The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail is back for its fourth year. From the 20th November 2020, the city will shine brighter this Christmas with 30 mesmerising light installations and vibrant Christmas decorations bringing Christmas joy and lighting up the evenings.

Click here for Buggybuddys list of Christmas Lights across Perth 

The Christmas Lights Trail includes some from favourites from last year, plus plenty of new installations, West Perth has been added to the trail too. There are four mapped out journeys, that take you throughout the Perth CBD, Northbridge, West and East Perth.

#1 RUSTY HOLDEN UTE, WA Museum Boola Bardip

Experience the Rusty Holden Ute right out of the classic Aussie Christmas jingle, which has parked itself outside the new WA Museum Boola Bardip.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#2 CHEEKY COCKATOO, Perth Cultural Centre

Say hello and get a photo with the Cheeky Cockatoo that’s perched on a branch in the heart of the Perth Cultural Centre?


#3 CHRISTMAS TREE SNAKE, Northbridge Piazza

What’sss that? A giant, friendly Christmassss Tree Snake has slithered its way into Northbridge all the way from the North Pole..

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail


When Santa’s Sleigh is not in the night sky, his reindeers like to rest and play at Kings Square! Come and say hi to three of his favourites; Rudolph, Vixen and Cupid. Climb aboard these three metre long, illuminated reindeers and snap a fun Christmas photo.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail


Enjoy an immersive music and light show under a constellation of 16,000 lights. The 32 metre long tunnel connecting the city and northbridge creates the ultimate Christmas-themed sensory experience and is always a fan favourite.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#6 GEOMETREE, Raine Square

Be mesmerised by this nine metre tall geometric Christmas tree as it transitions through stunning visual sequences that are projected onto the facade and accompanied by a fun, festive soundtrack. This is one not to miss!

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail


Marvel at the giant shining feathers of this beautiful, proud peacock. With over 23,000 lights, you’ll see this festive bird lighting up the walkways of 140.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#8 SNEAK A PEEK, 140 Perth

Turn the handle to get a glimpse of the magical Christmas activities going on behind the mysterious door that has appeared in Railway Lane. What will you see when you sneak a peek?

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail


Sing along while you check out this impressive Christmas tree that’s playing a range of classic and modern Christmas favourites. This is the tallest installation on the trail, standing at over 12 metres high!

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#10 SNEAKY RUDOLPH, Murray Street Mall

Whose cheeky face is that popping out of the pavement? It’s Rudolph! That giant red nose is unmistakeable as you walk along the Murray Street Mall. Make sure you stop and take a selfie with him!

#11 MANNI’S WORLD, Forrest Chase

Wander through an immersive and whimsical world of all things Christmas in the city. Presented through a giant virtual window to this world, on Padbury Walkway Level 1 Forrest Chase.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#12 BIG TED, Forrest Chase

Make sure you pay a visit to Big Ted, sitting at four metres high, overlooking all the visitors on the street below.

#13 UNWRAP CHRISTMAS, Murray Street Mall

Oh no, one of Santa’s gifts has fallen out of his sleigh and landed in the Murray Street Mall! Find it on your journey and take a snap to let Santa know what you want for Christmas.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#14 HOLIDAY POLAROID, Hay Street Mall

Capture the perfect polaroid photo to remember the 2020 holiday season by. Don’t forget to hashtag #thecityatchristmas!

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#15 JOLLY SANTA, Hay Street Mall

Ho, ho, ho – it’s Santa visiting the Hay Street Mall! Standing at over five metres tall, you won’t be able to miss him shining bright with over
10,000 lights.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail


Experience Lifeline WA’s enchanting tree decorated in thousands of bright lights and wrapped in a ribbon, representing the connection found when calling Lifeline’s 13 11 14 number.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#17 LIBRARY LIGHTS, City of Perth Library

Stand under the bright cascade of lights hanging from the outside of the beautiful City of Perth Library.

#18 CHRISTMAS PROJECTIONS, St George’s Cathedral

A favourite every year! Captivating animated projections will light up the facade of this historical building. See a traditional nativity
scene and some iconic Western Australian locations with a fun Christmas twist. The projections will be sure to add bright pops of colour to St Georges Terrace. From 7.30pm to midnight, music concludes at 10pm.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#19 MOODITJ YONGAS, Council House

That’s not something you see every day! A mob of seven illuminated, festive kangaroos have found their way into the city, making it a truly
Aussie Christmas.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail


It’s all happening on St Georges Terrace! Take five and check out the fun Christmas festivities lighting up iconic Council House. What
Christmas characters can you spot?

#21 CHRISTMAS CANVAS, Council House

Watch as the footpath transforms into a giant piece of interactive wrapping paper! Be mesmerised by all the different festive
patterns and vibrant pops of colour, while you help call the shots on the Christmas Canvas with your movements.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#22 FESTIVE FRAME, Stirling Gardens

Snap a festive group picture with your family or friends in the giant photo frame, complete with the beautiful Stirling Gardens as the backdrop.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#23 MAGICAL SWANS, Elizabeth Quay

Be enchanted by the family of swans who have found their way into the Elizabeth Quay inlet. Delight in their beauty and check out mother
swan as she stands at five metres tall on the water watching over her family.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#24 GINGEY, Enex

Catch a glimpse of this eye-candy, standing at over three metres tall! A giant gingerbread man is visiting St Georges Terrace and he is
sure to give you a sugar rush.

#25 SANTA’S SLEIGH, Brookfield Place

Enjoy the perfect photo opportunity sitting in Santa’s 13 metre long sleigh alongside his reindeer. Santa’s Sleigh even looks stunning
by day, so this stop is one not to miss.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#26 COUNTDOWN CLOCK, Claisebrook Cove

Tick, tock goes the Countdown Clock. Do you know how many sleeps there are until Christmas? Head down to Claisebrook Cove to find out.

#27 LIGHT UP CHRISTMAS, Claisebrook Cove

This modern take on the classic Christmas tree will dazzle as it lights up Claisebrook Cove.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#28 GIANT BAUBLE, Claisebrook Cove

Check out this giant festive bauble reflecting on Claisebrook Cove – a favourite every year.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#29 SANTA’S THRONE, West Perth

Have a quick rest on Santa’s personal bauble throne and while you’re there, don’t forget to take a happy snap.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

#29 SANTA’S BOOT, West Perth

Uh oh, Santa’s lost his boot in West Perth and it’s started growing a Christmas Tree! This colourful festive feature is lit up with nearly
14,000 bright lights.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

Don’t forget to look out for some fun characters along the route who are happy to play games with the kids and pose for photos!

The Christmas Lights Trail took us a little over 5 hours to complete all 4 trails, that includes stopping to Visit Santa at Myer Santaland, we walked the first 2 trails and drove to East and West Perth to complete the last two trails.  I would highly recommend bringing a pram or stroller and wearing comfortable walking shoes. You can download the map online or pick one up from the iCity kiosk to ensure you don’t miss anything.

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The City of Perth Christmas Lights Trail

The Christmas Lights Trail is FREE and can be experienced every night from 6pm 20th November – 3rd January 2021

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About Kellie Elliott

Kellie Elliott is a stay at home mum of 4 she enjoys adventuring around Perth with her children and sharing her journeys and experiences on Instagram at Perth Mum Adventures.

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  1. Lorraine Swart 2 years ago

    Looks fantastic can’t wait to check this out with my kids next weekend!

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