This year’s Christmas Lights Trails will see two routes take holiday-happy snappers on meandering magical walks through Perth. All you need to do is bring the Christmas spirit and make sure there’s enough space on your phone to save all the photos you’ll take along the way.
With building projections and street decorations also accompanying the twinkling light displays, visitors to this year’s installations will also be able to forge their own path if they so choose instead of following the Blue Trail or the Purple Trail.
If you prefer to follow the road laid out in front of you, you can find your way with this handy map prepared by the City of Perth, which you can find here.
The Blue Trail begins at the WA Museum Boola Bardip with a golden kangaroo before winding its way around the Perth Busport and finishing on Murray Street. The Purple Trail starts on the other side of the Perth Underground on Hay Street before heading towards Barrack Square and Elizabeth Quay. It finishes at the Tree of Joy in Brookfield Place.
Roving entertainment will also be part of this year’s displays on select Friday and Saturday nights as well as shows on the weekends to ensure magic and spectacle abounds in every direction. Take a look at the program here.
This year’s festivities begin on 19 November and the displays will remain bright and colourful between 6pm and 11pm and will continue through till 2 January. And the best part is that it is once again free.
Last year saw three trails go up around town with a whopping 30 stops and four trails.