Where To See The Best Christmas Lights Around Perth
It’s Christmas lights season baby! And if you are looking to end 2022 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 sixth year, the Christmas Lights Trail covers six whole kilometres around the City over 46 balmy summer evenings, showcasing a cast of 35 unique large-scale light installations. There’s Christmas icons, Aussie animals and immersive light projections across historic buildings to take in, along with festive entertainment, Santa and performances in the City every Friday and Saturday night until January 2, 2023.
Wanneroo Botanic Gardens
Each year the Wanneroo Botanic Gardens’ Christmas wonderland gets bigger and bigger, running right through until January 8. 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.
Image via Wanneroo Botanic Gardens/Facebook
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, get all the info you need here.
Lotterywest Lights Trail
The quaint little community of Claisebrook is getting in on the fun this year, with Claisebrook Cove hosting three beautiful exhibitions to explore alongside a magnificent riverside stroll on a warm summer’s night. Keep an eye out of the Countdown Clock, Christmas Tree and Giant Bauble.
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! This year, Consulate Court residents are raising funds for Children’s Leukemia and Cancer Research Foundation.
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), raising $2000 for the Starlight Foundation last year. This year you’ll find an igloo with a santa chair, polar bears, snowmen and three huge stars on the roof (with not much space left). The sleigh is great for some family photos, and owner Warrick Bull says, “Hope to get as many visitors as possible to make the two months work be appreicated – ho ho ho!” So make sure you pop in for a visit!
8 Kennack Vista, Atwell
A massive, multi-coloured display which includes a walkway under enchanted trees, inflatables, Christmas music and a small section of automated lights synced to music which plays at regular intervals. There’s even a snow machine on the weekends (and then every night closer to Christmas).
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. This year the family are once again supporting Royal Flying Doctor Service.
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. To get the full experience arrive at 7.30pm and tune into the 99.9fm so the right music is playing while you watch!
7 Collins Ct, Morley
This stunning display includes lights on the roof, walls, trees and all across the front lawn, large inflatables and walkways throughout so that you can really take in the stunning light wonderland that it is. This beautiful family love setting up the lights for challenge and their special needs daughter, along with five grandchildren, friends and family who come along to enjoy the display – beautiful!
2 Sherlock Rise, Carramar
This inclusive display created by Ruth and Stuart Galt is another firm favourite on the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail, with a giant sleigh, dancing characters, beautiful lights and more! Best of all, the Galts are passionate about having a display that everyone can enjoy so they put on a special sensory night for people with special needs. It also has wheelchair access and similar to everyone who rocks Christmas lights – a big all-are-welcome vibe.
You can start planning your own little Christmas lights trail journey using the Synergy Xmas Lights Trail website.