As Perth welcomes in the summer and Christmas rounds the corner, ‘tis the season to get outside and spread the Yule spirit. What better way to ignite Christmas wonder than with a tour of Perth’s magical Christmas light displays? Here are some exciting displays that will have you feeling like a kid on Christmas morning.

City of Stirling – Home for Christmas

Be delighted by the glittering displays across the City of Stirling as they welcome in the festive season with their Home for Christmas program. Make a Christmas wish upon a light-up star in Inglewood, stroll through a giant gift box in Tuart Hill and admire the lights and over-sized ornaments in the Aussie Christmas gumtree in Doubleview, all on display throughout December.

Be dazzled after dark by local artist VJ Zoo’s projections as they light up the buildings of Mt Lawley and Scarborough on weekends.

All displays are free to enjoy! See more here.

City of Perth Lights Trail

With more than half a million lights and hundreds of decorations adorning the city streets, the City of Perth Lights Trail is a spectacle not to be missed. With four radiant walking trails to pick from, visit icons like a five-metre-tall swan in Elizabeth Quay or a shimmering peacock made up of 2300 lights on Wellington Street any night of the week from 6:00pm. Start your trek on the luminous Northbridge trail at the rusty Holden Ute at the WA Museum Boola Bardip and wind your way through the ethereal, 32m Constellation Tunnel in Yagan Square, before finishing up at Perth Train Station. Hop over to Raine Square to take on the (Blue) CBD Trail and head to Murray Street Mall to find a glittery gift.

Be sure to go past Elizabeth Quay and take the Red Trail from Hay Street Mall to Santa’s Sleigh in Heritage square, where you’ll find the perfect place to get a snap with Santa. Visitors can take in the gorgeous scenes while being entertained by roaming entertainers on Friday and Saturday nights. All the trails are low impact and wheelchair friendly, but if you are looking for something a little shorter, try out the Lotterywest Lights Trail in Claisebrook or the Micro Trail in West Perth. With no entry fees, visitors can enjoy this alongside ample free parking options.

Download your map here.

Mandurah Lights Cruises

Be swept away by the yule-tide spirit in Mandurah and jump aboard Perth’s only Christmas Lights Cruise. With five cruise packages available, including live entertainment, yummy snacks and plenty of drinks available for you to sip on as you drift by multicoloured light displays, experience the magic of Christmas like never before – on the water! Hire your own boat for a more intimate Christmas paddle through the twinkling canal – boats are available every night except for Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve.

For more information on Christmas Light cruises, see here.

Display at Myamba Court

Have you ever dreamt of a white Christmas? Myamba Court in Carramar bring that dream alive with interactive snow machine, lasers and projections and dancing lights synchronised to some of your favourite tunes. Here you will find 8 houses dressed to impress all month with a special fundraising night to be held on December 19, where visitors can enjoy the spectacular lights with a sausage sizzle, chocolate wheel, DJ and jumping castle. All funds raised will be donated to families with Bears of Hope. Keep an eye out for visits from a cast of characters like Poppy from Trolls, the friends from Paw Patrol and Olaf from Frozen.

See here for more information.

Baldivis Street Lights

If a classic Christmas drive-by sounds up your alley take to the roads of Baldivis, where 33 residential streets will be lighting up your Christmas. Pump the carols and pack your favourite holiday-season snacks as you wind your way through all the glowing suburban neighbourhood in the comfort of your own vehicle. Spanning from Acropolis Street to Minchin Turn to Westwood Crescent, try to hit every location, or create your own route through the star-studded streets of Baldivis to find some hidden gems.

Find a list of Baldivis’s light-up lanes here.

Wanneroo Botanic Gardens – The Magic of Christmas

Trade in the bustle of the city for the tranquility of Wanneroo Botanic Gardens this festive season, as 5 acres of gorgeous gardens spark up the night. Weave through light-sprinkled botanics and wander by the ornaments on display as the iconic gardens immerse you in The Magic of Christmas from late November through to mid-January. With free admission to all mini-golfers and Leapfrog guests, why not bring the family, friends or colleagues along for a game amongst the lights. Only 5 minutes from Joondalup, and with visitors welcome any time during open hours, Wanneroo Botanic Gardens will truly be the glittering Christmas jewel of the Northern suburbs.

To find out more, see here.

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