Perth December Events – summer school holidays and the festive season are just around the corner! If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of December to keep your little monkeys busy, then Buggybuddys has you covered with a list of events that is sure to jingle everyone’s bell.
Santa’s Enchanted Wardrobe
Saturday, 1 December to Monday, 24 December
Tom Wilding Theatre, Claremont Showgrounds, 1 Greylands Road, Claremont
Journey through the enchanted wardrobe. Find magical characters along the way who will help or hinder you on your quest to find SANTA!
Tickets are essential!
Rockingham Christmas Market
Saturday, 1 December & Sunday, 2 December
Mike Barnett Sporting Complex, Goddard Street, Rockingham
With an array of local retailers, handmade stalls & entertainment including Santa, Jumping Castles etc. It really is set to be a great event for everyone to enjoy.
Striving to make this an annual event and establish itself as one of the busiest and most popular Christmas markets in Australia. Giving retailers the opportunity to promote their businesses and Customers enjoy the festive atmosphere and the quality and variety of products on offer.
Port Coogee Festival of Lights
Saturday, 1 December, 5pm to 9pm
Port Coogee, Coogee
Barefoot Entertainment and Events and Fraser’s are working alongside each other to bring The Festival of Lights to Port Coogee!
This event is jam packed with amusements & free Christmas activities for the kids, food trucks, live entertainment, market stalls, light display and so much more!
Eden Hill Community Christmas Party
Saturday, 1 December, 4pm to 6.30pm
Bassendean Caledonians Soccer Club, Northmoor Road, Bassendean
Join the Eden Hill Community Action Network (Eden Hill CAN) for our first community Christmas Party.
There will be free fire truck rides and a visit from Santa for the kids, giant board games (thanks to KIDS PARTY GAMES HIRE), a raffle and more.
A sausage sizzle will be available for gold coin donation. Drinks will also be available for purchase from the Bassendean Caledonians SC.
We are collecting donations to help out those in need over the festive season. If you can, please bring along a non-perishable food item to donate to a local charity.
This event is proudly supported by the Town of Bassendean and the Bassendean Caledonians Soccer Club.
Markets by the Sea
Sunday, 2 December, 9am to 2pm
Whitfords Nodes Park, Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys
Returning to 2018 and 2019 is our exciting and fresh community market coming to the beaches of the northern suburbs!
Bring your family and friends down to take in the beachy feels while browsing some of Perth’s most unique and boutique market stalls at one of “Perth’s Best Markets”.
Enjoy more than 50 market stalls, acoustic sounds, food truck eats, and summer vibes!
Market stalls include clothing, homewares, unique jewellery, plants, art, swimwear, artisan treats, and so much more.
We can’t wait to see you there!
Sunday, 2 December, 10am to 2pm
Garvey Park, Fauntleroy Avenue, Ascot
FREE entertainment and activities for all abilities!
Therapy Focus is delighted to invite people with disability, their families, friends and the wider community to our inclusive family fun day, SUNFLOWER SUNDAY, as part of International Day of People with Disability celebrations.
There’ll be a great range of entertainment for people of all ages and abilities, including activities hosted by our event partners:
🌻 Modified bikes and equipment by TADWA
🌻 Arts and crafts by Interchange WA
🌻 Fairy ponies by Identitywa
🌻 LEGO play by Bricks 4 Kidz
🌻 Golf hosted by MTI Golf Academy
🌻 Skill-building games by Jungle Sports
🌻 Musical play by Playgroup WA
🌻 Yoga by Connect Yoga WA
🌻 Pony rides by Riding for the Disabled WA
🌻 Soccer activities hosted by Football West
🌻 Trampolines and swings by Vuly
🌻 Aboriginal art, guided tours and bush tucker tastings by Bindi Bindi Dreaming
🌻 Bouncy castle, inflatable obstacle course and climbing wall
🌻 Cuddly animal farm
🌻 Video games
🌻 Face painting
🌻 Toddler play and lawn games
🌻 Parent pamper zone with massages
🌻 Sensory play and water play
🌻 Appearances by Sunny the Sunflower + much more!
Proudly supported by Lotterywest, The City of Belmont and Zenith Insurance.
Save Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre Christmas Concert
Sunday, 2 December, 3pm to 5pm
Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre, Selby Street, Wembley
The WA Classical Guitar Society Orchestra and the WA Gould league present a fundraising Christmas Concert at the Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre. Please join us for a magical afternoon with performances by the WA Classical Guitar orchestra and special guests, surrounded by the picturesque Herdsman Lake!
Perth Makers Market at Fremantle Markets
Sunday, 2 December, 9am to 4pm
Fremantle Markets, 74 South Terrace, Fremantle
Perth Makers Market are very excited to have been asked to join Fremantle Markets for a collaborative event!
We will be joining the historic Fremantle Market with a selection of 40 of our most amazing market stallholders to bring a range of unique handmade items to Fremantle.
Join to celebrate all the Perth and Fremantle handmade community has to offer while browsing the stalls and enjoying the delicious food and ambience of the Fremantle Markets.
Monday, 3 December, 10am to 3pm
Spine & Limb Foundation, 10 Selby Street, Shenton Park
‘Marketabilities’ provides the opportunity to appreciate the efforts of people living with disabilities in positive lifestyle roles as they sell a range of Arts & Crafts, delicious produce and plants!
Little Crafty Kids Sessions – Christmas Theme
Tuesday, 4 December, 9.30am to 10.30am
Centrepoint Midland, 307 Great Eastern Highway, Midland
Come and join us at Centrepoint Midland with your little ones on the 1st Tuesday of each month for a morning of FREE fun and craft activities, with the wonderful staff from Brockman Community House!
Don’t miss our Christmas Free Little Crafty Kids Session at Centrepoint Midland on TUESDAY, 4TH DECEMBER between 9:30am to 10:30am!
We will have a very special visit from Santa, Christmas themed stories, music and craft activity PLUS, each child will receive a small snack and small gift.
Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandparents, Guardians, Carers and your little ones are all welcome.
Christmas Twilight Festival at Perth City Farm
Wednesday, 5 December, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth
Get out of the house and come and join us on Wednesday the 5th of December for some delicious food and check out some of the best local arts and crafts!Our Festival will showcase some of Perth’s BEST local food stalls and vans with plenty to choose from, as well as some of Perth’s best local designers and creators especially curated for you and your shopping Christmas list. Local musicians, children entertainment, a beautiful place, our market is the best place to be on a Wednesday evening.Our four-legged friends are more than welcome.Gold-coin donation at the entry, all proceed going to Perth City Farm.
Wednesday, 5 December, 5pm to 8pm
Charlie Gregorini Memorial Park, Library Avenue, Ellenbrook
Simple fast delicious meal options for dine in or take home. Centered at the stunning Charlie Gregorini Memorial Reserve right next door to State Swim behind Ellenbrook library.
A community initiative, we encourage all to walk, run or peddle and bring your family, friends and neighbours along. Dogs on leads are welcome. Loads of parking available.
Murray Community Christmas Celebration
Wednesday, 5 December, 5pm to 7.30pm
Cantwell Park, South West Highway, Pinjarra
Join us for Murray’s annual Christmas Celebration!
A highlight of the Shire’s event calendar, the Murray Community Christmas Celebration promises to set the tone for a merry and bright festive season ahead.
A well-loved family outing, the Celebration offers free children’s face painting, entertainment, craft activities and an extra special visit from Santa and his helpers.
Christmas isn’t a season; it’s a feeling – one that the Shire invites all to enjoy. Pack your picnic rug, bring your chair and let’s have a very Murray Christmas!
The 2018 Murray Community Christmas Celebration is proudly supported by the Shire of Murray, Alcoa, Lotterywest, Bendigo Bank and Mandurah Mail.
Nature Pixie’s Bush Christmas – Special Christmas Storytime
Wednesday, 5 December, 11am to 12pm
Bassendean Memorial Library, 46 Old Perth Road, Bassendean
A festive extravaganza of fun and mischief as the little bush babies search for the magical rainbow Christmas tree on Christmas Eve! Music, dancing, puppets and Christmas wishing bubbles feature in this special show for young children.
Rebecca Jane Flanagan is a passionate early childhood teacher and dynamic professional development presenter. Rebecca’s passion for arts in education, connecting children with nature, and advocacy for play based learning are evident in her enchanting performances for children.
Bookings are required. Please book via the trybooking link below. The library kindly asks that you return unwanted tickets 48hrs prior to the event, using the link on the original confirmation email.
Baldivis Parks Lanterns Markets
Friday, 7 December, 5pm to 8pm
Baldivis Parks, corner Daintree Street & Baldivis Road, Baldivis
Join us for another fun evening at Baldivis Parks!
• Face painting
• Handmade market stalls
• Gourmet food vans
• Live Music
• Special visit from Santa & his Elf Twinkles!
Some seating will be available, however feel free to pack a blanket to enjoy a twilight picnic.
Lightning Swamp Bush Stalks
Friday, 7 December, 7pm to 9pm
Lightning Swamp, Matthew Close, Noranda
Find out what’s hiding at Lightning Swamp bushland when night falls. Bring your own torch, water bottle, enclosed shoes and imagination. Children under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Places are limited. To book, please contact the City of Bayswater on 9272 0654 or email [email protected].
Ellenbrook Twilight Markets
Friday, 7 December, 4pm to 8pm
Rainbow Waters Playground, Library Avenue, Ellenbrook
Our new and exciting community markets!
Held at Charlie Gregorini Memorial Park, Library Avenue, Ellenbrook.
Trading Times: 4pm to 8pm
A stunning venue where we hold the Ellenbrook Roadside Eats, Rainbow Water park surrounded by lawns and loads of room to kick a footy or just sit and enjoy free live music and the Ellenbrook Lions Club Train (small donation requested).
Carols by Candlelight & Christmas Parade
Friday, 7 December, 6pm to 9pm
Memorial Park, 7 Ochard Street, Armadale
In an annual Christmas tradition the City of Armadale invites you to join in the festive spirit of the holiday season with Carols by Candlelight. This family friendly Christmas event is bursting with community pride and celebration as it showcases some of the incredible talent from the Armadale area.
The evening begins early with the Christmas Parade through Jull Street Mall. Featuring a variety of well-known colourful characters and performance by local community groups, it provides an exciting spectacle for the young and imaginative.
Follow the parade through to Memorial Park, where Santa Claus will address the audience and share some special words of wisdom with the children in the lead up to Christmas.
Act-Belong-Commit Eats and Beats
Friday, 7 December, 5pm to 9.30pm
Beeliar Reserve, The Grange, Beeliar
Just like the Elves in Santa’s workshop we’ve been very busy and are excited to announce that due to community requests Team BCV are bringing back the Beeliar Christmas Concert!
Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and dance the night away with performances from local schools and professional entertainers including local band Skip The Beat.
As well as live music this free family event will be jam packed with food trucks, lots of kids’ activities and of course Santa’s grotto.
Saturday, 8 December, 10am to 2pm
Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Nature Play WA and Curtin University are excited to announce the Curtin Explorer event. It’s a FREE day of family fun at Curtin University, Bentley.
The Curtin Explorer event will be fun for the whole family, with cubby building, mud kitchens, clay play and nature crowns. Workshops will also be delivered by our friends at Curtin University including staff and students from the Early Childhood Education course, the Parks and Gardens team and the Engineering STEM Outreach Program.
Collect your Curtin Explorer activity map and complete each activity to receive your very own nature stamp. Hand in your map at the end of the event to go in the running to win one of five geocaching containers – perfect for our Curtin Explorers.
This is a self-guided event where parents and caregivers are responsible for their own child or children in their care at all times.
Guildford Christmas Twilight Market
Saturday, 8 December, 5pm to 9pm
Stirling Square, Meadow Street, Guildford
The Guildford Christmas Twilight Market gets underway at 5pm with live entertainment followed by a special Children’s Christmas Show commencing at 6.30pm featuring Santa who’ll be taking time out from his busy schedule to stop by and say hello.
FREE CHILDREN’S ACTIVIIES and a SILENT DISCO will be in full swing throughout the evening
100plus market stalls with unique Christmas gift ideas to suit all budgets and a fabulous Foodies Hub which includes VEGAN choices.
Stirling Square is situated alongside the Guildfor5d Train Station and the Perth to Midland Cycle Track.
We welcome dogs on leashes at all times to join us.
Saturday, 8 December, 12pm to 9pm
Cannington Exhibition Centre & Showgrounds, corner Albany Highway & Station Street, Cannington
Get ready to undertake a fantastic journey across time and space, to the edges of the universe, past the limits of human imagination. This is STEAM Carnival!
Conceptualised in Los Angeles and making its way to Canning for an Australian-first, the City of Canning is pleased to be hosting, in partnership with Two Bit Circus, STEAM Carnival.
STEAM Carnival is a social amusement platform for all ages that uses technology infused games and immersive hands-on experiences that leverage people’s passion for music, fashion and games to engage them in science, technology, engineering, arts and maths.
Developed in Los Angeles and making their debut appearance in Australia are ten giant tech games engineered by Two Bit Circus and tweaked here in Australia. Think drones, lasers, wacky arcade games and so much more.
Enjoy hours of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) entertainment including:
– Inspiring talks from key leaders in their field
– Hands on workshops designed to test and inspire
– Exhibits by local business, clubs, universities and schools with
– Visual storytellers and performers including costumed characters
and roving carnival-spirited acts
– The Lunar Sensation Big Top filled with exciting circus performers
and explosive shows from our partners at Scitech!
– Games and interactive experiences
And of course to keep you fueled all day long, drop by our G’Astronomy Food Village, filled with tasty delights and themed eats!
Feeling thirsty? Our ‘Science on Tap’ container bar opens from 4pm-9pm. Serving premium beer, wine and cider, our friends at Crafted Events WA are also bringing with them atmospheric cocktails with liquid nitrogen (Don’t worry, it’s 100% organic) Yum!
Christmas Movie Night
Saturday, 8 December, 6pm to 9.30pm
Whitby Town, 42 Windrow Grove, Whitby
Come and share the holiday cheer with face painting, Christmas crafts, a Christmas movie and an appearance from the big man himself!
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas will start at 7.45pm so make sure you bring down a picnic rug and some pillows from 6.00pm to secure your spot.
Christmas Vine Runner Half Marathon Event and Associated Runs
Saturday, 8 December, 6am to 9am
Sandalford Wines, 3210 West Swan Road, Caversham
## SAVE THE DATE SATURDAY 8 DECEMBER 2018 ##
The Third Edition – Vine Runner CHRISTMAS Half Marathon and supporting distances at Sandalford Estate Swan Valley
Distances: 21.1km Half Marathon : 10 kilometres : 5 kilometres : 2.5km Junior/Family Grape Run
EMAIL: [email protected]u for complete event details
We welcome Families, Groups, Clubs and Companies to make it a Christmas Function in the Swan Valley.
Christmas in Elfenbrook 2018
Saturday, 8 December, 12pm to 6pm
Main Street, Ellenbrook
Christmas Festival and Pageant in Ellenbrook’s CBD. Market Stalls, Community Groups, Live Stage Performances, Enviro Zone, Youth Zone, Junior Zone, Zen Zone, Mini Art Market, Christmas Pageant @ 4pm, Murphy’s Lore @ 5pm, Rides/Activities/Displays/Attractions and Santa!
Guided Walk in Koondoola Bushland
Saturday, 8 December, 8am to 9am
Koondoola Regional Bushland, Beach Road, Koondoola
Friends of Koondoola lead a free guided walk around Koondoola bushland on the second Saturday of every month, from 8am to 9am. To join, just meet at Gate 2, corner Koondoola and Burbridge Ave, Alexander Heights.
Santa’s Christmas Carnival
Sunday, 9 December, 10am to 5pm
Claremont Showground, 1 Greylands Road, Claremont
Come and enjoy a magical day at Claremont Showgrounds!
This December, enter an unbelievable world of extraordinary amusements, electrifying rides and spectacular entertainment for all to enjoy. Santa’s Christmas Carnival is Western Australia’s biggest Christmas celebration filled with loads of exciting rides, activities and entertainment for ALL ages!
Unlimited rides & entertainment all day long!! All for just one low entrance price.
All eyes to the sky!
Santa’s arrival on the main arena at 11:15am will be a spectacular one!
Entry includes unlimited access to carnival rides, live entertainment and stage shows, extreme motocross stunt shows, face painting, animal farms, thrill rides, roving entertainers, a splash-tacular water playground and so much more.
Tickets are essential!
Harrisdale Christmas Market
Sunday, 9 December, 11am to 4pm
Harrisdale Pavilion, 83 Gracefield Boulevard, Harrisdale
Bring the family down for a day full of market stalls, food trucks, live entertainment, kids games and a visit from Santa.
Christmas in the City Bunbury
Sunday, 9 December, 3pm to 6.30pm
Bunbury CBD, Bunbury
The annual Christmas celebration combines the street parade, festival and carols concert. Held on the second Sunday in December each year, Christmas in the City invites the Bunbury-Geographe community to celebrate the festive season. It features free activities and entertainment for the whole family. Participants line the streets of the CBD to watch the parade of colourful floats pass by, then make their way to Graham Bricknell Music Shell to sing along to Christmas carols.
Hammond Park Christmas Party
Sunday, 9 December, 5pm to 8pm
Botany Park, corner Macquarie Boulevard & Botany Parade, Hammond Park
It’s getting close to that time of year again and we’re excited to announce that the date has been set for this year’s Hammond Park Christmas Party presented by Vivente.
The annual event will take place on Sunday, 9 December 2018 at Botany Reserve (on the corner of Macquarie Boulevard and Botany Parade in Hammond Park).
The festivities will kick off at 5pm and there’ll be live music and plenty of the usual activities to keep the kids entertained.
We have once again secured party music favourites, Daren Reid & the Soul City Groove who will be performing at our eighth Christmas party in a row!
Don’t forget the event is free, so bring your family, friends and even your furry pals and enjoy a fantastic festive evening.
Please note that there is only limited parking available at the event.
Roleystone December Markets
Sunday, 9 December, 3pm to 9pm
Cross Park, Jarrah Road, Roleystone
Wonderful Markets showcasing 140 amazing stalls, mouth-watering food trucks and fabulous entertainment.
Swan Valley Twilight Family Festival
Sunday, 9 December, 4pm to 8.30pm
Baskerville Oval, Memorial Avenue, Baskerville
Swan Valley Twilight Festival is a Fun event for people of all ages.
FREE activities from 4 pm – Bouncy Castle, Obstacle Course, Slot Cars, Giant Slide, Animal Farm, Bubbles, Craft, Face Painting.
On Stage Entertainment starts from 5 pm and Christmas Carols start at 7 pm after a visit from Santa.
St Patricks Mount Lawley Christmas Festival 2018
Sunday, 9 December, 3pm to 9pm
Corner First Avenue & Beaufort Street, Mount Lawley
The annual St Patrick’s Mount Lawley Christmas Festival is happening again on Sunday 9 December 2018!
The free festivities will stretch along Beaufort Street between Perth College and First Avenue (the whole of Beaufort Street will be closed to traffic on both sides this year!) Allowing easy access into Copley Park and throughout the Festival.
Gourmet Food, Carols, Pop Up Bar, Santa, Family Fun, Christmas Tree, Camels, Free Kids Activities, Kids Crafts, Artisan Stalls!
We’ll round off the day by singing carols by candlelight on the St Patrick’s lawn before we turn on the iconic Mount Lawley Christmas Tree.
A fun day out for young, old and hipsters alike… Get into the Christmas Spirit and bring your family & friends down for a bite to eat and some Christmas shopping!
King Neptunes Christmas Festival
Sunday, 9 December, 3pm to 7pm
Two Rocks Shopping Centre, Lisford Avenue, Two Rocks
There will be lots of market stalls, live music, great food, wine tasting, awesome views overlooking the marina, hot rods, bouncy castle and climbing wall, face painting plus a visit by some very special characters.
Charity Christmas Markets
Sunday, 9 December, 8am to 12pm
Greenfields Shopping Complex, Murdoch Drive, Greenfields
Market stalls | Christmas Gifts
Live music | sausage sizzle
Santa & so much more …
Bring the whole family for a morning out and finish your Christmas shopping!
Proceeds going to various local charities.
Christmas Storytime with Princess Sparkles
Monday, 10 December, 10.30am to 11.15am
Bayswater Library, 25 King William Street, Bayswater
Come along to the Bayswater Library for a festive Christmas Storytime with Princess Sparkles from Sparkles Magic – Kids Magician Perth
Dance, sing, play games and make a wish with Princess Sparkles magic fairy dust and read a festive story!
No registrations required, contact the Bayswater Library on (08) 9271 2340 to find out more.
Palmyra Christmas Twilight Market
Thursday, 13 December, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Palmyra Western Farmers Markets, McKimmie Road, Palmyra
Our Annual Christmas Twilight Market will be happening again this year on Thursday 13 December from 4.30 – 8.30pm.
We have an exciting line up of live musical performances!
Lots of Christmas gift stalls and gourmet producers.
Bring your family & friends down in Christmas hats!
Christmas Storytime with Santa and his Elf
Friday, 14 December, 10.30am to 11.15am
Morley Library, 240 Walter Road West, Morley
Join us at the Morley Library for a special Christmas Storytime with Santa and his elf helper!
There will be christmas stories, christmas songs and plenty of fun for all.
No registrations required, contact the Morley Library on (08) 9272 0980 for further details.
Thornlie Twilight Markets
Friday, 14 December, 5pm to 9pm
Thornlie Football and Sports Club, Berehaven Avenue, Thornlie
Market Stalls, Food Trucks Entertainment & Kids Activities.
Twilight Markets Waterford Plaza
Friday, 14 December, 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Waterford Plaza, corner Manning & Kent Roads, Karawara
FOOD . FAMILY . FUN
**FREE FAMILY EVENT**
Come and join us for the next in our series of Twilight Market events, held on the #WaterfordPlaza High Street.
We will have FREE kids entertainment, live music, prize giveaways, market stalls and over 30 Waterford Plaza food outlets to choose from! Something for everyone and dog-friendly.
Hope to see you there!
Jack and the Beanstalk The Pantomime
Saturday, 15 December and Sunday, 16 December
JOME Club of Performing Arts, 1/6 Cowcher Place, Belmont
Enter our hidden community theatre in Belmont for this classic fairytale, pantomime style! Grab your whole family for an exciting and memorable afternoon of laughs and magic (beans?).
Get ready to laugh, cheer, hiss and boo along with all your favourite characters – the louder the better!
Kids are encouraged to dress up and get in the spirit!
Mandurah’s Christmas Fair
Saturday, 15 December, 4pm to 8pm
Hall Park, Halls Head
December 15th will bring you Mandurah’s Christmas Fair from 4pm till 8pm. Located at Hall Park, Western Foreshore.
Food trucks, Market Stalls, Amusement Rides and a visit from Santa.
Infinity Gymsports will be there with some students to showcase some of Mandurah’s best gymnastics talent and will be running a Raffle.
We will also have face painting, bouncy castle and petting zoo with an optional Gold Coin Donation entry with money going to Infinity Gymsports.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Saturday, 15 December, 5pm to 10.30pm
Langley Park, Riverside Drive, East Perth
Christmas cheer for all to hear!
Light your candles & get your jingle bells ready for a night filled with Christmas sing-alongs and classical music hits with a magical fireworks filled finale under the stars.
West Australian Symphony Orchestra is absolutely delighted to join forces with Lotterywest, City of Perth and Variety – the Children’s Charity WA, to create Perth’s largest outdoor Christmas concert, Christmas Symphony!
We have injected more of the festive spirit into Symphony in the City, our annual outdoor celebration of classical music, to kick off summer with this new and extended program.
Hosted by Channel 9’s Louise Momber and Michael Thomson, Christmas Symphony will feature a complete program of classical music hits and everyone’s favourite Christmas carols. Families can sing-along to Jingle Bells and Silent Night while also enjoying the sparkling Overture to Bernstein’s Candide, Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets and Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular 1812 Overture, featuring a spectacular fireworks-filled finale.
This magical evening will feature more than 150 performers on stage including West Australian Symphony Orchestra, WASO Chorus, Variety Choir and special guests including the one and only, Santa.
Families can enjoy a picnic and pre-show entertainment in Langley Park from 5pm. The full program for the evening will be announced on Wednesday 5 December.
We will light up the night at Langley Park on Saturday 15 December from 5pm.
Banksia Grove Free Christmas Movie Sundowner
Saturday, 15 December, 5pm to 9.30pm
Discovery Park Amphitheatre, corner Grandis Boulevard & Botanic Avenue, Banksia Grove
Come along and enjoy an afternoon of music, food and entertainment followed by a movie under the stars!
5pm MUSIC: Enjoy the laid back tunes of talented local singer Jake Reid
6.30pm FATHER CHRISTMAS will make a surprise visit
7.30pm MOVIE: Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the inspiring animated movie Moana
FOOD FOR SALE: Including sausage sizzle, Ice cream and Coffee.
A Very Cockburn Christmas
Saturday, 15 December, 2pm to 8pm
Cockburn ARC, 31 Veterans Avenue, Cockburn Central
It’s going to be a very Cockburn Christmas this year with our new event partners Cockburn ARC and the Fremantle Football Club as we join festive forces and bring to you a special event.
Start your family day of fun with:
ARC Slide ‘n’ Splash Party
Pack your bathers as the aquatics zone will be filled with entertainment, activities and Christmas cheer. All this is included in the casual entry price, plus the slides are free!
Fremantle Dockers Open Day
See what happens behind closed doors with a free tour of the Fremantle Dockers state-of-the-art training facility. Register online via corporate.fremantlefc.com.au and be guided through the facility, have your photo taken in front of your favourite players’ locker and meet mascots Johnny and Jenny Docker along the way.
Christmas on the Green
As the sun sets, bring your picnic and enjoy a fun evening of entertainment, including a Christmas artisan market (for those last minute gift ideas), live performances by Aviida (The Voice), local choirs and the Navy Band all playing your Christmas favourites. All this on the Dockers training ground – Victor George Kailis Oval.
Food and drinks are available to purchase on site. Parking available, but do consider public transport.
This event is AUSLAN interpreted.
HBF Arena Christmas Pool Party
Saturday, 15 December, 1pm to 4pm
HBF Arena, Kennedya Drive, Joondalup
Start your school holidays with a splash! By joining us for our annual family Christmas pool party! ALL AGES.
There will be fun for the whole family with:
• 32m waterslide
• Floating Inflatable obstacle course
• Aqua Volleyball
• Outdoor water balloon tournament – this was a hit last time!
• Dry inflatable obstacle course
• Bomby competitions and games
• Blow up water toys
PLUS loads of prizes to be won!!
Tickets available at HBF Arena Reception Only.
Secret Garden at Rosehill Twilight Markets
Saturday, 15 December, 3pm to 8pm
Rosehill Waters, 122 West Parade, South Guildford
This Summer series of twilight markets is set in the shady secret gardens surrounding the iconic Rosehill Lodge in South Guildford.
Browse our stalls amongst the shady trees and grab a bite to eat from the row of food trucks parked just outside.
Enjoy your food with a beer or wine from our vintage caravan bar!
There will be live music to enjoy while you eat, and free pony rides or inflatables for the kids.
Old McDonald’s Travelling Farm will be there too, totally free for the kids to enjoy.
Come and discover this hidden gem tucked away not far from the city!
Next door is the stunning Rosehill Waters housing estate, with a simply amazing pirate themed playground for the kids, it’s a well-kept secret for now but that won’t last!
Christmas Markets – Mindarie
Sunday, 16 December, 12pm to 5pm
The Marina, 33 Falls Boulevard, Mindarie
Celebrate the festive season at The Marina Mindarie on Sunday 16th December at the 2018 Christmas Markets.
– Artisan markets stalls
– Street food stalls
– Free Christmas kids activities
– Live bands on two stages
– Roving Christmas performers
– Free event
Even Santa will make an appearance!
Perth Makers Market
Sunday, 16 December, 9.30am to 3.30pm
Heathcote Cultural Precinct, 58-60 Duncraig Road, Applecross
Perth’s premier handmade artisan market offers high quality handmade crafters from WA an opportunity to sell their goods and a great time for everyone at a family friendly event.
With over 150 stalls to browse from, food to keep your tummy happy and kids activities including the fantastic on site pirate ship playground it’s going to be a great day out for the whole family.
Also on site during the market:
– Artist Open Studios
– Art Gallery and Museum open
– BWG Restaurant (bookings required)
– St John Ambulance
– A visit from SANTA!!!
Sunday, 16 December, 8am to 6pm
Barbagello Raceway, Wattle Avenue East, Neerabup
Drift-Ability is a community drifting event for young adults aged 16-25 years of age with a disability / special needs to allow them to experience the thrill of what it’s like to ride in a drift car.
We will be holding 200+ passenger rides over 9 hours for 100+ participants as well as putting on a show n shine for people to check out some of Perth’s coolest cars.
There will be officials at the event so if you need a hand or have any questions please feel free to ask anyone in high-vis vests.
Cost: FREE, thanks to our amazing sponsors.
Registration: Registration is made online via form found – https://form.jotform.co/82682068643868
*All participants & carers must attend the briefing so we can explain how all the passenger rides will work. If you have any questions please contact us before the event to get them cleared up.
Parking: Free car parking has been arranged at Barbagallo Raceway on outside the main gate, and on the inside on the grass (until room runs out).
Snow in London Court
Monday, 17 December to Friday, 21 December, 10am to 2pm
London Court, 647 Hay Street, Perth
It will be a white Christmas at London court this year with snow falling in this historic lane in the city. Take a break from your City offices to grab the perfect snow Instagram shot and then tick a couple of those Christmas presents off your list.
BRING THE KIDS for some Perth Winter wonderland too…
~ Snow falls at 10am, 10.45am and 11.30am.
~ Santa appears 11am-2pm.
Family Christmas Crafternoon
Monday, 17 December, 3pm to 4pm
Bayswater Library, 25 King William Street, Bayswater
Get crafty with the whole family this December!
Make your very own Christmas decorations, presents and more.
This free event is open to all ages and craftiness levels.
Contact the Bayswater Library on (08) 9271 2340 to find out more.
Christmas Storytime and Giant Bubble Party
Tuesday, 18 December, 10.30am to 11.15am
Maylands Public Library, corner Guildford Road & Eighth Avenue, Maylands
Come for the Christmas storytime and stay for the giant bubble party in the park!
Bubbly – World Class Soap Bubbles are joining us to share their giant bubble fun while our librarians read magical Christmas stories.
Contact the Maylands Library on (08) 9208 2450 for more information.
Vic Park Christmas Twilight Market
Tuesday, 18 December, 4.30pm to 8.30pm
Vic Park Farmers Market, John McMillan Park, Kent Street, Victoria Park
This year is our very first Vic Park Farmers’ Market Christmas Twilight Market!
Join us on Tuesday evening 18 Dec from 4.30 – 8.30pm
4.30 – 5pm: Carols by The Vic Park Primary Choir
5 – 6pm: The Awkwardstra – Community Orchestra
6 – 8.30pm: Live music by Mary Emme
Gingerbread man decorating station
Christmas Crafts for the kids
Delicious array of food vendors from around the world.
Christmas gift stalls – arts, crafts, gourmet products & more!
Imagination Warriors Nature Play Day
Wednesday, 19 December, 10am to 2pm
Heritage Cottage Gardens, St Brigid’s College, Lesmurdie Road, Lesmurdie
Let us bring out your Little Warriors Wild Imagination with our Fun, Messy & Creative Nature Play Days.
Location: Heritage Cottage Gardens at St Brigid’s College. Enter at Roundabout on Lesmurdie Rd and Park in Lower Car Park Closest to Senior Oval.
Some of our Imagination Stations include:
– Warrior Headbands
– Teepee Tower Building
– Dirt Don’t Hurt Hub
– Imagination Wands
– Tinker Table
– Mini Bow and Arrows
– Potion Pots
– Nature Collage
– Creek Fishing
– Fruit Market
And most importantly Free Play in Nature!
While children Play they will be using their Imaginations, Building Confidence & Resilience, Communicating with others, Problem Solving, Connecting & Creating Friendships, Taking Turns, Sharing, Designing, Experimenting, Expressing themselves…the list goes on and on!
Please Note: For the Older Groups… No Parents Allowed in our Imagination Warriors Zone, just Drop off/Sign in/Pick up. Adequate Supervision is provided by our Play Workers who will Support & Guide Children in their activities if required but not interfere in the natural process and importance of play. Should you wish to be nearby, you may picnic, read a book or rest under a tree on the opposite side of the Cottage.
Registration/tickets essential – see event page for details.
High Wycombe Christmas Picnic
Thursday, 20 December, from 5.30pm
Scott Reserve, Norling Road, High Wycombe
SAVE THE DATE! 20th of December is it! Hard planning has already started for this year’s High Wycombe Community Christmas Picnic!
Christmas at The Quarry
Friday, 21 December and Saturday, 21 December, 7pm to 9pm
Quarry Amphitheatre, 1 Waldron Drive, City Beach
Join Freeze Frame Opera for a marvellous evening of opera hits and Christmas cheer. Celebrate the magic of Christmas at the Quarry with FFO’s superb cast of Western Australian opera singers, musicians and dancers. Fill yourselves with the joy of Christmas as we light up our big FFO Christmas tree. Be enthralled. Be entranced. Be uplifted.
Gates open – 6:00pm Concert starts – 7:00pm
Cafe available at the venue or BYO Picnic permitted.
Low beach/concert chairs permitted by no wider than 52cms.
The Quarry Amphitheatre is proud to be a Non Smoking venue.
Happy Zoo Year
Monday, 31 December, 3.30pm to 8pm
Perth’s best kids’ NYE Party is back!
We’re starting the party early this year, giving you more time to explore the Zoo and visit your favourite animals and Zoorassic Park creatures before settling in for a night of non-stop entertainment.
The kids can get their groove on to fan favourites while mum and dad sit back and relax.
Go on an enchanting journey with some of your favourite Dinosaur Train friends. Starring Buddy and Tiny, you’ll enjoy light-hearted humour and high energy music that will get the kids up and moving.
Don’t miss seeing Shimmer & Shine on their FIRST EVER visit to Perth! Bring your little genies to dance and jive under the starry Zoo sky.
The Grinch is up to his old tricks again, but this time he is back in town to ruin New Year’s Eve. Can our special fairies & magical friends stop him? This twist on the Dr Seuss classic will have your kids up singing and dancing the night away.
The party finishes up with a family-friendly countdown at 8pm!
Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment.
NYE Fireworks Mindarie
Monday, 31 December, 5pm to midnight
The Marina, 33 Falls Boulevard, Mindarie
Burns Beach Estate and The Marina, Mindarie present the 2018 NYE Fireworks!
** Fireworks commence at 8.30pm **
For those who wish to see in the New Year, DJ’s will continue to play in all venues (please see venues events page for more information)
Please note, The Marina is a licensed destination and therefore no BYO food, beverage, eskies, chairs or picnic blankets are permitted on site. The Boardwalk is for standing room only.
Limited onsite parking is available, however to avoid traffic delays we recommend to use public transport, taxi’s, uber, walking or car-pooling.
NYE Family Countdown
Monday, 31 December, 6pm to 10pm
The Vines Resort & Country Club, 51 Verdelho Drive, The Vines
Bring the whole family along to see out the last day of 2018 in the Vines Café from 6pm!
Finish off the year with our pizza buffet, featuring a range of favourite toppings along with chef’s selections of fresh salads, hot chips and dessert. Plenty of kid’s activities and resident DJ playing the best tunes from 7pm.
Everyone will love the countdown to the balloon drop at the children’s time of 9pm.
Adults – $55pp | kids (5-12yrs) $39pp
Cash bar will be available.
Bookings essential & limited tickets Phone (08) 9297 3000 or email [email protected]
*Full pre-payment required & non-refundable. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
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