth City Visitor Kiosk, located in Forrest Chase, offer free 90-minute tours by their team of volunteer tour guides. They offer a variety of tours weekly, including Icons of Influence, Art City, Convicts & Colonials and an Orientation Tour. In these tours you will learn about Perth CBD’s past and the development to current day. Be sure to wear comfy shoes, as this walking tour can take you all around Perth CBD.

Learn more.

 

Perth CAT Services

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Travel around Perth CBD for FREE with the Perth CAT buses. Operating within the Central Business District, the CAT bus is a great way to explore Perth. Hop-on and Hop-off at the various stops. There’s even a CAT bus stop right outside Holiday Inn Perth City Centre! There are 4 different routes to explore different areas of Perth.

Learn more.

 

Segway Tours

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Looking for a tour where you don’t have to walk? Here it is! Segway Tours WA is the perfect way to try a new gadget, while exploring a new city. They host tours in Perth, Kings Park, Fremantle and Rottnest Island.

Learn more.

 

Cruise

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Soak up the amazing Perth Weather, and cruise down the Swan River by boat. Captain Cook Cruises offer a variety of options, from scenic cruises to high tea cruises.

With our VIK Club, adults and children can enjoy 15% off Perth to Fremantle packages.

Learn more.


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City is easier when you stay in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Easy access to all the best Perth tours, and walking distance to all public transport.

 

What to do this Spring in Perth City 2019

What to do this Spring in Perth City 2019

Who doesn’t love spring?! Likely the best time to visit Perth; the birds are chirping, the sun is out and best of all – it’s wildflower season! Thousands of flowers pop up all over Western Australia, brightening up our country side and creating a beautiful scent that spreads through the air.

West Australian’s love their wildflowers, which is why Perth City is coming to life this Spring. From free family friendly spring activities, to the Kings Park Festival and music concerts – there are plenty of fun things to do in Perth City and best of all, there’s something for everyone.

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 25% off with our Hello Spring Sale

 

Kings Park Wildflower Festival

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It’s a magnificent sight to see the wildflowers blooming during spring at Kings Park. Expect thousands of wildflowers and over 3,000 native flowers to be in full flourish during spring. The festival features art, local culture, Noongar history, guided walks and other free activities for the whole month!

Dates: 1 – 30 September. Learn more.

 

Spring in the city 

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - DandelionSpring has sprung, and so have some giant dandelions! Watch as giant dandelions, a giant bee hive with honey scents, a mirror room and interactive art pop up around the city. The perfect insta opportunity!

Dates: 16 September – 13 October. Learn more.  

 

Free Fitness Classes

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - Free Fitness in Perth CityIt’s not hard to stay fit with FREE fitness activities! Thanks to the City of Perth, you can enjoy free fitness classes around Perth CBD this Spring. Sign up to a yoga class – your body will thank you for it. There are free pilates classes at Elizabeth Quay, and free yoga at Cathedral Square

Dates: alternating dates September – October. 

 

Perth Fashion Festival

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Spring means the Perth Fashion Festival returns to Perth City! Rumoured to be located at Yagan Square in 2019, the Fashion Festival brings Australia’s best designers as well as International to the catwalk in Perth. Stay tuned for the line-up…

Dates: 5 – 14 September. Learn more.

 

Giselle by WA Ballet

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This 178-year-old tale of impossible love is retold by WA Ballet this spring. Be entranced with the recreation of Giselle, and follow through her story of love, heartbreak and betrayal. Gisele is conveniently located at His Majesty’s Theatre, just a few minutes’ walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 13 – 28 September. Learn more.

 

Perth Royal Show

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Showbags, rides, petting zoos, fresh farming produce and more all in the one place! The IGA Perth Royal Show is the best event of the year, drawing huge crowds to Claremont Showgrounds. It’s perfect for families, friends and date night. For everything you need to know about the Perth Royal Show, from What’s On to Transport and goodies, see here.

Dates: 28 September – 5 October. Learn more.

 

Metallica

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Metallica is returning to Australia for the first time in over 5 years with their WorldWired Tour. The band originally formed in 1981 and has continued to tour playing their influential heavy metal around the world, and now they’re bringing it to Optus Stadium. 

Dates: 17 October. Learn more.

 

Shawn Mendes

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Heartthrob Shawn Mendes makes his way down under for The Tour. Shawn Mendes is the third youngest solo artist of all time with 3 #1 albums, with popular songs including Señorita, In my Blood and If I can’t have you. His concert is bound to sell out, so get your tickets quick!

Dates: 23 October. Learn more.

 

Fed Cup Final

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Perth’s very own Rac Arena will host the Fed Cup Final 2019, which will see the best Australian tennis placers take on France. This will be the first time in 45 years that Australia has had the chance to compete for the Fed Cup title!

Dates: 9 November and 10 November. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in spring just got easier; soak up the sunshine, stay longer and enjoy more when you stay in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 20% off when you book with our Hello Spring Sale