If you’re looking to get into the Christmas spirit, then Subiaco is the place to be this summer.
Providing plenty of Christmas cheer, Subi is coming to life with an array of fun things to do including the new Subi Night Market, glittering festive light installations, family-friendly Merry Moments events and all your retail needs covered.
Here are some of the best things to do in Subiaco over the coming weeks.
Get your Christmas shopping sorted early
From diamond earrings and vintage handbags, to high-end clothing, antiques, luxury homewares, kids toys and stocking fillers, you’ll find a gift to suit all of your loved ones at Subi’s many great retailers. Handily all within walking distance of each other, consider this your calling to get started now so you can relax in the lead-up to the big day!
Stop by the new Subi Night Market
Every Saturday night from 4pm, Subi’s Market Square Park comes to life with live music, culinary delights, pre-loved fashion and art as part of its new weekly Subi Night Market. Bringing a mix of 40 international cuisines as well as botanical refreshments from local distillery Spirit of Little Things Gin, these festive summer markets are the perfect way to spend a Saturday evening before continuing the night at some of Subi’s best restaurants and bars.
Embark on Subi’s Christmas Cocktail Trail
All throughout December, a number of Subi bars will be lifting spirits thanks to some, ahem, spirits. Favourites like Bark, Bar Amelie, Lums and Bar Loiter are just a few of the Subi bars that will be concocting Christmas-inspired cocktails in December so you can really get into the holiday spirit. Check See Subiaco for the full list of participating venues for your festive self-guided Subi bar crawl, and cop the map here.
Take the Subiaco Twilight Trail
Every night from now until Sunday 31 December, six large-scale Christmas light installations will illuminate the heart of Subiaco as part of its festive Subiaco Twilight Trail. Providing plenty of photo opportunities, this merry and bright trail will feature a giant golden tree, glittering reindeer and more.
Enjoy some Merry Moments with the fam
Merry Moments are back to bring all the family-friendly magic of Christmas to Subiaco’s Postal Walk. Along with a special visit from Santa, the program will also bring free face-painting, craft activities, storytelling and games, not to mention some treats to sweeten the deal for parents and kids alike. Merry Moments will be held on Saturday 9 and 23 of December, from 10am-1pm.
Grab a snap with the big fella himself
If you want to avoid the shopping centre madness but still get a snap with Santa Claus, Hoodville is a holly-jolly alternative. This charming Christmas set comes with twinkling lights, fun and festive decorations and a professional photographer to snap the perfect photo, delivered to your inbox within 48 hours!
Catch King Ibis live at Sundays on the Deck
Sundays on the Deck by Suburban Vibes returns on Sunday 10 December with a killer double headline act with The Stamps and King Ibis, the latter of which you may have caught opening for Coldplay! Sundays on the Deck are all about cosy ambience with bean bags, rugs and more for the little ones, bringing you a beautiful evening under the stars.
Get festive at the Christmas Edition of sunset@Subi
Chasing more live music? Held at Lake Jualbup on Sunday 17 December, this special Christmas edition of Subiaco’s sunset@subi concert series will see The Joi Ride Band perform your favourite carols and Christmas songs for a night of festive cheer. So pack your picnic rug, your favourite snacks and keep your eyes peeled for the big man in red.
Say hello to Bille Bob the Giant
One of Danish artist Thomas Dambo’s Giants wandered north late last year, and it looks like they’ve got no plans to leave! Named Bille Bob, the whimsical wooden giant can still be found lazing at a secret location in Subiaco – head to the exhibition website for clues and get exploring.
Find out more about what’s happening around Subi this silly season via the See Subiaco website.
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