The best free events in Perth city set to light up Christmas 2018

The Christmas lights trail in Perth city this festive season.
The Christmas lights trail in Perth city this festive season.

THERE are heaps of Christmas events happening in Perth city during the 2018 festive season.

Here are some of the best free events for you and your family to enjoy.


Marvel at stunning animated lights, festive decorations and lively projections brightening malls, streets and parks across the city. With two new trails to follow featuring 18 light installations, it’s easy to create your own journey on any night in the lead up to Christmas. Head to St George’s Cathedral to get a glimpse of the popular Christmas Projections or make it your mission to experience the new additions which will surely create awe and wonder. View the map at

Details: Throughout the city, from 6pm, until December 25.

Christmas Projections at St George’s Cathedral.


West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Lotterywest, the City of Perth and children’s charity Variety have joined forces to keep the spirit of Christmas alive to create the Lotterywest Christmas Symphony. Hosted by Louise Momber, Christmas Symphony will feature a complete program of classical music hits and everyone’s favourite Christmas carols. Families can sing along to Jingle Bells and Silent Night while also enjoying the sparkling Overture to Bernstein’s Candide, Jupiter from Holst’s The Planets and Tchaikovsky’s ever-popular 1812 Overture, featuring a spectacular fireworks-filled finale.

Details: Langley Park, East Perth, 7.30pm, December 15.


Share in the story of Christmas brought to life on stage with more than one hundred performers, live animals and Christmas carols in the stunning surrounds of the Supreme Court Gardens. Pack a rug and relax under the stars.

Details: Supreme Court Gardens, December 19 to 21, 6pm pre-show, 7.30pm main show.


Santa’s reindeer have wandered off so why not join in on the hunt inside this giant Christmas Maze? Those who can find all nine reindeer will go into the draw to win a Christmas prize.

Details: Elizabeth Quay, December 8 to 16. Open 2pm to 7pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday.


Relive a European Christmas among the stunning State Buildings in Cathedral Square. Indulge in fresh produce and gourmet delights while shopping for unique hand-crafted gifts.

Details: Cathedral Square, 12-7pm, December 8 and 15.


Established in 1898, enjoy the smooth sounds of the historic City of Perth Band as it performs Christmas concerts amid balmy Perth evenings. Don’t miss a special Brass on the Grass hosted by East Perth Community Group and Activate Perth on December 12.

Details: Victoria Gardens, East Perth, from 5pm, December 5 and 12. Santa will appear on both nights.