We’re officially in the festive season. While you’re unlikely to see a white Christmas in Australia, there are some destinations that go above and beyond to bring the festive spirit to the community.
We definitely think you will want to visit these places this December:
Perth, Western Australia
The Perth CBD is home to the Christmas Lights Trail which features dazzling light displays and fantastic street decorations. Trail routes cover approximately four kilometres and include venues such as Kings Square, Perth Cultural Centre, Elizabeth Quay and Northbridge Piazza. There are also Christmas projections, twilight markets, Christmas concerts and a Christmas pageant. Perth is the perfect holiday destination for the festive season.
If you visit Melbourne in December, there are lots of festive sights to see. Federation Square has amazing Christmas decorations including a 16-metre Christmas tree. The State Library of Victoria and Melbourne Town Hall have a spectacular light show projected on the iconic landmarks. Don’t forget to walk past the Myer Christmas Window display.
Sydney, New South Wales
It’s no surprise that Sydney goes above and beyond to showcase the Christmas spirit and there are numerous spots in the city for you to explore. Martin Place is home to Sydney’s largest Christmas tree and the Queen Victoria Building’s tree is also spectacular, positioned to lead you to the centre dome. St Mary’s Cathedral features a lightshow and Darling Harbour is hosting a Christmas Festival which includes fireworks and giant decorations.
Brisbane is full of festive locations. The Lott by Golden Casket City Hall Lights, transforms the iconic City Hall into a Christmas wonderland with a vibrant visual lighting and audio display. Make sure to visit the Roma Street Parklands which have over 40,000 fairy lights and other illuminations. There is also the 22-metre high Christmas tree in King George Square and St Stephen’s Cathedral has a light show, festive music, food and more.