Family Friendly Events for December 2020
We have a great new month of family events coming up for December! It’s summer and Christmas is upon us! If you’re looking for family-friendly events and activities for the month of December, then Buggybuddys has you covered! Check out our full list of exciting events around Perth including Christmas celebrations, market days and more for the whole family.
With the current climate of COVID-19, please check the event details before attending as circumstances may change. Please take care and observe hygiene guidelines.
For more Christmas events, head to our Christmas in Perth page, packed with more festivities than you can poke an elf at!
Christmas Lights Trail
Tuesday, 1 December to Sunday, 3 January, 6pm to 11pm
Murray Street, Perth
Tuesday, 1 December to Thursday, 31 December, 9am to 5pm
State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street, Perth
Christmas Lights Cruises – Mandurah Cruises
Tuesday, 1 December to Sunday, 3 January, 7.30pm to 9.45pm
Mandurah Cruises, 73 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
Cruise Mandurah’s Christmas Lights Aboard the Pirate Ship!
Tuesday, 1 December to Friday, 1 January
Pirate Ship Mandurah, opposite 9 Mandurah Terrace, Mandurah
From early December through to January the Mandurah Canal residents display a fantastic assortment of Christmas lights that offer an amazing experience to the general public. Hop aboard The Pirate Ship for a Christmas tour that combines two of our favourite things, Pirates and Christmas as we cruise through Mandurah’s beautiful inland waterways and canals.
Wednesday, 2 December to Sunday, 13 December
His Majesty’s Theatre Perth, 825 Hay Street, Perth
Christmas Dinner Cruise
Friday, 4 December to Saturday, 19 December
Captain Cook Cruises, Pier 3 Barrack Square, Perth
It’s time to celebrate & get festive!
Perfect for groups, the Christmas Dinner Cruise is a joyous occasion with a festive buffet feast complete with all-inclusive wine, beer and soft drink and live entertainment – all enjoyed whilst cruising along the beautiful Swan River.
Yagan Square Nyumbi
Friday, 4 December, Friday, 11 December & Friday, 18 December
Yagan Square, Wellington Street, Perth
Experience Noongar dance and music as Aboriginal performers share stories of our rich culture and history.
Visit our amphitheater every Friday night for free performances and immerse yourself in the world’s oldest living culture.
Lollipops Bayswater Friday Family Fun
Friday, 4 December, 3pm to 6.30pm
Lollipops Bayswater, 68 Beechboro Road South, Bayswater
– 2x burgers, pizzas or wraps
– 1x family chips
– 2x cans of soft drink or water
Kingsway Christmas Markets
Saturday, 5 December, 12 December & 19 December, 8am to 12pm
Olympic Kingsway Sports Club, 34 Bellerine Boulevard, Madeley
Made on the Left 2020 Christmas Market
Saturday, 5 December & Sunday, 6 December, 10am to 5pm
Marine Terrace, Fremantle
Christmas Markets – City of Bayswater
Saturday, 5 December, 5pm to 9pm
De Lacy Reserve, Maylands
Native Flower Wreath Workshop
Saturday, 5 December, 4.30pm to 6.30pm
Legacy Park, Cockburn Central
Bush Christmas December Market
Saturday, 5 December, 9am to 2pm
The Bedfordale Hall, 40 Admiral Road, Bedfordale
9am – 2pm
The Bedfordale Hall
40 Admiral Rd, Bedfordale
Dwellingup Forest Festival
Saturday, 5 December, 10am to 4pm
Dwellingup Primary School, 10 Newton Street, Dwellingup
(Covid-19 Festival Format).
LIVE MUSIC ALL DAY, XMAS GIFTS, Meet Mr and Mrs Claus and Friends, Facepainting & Balloon Twisting, MARKET STALLS, Local Produce, Growers Market, P&C Stalls, FOOD TRUCKS, Pony Rides, PETTING ZOO, Reptiles, Interactive Circus, Chocolate Wheel, Laser Tag, Mini Golf, Bucking Bull, White Elephant, $2 Jar Stall, Stilt Walkers & Roving Entertainers, RAFFLES & SO MUCH MORE Packed into the day!
Entry by Gold Coin Donation.
PARKING ON TOWN OVAL
Dwellingup Community Hall 10am – 4pm
$2 Entry at the door for buyers.
Come and grab a little bit of history, just in time for Christmas!
After spending the day at our Forest Festival, settle in with the family and enjoy a picnic dinner on the School Oval from 5pm. Take in the fun of a Country Dance with Mucky Duck Bush Band. Food Trucks will be onsite for dinner or B.Y.O Picnic Basket/Blanket and Torches!
Tickets available online for this one. (Selling fast!)
Dwellingup Primary School P&C Association and
The Dwellingup Pumpkin Festival
SATURDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2020
Festival 10AM – 4PM
Picnic Under The Stars 5PM – 8PM
10 NEWTON STREET, DWELLINGUP WA
Perth Makers Market at Yagan Square – Christmas Edition
Saturday, 5 December, 10am to 4pm
Yagan Square, corner William Street & Wellington Street, Perth
Christmas on the Green
Saturday, 5 December, 4.30pm to 8pm
Legacy Park, Veterans Parade, Cockburn Central
Make your own sustainable gifts this festive season at the City’s Christmas on the Green. At the Makers Market you will make gifts that keeps on giving, handmade presents that are natural, eco-friendly and cost effective alternatives to store-bought gifts. Please join our Markers Market workshops, running for half an hour each, between 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
Make a striking macramé hanging plant holder with local artist Sam Pace from Threaded Wall. Using sustainable yarn you will be guided through the skill of knot tying to complete your own piece of art on a wooden hanger, ready to gift to a friend or relative. If you prefer the rustic look, you can bring along a stick/branch to use as a hanger.
Join us to plant up some succulents into recycled glass jars to create a simple and unique planter. Your upcycled jar terrarium will make a lovely, fun sustainable gift for friends and family. We provide different sized and shaped jars with a variety of succulents, pebbles and ribbon to decorate.
Join us to make natural body scrub from recycled coffee grounds and other natural ingredients to create a delicious and healthy scrub. Give a gift that looks after your loved ones skin the natural way and makes a beautiful eco-friendly gifts!
Start off your festive season with creating your very own gorgeous handmade Christmas Wreath that features local, native flowers and foliage that are sustainably sourced and WA grown from local flower farmers. Join the Green Florist Renee who will guide your hand to a masterpiece festive Native Flower Wreath. All flowers, the wreaths are plant based and there will be no plastics or synthetics used. Your finished wreath will be totally biodegradable and compostable.
Using naturally fallen gumnuts, leaves and sticks, join in to create your own unique Christmas ornaments. The Wetlands Centre Cockburn has run these workshops for many years and the adorable gumnut decorations will bring the true Aussie Christmas spirit into your home.
Live performance by Lakelands Senior High School Band
South Coogee Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade demos
Decorate your bike
Camel rides and more!
This is a carbon neutral and waste wise event.
This event is subject to change or cancellation. Check back here regularly or on our social media pages closer to the event. We recommend downloading the COVID app and adhering to social distancing while attending events. If you feel unwell or are showing symptoms, please seek medical advice and do not attend this event.
The Nightmare Before Christmas – Rooftop Movies
Saturday, 5 December, 6pm to 11.30pm
Rooftop Movies, 68 Roe Street, Perth
Santa’s Christmas Carnival
Sunday, 6 December, 10am to 4.30pm
Claremont Showground, Greylands Road, Claremont
Gates open at 10am with all rides & entertainment starting from 10:30am
Children’s Community Clothing Swap
Sunday, 6 December, 12pm to 2pm
Town of Cambridge Administration Centre, 1 Bold Park Drive, Floreat
Maternity wear is also welcome.
Italian Street Food | Sundays on the Lawn
Sunday, 6 December, Sunday, 13 December, Sunday, 20 December & Sunday, 27 December, 11am to 4pm
RiverBank Estate Winery & Restaurant, 126 Hamersley Road, Caversham
Italian Street Food on Sundays on the Lawn at RiverBank Estate are back.
Join us for live cooking stations, sundaes from our Gelato Cart, live music, stunning views and great wine under the vines.
Games for the kids and we are dog friendly.
From 11am | No bookings required |bring your rug, deckchairs and sunscreen
Beach Volleyball Hangout
Sunday, 6 December, Sunday, 13 December & Sunday, 20 December
Leighton Beach, Port Beach Road, North Fremantle
(Start Time moves to 3pm in December)
Dickens of a Christmas
Sunday, 6 December
Peel Manor House, 164 Fletcher Road, Karnup
Enjoy a fabulous ‘High Tea’ and the story of Christmas. A Show for the whole family
Christmas in the City Street Parade
Sunday, 6 December, 5.30pm to 7pm
Christmas in the City will be back again this year, however it will be spread over two weekends to reduce crowds in response to Coronavirus. The Street Parade will be held on Sunday 6 December from 5.30pm and we ask spectators to spread out and consider physical distancing where possible while watching the festively decorated floats and groups pass by. Why not check out one of our local cafes and restaurants along the route for a great view of the floats as they pass by, or for a bite to eat afterwards!
Young Makers Christmas Market
Sunday, 6 December, 8.30am to 11.30am
North Perth Common, 1 View Street, North Perth
Come down to North Perth Common, grab a coffee and enjoy a morning of shopping, activities and entertainment. All stalls are run by kids and young people and you can expect to find:
Yummy baked treats
Beautiful art, crafts and artisan items
Secondhand toys and goods
VPCA Christmas Market
Sunday, 6 December, 9am to 2pm
Victoria Park Centre for the Arts, 12 Kent Street, East Victoria Park
9.00am – 2.00pm
Innaloo Sportsman’s Club Community Day – Car Boot Sale
Sunday, 6 December, 10am to 4pm
Innaloo Sportsmen’s Club, Inc., Birdwood Avenue & Satin Way, Innaloo
A family fun day with market stalls, car boot sale, children’s activities, food and entertainment. Come along and join us for this exciting event.
East Fremantle Christmas Lights 2020
Sunday, 6 December, 5pm to 8pm
Glasson Park, East Fremantle
~ Face Painting thanks to Yard Property, 5pm to 7pm
~ Santa Selfie Booth thanks to Mint Realty, 5pm-7pm
~ Lil Shopper Train Lions’ of East Fremantle, 5pm-7pm
~ Christmas Carols Glyde-In Singers, 7pm
The lights will be switched on at 7.30pm
There won’t be food vans so we’ll be sharing information about George Street eatery seasonal specials.
NO Balloons & Confetti | Polystyrene & Styrofoam | Single-use Plastics including straws, cutlery, cups, bottles, plates, containers & bags.
Drinking Water, “Hydra” will be onsite for free reusable bottle / cup refills.
Decorations will be limited to those which can be reused.
Promotional Material will have an electronic marketing focus.
Recycling, FOGO & General Waste bins will be provided.
Please consider walking or cycling to the event.
The Conscious Christmas Market
Tuesday, 8 December, 10am to 4pm
Moore & Moore Cafe, 46 Henry Street, Fremantle
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Moore + Moore Cafe
46 Henry Street Fremantle
Perth City Farm Festive Twilight Markets
Wednesday, 9 December, Thursday, 10 December, Wednesday, 16 December & Thursday, 17 December, 4pm to 8pm
Perth City Farm, 1 City Farm Place, East Perth
We will be having a series of hands-on express workshops where you will learn techniques to make your Christmas more sustainable, from gift making to healthy cooking techniques.
Cost: $9.00 each workshop
Gift making: candle and soaps Participants can create 1 soap and 1 candle using melt and pour technics.
Cooking: Christmas Bliss Balls Participants will create a gift bag of bliss balls which they can give away (or keep for themselves)
Cooking with PCF produce: Making Christmas salads
Participants will prepare a Christmas salad using fresh garden produce.
Gift making: macramé hanging succulent holder
Participants will create a hanging plant holder for a PCF succulent.
Gift making: Christmas collection – Mono printing
Participants will create a set of 3-5 Christmas cards using basic print-making techniques.
Christmas Lights and Santa at The Orchard
Friday, 11 December to Sunday, 20 December, 6pm to 9pm
Golden Grove Citrus Orchard, 1378 Lower Chittering Road, Lower Chittering
Carols on Fitzgerald 2020
Friday, 11 December, 5pm to 9pm
Fitzgerald Street, Northam
Carols on Fitzgerald.
Get ready for:
– Christmas shopping and Santa
– Official switching on of Christmas lights
– Markets and food stalls
– Side show alley and water slides
– Nativity mural photo booth
– And much more!
Summer Series Outdoor Cinema
Friday, 11 December, 5pm to 11pm
Rockingham Library, Dixon Road, Rockingham
Christmas Market Pop Up by Summer x Salt
Saturday, 12 December, 8am to 1pm
Clarko Reserve, corner Karrinyup Road & West Coast Drive, Trigg
Christmas in Elfinbrook – ‘Together’ 2020
Saturday, 12 December, 2pm to 8pm
Ellenbrook, Upper Swan
Ellenbrook & Surrounds Annual Christmas Festival & Pageant! A free family event: live stage performances, arts and culture, displays, demonstrations, workshops, community information stalls, Conservation Corner, Environmental Expo, market stalls, rides, attractions, local eateries & gourmet food providers and more! Join us for this years Festival!
South Lake Christmas Fair 2020
Saturday, 12 December, 3pm to 7pm
Lakelands Reserve, South Lake Drive, Lakelands
We are planning on holding our South Lake Christmas Fair as a twilight event at Lakelands Reserve. Details are still being worked out. Plans obviously depend on government guidelines for public events at the time. WATCH THIS SPACE!
Carols By Candlelight – City of Canning
Saturday, 12 December, 6pm to 8.30pm
City of Canning, 1317 Albany Highway, Cannington
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Delicious food trucks
Inflatables and family fun
Free LED candles (these are limited so bring your own if you have one!)
Santa’s Helpers and Rudolph + Roving Entertainers
A special visit from Santa at the end of the concert!
Christmas face painting
Christmas Markets at Elmar’s in the Valley
Sunday, 13 December, 11am to 4pm
Elmar’s in the Valley, 8731 West Swan Road, Henley Brook
Iluma Twilight Markets
Sunday, 13 December, 4pm to 8pm
Iluma Private Estate, Luminous Boulevard, Bennett Springs
Head on down for a fun evening with food trucks, stalls, and free entertainment!
FREE Face Painting from 4pm – 7pm
Located on Luminous Blvd, Bennett Springs
El Peruvian Food Festival
Sunday, 13 December, 3pm to 9.55pm
Floreat Surf Life Saving Club Inc. Perth, West Coast Highway, Floreat
Save the date to enjoy Peruvian Food, stalls, and live music!!!!
waters edge one can taste the salt, smell the fresh sea air
and see a beautiful sunset.
When: Sunday 13th of December 2020, from 3:00 p.m.- 9:45 p.m.
Where: Floreat Surf Life Saving Club, W Coast Hwy, City Beach WA 6015
Over the last decade or so, the rest of the world has begun to wake up to something Peruvians have always known: theirs is a diverse and exciting cuisine the equal of any other.
Foodies around the globe have taken note of Peruvian cuisine. “The proof is mathematical, if you use the World’s 50 Best Restaurants as a guide.
No city on its list has more than three restaurants in the top 50.
Stay tuned & don’t miss out!
Tickets available soon!
Carols by Candlelight Market
Sunday, 13 December, 6pm to 8.30pm
Fremantle Oval, Parry Street, Fremantle
Free Christmas Arts and Crafts
Wednesday, 16 December to Friday, 18 December, 11am to 2pm
Primewest Northlands, 201 Amelia Street, Balcatta
Britannia Reserve BMX Workshop
Wednesday, 16 December, from 4pm
Britannia Reserve, Britannia Road, Mount Hawthorn
Yanchep Central Christmas Market
Thursday, 17 December, Friday, 18 December & Saturday, 19 December, 10am to 4pm
Yanchep Central Shopping Centre, Peony Boulevard, Yanchep
Mirrabooka Community Markets – Christmas
Thursday, 17 December, 4pm to 9pm
Mirrabooka Square, 43 Yirrigan Drive, Mirrabooka
4pm – 9pm
The Square Mirrabooka, outside the BigW entrance.
*Subject to covid
Carols By Candlelight – City of Bayswater
Friday, 19 December, 5pm to 9pm
Halliday Park, Bayswater
Christmas Skate 2020
Friday, 19 December, 5pm to 9pm
The Camfield, 1 Roger MacKay Drive, Burswood
START: Optus Stadium (The Camfield) – 5pm
END: The Camfield
DRESS CODE: Christmas themed
Markets By The Sea
Saturday, 20 December, 9am to 2pm
Whitfords Nodes Park, Whitfords Avenue, Hillarys
Returning to Summer with FOUR huge days is our exciting and fresh community market coming to the beaches of the northern suburbs!
Sunday 10th January 2021
Sunday 14th February 2021
Sunday 14th March 2021
Whitfords Nodes, Hillarys
Enjoy more than 80 market stalls and more than 15 food trucks, acoustic sounds, market eats, and all the summer vibes!
FOOD TRUCKS | FLORALS | GIFTS | HOMEWARES
PET WEAR | PLANTS | SWIMWEAR | & MUCH MORE
The 91-Storey Treehouse – Live in Perth!
Sunday, 27 December to Thursday, 31 December
State Theatre of Western Australia, 174-176 William Street, Perth
THE 91-STOREY TREEHOUSE
Adapted from the book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
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