The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The City of Perth has put together a brand new Christmas Lights Trail. 

The Christmas Lights Trail takes you on a journey from Northridge to Forrest Place, Cathedral Square to Elizabeth Quay.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail displays include: 

FESTIVE TREE LIGHTING, Russell Square, Northbridge
As we arrived at Russell Square we were drawn straight to the large tree in the centre of the park dazzled in Christmas lights, we actually almost missed the 17 trees light up around the park featuring projections on tree branches. 

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

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TUNNEL, Northbridge Piazza
Definitely one of the busier displays, lots of couples and families taking selfies before walking through the 24 metre tunnel created with over 5km of bud lights. Miss 7 was more interested in the glowing seats.  

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

Every Friday night there is a free 5.30pm and 8.30pm screening of your favourite Christmas movies!

TINSEL TANGLE, Wetlands Amphitheatre, Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
Be inspired by this artistic interpretation of tangled illuminated tinsel to create this whimsical landscape. 

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

Miss 7 also found a couple of Santa’s elves near the Art Gallery of WA but I’ve been told that this display was only there for launch night.  

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS, Corner William and Wellington Street
Experience the dazzling display of this modern take on the classic Christmas Tree. 

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

CHRISTMAS CONSTELLATION, Forrest Place
Wish upon a shooting star and make your dreams come true with the Christmas Constellation, made from an accumulation of 20,000 pixels, featuring a festive tale of lights this season. 

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

CITY CHRISTMAS TREE, Murray Street Mall
The city’s central Christmas Tree is 13 metres high showcasing an LED season’s greeting ribbon.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

SHADOW PLAY, City Beach Wall, Forrest Place
Explore your inner diva and have a marvellous time creating colourful silhouettes with Shadow Play on the wall outside of the City Beach store. 

Miss 7 loved this display, anything interactive is a big drawcard for kids! 

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

PIXEL ART STICKS, Murray Street Mall
Be a light performer experimenting with Pixel Art sticks and spin to your heart’s desire each Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 7pm to 9pm, next to the entrance of Carillon City. 

Unfortunately, we didn’t find this display but keep your eye out for event staff along the way as it is a roving, interactive display where the kids can become a light performer and experiment with spinning the light sticks for great photos and fun.

GIANT BAUBLE, Murray Street Mall
Another very popular display, walking through and pictures from within the oversized Christmas bauble. 

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

CHRISTMAS CANDLES, Hay Street Mall
Enjoy the festive light from 20 oversized candles as you stroll down Hay St Mall. 

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

THE DREAM CATCHER, Central Park
Enjoy an immersive experience under this light and visual display, for only in dreams, we enter a world that is entirely our own. 

CHRISTMAS PROJECTIONS AND STAINED GLASS TREE, Cathedral Square
Enchanting animated projections light up the facade of St George’s Cathedral from 7.30pm, enhancing this beautiful building’s features with colour.  

This was definitely the highlight of the night, the projections are stunning and very creative – we could have stayed and watched for hours! 

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

Cathedral Square is also home to an 8.5 metre stained glass Christmas Tree, complementing the Cathedral’s windows.  

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

GIANT CHRISTMAS TREE, Brookfield Place
A 12 metre modern silver and blue Christmas Tree features in the Main Square of Brookfield Place with a range of other decorations throughout the buildings to enjoy. 

This was my favourite Christmas tree of the night, completely different to a traditional Christmas tree and very elegant.  

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

COUNCIL HOUSE LIGHTS, St Georges Terrace
Over 20,000 LED lights light up Council House in an assortment of rainbow colours against the night sky. 

There is also a large tree decorated with Christmas lights out the front.  

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

DECONSTRUCTED CHRISTMAS TREE AND LIGHTS FOR LIFELINE WA CHRISTMAS TREE, Elizabeth Quay
An iconic Christmas Tree featuring 13,000 baubles next to a modern and light-hearted approach with the decorative elements, sprawled on the ground so visitors are able to get up close and personal with the lights which flicker in harmony with festive jingles. 

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

BELL TOWER LIGHTS, Barrack Square
By combining the beautiful water feature that includes LED multi-lights, along with the LED lights in the spire, the Bell Tower will be sparkling this Christmas! 

This was Miss 7’s favourite display, she loved the coloured water.  

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

CHRISTMAS STREET DECORATIONS, Throughout the City
Along the trail, discover the city as it comes to life with festive street decorations lighting up the night. 

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

The Christmas Lights Trail took us just under 3 hours to complete (that included returning to our car), my daughter was completely exhausted by the end! For smaller kids I would definitely recommend bringing a pram or stroller, wearing comfortable walking shoes and even consider parking at different locations along the trail – the City of Perth Parking has put together a list of convenient parking locations. Or, as it’s on every night until Christmas, you can do parts of the trail on different nights to break it up.  

You can Download the map or pick one up from the iCity kiosk to ensure you don’t miss anything.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

Don’t forget to enter the Santa in Perth City Competition. Pick up a free Santa from the iCity Kiosk or download one online, take a picture of him in the city and upload your picture to Instagram using the #santainperthcity.

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

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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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