Just ahead of the festive season, City of Stirling has launched Home for Christmas, a month-long program of exciting activations designed to support all things local over December. Since the rise of COVID, the idea of championing the local community and local businesses has never been so relevant, so the City of Stirling have decided to integrate local eateries, retailers and performers into our Christmas shopping schedule to encourage us all to support our neighbours. Without further adieu, here are the main events and activities to look out for!

Projections

Catch visual projections from local artists VJ Zoo up on well-known walls in the Mt Lawley high street and beachside at Scarborough. Here’s where to find them!

Santa’s Delivery projection

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 4-20 Dec | 7-10pm | Scarboro Surf Life Saving Club | Free

Santa and his elves have a big job – there are a lot of presents to deliver all around the world. From his cosy home in the North Pole, he sets off on his long journey with his trusty reindeer and elf assistant. Where will he end up?

The Christmas Trio interactive projection

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays 4-20 Dec | 7-10pm | Scarborough Beach Pool | Free

Join in the fun with this interactive projection. When Santa’s asleep, the characters from his Christmas tree come to life. Take your turn to be one! What magic can you make? Note: There will be no interactive projection on Saturday 12 December due to a prior booking.

Santa’s Village projection

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 4-20 Dec | 7-10pm | Westpac, 681 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley | Free

Get up close and personal with all the characters from Santa’s Village for plenty of dancing, an elf choir and a snowball fight too.

Meet Boxy on Beaufort  

1-24 Dec | All day | 1/669 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley | Free

Meet Boxy on Beaufort Street, who is not dressed up as finely as the other Christmas gifts, but loves to dance and have fun. Note: This is a TV in a shop window, not a projection so it will run day and night.

 

Christmas lights & decorations

Is it really Christmas without a lights display? The City of Stirling have set the scene with an array of Christmas lights and giant decorations, so you can’t help but sing ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ as you stroll through. Check out the full list of locations below. Note that most of these will be available to enjoy all day, with some lighting up at night from sunset.

Giant Gift Box

1-31 Dec | Osborne Community Hub, 11 Royal St, Tuart Hill

Immerse yourself in a giant walk-through Christmas gift in the heart of Osborne Park, and remember to keep your camera at the ready to capture the moment!

Wish Upon a Star

1-31 Dec | Inglewood Town Square, 895 Beaufort St, Inglewood 

Be sure to make your wish when you visit this sparkling, Instagram-worthy installation.

Reindeer Family Portraits

1-31 Dec | Osborne Community Hub, 11 Royal St, Tuart Hill | Inglewood Town Square, 895 Beaufort St, Inglewood 

Put your face in the picture and strike a post with these cute reindeer families.

Christmas Gumtree

1-31 Dec | Munro Reserve, 218 Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview 

Admire the oversized baubles and sparkling lights in a large gumtree. Why not take a picnic or stroll through the park beneath a true Australian Christmas tree.

Twinkling Trees

1-31 Dec | Two Locations: Inglewood Town Square, 895 Beaufort St, Inglewood & Beaufort Street Carpark, 679 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley 

Look up to see oversized decorations adorning the trees at two locations in Inglewood & Mount Lawley.

Augmented reality

After all these years trying to catch Santa on Christmas eve, it turns out that all we needed was an AR app on our phones. The City is celebrating the young technology with a trail of AR Christmas characters. See all the locations here.

A Magical AR Christmas Adventure

1-31 Dec | All day | Various locations | Free

Join this Magical Christmas Adventure and rediscover our vibrant City as colourful presents, reindeers, Santa Claus and more are brought to life with augmented reality via the Eyejack app with six magical decals (download free from the App Store or Google play). Find all 6 decals for a special Christmas adventure!

Christmas Shop Window Trail

For the entire month of December, local businesses along the high streets of Inglewood, Mt Lawley, Osborne Park, Doubleview & Scarborough will utilise their shop windows to tell Christmas stories with unique street art displays.

Shop Window Trail

1-31 Dec | All day | Various locations | Free

The City has teamed up with 14 local artists to create festive shop displays, with each window inspired by the wonder of Christmas. See them all and vote for your favourite to win one of five Love Supporting Local hampers valued at $100.

Roving Performances, Christmas Movies & A Silent Disco

The biggest program of all is the eclectic mix of local performers roving through the streets performing their own unique versions of everyone’s favourite Christmas tunes. To top it off, the best of the family events include a silent (night) walking disco and an outdoor Christmas movie. See the full program below.

The Ukuladies – Mt Lawley

Saturday 5 Dec | 6-8pm | Beaufort St and Walcott St, Mt Lawley | All ages | Free

Celebrate the festive season as the Ukuladies roving duo perform Christmas classics in and around local cafes and restaurants to bring the festive feels.

Summer Santa and friends – Scarborough & Osborne Park 

Friday 11 Dec | 4-7pm | Scarborough Beach | All ages | Free

Saturday 12 Dec | 6-8pm | Robinson Reserve, Osborne Park | All ages | Free

A special guest will be making an early visit all the way from the North Pole! Summer Santa will soak up the sunshine in his boardies, sunnies and thongs, joined by Elvin the Elf and Fran and Felicity the light up fairies.

CC and the Elfry Brother – Osborne Park

Saturday 12 Dec | 6-8pm | Main St from Eldorado St to Federal St, Osborne Park | All ages | Free

Keep an eye out for CC and the Elfry Brother playing joyful Christmas tunes.

Christmas in the Square – Inglewood

Sunday 13 Dec | 4-6pm | Inglewood Town Square, Inglewood | All ages | Free

Inglewood Town Square will come alive with the wonderful sounds of Panache Blue and roving carollers! Have your pet photographed and support local businesses before or after by dining at one of the many tasty multicultural restaurants within easy walking distance of the town square.

Danilo Paz – Doubleview

Wednesday 16 Dec | 6.30-7.30pm | Al Fornetto, 199 Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview | All ages | Free

Enjoy the Spanish-inspired musical stylings of Danilo Paz roving with his accordion.

Henry Clarke – Doubleview

Wednesday 16 Dec | 6.30-7.30pm | Café Relish, 193C Scarborough Beach Rd, Doubleview | All ages | Free

Enjoy the vocals of Henry Clarke with his acoustic guitar on a summer evening in Doubleview.

The Christmas Wishes – Scarborough

Friday 18 Dec | 5-7pm | Scarborough Esplanade | All ages | Free

Hear all the Christmas classics from carol trio the Christmas Wishes.

Silent Night, Silent Disco – Inglewood

Saturday 19 Dec | 6-7.30pm | Inglewood Town Square, 895 Beaufort St, Inglewood | All ages | Free

Dust off your dancing shoes for a silent disco full of party tunes and Christmas classics! High energy host Yannick Benoit will bring the good vibes down Beaufort St, finishing at General Public, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy a bite to eat.

The Ukuladies – Inglewood

Saturday 19 Dec | 6-8pm | General Public Food Co, 3/882 Beaufort St, Inglewood | All ages | Free

Celebrate the festive season as the Ukuladies roving duo perform Christmas classics in and around local cafes and restaurants to bring the festive feels.

Doubleview Christmas Movie

Sunday 20 Dec | 5.30–9pm | Munro Reserve, Doubleview | All ages | Free

The City will partner with Doubleview House, Scarborough/Doubleview Girl Guides and The Bend in the Road to present a Christmas movie night for the whole family.

Christmas Craft Workshops For Kids

To keep the crafty kids busy over the school holidays, you can expect a bundle of Christmas-themed workshops, from sustainable gift-wrapping to Christmas decoration-making to colouring in stations. Here are our top picks.

Mrs Claus Craft workshop – Scarborough

Friday 4, 11 & 18 Dec | 6-9pm | Scarborough Multipurpose Space, 163 The Esplanade, Scarborough | Ages 4-12 | Free

Kids will delight in creating special decorations such as snow globes, festive frisbees, ornaments and Christmas mugs to take home and cherish! The City’s Freedom Fairies will guide Santa’s little helpers through this interactive experience. Bookings not required, just pop on down!

Sustainable gift-wrapping station – Mt Lawley

Saturday 5 Dec | 2-5pm | 669 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley | Free

The team at REmida Perth will wrap your festive goodies in eco and sustainable materials at this one of a kind wrapping station. Why not check out the local shops, cafes and restaurant while you wait?

Texta Columns with Paula Hart – Mt Lawley

Saturday 5 Dec 2-5pm & Sunday 6 Dec 9am-1pm | 669 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley | All ages | Free

It’s time to get creative and colour in these Christmas themed Texta Totem Columns by WA artist Paula Hart. Add a splash of colour to these larger than life illustrations, which will be displayed in the arcade at 699 Beaufort St once complete.

Mrs Claus Craft workshop – Mt Lawley

Sunday 6 Dec | 2-5pm | 1/669 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley | Ages 4-12 | Free

Kids will delight in crating special decorations such as snow globes, festive frisbees, ornaments and Christmas mugs to take home and cherish! The City of Stirling’s Freedom Fairies will guide Santa’s little helpers through this interactive experience. Bookings are not required.

Pet Portraits

There’s no love stronger than the one with your doggie, and now you can cement that bond with a free pet portrait photoshoot!

Pet Paw-traits – Inglewood and Mt Lawley

Saturday 5, Sunday 6 & Saturday 19 Dec | Various times | Inglewood and Mt Lawley | All ages | Free

Bring your four-legged friend to a joyful photoshoot location and pose for the pup-arazzi. Bookings essential and can be made here: christmaspetpaw-traitsmtlawley.eventbrite.com.au/

Content provided in partnership with the City of Stirling. 

 

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