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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 20% 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, floral installations and interactive art pop up around the city. The perfect insta opportunity!

Dates: 2 September – 13 October. More info coming soon.  

 

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.

Dates: coming soon.

 

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.

 

School Holiday Workshops

Holiday Inn Perth City Centre - Spring 2019 - Flower Crown WorkshopTo celebrate spring, this year Perth City will have a marquee in Forrest Place hosting children’s workshops! Expect a range of activities including flower crowns, sprout heads, mini terrariums, insect hotels, learning about the Noongar six seasons and more!

Dates: coming soon.

 

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

 

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

What to do this Winter in Perth City 2019

Winter, the perfect time to snuggle up and do nothing right? WRONG! Perth City comes to life each winter with amazing shows, free activities and plenty of food & wine events and 2019 is no exception. To make it easy we’ve made a list of our favourite things to do this winter in Perth CBD, which you can even read without leaving the couch. From S’mores Cocktails, to comedy, there’s something for everyone.

 

Explore for longer when you stay in Perth City – plus save up to 30% off and enjoy FREE breakfast when you book with our Winter Escape Sale.

 

Perth Mess Hall

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Perth’s very own food truck home is opening at the Old Swan Barracks in Northbridge on May 10th!  Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday you can expect to see a rotating mix of Perth’s favourite food trucks with tastes from around the world. Enjoy your food with a beverage from Gage Road and Matsos in the outdoor or indoor dining space.

Dates: 10 May – onwards. Learn more.

 

Girls School Cinema

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From the talented folks who bring us Fringe Festival and Rooftop Movies, comes the winter edition Girls School Cinema. Tucked away in a historic old girls school, is your new favourite destination – screening blockbusters, classics and art house films. Snuggle into a beanbag with a free blanket, some wine and popcorn for the ultimate cosy winter night.

Dates: 17 May – 12 October. Learn more. 

 

Winter Fest 2019

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Who says winter is a season for hibernating? Perth City comes alive each winter with plenty of activations and family friendly activities including Winter Fest Theatre (free), Winter Lights at Brookfield Place and a replica light display of Aurora Borealis!

Dates: 22 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

Skating at Elizabeth Quay

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Who would have thought Elizabeth Quay would have its very own Ice Skating Rink? This winter, expect to see a pop up ice skating rink plus plenty of music, ice slides and skating aids for the kids. Elizabeth Quay even has an arts and crafts pop up market at the same time, which means it’s the perfect Perth City outing with the family.

Dates: 28 June – 21 July. Learn more.

 

State of Origin

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For the first time ever, Rugby League’s biggest event is heading to Perth, Optus Stadium. Watch as the teams go head to head in the biggest game of the year.

Dates: 23 June. Learn more.

 

S’mores Cocktail & Hot Choc

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Nothing says winter like a delicious S’more, but this winter Ivy & Jack have changed the rules of the game. S’mores Cocktail vs Hot Choc, which would you choose? *Stay tuned for the special 2019 version.

Date: 24 June – 21 July

 

Childish Gambino

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Well known for his confrontational single This is America, singer Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is making his way to RAC Arena. Childish Gambino has earned multiple Grammy’s in his time including Song of the Year and Best Rap Performance, so you can expect a big show coming your way.

Dates: 14 July. Learn more.

 

Precarious

Circus Oz brings their new circus tricks to His Majesty’s Theatre this winter! Watch as Precarious is unleashed, full of aerials, comedy and acrobatics. Expect jaw dropping entertainment, just a couple of minutes walk from Holiday Inn Perth City Centre.

Dates: 25 – 28 July. Learn more.

 

Bangarra: 30 Years of Sixty Five Thousand

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Bangarra Dance Theatre are celebrating their 30th anniversary season with three contemporary works depicting the artistry and community connections that have concreted Bangarra in the Australian Dance scene.  The three works are Unaipon, Stamping Ground and to make fire. You won’t want to miss this performance at State Theatre Centre of WA.

Dates: 31 July – August 3. Learn more.

 

Bledisloe Cup

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Catch the Wallabies take on the All Blacks for the Bledisloe Cup at Optus Stadium this winter. This will be the only time the Wallabies and All Blacks verse each other in Australia for all of 2019 – don’t miss your opportunity to watch them live.

Dates: 10 August. Learn more.

 

Perth Craft Beer Festival

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WA’s largest beer festival returns! With over 350 beers and ciders waiting to be sampled, you know it’s bound to be a great event. Aside from the drinks, Perth Craft Beer Festival is bringing live music, a silent disco and even a barber to the Ice Cream Factory (a pop up bar in Northbridge) for a winter day to remember.

Dates: 16 – 18 August. Learn more.

 

The Man. The Music. The Show. –  Hugh Jackman

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You’re not a true Hugh Jackman fan until you’ve seen this show. Watch as Jackman performs his hit songs from Broadway and movies, including The Greatest Showman.

Dates: 21, 23 and 24 August. Learn more.

 

 


Stay longer

Banner_PerthCityExploring Perth City in the winter just got easier; forget wandering around in the rain looking for your car, stay longer and enjoy more when you book a room in the centre of the city at Holiday Inn Perth. Receive up to 30% off, free breakfast and free wifi when you book with our Winter Sale! Starts 16 May!

 

What to do in Perth City this Autumn

What to do in Perth City this Autumn

Elizabeth Quay at Sunset

Our best Perth City Autumn experiences

There is so much to do in Perth CBD this Autumn – from events that will make your inner foodie scream with delight, to live music and AFL (Perth’s favourite sport) 2019 return. We’ve put together a list of our top 10 favourites, so you can see what’s on in Perth City.

 

Stay in the heart of the action with up to 35% off accommodation on our EASTER SALE


Perth Comedy Festival

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Looking for a good laugh and some high-quality comedy? Perth Comedy Festival brings a line-up of the world’s biggest comedians to WA this Autumn, such as Cal Wilson and Akmal. The shows will be at a variety of venues around Perth, including the State Theatre Centre of WA and Comedy Lounge Perth City – both just a short walk from Holiday Inn Perth.

 Dates: 22nd April – 19th May. Learn more.

 

Twilight at Yagan Square – Market

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Perth Makers Market is returning to Yagan Square this May for their Twilight Series. Enjoy browsing the selection of handmade and local artisan stalls underneath the fairy lights. From food, to gifts and gin tastings, the market has it all.

Dates: 3 May. Learn more.

 

Kids Eat Free at Ivy & Jack

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Ivy & Jack are open all Easter long weekend for food and drink in Perth City, and they’re letting all KIDS EAT FOR FREE! Head in to try some of their Easter themed food and drink specials as well as a visit from the Easter Bunny himself! 

Dates: 19 – 22 April. Learn more.

 

Night Noodle Markets

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Elizabeth Quay will be lighting up this April with the Night Noodle Markets sizzling Asian Hawker-style eats right at our doorstep. Just a 5 minute walk from Holiday Inn Perth, will transport you into another country with popular pop up stalls including Bangkok Street Food, What the Pho and Bao Brothers.

Dates: 5 – 14 April. Learn more.

 

KickstART Festival

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Running for 9 consecutive years, KickstART is a festival brought to you by Youth Week WA. The festival celebrates creativity in people ages 12-26 by showcasing a number of exhibitions, hosting a marketplace, mentorships, workshops and more. Explore the talents of our youth at the Perth Cultural Centre on 13 April for their KickstART Market. You won’t want to miss out!

Dates: 13 – 20 April. Learn more.

 

Rumpelstiltskin – Fairy Tale Cocktail Masterclass

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Right behind Holiday Inn Perth hides a laneway with some of Perth’s best small bars called Wolf Lane. One of the bars, named after the street (Wolf Lane), hosts regular cocktail masterclasses where you can learn tips and tricks of the trade. Their upcoming workshop ‘Rumpelstiltskin’ is sure to be as successful as the others – teaching you how to make 2 special cocktails, while nibbling on provided snacks.

Dates: Thursday 18 April. Learn more.

 

Human Nature

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Some of Australia’s most beloved singers have announce their most recent tour in Perth! Expect all your favourite old songs, as well as hits from their new album Romance of the Jukebox, at RAC Arena this May.

Dates: 4 May. Learn more.

 

AFL Season Start

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The first game of footy for 2019 kicked off at Optus Stadium on Sunday 24 March with Fremantle Dockers vs North Melbourne. Celebrate the AFL season with a game and a drink at Optus stadium, or take a look at What’s On to see when the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle Dockers are playing on home ground. Want to know the best way to get to Optus Stadium from Perth City? Check out all the info you need right here.

Dates: 24 March onwards. Learn more.

 

Anzac Day Dawn Service

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Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national occasions as it marks the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces. Each year we commemorate those who served and remember those lost at war with a beautiful dawn service at the State War Memorial in Kings Park. This service is attended by over 40,000 people each year, and is a truly special moment to participate in.

Dates: 25 April. Learn more.

 

PERTH CITY ACCOMMODATION SALE

Whether you’re planning a mini-staycation or a holiday, you can tick Perth off your bucket list when you stay at Holiday Inn Perth City Centre. Save up to 35% when you book 7 days in advance with our Easter Sale.

Our hotel is conveniently located just short walking distances to all the great attractions in Perth this Easter. However for guests that choose to take transport, you are welcome to take a ride on the free Red Cat from the hotel’s doorstep.

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THE BEST FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL SHOWS IN PERTH 2019

THE BEST FRINGE WORLD FESTIVAL SHOWS IN PERTH 2019

Summer in Perth City means it’s Fringe World Festival time. Watch as the Perth comes alive with culture and pizzazz as events pop up in the City, Northbridge and beyond.

We’ve had a look at the Fringe World program (all 140 pages of it!) and narrowed it down to our favourite must see shows. Expect show stopping comedy, jaw dropping aerial performances, drag, family friendly shows and more! Get ready for a month of fun, because Fringe World has everything you need for a great Summer in Perth.

Enjoy Free Full Buffet Breakfast when you Stay with us.

Holiday Inn Perth City is the perfect place to stay while exploring the best Fringe acts – right in the heart of the action. Show us your Fringe World ticket or booking confirmation on arrival and we’ll give you a full buffet breakfast in the morning – absolutely free!

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CABARET

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Club Swizzle

If 2018’s stand-out performance is anything to go by, Club Swizzle is the Fringe World event to beat. Club Swizzle will once again be transforming the Ice Cream Factory into the world of your dreams. Expect a whole new show, with a new line up of performers from acrobats to cabaret queens.

Dates: varying from 17 January to 3 March. Learn more.

DANCE

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Djuki mala

Indigenous dance as you’ve never known it. Djuki Mala have become dance sensations for their internationally acclaimed productions, mixing traditional dance with pop culture and storytelling for a comedic finish that’ll warm the heart. If there’s one dance to see, it’s this.

Dates: 18 – 25 January and 9 – 17 February. Learn more.

BURLESQUE

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Briefs

Briefs continues to sell out year after year and for good reason. This circus x drag x dance x burlesque x comedy ticks all the boxes and will leave you equal parts in awe and stitches. Catch your favourite Briefs boys in all their sassy glory for an “evocative, irreverent and physical performance” (Briefs Factory).

Dates: varying from 19 January to 17 February. Learn more.

YUMMY

Winners of Best Production and Best Ensemble at the 2018 Green Room Awards, YUMMY, return to Fringe World 2019 with their new show YUMMY DELUXE. This fabulous mix of drag, circus, music and burlesque is not to be missed.

Dates: 5 February – 17 February. Learn more.

Aurora Galore and the Glamourous Weirdos

Live life on the dangerous side with Aurora Galore and her Glamorous Weirdos as they experiment with fire, circus, burlesque and more. Described as “Intriguingly textured — at times disturbing” by Out in Perth, 2016.

Dates: 12 – 17 February. Learn more.

QUIRKY

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Dali After Dark

Experience a glimpse at the wacky world of Salvador Dali. Renowned as a surrealist sensation, Dali’s artwork is on display at Metro City. Explore unusual paintings, sculptures, life-size interactive art and film explorations. Opening night will feature the Surrealist Ball; an exclusive, black-tie event mimicking the world famous Dali ball’s.

Dates: 19 January – 17 February. Learn more.

A Midnight Visit

Do you have a love for choose-your-own-adventure books? Then this is the show for you. Part choose-your-own, part film set and part playground, A Midnight Visit is an immersive performance featuring Lizzie Ried, a troubled young ghost. Set in the Old Girls School, experience a world where Stranger Things meets David Lynch.

Dates: varying from 22 January to 3 March. Learn more.

Matt Tarrant: more unsolved

5-time Adelaide Fringe Award winning Magic and Mentalism master Matt Tarrant returns with more magic than ever before. He’ll leave you wondering what is illusion….and what is reality?

Dates: 18 January – 10 February. Learn More.

COMEDY

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Chris Henry: around the world in 80 dates

Chris Henry is well known for his self-aware observational comedy, which he takes to new heights with his new comedy Around the World in 80 Dates. Watch as Chris takes you through his transformation from playboy to husband, in the ultimate anti-rom-com.

Dates: 27 January – 1 February. Learn more.

The Great British Hate Off

This show is exactly as you’d imagine: The Great British Bake Off meets angry rants. The only difference is that you get to choose the recipe for disaster. This improvised show relies on audience participation to choose the topics: “hate on Trump? Millennials? Or the mating rituals of gerbils? It’s up to you!”

Dates: Thursday to Saturday from 18 January – 16 February. Learn more.

Best of Fest Comedy Lounge

Can’t decide what comedy to catch this Fringe World season? Watch a little bit of everything! Best of Fest includes hand-picked Fringe favourites all at the one place: the Comedy Lounge.

Dates: 19 January and 2, 9 & 16 February. Learn more.

KID FRIENDLY

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Children are Stinky

Children are Stinky is the children’s comedy act selling out around the globe. A creative and compelling mix of circus, 90s music and outrageous hilarity, Children are Stinky encourages children to step on stage to join in the fun. Expect kid and adult participation in this interactive show.

Dates: varying 19 January – 3 March. Learn more.

Mermaids (free)

Summer is out in Perth City and the mermaids have returned to catch some rays. Come and say hi to the friendly mermaids and you might be lucky enough to hear a story or two. Best bring a towel though – the mermaids like to splash around!

Dates: 18 January – 17 February. Limited time slots – see website for details. Learn more.

I’m Boooored (free)

High energy, fast paced workshops are exactly what every bored child needs in the school holidays. Australian Institute of TheatreSports has your summer school holidays in Perth City sorted with free workshops for kids aged 8 – 14 years.

Dates: 27 – 29 January. Learn more.

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City of Perth Fringe Sundays

Still don’t know what to watch at Fringe World? City of Perth has partnered up with Fringe to bring teasers from some of the best shows to you for free! The teasers are family friendly and conveniently located near the main box office at Yagan Square.

Dates: 20 & 27 January and 3 & 10 February. Learn more.

The Pleasure Garden

If you’re looking for some good of summer fun and a way to spend those balmy nights in Perth City then The Pleasure Garden is for you. Buy a drink from the bar, sit down and relax to the free entertainment and sounds of buskers. The Pleasure Garden is the perfect way to start or end a great night of Fringe World shows.

Dates: 18 January – 3 February. See more. 


Stay in the heart of the action with our Summer Sale. 

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Tick off your fringe bucket list while staying right in the heart of the city. With Perth’s best attractions, entertainment venues at its doorstep, Holiday Inn Perth City Centre is the perfect place to stay whilst you explore the best of Fringe Festival.

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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