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
Santa 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.
On 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Celebrate 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.