It’s Christmas lights season baby! And if you are looking to end 2023 on a seriously bright note, there are hundreds of places around Perth and beyond featuring fun, festive displays for the whole family.
Read on below for a few suggestions around the suburbs, along with a few commercial recommendations and don’t forget you can plan your own journey with the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail interactive map!
Rio Tinto Christmas Lights Trail
Now in its seventh year, the Christmas Lights Trail is lighting up the City and Northbridge for 47 nights with 22 illuminating installations. You can walk the full trail, or if you’ve got some little ones in tow and want to keep it chill, there’s also a new family-friendly route, ‘The Merry Mile’. It’s on now until January 2, 2024.
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
Each year the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens’ Christmas wonderland gets bigger and bigger, running from November 29 until January 8, 2024. Head out there in the late afternoon for some fun on the mini golf course and around the spectacular grounds, before enjoying tens of thousands of Christmas lights covering five acres the beautful botanic gardens! More info here.
Subiaco Twilight Trail
Every night from November 23-December 31, six large-scale Christmas light installations will illuminate the heart of Subiaco as part of its festive Twilight Trail. Providing plenty of photo opportunities, this merry and bright trail will feature a giant golden tree, glittering reindeer and more.
City of Vincent
City of Vincent is getting in on the Christmas light fun this year with new interactive decorations and lights around the town centres. There’s trees lit up in Leederville and along William Street, while Axford Park, Mary Street Piazza, North Perth Common and Braithwaite Park all feature great walk-through decorations perfect for family photos. They’ve even created a handy little map for you – check it out along with more info here.
Mandurah Canals + Christmas Lights Trail
A wonderland on the water, Mandurah’s canal residents go above and beyond every year to dress up their spectacular homes along the waterfront, with over 200 houses lit up with massive, detailed lights displays throughout the month of December. The best way to view this (if you don’t have your own boat of course), is to book a Christmas Lights Canal Cruise with one of a host of water-based operators in the area. In addition to the canals Mandurah have their very own Christmas Lights Trail from December 1 until January 7, 2024 – get all the info you need here.
18 Maitland Rise, Woodvale
There’s a great display in Woodvale raising funds for Perth Children’s Hospital Foundation (PCHF) at 18 Maitland Rise, dazzling the street every day during December from 6.30-11.30pm. The display features a Santa sleigh, snow machine and bubble machine, along with some sneaky cameo appearances from Bluey and the Grinch throughout the month! The family chose PCHF to raise funds to support their former neighbour and family friend, Luca (pictured below), who after being diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of brain cancer at aged 3 is approaching her 7th birthday next year having been going through treatment at PCH for over a year.
Consulate Court, Thornlie
Consulate Court is famous for its lights display, a tradition that has carried on for more than 20 years and raised more than $200k for various charities. The fun and festive atmosphere makes for a great evening out with interactive displays for everyone to enjoy – and you might even catch Santa visiting on a fire truck!
Samson Court, Duncraig
Most of the houses on this cul de sac get in on the festive spirit, creating a street full of lights, music and amazing Christmas atmosphere. Together the neighbours have also raised more than $94k for Wheelchairs for Kids.
143 Langford Avenue, Langford
The Tenbokkel family have been decorating their house for almost 16 years now and have won a few awards over the years. The beautiful display which took over 100 hours to set up includes a nativity scene, inflatables, a window display, a bubble, smoke and snow machine, Christmas statues and of course, lots and lots of lights.
13 Warrina Place, Armadale
This display has more than 360,000 lights and took 350 hours to set up – isn’t that amazing! This is a Christmas wonderland that any child would love to see. With large inflatables and lots of lights, you cannot miss this house!
7 Bauer Street, Cannington
This display is filled with over 500 lights, Christmas trees, a big gingerbread house that is home to the Gingerbread Family, a bubble/smoke machine and more!
6 Aromatic Cres, Atwell
The Bull family have been rocking their Christmas lights for the past 10 years, each year going bigger and better all in the name of charity (as with most houses around the place).
Geebung Street, Maddington
This stunning display literally takes almost 200 hours to set up and features a full blown Santa’s workshop where you can see the elves hard at work making toys. There is also a large collection of different Santas including a massive 3m tall Santa who keeps an eye on things to make sure that Christmas runs smoothly. Take a walk through the workshop into the North Pole and take a look at the miniature Christmas village.
13 Grafton Court, Canning Vale
Jam-packed with moving features, inflatables, a decorated roof, walk-in and window displays, laser projectors and more, you can even walk through a magical maze with an array moving parts in the window.
18 McNairn Cross, Leda
The family of five who created this display love the magical festive season of Christmas and the whole family gets involved with setting up the display. They have been decorating for over 20 years now and each year their display just gets bigger and bigger. Their display consists of indoor and outdoor lights with magical rooms to see and explore different things.
18 Everglades Parade, Landsdale
This house is a beacon of lights and joy on the corner of Everglades Parade. The family started decorating their house almost 20 years ago after their kids kept asking when they could decorate their house when visiting other displays. Each year the display gets bigger and bigger with the house, roof, lawn and large Mulberry tree being adorned in Christmas lights – it really is a spectacular lights display!
8 Malleefowl Way, Alkimos
Alkimos Beach Lights at 8 Malleefowl Way rocks a fully animated Christmas light show synchronised to music, and just completed their first test run at the start of month.
You can start planning your own little Christmas lights trail journey using the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail website.