Things to do in Perth at Christmas

Things to do in Perth at Christmas
Perth is stunning at night

Best Things to do in Perth at Christmas

Many activities including Light Trails, concerts, pageants, cruise tours are lined up in Perth and here are a few things you can do in Perth this Christmas.

Christmas Festival At Optus Stadium 

Soak up the festive cheer at the Christmas Festival in Stadium Park this year. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Stadium Park with a pop-up bar, live entertainment and free Christmas movies. No silent nights here! You’ll find activities for the whole family to enjoy at Optus Stadium. 

Shopping

What is Christmas without shopping, so shop for glistening gifts, sip on ice-cold beverages, wander around food trucks, take an Optus Stadium Christmas Twilight Tour, meet Santa in the Stadium and soak up the heart-warming atmosphere. Perth’s biggest Christmas Markets! Get ready for the festive season and come explore our enchanting Christmas Markets in Stadium Park under the Christmas themed arbour lights, Sundays 4 pm to 8:30 pm.

Dates: 24th November to 22 December

Christmas Twilight Tours at The Optus Stadium

Take a tour of the Most Beautiful Stadium in the World this Christmas. The Stadium Tour elves are excited to take you on a festive tour behind the scenes of our stunning new, state-of-the-art Stadium this Christmas. You’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the playing surface, the Swan River and Perth city from the Stadium’s highest vantage point. 

Christmas Light show

At the end of the Tour you’ll be treated to our magical new Christmas light show. 3 Sunday nights only! Tours starting from 6:45 pm. Dates are 1 December, 8 December and 22 December. Tour is the full 90 minute Optus Stadium Tour including a Christmas light show. Hurry! Places are limited. Reserve your booking today.

Christmas Dinner Cruise

Perfect for groups, the Christmas Dinner Cruise is a joyous occasion with a festive two-course feast complete with all-inclusive wine, beer and soft drink and live entertainment – all enjoyed whilst cruising along the beautiful Swan River.

Dates & Times

  • 29th November – 21st  December 2019
  • Friday & Saturday Nights
  • Departs Perth: 7:30 pm
  • Returns to Perth: 10 pm

Cost

  • Adult $139.00
  • Child $115.00
  • Upgrade to our premium beverage package for $20 pp

Beer & Wine Selection

On arrival, relax and indulge with a drink from our Western Australian beer and wine selection. A mouth-watering Christmas themed banquet awaits including scrumptious turkey and ham carveries along with a delicious hot and cold selection. Your meal is complete with a tempting array of desserts, accompanied by tea and coffee. Free flowing wine, beer and soft drink are served by our attentive crew throughout your special evening finished off with live entertainment

Cruise Includes:

Christmas themed buffet dinner and dessert, all inclusive wine, beer and soft drink, stunning views of the Perth skyline as well as live entertainment

Pinnacles sunset star gazing tour

Among the things to do in Perth at Christmas, you can take a sunset star gazing tour. It includes the use of the latest Astronomy Equipment to help you get the most out of your stargazing experience. We have a powerful computerised telescope and Astro binoculars for your use so that you can see the planets and our moon in great detail. There is also the option to attach your smartphone to the telescope to take pictures.

Dates and Times

The tour runs all year round, the night sky changes throughout the seasons and although it is a bit colder, autumn, winter and spring are one of the best times of the year to see the Milky Way and Planets in the Southern Hemisphere.

Food & Wine

While you wait for the stars and planets to appear, enjoy a traditional Australian Barbeque Dinner with a glass of Swan Valley wine as you watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

Swan Valley

We also visit the Swan Valley to sample wine, chocolate and honey, go sand surfing in Lancelin and do a Wildflower walk at Nilgen Nature Reserve during the wildflower season as part of this tour.

Tour starting point

Your tour starts in the Swan Valley at the Margaret River Chocolate Company and Coward and Black you get to sample multi award winning wine and fresh produce. The next stop is Yahava Koffeeworks where you can sample the different coffee blends. Just in case you haven’t had enough sweet treats, the next stop is the House of Honey where you can sample their wide range of locally made honey. 

Additional Places

In addition, you can also enjoy Sand Surfing in Lancelin, visit the Nilgen Lookout, Pinnacles and Nambung National Park.

Bushtucker

 Along the way your guide will show you some of the native bushtucker growing in the area including the Quandong Tree (Wild Peach) which was used by the local Aboriginals for food and medicine and the fruit is also a favourite with the resident emu population.

Star Gazing

After dinner, it’s now time to slow down and unwind under the stars of the stunning outback night sky. We have a large computerised telescope and Astro Binoculars which will allow you to get a close up view of the stars and some of the planets. You can even attach your smartphone to the telescope to take some stunning photos of the nightsky.

Laser Pointer

Using a laser pointer your tour guide will point out items of interest in the sky and you can hear stories of the Aboriginal Dream Time relating to the night sky. Look out for the Milky Way and see if you can spot the giant scorpion, the kangaroo or the emu in the sky. You may also see planets such as Saturn and Jupiter depending on the time of year and if you are lucky, you may get to make a wish upon a shooting star.

Tour Commentary

Your tour guide has an extensive knowledge of the local wildlife and vegetation as well as some of the history of the areas you will see. He can show you some of the plants traditionally used by the local Aborigines for food and medicine as well as tell you about some of the many shipwrecks off the Turquoise Coast from the early European Explorers.

Cost

From $150

Telescope and Astro Binoculars provided

Dinner and wine included

Tour length is approx. 11hrs

Departs 

Every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday between 10 am -12.30 pm depending on the time of year. It is suitable for all ages.

Adventure World

Adventure World is Perth’s only Theme Park/ Water Park, set in beautifully landscaped botanical gardens and lawns with over 25 rides and attractions to enjoy.  It includes the new world-class, exhilarating thrill ride Goliath; a giant pendulum swing ride. In addition, there are the heart thumping, adrenaline pumping roller-coaster Abyss and Kraken; the longest, tallest and steepest funnel water slide on the planet. 

Kahuna Falls

In addition, there’s the ever-popular Hawaiian resort themed Kahuna Falls, an Aussie Wildlife Experience and the enchanting Dragon’s Kingdom for our younger adventurers to name just a few.

Distance

It is only 25 minutes from Perth and just 15 minutes from Fremantle by car. The park is also easily accessible via public transport. Plus, children under 4 years old enter for free.

One Day Tickets

A Day Ticket gives you unlimited access to over 25 rides and attractions, including Abyss ‘Australia’s Best Roller Coaster’ and Kraken, the longest, tallest and steepest funnel slide on the planet, for the whole day! Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the main entrance on the day of your visit.

Book online

  • Child Entry (4-13 years inclusive) $52.50
  • Child Entry (3 years or under) FREE
  • Adult Entry (14 years & above) $62.50
  • Concession $54.50
  • Seniors Card $25.00
  • Family 2+1 OR 1+2 $159.50
  • Family 2+2 OR 1+3 $195.00
  • Family 2+3 OR 1+4 $239.50

Prices are valid from 28th September 2019 to 27th April 2020.

Last 3 Hour Power Pass

A Last 3 Hour Power Pass gives you unlimited access to over 25 rides and attractions, including Abyss ‘Australia’s Best Roller Coaster’ and Kraken, the longest, tallest and steepest funnel slide on the planet, for the last 3 hours of the day! Tickets can be purchased only at the main entrance on the day of your visit.

Gate:

  • Child Entry (4-13 years inclusive) $40.00
  • Child Entry (3 years or under) FREE
  • Adult Entry (14 years & above) $45.00

Price valid 28th September 2019 to 27th April 2020

Price:

  • Child Entry (4-13 years inclusive) $34.15
  • Adult Entry (14 years & above) $40.65

Price valid 28th September 2019 to 27th April 2020

Open:

Except for 25 December, it is open on all days

Address: 351 Progress Dr, Bibra Lake WA 6163

Contact number: (08) 9417 9666

Perth Makers Market – Christmas in the City

Date & Time: 7th December 2019 from 10 am  to 4 pm

Venue: Yagan Square, Corner Wellington Street and William Street, Perth, Western Australia 6000

Host: Perth Makers Market

Cost: Free

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