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.
Best Christmas Light Displays Around Perth
This is a home that delivers on the Christmas front year after year. Enjoy sensational colours and decorations, and spot Poppy, Bluey, Marshall & Olaf hanging around, plus heaps of fake snow. On 18 December they’rehost a fundraising event, with proceeds going to the Perth Rescue Angels and Fostering Hope WA.
This is another Carramar delight all ages will enjoy. Walk into Santa's grotto to visit the man himself, meet the Elves, get your pictures taken with the cast from Frozen (as well as other Disney classics) or have a dance with Olaf as the snow falls around you.
This display is made up of a whopping 30,000 lights, plus a full-size Santa's throne and reindeer with a sleigh, which you can climb in for photos. You'll spot lots of homemade decorations, too.
These owners have been decorating their home for over 20 years. But it’s not the same old. For 2021, they have built a fresh new “Aussie Down Under” Christmas, showcasing our beloved Australian animals, along with a beach-loving Santa at the Santa Disco.
This stunning Christmas themed audio and visual show features over 20 songs programmed to the lights. Enjoy the Christmas classics or get dancing with some contemporary hits. It’s a magical explosion of colour and sound, and the show runs for about 40 mins on a loop, beginning each night at 7pm.
Bigger and better each year, this house in Armadale is packing almost 360,000 LED lights for 2021. Literally, every part of the house and yard is covered. See it from space, or roll up and witness in person.
You’ll witness a synchronised music light show at this house, best viewed from the park on the corner of Ocean Keys Boulevard and Tamara Crescent. The property overlooks the park so it’s the perfect place to see all the colourful lights and have a little dance to the music if you’re feeling it. The light show plays from 7:45pm to 8:30 every night.
A family-friendly display with a variety of lights and inflatables. Some of the features include walk-though-arches, floating stars, cheeky reindeers, unicorns and much more.
This one is worth checking out—it’s the winner of the Christmas Light Search's most creative display. Weird and wonderful shapes of all sizes light up the front yard including, a sneaky fishing Santa. Runs until 9.30pm nightly.
Raising money for Miracle Babies, this display is wondrous. They have it all—music, moving features, celebrity characters, walkthrough displays, Christmas statues, plus a bubble and smoke machine.
This is an impressive light display that really makes Christmas come to life. The owners have gone one step further this year decorating the lamp post out front with colourful Christmas twirls. Lights are usually left on until 10pm each night.
Rock out at Calophylla Way with visits from Santa, a sausage sizzle, ice cream truck, face painting and more. They’re fundraising for Perth Children's Hospital, with a fundraising night on December 11 from 6:30pm. This is an award-winning display that delivers year after year.
Alkimos Beach Lights
Anyone living up in the Northern suburbs should be well across the Alkimos Beach Lights display. Now in its third year running, the home is decked out with over 13,000 lights, each individually programmed for a show synchronised to music (just tune into 99.9FM if you want to hear it in your car) kicking off at 7.30pm every night.
Best Christmas Ligh Displays Outside Of Perth
You’ll find plenty of sparkles and decorations here, including a Christmas lights canopy over the front yard with funky Christmas village scenes in the windows.
This is what 600 square metres of lights and excitement looks like. There will be music playing, moving characters and interactive displays. Supporting Lions Skin Cancer Bus, come down to Vasse to enjoy the lights.
Atkinson Street North
This family loves Christmas and this year they wanted to do something extra special. With the help of five Minions and Mickey Mouse, these guys are out collecting donations for the Variety Children’s charity. Roll on down to Atkinson Street, enjoy the show and support a special cause.
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