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Get Into The Christmas Spirit With The Best Festive Things To See, Eat And Do In Perth

By Kate Jones
8th Dec 2021

Christmas Day will be here in the blink of an eye, and before you know it, we’ll be welcoming in 2022. To savour the fun of Christmas, we’ve decided to really make the most of Perth’s best festive activities in the lead up to Christmas Day. After all, it is the best time of the year to eat and drink yourself silly. 

Here are the best things to see, eat and do this holiday season, to really get you into the festive spirit. 

Perth’s Best Festive Eats And Drinks

Festive High Tea At The Westin

Haven Lounge at The Westin is constantly evolving its high tea menu, and at this time of year, they host their famous Festive High Tea every Saturday and Sunday. The little treats served here are possibly the most Instagrammable that we’ve seen, think a mini sandwich with Christmas ham, a smoked salmon tart, chai and blood orange pavlova, a spiced lamington and more, all paired with a glass of sparkling. With the décor at the Haven Lounge in the background, we guarantee you’ll get some good snaps.

25 Days of Cocktails At The Ritz-Carlton

Every day this December, Hearth Lounge inside the Ritz-Carlton will have a different festive-themed cocktail available. These limited edition cocktails include Rudolph’s Red Nose, with rum and pomegranate liqueur, and the Christmas Manhattan, with whiskey, sweet vermouth and cherry. Check the cocktail offerings here, in case you’d like to plan out your month of cocktail sipping. 

Navidad FIESTA Tree At Caballitos 

Round up at least four friends and order the Navidad FIESTA Tree at our fave Mexican joint Caballitos, right in the heart of the city. This cocktail tree has nine frozen margaritas and nine tacos of your choice, but it’s subject to availability so ask ahead of time to avoid missing out.  

Christmas Festive Feast At The Flour Factory 

Running as a set three-course lunch or dinner, the Flour Factory is hosting a Christmas Festive Feast right up until Christmas Eve. The menu includes drool-worthy kingfish crudo, pastrami and porchetta, complemented with duck fat potatoes, herbed yoghurt and more. Available for lunch Wednesday to Friday and dinner Tuesday to Saturday, make sure you book this one in, and if you’re feeling like it (or if the boss is paying), upgrade to the drink pairing option. 

Xmas feast at Flour Factory Perth

Varnish On King’s Whiskey Bacon Flight Stocking  

Varnish on King already serve iconic Whiskey Bacon Flights, but there’s a third member joining the mix this festive season. You’ll get a pair of custom Varnish on King socks with your order, only available through December. If you’ve always wanted to try this iconic meat and booze combo, there’s no better incentive than a pair of cool socks, right? 

Subiaco’s Christmas Cocktail Trail

Various venues around Subiaco are making their own Christmas cocktails, so why not embark on a self-guided cocktail trail to try them all? Running up until Christmas Eve, nine Subi bars, including Bark Bar, Refuge Small Bar and Subiaco Hotel will have mouth-watering Christmas-inspired cocktails for you to order. Find the cocktail trail map here

Christmas Afternoon Tea At Hearth

Take a seat at the Ritz-Carlton’s Hearth for an iconic afternoon tea, with cute-as festive bites such as honey-glazed Christmas ham sandwiches, plum and coconut lamingtons and cherry flavoured baubles. See the full menu and reserve a table here

Christmas Specials At Croff Bakehouse 

Stock up on Christmas goodies from Croff, including their seasonal and mouth-watering black forest croissants, Snowman Choux with chocolate and raspberry coulis and the Candy Cane Croffin, with gingerbread and buttercream. If you can’t pick just one, select the Xmas Hamper so you don’t have to choose. Order these sweet treats online or pick them up in-store. 

Xmas Hamper at Croff Bakehouse Perth

Perth’s Best Festive Things To Do And See

City of Perth’s Christmas Lights Trail

Meander through the city and hunt down your favourite light spectacles at the City of Perth’s Lights Trail. There are street decorations and projections all around the CBD, with two routes you can take. View the map here to plan out your journey. 

Yin & Gin Rooftop Yoga Series: Christmas Edition

After an hour of yin yoga on Hadiqa’s lush rooftop with the instructors from BODHI, you’ll learn how to make a Christmas drink in a gin masterclass. Your festive G&T will also be paired with a grazing platter, ‘cause you’ve earned it after all that yoga. This Christmas special is running on December 18, and spots are limited so grab a ticket here

Ice Cream Factory Xmas Eve Party  

The iconic Northbridge festival we know and love is back this December, and you can even get in on the action on Christmas Eve. There’ll be feel-good tunes, multiple themed bar areas, carnival rides and the legends at Varsity burgers keeping you sustained while you dance. If you can’t make it to the Christmas Eve event, plan to make it to one of the other nights this month. See the Ice Cream Factory schedule here

Festive Cocktail Masterclass at Heritage Wine Store  

Bobèche’s Bar Manager will teach you everything there is to know about the best flavour combos and the different techniques around to make a killer cocktail. You won’t have to wait until the end of the class to start sipping your drink, ‘cause you can enjoy beverages from Bobèche throughout the class to get those creative juices flowing. The masterclass will be held inside Heritage Wine Store (the sister store to cocktail bar Bobèche) on Saturday 11 December at 2pm or 4pm. Don’t miss out, book your ticket here

Masterclass at Heritage

Perth’s Top Christmas Markets 

Who says you need to be rugged up, sipping on mulled wine and ice-skating around the snow to enjoy the spirit of Christmas markets? We’ve rounded up the best festive markets in Perth this season, so you can start finding unique Christmas gifts for your loved ones. 

Festive Land At The Perth Cultural Centre 

Taking over the Perth Cultural Centre this December is Festive Land, where both the big kids and the youngsters can get into the Christmas spirit. There’ll be sideshow games, food trucks, carnival rides, a Christmas market, roving entertainment and more. Here for a good time and not a long time, catch the festivities from 10 December to 3 January. 

Christmas Lights In Perth’s Suburbs

Nothing says Christmas quite like a festive light display, and December is when the streets of Perth come alive with twinkling trails around the suburbs. Jump in the car and take a spin to see what you can see—we’ve rounded up noteworthy Christmas lights here

Christmas Festival At Stadium Park 

Festivities are running on Sundays in the lead up to Christmas at Stadium Park, right next to Optus. There are food trucks, markets, a bar, roaming performers, music and more for kids and adults alike. Outdoor movies will be played at 4.30pm and 6.30pm, so you can take a seat in the lush surroundings and get cosy to a Christmas movie. Find more about this free event and movie times here

Outdoor Christmas Movies At Moonlight Cinema

Moonlight Cinema, hosted on the lawns of our iconic Kings Park, is the place to be this summer to grab a picnic blanket and watch new releases and cult classics in a magical outdoor setting. There are still tickets for Christmas movies up for grabs, so run, don’t walk, as we don’t want you to miss out. For other outdoor cinemas running throughout Perth this summer, head here to find one close to you. 

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