City Of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

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The City of Perth will be bright with Christmas cheer.

City of Perth’s Christmas tradition is back for 2020 and will be bigger than ever.

This year’s City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail will have a total of 30 stops, visitors can choose from one of four journeys across the CBD, Northbridge, East Perth or West Perth areas to take in the dazzling light displays and joyful street decorations. Plus, there’s roving entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.

Premier Mark McGowan said he was pleased the State Government could support the event through a Lotterywest grant.
“The Christmas Lights Trail is a terrific event which gets people back into the Perth CBD and will help drive patronage for our local businesses,” Mr McGowan said. 

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“We are proud to present a program of free events and activities inviting anyone and everyone to experience the joy of Christmas in the city,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said.
“As the streets and malls fill with cheer, the city is lighting the way with non-stop celebrations, events, shopping and activities, with something for everyone.”

City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail Map

City Of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The CBD is home to the Red and Blue trails featuring the most dazzling light displays, or for those wanting to stretch the legs a little bit more, there are also the East End and West End areas.

Trail routes will cover approximately four kilometres including these venues: 

  • WA Museum Boola Bardip
  • Perth Cultural Centre
  • Northbridge Piazza
  • Kings Square
  • Yagan Square
  • Raine Square
  • 140
  • Forrest Chase
  • Forrest Place
  • Murray St Mall
  • Hay St Mall
  • Cathedral Square
  • Council House
  • Elizabeth Quay
  • Enex
  • Brookfield Place
  • Claisebrook Cove
  • Hay Street, West Perth

Download map

City of Perth Christmas Events

There will be a number of marquee events throughout the holiday season.

Christmas Projections

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20 November to 3 January | St George’s Cathedral, Cathedral Square | From 7.30pm | Free

Animated projections will light up the facade of St George’s Cathedral, enhancing the building’s features with colour and conveying the traditional Christmas story.

Twilight Hawkers Market

Every Friday from 20 November until 26 March (excluding 25 December and 1 January) | Forrest Place 4.30pm to 9.30pm | Free 

Perth’s original and largest hawkers market is back for another round of balmy Friday nights and delectable street food with 35 food stalls and live music.

Christmas Concerts

Every Sunday between 22 November and 20 December | Forrest Place | 4pm to 6pm | Free with registration

Traditionally-themed festive performances changing every week including bands, musicians, choirs, dancers, jazz and more.

Free tickets available at

Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant

Relive your childhood and experience the wonder of the RAC Christmas Pageant when it returns for its 50th year.

Please visit for up to date information on this event.

WASO presents Lotterywest Christmas Symphony

Perth’s largest classical music concert and enjoy a magical night of whimsical and nostalgic Christmas carols.

Please visit for up to date information on this event.

City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail Details

  • When: 20 November to 3 January
  • Location: Throughout the city
  • Time: Nightly from 6.00pm
  • Cost: Free

For further information visit

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