SANTA’S MAGICAL KINGDOM
This Christmas-themed interactive and visual event is back for the festive season. The all-inclusive admission ticket includes a magical walk-through winter wonderland, a visit to Snow Land to meet the Snow Fairy, a free gift for children from Santa, arts and crafts activities, gingerbread decorating and 25-minute circus show.
DETAILS: Crown Pyramid, Burswood until December 23. Tickets at www.ticketmaster.com.au.
BRASS ON THE GRASS
Head to the beautiful surrounds of Victoria Gardens to enjoy the charming sounds of the historic City of Perth Band as it performs Christmas concerts.
DETAILS: Victoria Gardens, East Perth, 6.30pm, December 6,13 and 20. Free event.
Enchanting animated projections will light up the facade of St George’s Cathedral, enhancing the building’s features with colour.
DETAILS: St George’s Cathedral, Cathedral Square, each night from dusk until December 23. Free event.
PERTH HOME GROWN MARKETS
During December, the sustainable living markets will take on a festive flare featuring Christmas items, gifts and sweet treats.
DETAILS: Murray Street Mall, every Sunday except December 31. Free event.
SANTA’S ENCHANTED WARDROBE
With a nod to CS Lewis’ world of Narnia, this immersive theatre experience invites audience members to play a game of hide and seek before stepping through an enchanted wardrobe in to a fantasy world of falling snow, the White Witch, a magical forest, toy shop and Santa Claus.
DETAILS: Ellie Eaton Pavilion, Claremont Showgrounds, December 8-10 and 13-24. Tickets at www.ticketek.com.au.
The carnival is coming to town and it’s bringing a truckload of Christmas fun with it, including free rides and activities for the whole family to enjoy.
DETAILS: Forrest Place, Perth, 10am to 4pm, December 9 and 10. Free event.
WASO SYMPHONY IN THE CITY
Experience Perth’s largest classical music concert and enjoy a magical night under the stars. Audiences can expect music from Star Wars, Puccini’s Turandot, Strauss’ Die Fledermaus, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture and much more.
DETAILS: Langley Park, East Perth, 7.30pm, December 16. Free event.
IGA CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT FOR VARIETY
Beginning with children’s rides and entertainment prior to the main concert, this traditional event is full of fun and musical joy. It will be hosted by Louise Momber and Michael Thomson with headline act Damien Leith. Other special guests will include Harrison Craig, Georgia Caceres, Susie Mathers, Chris and Courtney Murphy, Yasmin Kassim and the Variety Youth Choir. A 15-minute fireworks spectacular over the river starts at 9pm.
DETAILS: Langley Park, East Perth, 3pm gates open, 6.50pm carols start, December 17. Free event.
At a new location in 2017, the Christmas Nativity will be brought to life on stage with hundreds of performers, live animals and Christmas carols. Bring your picnic rug and share in the story of Christmas.
DETAILS: Supreme Court Gardens, 6pm pre-show, 7.30pm main show, December 20-22. Free event.