That time of year has crept upon us once again and nothing says ‘Christmas’ quite like driving past a once normal suburban home, suddenly exploding in Christmas themed glory. As the one time of year we can eat our weight’s worth of food or start each day with an advent calendar chocolate—why not heighten the absurdity of the festive season with a hoon around your local suburbs in search of the most impressive display of fairy lights in town?
Here are 10 of the best streets to see Christmas lights in Perth.
You’ll find Santa hanging out in an inflatable automobile while a display of two-thousand fairy lights illuminates the street at this little hub of Christmas-cheer on Young Street. While you’re in the area, check out Solomon Street five minutes down the road for another impressive display of Christmas-themed LED’s.
Sandpiper Loop And Mudlark Way
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas here in old Yangebup—with three heavily illuminated houses surrounding Yangebup lake. You’ll find two of them on Sandpiper Loop and a display of moving sculptures on Mudlark Way that rivals them both.
With 10,000 lights and a blow-up Santa with his sleigh, a roof display, music AND inflatables—this family of Christmas enthusiasts on Marmion Street in Cottesloe have really gone to town with their efforts this year and we love their dedication.
Proudly gleaming with a display of 35,000 twinkling lights and a snowman basking in its glow, this house in Hammond Park has even gone so far as to kit-out their entire garage with a Christmas grotto. From a walk-through nativity scene, life-sized Santa’s sleigh to take photos in and a snow machine—these guys have it all.
A Disney-inspired Christmas lights show? Yes, please! The good people at 377 Millhouse Road are doing a Christmas lights show inspired by the movie Frozen so this is the only place to go to entertain any little ones!
With over two-thousand lights and a three-meter star on display, it’s a wonder how this Yorn Circuit abode manages to fall asleep at night, what with all the music, moving features and artificial lighting through the windows.
The guys at Marriot Way in Morley have been doing their thang for over 20 years and it gets bigger and better every year! With a wishing well, a giant Christmas tree, plenty of reindeer, a water fountain and more, this is one you absolutely cannot miss.
These guys are literally beaming with excitement this Christmas to share their dedicated display with the world. Introducing a bit of Spongebob and Olaf to the mix to shake up old traditions, you might get lucky to see Santa’s rocket slay take off the roof of this Pirret Court establishment.
With a massive Christmas tree out the front made entirely out of lights, candy canes lining the garden beds, there’s not one square inch of this Feather Place that is not decorated. Dishing out lollies and bubbles upon entry, this family's determined to make even the most cynical Grinch’s among us love Christmas as much as they do.
A gem in the neighbourhood of Canningvale, this 7000 lights display covers the house from head to toe with a neon Santa, reindeer and all your usual Christmas fixtures.
The mecca of all Christmas displays—this Lyon Road home contains nearly every decoration on the market, both in, around and within a fifty-meter radius of the building. With a bubble machine, snow machine and a dancing Santa, this family have gone one step further to provide a full-blown party with face painters, bouncy castles and—in the spirit of Bunnings—a sausage sizzle! What more could you want during the Christmas season?
Christmas doesn’t get merrier than a giant snowman and Santa sleighs! Scattered with over ten thousand LED lights, this house in Lynella Circuit promises a spectacular display which would impress the residents of the North Pole themselves! You can find another rivaling house at Mystery Road with an equally impressive display of lights and decorations including lasers and inflatables, and more importantly—FREE CANDY.
Because one tree isn’t enough, Russell Square is lighting up 17 trees featuring fun Christmas projections! You can also pop over to The Piazza and walk through a mesmerizing tunnel fully lit up with bud lights to give you the perfect Instagram click!
Murray Street Mall
The CBD is certainly promising us a ‘Murray’ Christmas with a 13-meter-high Christmas tree and a giant illuminated Christmas bauble big enough to fit your entire family! If you’re in the mood for a little fun, you can also enjoy the Pixel Art Sticks available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays! Also, squeeze in a stroll down Hay St. Mall which is lit up with 20 over-sized candles and is perfect for a Christmas date night!
What’s better than walking through a street filled with Christmas lights? Going on a canal ride and being greeted by Santa and his elves before hopping on board of course. Mandurah’s Canals Christmas Lights are one of the most magical in WA with snowmen, reindeers, dolphins, snow globes and best of all, the endless amount of lights reflecting of the water. Not only are the Christmas lights a competition for the best display, but also an opportunity for their community to raise money for the Rotary Club of Mandurah who distribute the donations to local charities. The cruises are operating every night until Sunday 7 January, departing at 7:30pm and 8:45pm.
Forrest Place is featuring an extravagant display of lights, with a Christmas Constellation made of 20,000 pixels! If you want to go a little crazy, head to the City Beach store for some shadow play where you can see your silhouettes light up on the wall outside.
Make your night magical under a very dreamy dreamcatcher made from stunning lights at the Perth Central Park!
A whimsical experience for both adults and kids alike, head over to St. George’s Cathedral for an enthralling animated projection displayed on the Cathedral’s walls. One of the best spots to lift your Christmas spirits, the Cathedral also features a beautiful 8.5 meter stained glass Christmas Tree.
EQ’s ‘Deconstructed Christmas Tree’ is a visual delight, with glowing Christmas baubles sprawled across the ground, almost resembling a colorful pumpkin patch! You can also head over to the Bell Tower at Barrack Square which is all decked up with sparkling multi-colored LED light to give you all of them Xmas #feels.
One of the top contenders on our list, this house in Shelton Loop is nothing short of magnificent, with various illuminated decorations splattered across the house, doing its best to emulate Santa’s toy workshop!
Almost every other house in this cul-de-sac is fabulously lit up to give you a Xmas-perience for the books! Park your car and take a stroll through Samson court and soak in all the marvelous decorations including gingerbread houses, giant Christmas trees and much much more! We hear the kind residents like to give out candy as well, so better put this on your list!
The residents of Prairie Dunes have been offering up an exciting platter of gorgeous visual displays for over 17 years! Aimed to attract a huge crowd, the whole street is lit up with some of the best festive lights which will undoubtedly make your Christmas merrier!
Boasting over thousands of lights, Christmas minions, an inflatable Santa, reindeers, a giant tree, and a glowing lawn, these guys at Coongan Court take the season very seriously, and have spared no detail whilst deckin’ the halls.
Nothing speaks Christmas spirit more than life-size Santas, hundreds of lights, hand-made sleds, big snowmen, and bigger candy canes! This house in Newbury goes out of its way to be more festive than all of the Home Alone movies combined! Did we mention they have a gingerbread house as well?
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