The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail is back for its second year. The city will shine brighter this Christmas with 18 mesmerising light installations and vibrant Christmas decorations lighting up the evenings.

The brand new Christmas Lights Trail supported by Lotterywest includes some from favourites from last year, but the journey is completely different! This year there are two mapped out journeys, the green route is shorter and perfect for families – we opted to do both trails so we could see all the lights.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail displays include: 

SANTA’S MAGICAL CASTLE, Perth Cultural Centre

Experience the magic of the illuminated walk-through castle, created with over 100,000 twinkle lights in an array of festive colours. This was my daughter’s favourite installation, I’m sure she isn’t the only princess (or princess) who dreams of living in a castle!

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

GIANT BAUBLE, State Theatre Centre

This giant Christmas bauble was a crowd favourite from last year, it is big enough for the whole family to hop inside and snap a gorgeous Christmas photo.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

LIFELINE CHRISTMAS TREE, Yagan Square

The Lifeline Christmas tree is not only spectacular to look at, the enchanting tree is decorated with over 46,000 lights, each light represents those brave enough to call Lifeline’s 13 11 14 number to seek help.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

SANTA TRAIN, Yagan Square
Toot Toot! All aboard! Definitely the most popular installation but it was worth the crowd, my train obsessed toddlers couldn’t wait to climb aboard!

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

SANTA’S SECRET ELVES, Kings Square

Not all elves work out of the North Pole. Get a glimpse of what happens behind closed doors in Kings Square’s very own headquarters. My daughter noticed her name on the Naughty List, she has been strangely well behaved since 😉.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

CHRISTMAS CONSTELLATION, Kings Square

Another of our favourite installations, you can experience the enchanting Christmas Constellation of lights made up of over 20,000 festive pixels from afar, but I think the kids had the right idea by taking in the view from laying underneath.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

TINSEL TUNNEL, Raine Square

Get tangled up in a world of laughter and joy inside the Tinsel Tunnel. A glamorous and sparkly location for that fabulous Instagram photo.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

YOURS TRULY, Forrest Place

Catch a glimpse of Santa climbing up a 15-metre inflatable ladder to the balcony of the Commonwealth Bank building.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

JINGLE ALL THE WAY, 140 William

Dance to your own festive tune and light display when you discover these interactive stepping stones between The Coffee Club and Forever New.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

CITY OF PERTH CHRISTMAS TREE, Murray Street Mall

We loved walking beneath this magnificent Christmas tree towering at 12 metres tall for a truly unique Christmas experience.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

AROUND THE WORLD, Central Park

We had fun exploring the giant globe featuring 18,000 lights, the kids were pretty excited when they found Australia.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

TWINKLE TWINKLE, Outside Wesley Church

Explore the stunning 17-metre wall of twinkly lights, winding its way down the mall.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS, Hay Street Mall

Experience the dazzling display of this modern take on the classic Christmas Tree.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

STAINED GLASS CHRISTMAS TREE AND LIBRARY LIGHTS, Cathedral Square

This grand tree replicates the charm of the historical decorative features of the stained glass windows of the nearby St George’s Cathedral. It is simply beautiful together with lights hanging down the façade of the City of Perth Library.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

LIGHT LABYRINTH, Hibernian Place

We made a few wrong turns in this stunning custom-built maze in the east end of the city.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

CHRISTMAS PROJECTIONS, St George’s Cathedral

The enchanting animated projections that light up the façade of St George’s Cathedral is a must see! From 7.30pm to midnight, music concludes at 10pm.

HOPPY CHRISTMAS, Council House

It isn’t a real Aussie Christmas with a mob of giant illuminated kangaroos! These kangaroos are stunning.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The Christmas Lights Trail took us 2.5 hours to complete (that included returning to our car), I found the trail a lot easier on the kids this year compared to last! For smaller kids, I would definitely recommend bringing a pram or stroller and wearing comfortable walking shoes. You can Download the map online or pick one up from the iCity kiosk to ensure you don’t miss anything.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The Christmas Lights Trail is FREE and can be experienced every night from 6pm until Christmas Day.

www.visitperth.com.au

 

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About Kellie Elliott

Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.

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1 Comment
  1. Lorraine Swart 8 months ago

    Looks fantastic can’t wait to check this out with my kids next weekend!

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