Full on year? Struggling to feel festive? Here are 5 things that might help to get you into a celebratory mood in the week leading up to Christmas. All local of course!

A Merry Crescent Christmas
Friday 18th of December, 5pm to 8pm
Whatley Crescent, Maylands
Do your last minute Christmas Shopping, enjoy browsing the shops and stalls, indulge in some treats and catch up with Santa and his greydeers at his special grotto on Whatley Crescent, Maylands.

Carols by Candlelight
Saturday 19th of December
Halliday Park, Coode Street, Bayswater
Kids entertainment 5pm to 7pm, Carols start at 7pm. Prizes for the best dressed kids.

Carols in the Park
Sunday 20th of December, 4pm to 8pm
Brear Park, Fifth Avenue, Mount Lawley
Presented by the Salvation Army Perth Fortress and featuring their brass band. There will be a sausage sizzle, coffee cart and drinks to purchase.

Kyilla Christmas Market
Tuesday 22nd of December 4pm to 8pm
Kyilla Park, Clieveden Street, North Perth
This special twlight market will feature the normal Saturday morning stallholders PLUS a big Bouncy Castle, Treasure Hunt (4.30pm) and Magic Show (5.30pm) for the kids. Pop in to do your last minute present and food shopping.

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Christmas Lights
A street near you, now until Christmas.
Why not drive around your local suburbs one evening and enjoy spotting the Christmas lights? Whilst there are some very extravagant displays on homes in some of the outer suburbs (Kids About Perth has a good list
here) I like seeing the simpler (ok, sometimes not so) ones in our local streets just as much.  The two homes on the corner of Clifton Cres and First Ave in Mount Lawley are some of my personal favourites and don’t forget to check out Beaufort Street’s first Christmas Tree on the corner of First Ave too.

Is there a local event that you know of coming up that I’ve missed? Leave us a comment and let us know.

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