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Experience the Christmas Lights Trail

Starting Friday 20 November

Choose from one of four journeys across the CBD (red and blue trails), Northbridge, East End and West End areas, or forge your own festive journey through our 30 dazzling light displays, enchanting building projections and joyful street decorations.

Plus there’s roving entertainment every Friday and Saturday night to add that extra dose of Christmas spirit!

Christmas Lights Trail Map  Christmas Lights Trail Accessible Map

  • 1

    WA Museum Boola Bardip

    Presented by WA Museum Boola Bardip
    Experience the Rusty Holden Ute right out of the classic Aussie Christmas jingle, which has parked itself outside the new WA Museum Boola Bardip.
    Rusty Holden Ute
  • 2

    Perth Cultural Centre

    Presented by Perth Cultural Centre
    Say hello and get a photo with the Cheeky Cockatoo that’s perched on a branch in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre.
    Cheeky Cocktaoo
  • 3

    Northbridge Piazza

    What’sss that? A giant, friendly Christmassss Tree Snake has slithered its way into Northbridge all the way from the North Pole.
    Christmas Snake
  • 4

    Kings Square

    Presented by Kings Square
    When Santa’s Sleigh is not in the night sky, his reindeers like to rest and play at Kings Square! Come and say hi to three of his favourites; Rudolph, Vixen and Cupid. Climb aboard these three metre long, illuminated reindeers and snap a fun Christmas photo.
    Reindeer Playground
  • 5

    Yagan Square

    Presented by Yagan Square
    Enjoy an immersive music and light show under a constellation of 16,000 lights. The 32 metre long tunnel connecting the city and Northbridge creates the ultimate Christmas-themed sensory experience and is always a fan favourite.
    Constellation Tunnel
  • 6

    Raine Square

    Presented by Raine Square
    Be mesmerised by this nine metre tall geometric Christmas tree as it transitions through stunning visual sequences that are projected onto the facade and accompanied by a fun, festive soundtrack. This is one not to miss!

  • 7


    Presented by 140
    Marvel at the giant shining feathers of this beautiful, proud peacock. With over 23,000 lights, you’ll see this festive bird lighting up the walkways of 140.
    Festive Peacock
  • 8


    Presented by 140 Perth
    Turn the handle to get a glimpse of the magical Christmas activities going on behind the mysterious door that has appeared in Railway Lane. What will you see when you sneak a peek?
  • 9

    Murray Street Mall

    Sing along while you check out this impressive Christmas tree that’s playing a range of classic and modern Christmas favourites. This is the tallest installation on the trail, standing at over 12 metres high! 
    City of Perth Christmas Tree
  • 10

    Murray Street Mall

    Whose cheeky face is that popping out of the pavement? It’s Rudolph! That giant red nose is unmistakeable as you walk along the Murray Street Mall. Make sure you stop and take a selfie with him!
    Sneaky Rudolph
  • 11

    Forrest Chase, upstairs on Padbury Walk

    Presented by Forrest Chase
    Wander through an immersive and whimsical world of all things Christmas in the city. Presented through a giant virtual window to this world, on Padbury Walkway Level 1 Forrest Chase.
    Manni's World
  • 12

    Forrest Chase, upstairs on Padbury Walk

    Presented by Forrest Chase
    Big Ted is going to be fashionably late, he opted to take the scenic route from the North Pole. Catch him from Tuesday 24 November.
    Christmas Lights
  • 13

    Murray Street Mall

    Presented by Forrest Chase
    Oh no, one of Santa’s gifts has fallen out of his sleigh and landed in the Murray Street Mall! Find it on your journey and take a snap to let Santa know what you want for Christmas.
    Unwrap Christmas
  • 14

    Hay Street Mall

    Capture the perfect polaroid photo to remember the 2020 holiday season by. Don’t forget to hashtag #thecityatchristmas!
    Holiday Polaroid
  • 15

    Hay Street Mall

    Ho, ho, ho – it’s Santa visiting the Hay Street Mall! Standing at over five metres tall, you won’t be able to miss him shining bright with over 10,000 lights.
    Jolly Santa
  • 16

    Hay Street Mall

    Experience Lifeline WA’s enchanting tree decorated in thousands of bright lights and wrapped in a ribbon, representing the connection found when calling Lifeline’s 13 11 14 number.

    Lifeline Christmas Tree
  • 17

    City of Perth Library

    Stand under the cascade of lights hanging from the façade of the beautiful City of Perth Library.
    Library Lights
  • 18

    St George’s Cathedral

    Captivating animated projections will light up the facade of this historical building. See a traditional nativity scene and some iconic Western Australian locations with a fun Christmas twist. From 7.30pm to midnight, music concludes at 10pm.
    Christmas Projections
  • 19

    Council House

    That’s not something you see every day! A mob of seven illuminated, festive kangaroos have found their way into the city, making it a truly Aussie Christmas.
    Christmas Yongas
  • 20

    Council House

    It’s all happening on St Georges Terrace! Take five and check out the fun Christmas festivities lighting up iconic Council House. What Christmas characters can you spot?
    Christmas Lights
  • 21

    Council House

    Watch as the footpath transforms into a giant piece of interactive wrapping paper!Be mesmerised by all the different festive patterns and vibrant pops of colour, while you help call the shots on the Christmas Canvas with your movements.
    Christmas Canvas
  • 22

    Stirling Gardens

    Snap a festive group picture with your family or friends in the giant photo frame, complete with the beautiful Stirling Gardens as the backdrop.
    Festive Frame
  • 23

    Elizabeth Quay Inlet

    Presented by Elizabeth Quay
    Be enchanted by the family of swans who have found their way into the Elizabeth Quay inlet.Delight in their beauty and check out mother swan as she stands at five metres tall on the water watching over her family.
    Magical Swans
  • 24


    Presented by Enex
    Catch a glimpse of this eye-candy, standing at over three metres tall! A giant gingerbread man is visiting St Georges Terrace and he is sure to give you a sugar rush.
  • 25

    Brookfield Place

    Presented by Brookfield Place
    Enjoy the perfect photo opportunity sitting in Santa’s 13 metre long sleigh alongside his reindeer. Santa’s Sleigh even looks stunning by day, so this stop is one not to miss.
    Santa's Sleigh
  • 26

    Claisebrook Cove

    Tick, tock goes the Countdown Clock. Do you know how many sleeps there are until Christmas?Head down to Claisebrook Cove to find out.
    Countdown Clock
  • 27

    Claisebrook Cove

    This modern take on the classic Christmas tree will dazzle as it lights up Claisebrook Cove.
    Christmas Lights
  • 28

    Claisebrook Cove

    Check out this giant festive bauble reflecting on Claisebrook Cove - a favourite every year.
    Xmas Lights Trail Bauble
  • 29

    Corner Hay and Colin St

    Have a quick rest on Santa’s personal bauble throne and while you’re there, don’t forget to take a happy snap.
    Christmas Lights
  • 30

    Corner Hay and Outram St

    Uh oh, Santa’s lost his boot in West Perth and it’s started growing a Christmas Tree! This colourful festive feature is lit up with nearly 14,000 bright lights.
    Santa Boot

Make sure you check out these locations

Central Perth
Raine Square
Central Perth
Elizabeth Quay
Central Perth
Central Perth
Forrest Chase Perth
Central Perth
Hay Street Mall
Central Perth
Murray Street Mall

Use the hashtag #thecityatchristmas