Nothing says Christmas quite like a festive light display, and right about now is when the streets of Perth come alive with twinkling trails around the suburbs. You have to appreciate the amount of effort it takes to create a picture-perfect scene that would impress Santa himself, so jump in the car and take a spin to see what you can see.
Here are the best places to check out Perth’s Christmas lights.
Raising money for the Perth Children’s Hospital, Narrien Loop will brighten up your night with over 500,000 lights, music, inflatables, moving features and mesmerising roof displays across two adjoining houses.
The owners of this display are serious about lights—starting with just one string 20 years ago, each year they've added more and more to transform their front lawn into a Christmas wonderland. Walk around and enjoy a multi-coloured display that includes a walkway under enchanted trees. Be sure to bring some gold coins, they're raising money for Alzheimer’s WA at this spot.
You could say that Christmas lights are serious business for the owners of this display at Warrina Place. No really—with over 350 hours of work to set up the 400,000 odd glowing LED’s they even claim you’ll be able to see them from space. Basically, anything and everything is lit up with bold and festive colours.
Drop by this magical display in Langford and be dazzled by the lights and sounds. As you stroll through the festive garden, keep an eye out for your favourite Christmas characters and take a peak at the owners' Christmas village window display.
This exciting Christmas Light display in High Wycombe has got it all and is lighting it up for you to visit every night throughout December. If you happen to be there on Saturday 12 December, though, you'll be in for a real treat—they're holding a special fundraising event for the Perth Children’s Hospital with sausage sizzle, coffee van, ice cream truck, face painting, and even a visit from the man in red himself.
Augusta Grove in Yanchep has loads of festive treats to entertain you, with a great mix of Christmassy lights, decorations and a little something special in their Christmas lounge. You can even get your photo taken with Santa on selected nights.
If you're a sucker for a good Christmas carol, get your groove on to this funky Christmas Light display in Baldivis. You can listen from the footpath or tune your car into 96.7FM as you watch thousands of lights dance to your favourite festive tunes. If you really want to get into the spirit, dancing is highly encouraged.
This magical display lights up every night in December. Meet the elves, get your pictures taken with the cast from Frozen (and other Disney characters) and have a dance with Olaf as the snow falls. You can even walk into Santa’s grotto and visit the man himself.
Raising money for the Animal Protection Society, the owners of this display in Seville Grove know a thing or two about spreading cheer. When you visit these lights, you’ll be greeted with a magical and colourful outdoor display, with plenty of flashing lights covering the house and front lawn. The fun doesn't stop outside, though. Head indoors and you'll be delighted by a full featured window display showcasing a Christmas wonderland with moving carnival collections, animated Santas and lots more.
Come and see the best lights in Maddington, each night until the new year. Santa will be there to greet you every Saturday and Sunday night at 8.00pm starting Saturday 7 December.
Perth City Christmas Light Trail
Okay, okay, it's not exactly a street, and you will definitely have to leave the comfort of your airconditioned car, but if you're chasing a next-level Christmas light experience you can't beat this magical city light trail. There are plenty of different trails to choose from across Northbridge, West Perth, Claisebrook Cove and throughout the heart of Perth City, with 30 different dazzling displays to see that will make you want to whip your phone out for a snap. Check out the maps here and plan which stops you want to hit, or just tackle them all.
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 on their Perth Christmas Lights Map.
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Image credit: Christmas Light Search