Northern Lights to be projected above Perth when Winter Fest returns to the City

This year Forrest Place will be transformed when the Northern Lights are beamed into the sky.
This year Forrest Place will be transformed when the Northern Lights are beamed into the sky.

IT might be cold outside but the City of Perth’s Winter Fest is set to warm things up this season when it returns from June 24 to July 21.

With an array of free events and experiences being held around the city from unique art installations and school holiday activities to make-believe snowfall in the malls and live ice carving, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

This year Forrest Place will be transformed as Swiss artist Dan Acher brings the Northern Lights to Perth with Borealis (previously shown at the Tower of London) – a unique light installation that beams high power lasers through particle clouds to recreate the mesmerising natural phenomenon.

For families looking to entertain the kids during the holidays, there will be Water Wildlife Up Close in Carillon City giving little scientists the opportunity to meet and learn about sharks, sea stars, urchins, frogs and other sea creatures.

Skating At also returns to the City this winter with its signature ice rink, entertainment, icy-cool rides, and delicious food and drink options.

Running from June 28 to July 21 at Elizabeth Quay the undercover ice rink will be a highlight of the winter months.

City of Perth deputy chair Commissioner Gaye McMath said Winter Fest would create a vibrant, culturally-inspired city with something for everyone.

“Perth will come alive over Winter Fest as visitors and residents discover new events and experiences,” she said.

“Far from going into hibernation, the city will be buzzing with activities, events, art installations, food and beverages offers, and much more.”

“The City is committed to working with key stakeholders for Winter Fest and beyond to grow and promote the amazing range of cultural, culinary, sporting and tourism experiences across Perth during winter.”

For more information visit www.visitperth.com.au or www.skatingat.com.au.