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The Best Perth Christmas Lights Of 2023

By Lachlan Kennedy

Best Christmas lights in Perth

Nothing says Christmas quite like a festive light display in Perth, and with less than two weeks til Christmas, now is when the streets come alive with twinkling trails.

You have to appreciate the amount of effort it takes to create a picture-perfect scene that would impress Santa himself, so it would be rude not to get out and admire them all.

If you're stuck wondering what suburb has the best Christmas lights in Perth, you're in luck. 

From walking trails to neighbourhood homes, we've made a list (and checked it twice) of the best Christmas lights in Perth for 2023. Hop in the car, pump the carols, let's go.

Christmas Light Trails

Rio Tinto Christmas Light Trail

Perth CBD and Northbridge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The City Of Perth has dusted off the decorations for another dazzling year of festive lights. As always, you'll find these mesmerising light installations dotted throughout Perth CBD and Northbridge, with a handy map available for download here to help you on your merry mile. This year there are a whopping 47 stops to tick off, featuring everything from giant illuminated Christmas trees to Christmas quokkas, kangaroos and more.

City Of Vincent's Christmas Light Trail

Leederville, North Perth, Highgate, Mount Hawthorn

City Of Vincent's Christmas Light Trail in Perth
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The City Of Vincent is also switching on the lights this year, with a string of awesome walk-through installations featuring stars, baubles, presents and more now lighting up a series of parks and streets throughout the town centres. 

Mandurah Canals

Mandurah

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Each year, the winding waterways of Mandurah's marina are transformed into a sparkling, kaleidoscopic Christmas trail, with more than 200 homes absolutely glitzed to the nines in their festive best. The best way to see it all is by boat, so go ahead and hop aboard a Chrissy canal cruise or hire your own private charter. 

Twilight Trail

Subiaco

A large Christmas light install in Subiaco
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Subiaco has six glimmering large-scale light installations, including one very photogenic giant golden tree that's practically screaming for you to stop and take a picture in front of it. Follow the glow, snap a pic then stroll on through to Subi's best bars and restaurants.

Wanneroo Botanic Gardens

Wanneroo

Perth's Best Christmas Lights in Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
Image credit: Wanneroo Botanic Gardens | Instagram

If glow-in-the-dark Christmas mini golf sounds like your jam, you need to lock in a night at Wanneroo Botanic Gardens. The entire gardens are lit up with all sorts of festive displays from now til Jan, with five acres of magic to soak up. Just head to the website to book a viewing session.

Best Streets For Christmas Light Displays

La Salle Road

Alexander Heights

8 La Salle Road invites you to touch, play and explore. Enjoy interactive elements like music, bubbles, a tree to decorate, a photo-worthy sleigh, a festive array of Christmas hats, cuddly teddies and magical Christmas glasses. Visit from 7:30pm to 11pm throughout December and don’t forget to check out the Who-ville display and Richmond Tigers Christmas Tree.

Samson Court

Duncraig

There are some really creative displays on show down at Samson Court in Duncraig, with pretty much the whole street joining in on the action. You’ll see snowmen, reindeers and even a sneaky elf or two alongside all those flashing lights. Plus, keep those eyes and ears peeled for the home with the huge 45,000 LED light show sequenced to music—they've been doing it since 2016 and it's one of the best Christmas light displays in Perth. 

Consulate Court

Thornlie

At a property that has been lighting up Christmas for over 30 years, Consulate Court, is filled with vibrant lights adorning the house, roof, eaves and garden, along with a multi-coloured Christmas sign, a seat with a light backdrop for photos, and the warmth of a community coming together for a wonderful cause, with donations going to the Child Cancer Research Foundation.

Williamson Avenue

Cloverdale

One of the best Christmas lights in Perth for 2023, 159 Williamson Avenue is lit with over 30,000 lights. Featuring a life-sized Santa's throne, reindeer and a play-friendly sleigh for kids, the large display also features Santa on the chimney, a life-sized snowman, an igloo with a peek-a-boo window and an abundance of Christmas trees. All the decorations are made by hand and from scratch, reflecting the owners’ deep appreciation for the joy of Christmas.

Aromatic Crescent

Atwell

Atwell Christmas Lights in Perth
Image credit: 6 Aromatic Crescent | Supplied

With some 10-odd years of Christmas lights under their belt, this Atwell home at 6 Aromatic Crescent is another great stop on your festive drive. The front yard is filled with heaps of inflatables and flashing lights in every colour.

18 Maitland Rise

Woodvale

Maitland Rise Christmas Lights
Image credit: Maitland Rise Christmas Lights  | Supplied

A Santa sleigh, snow machine and bubble machine, as well as cameo appearances from Bluey and the Grinch throughout the month, make this Christmas light display in Woodvale an absolute stand-out for kids of all ages. They've been running for a few years and have always raised funds for different charities but this year it hits closer to home—all donations will be supporting Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) in support of a former neighbour and family friend, Luca, who was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer at just three years of age. Thanks to the team at PCH, she beat the odds and is now looking forward to celebrating her seventh birthday. 

Bauer Street

Cannington

Explore this large light display at 7 Bauer Street, complete with music, a nativity scene, a snowman, lights hanging from the eaves and a walk-in display to view it all up and close. Supporting Autism WA, it also features a Lights Colouring Competition, a 3-meter sleigh and a snowy wonderland. The display has been running for about five years and the owner sets up the display to bring the community together.

Palmer Crescent

High Wycombe

This massive display at Palmer Crescent, features a symphony of lights of all colours decorating the entire house. With music, moving features, interactive displays, inflatables and even a walk-in display, what sets this apart is the showcase of Australian favourites like kangaroos, koalas, wombats, reindeers and Santa. Bring the kids to enjoy the festive hunt for Santas and one mischievous elf.

Kennack Vista

Atwell

Kennack Vista Christmas Lights in Perth
Image credit: Kennack Vista Christmas Lights | Supplied

This Atwell home is sporting a stunning multi-coloured light display this year. Just picture sparkling walkways under enchanted trees, large inflatable Christmas characters, music and automated lights synched up to match. If you rock up on weekends or closer to Christmas, you might also catch a magical snowfall.

Malleefowl Way

Alkimos

Head to 8 Malleefowl Way from 8pm to 10pm throughout December and you'll find nearly 30,000 dazzling lights, synchronised to enchanting holiday music. Tune in to 99.9FM or enjoy the show through outdoor speakers as the lights dance to create a symphony of colour. Capture the magic with the angel wings backdrop for festive photographs and a memorable summer holidays.

Anacapri Road

Hillarys 

With a life-size dancing Santa and fireplace, lights over the roof, garden and lawn, and music and laser lights for dancing, the owners at 6 Anacapri Road encourage people to walk around the garden displays and take selfies with Santa. You might even be lucky enough to see one of the famous elf hat shows and bubbles or even that naughty Grinch caught in action trying to steal the lights.

Hargreaves Road

Coolbellup 

This newly improved display features a walk-through experience with added lights, Santa's throne, a photo booth and a delightful array of wooden cut-outs. What makes the home truly special is a cherished 25+ year-old wooden Santa, decorating its third house and continuing to spread Christmas joy. The owners at 22 Hargreaves Road, after a month-long setup, take joy in seeing the happiness the display brings to others.

Yorn Circuit

Beeliar

Enjoy fun with the family from 7pm to 10pm at 33 Yorn Circuit and while it’s only a medium display, there are plenty of activities! See Santa’s workshop, light displays on the roof and eaves, angels and inflatables. Take a selfie with Santa’s sleigh or the snowman, try the 4-in-a-row Christmas tree or the Grinch bean bag game, or play the 6 holes of the Christmas-themed mini golf! All fundraising goes to the Make-A-Wish foundation. 

Wem Mews

High Wycombe

Lighting up 31A Wem Mews from 7pm to 9pm each night, beyond the nativity scene, snowflake-adorned roof and vibrant lights, what sets this display apart is its computerised musical and animated show, seamlessly blending modern tunes with traditional static lights. Experience over 80 popular pop and Christmas songs harmonised with dynamic light patterns, creating a unique, ever-changing nightly performance. All donations go towards the homeowners’ chosen charity, Ocean Heroes.

Kirn Close

Willietton

Visit the captivating Christmas lights display in Perth at 16 Kirn Close, with interactive elements, a 4-meter Christmas tree and handmade scenes by the owner. With a Frozen-themed highlight over the past three years, including a whimsical Santa fishing boat and Santa train, this festive wonderland, complete with beloved characters and dazzling Christmas trees, offers a visually stunning experience for the family while supporting Dementia Australia.

Darlington Loop

Pearsall

For over 20 years, this large Perth Christmas light display at 8 Darlington Loop has lit up the night, showcasing a unique walk-in display of a Lemax collectable village in the garage and vibrant roof and garden silhouettes. Lights are on from 7:30pm to 11:30pm, with all fundraising supporting the Royal Flying Doctors.

Outside Of Perth

Clydebank Avenue

West Busselton

Experience a two-hour nightly spectacle at this large display in Clydebank Avenue, featuring vibrant 'Merry Christmas' signs and colourful lights adorning the entire house. The ever-changing showcase, with proud owners constantly adding new elements, invites you to explore this year's highlights, including whimsical Santa and family camping inflatables for unique photo opportunities.

Maidstone Street

Mount Tarcoola

Maidstone St Christmas Lights Display in Mount Tarcoola WA
Image credit: Maidstone Street | Supplied

From 7:30pm to 10:30pm, dazzling lights twinkle on the roof and illuminate various displays at Maidstone Street, including bouncing kangaroos and inflatable Santa and snowman. Celebrating about a decade of Christmas cheer, this year's edition introduces new displays, promising an absolutely magical Christmas light experience with plenty of photo opportunities and captivating scenes to explore.

About The Author

Lachlan Kennedy is a serious Christmas fiend. Together with the other elves at Christmas Light Search, he works tirelessly to hunt down the best Christmas light displays and confirms each and every one ahead of time to ensure you never rock up disappointed. If you’re a Christmas Lights fanatic and keen to make a night of it, we suggest you head over to Christmas Light Search where you can find hundreds more of Lachlan and his team's picks in their Perth Christmas Lights Map.

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