SANTA’S getting his boot polish out, Rudolph is eating extra carrots and councils are kicking off festivities as we near the jolly season.
Are you shocking at gift wrapping? No dramas, Lala Designs will help you transform your gift into a masterpiece.
Feel like a singalong? There’s no shortage of Christmas carol performances to choose from.
It’s time to crank up Jingle Bells and get your calendar out!
Christmas Lights Trail, from November 17, throughout the city
Mesmerising light installations will spread throughout the city to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Christmas Projections on the Cathedral, November 17-December 23, St Georges Cathedral
Enchanting animated projections will light up the facade of St George’s Cathedral, enhancing the building’s features with colour.
The RAC Christmas Pageant, December 2, St George’s Terrace
Relive your childhood and experience the colour and spectacle of your favourite floats as the Christmas Pageant returns for its 45th year, bringing magic and spectacle to the streets of Perth.
Christmas Carnival, December 9-10, Forrest Place
The carnival is coming to town with a truckload of Christmas fun. With free rides and activities this is the perfect day for some festive family fun.
Christmas Carnival, December 10, Claremont Showgrounds $35
Including unlimited access to carnival rides, extreme motocross stunt shows, face painting, animal farms, thrill rides, roving entertainers, a water playground and more.
IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety WA, December 19, Langley Park
Christmas Nativity, December 20-22, Supreme Court Gardens
Bring your picnic rug and share in the traditional story of Christmas, brought to life on stage by hundreds of performers, live animals and Christmas carols at the Supreme Court Gardens.
Light up Leederville Carnival (free), December 3, 12pm-9pm, Oxford St and Newcastle St
This free event is a celebration of Leederville, its history and its cosmopolitan lifestyle. The Leederville Carnival is expecting 60,000 visitors this year, so get down there early!
Community Carols in the Park, December 10, 6pm start for carols at 7pm, Braithwaite Park, Mt Hawthorn
Stirling Carols by Candlelight, December 9, 7pm, Grenville Reserve Tuart Hill
Westfield Community Christmas Pageant, December 10, 10am-11am, Innaloo Shopping Centre and Oswald Street, Innaloo
Hamersley Carols Under the Gum Tree, December 10, 3.30pm-7pm, Aintree-Eglinton Reserve, Hamersley
Scarborough Carols, December 10, 6.30pm, Scarborough Beach Amphitheatre, Scarborough
Mount Lawley Christmas Festival, Sunday, December 10, 3pm-9pm, St Patrick’s Anglican Church and Copley Park, Mount Lawley
North Beach Community Carols, Sunday, December 17, 4.30pm-8.30pm, Charles Riley Reserve, North Beach
Wrapping presents workshop (free), December 8, 4pm-5pm, Bayswater Public Library
If those awkwardly shaped gifts get you down, or you want to make your gift look extra snazzy, join Lahra McNab from Lala Designs to become a gift wrapping pro.
Edible Xmas Treats (free), December 16, 9:30am-11:00am., Maylands Public Library
During this presentation you will be shown how to make edible Christmas treats that you can have on hand for visitors, or give them to family and friends as special gifts.
Carols by Candlelight, December 16, 5pm
Come down to Halliday Park with your glowing candles for a great night of Christmas singing.