INCREASING attendee numbers and CBD redevelopments have forced the City of Perth to reassess this year’s City at Christmas program.
The traditional Turning on of the Christmas Lights has been replaced with a new Christmas Lights Trail.
Deputy Lord Mayor Jemma Green said visitors could create new Christmas memories with a number of new events and locations.
“The traditional Turning on of the Christmas Lights event in Forrest Place will not take place this year as it has simply outgrown the venue,” she said.
“Instead, visitors can walk our new Christmas Lights Trail each night across five weeks, featuring mesmerising festive installations guaranteed to delight people of all ages.”
Dr Green said the Christmas Nativity would move to the Supreme Court Gardens because more than 10,000 people were expected to attend.
“(The move is) to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone,” she said.
The Christmas Lights Trail launch is on Friday, November 17 from 4.30pm, with free events and activities including concerts at the Perth Cultural Centre and the Northbridge Piazza.