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 and CBD. 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 10 of the best places to check out Perth’s Christmas lights.
This impressive display in Stratton can be seen all the way from Jane Brook and the top of Red Hill, and showcase a brilliant array of lights, inflatable decorations, train set, and a singing interactive Santa.
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 multiple houses.
Visit High Wycombe on December 14th for a special fundraising evening, complete with character visits, sausage sizzle, ice cream truck, face painting and of course, dazzling light displays. All in the name of raising money for the Perth Children’s Hospital.
August Grove in Yanchep will blow your festive mind with Christmassy virtual screens, laser lights, music and a snow machine, plus an interactive Christmas Grotto in the lounge.
Best viewed from a boat or the bridge on Kiap Road, Wellya Crescent comes to life in December with lights that dance to music, singing and dancing Christmas trees, a lifelike Santa in the window and screenings of Christmas movies.
City of Perth
Perth CBD & Northbridge
You’ve probably noticed the city has been shining extra bright, and that’s because we are absolutely spoiled for choice this year when it comes to Christmas light shows. They’re literally everywhere, from Roe Street and James Street Mall to the Murray Street Mall, Forrest Place and Yagan Square. Check out the full trail here.
The magic of Christmas is certainly not lost in Currambine, and the light spectacular on Newmarket Retreat is all the proof you need. This year’s display features a giant snowman, rooftop Santa sleigh, Santa’s workshop with photo backdrop, hand-painted decorations, inflatables, Snowflake the Christmas polar bear and a whole lot more. Yep, these guys really go all out.
Meadow Springs Drive
If you only visit one lighting display this Christmas, make it this one in Meadow Springs. Having won the Synergy’s People’s Choice winners in both 2017 and 2018, you can expect even bigger and better things this year. The entire house is decorated with different Christmas themes—even the bathrooms—and you’ll be greeted by elves at the door.
The owners of this house in Warrina Place are serious about lights, and they’ve spent over 350 hours installing over 400,000 of them. Basically, anything and everything is lit up with bold and festive colours.
25-year-old Chad has been setting up his family’s Christmas lights since he was fifteen, so you could say he’s a bit of a veteran. This year at their home in Ballajura you can expect a 5½ metre Christmas tree, Santa’s reindeer stable, giant candy canes, disco lights, a Santa’s Village window display, and a whole lot more.
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