Locals light up to share Christmas cheer
More of our neighbours are getting into the Christmas spirit by lighting up their homes in bright, brilliant shows of festive merriment, from subtle fairy lights to bold installations accompanied by music.
Synergy listings for this year’s Christmas Lights Trail show at least a dozen residents across the southern riverfront corridor – from Mount Pleasant to Melville, Attadale to Ardross, Alfred Cove and Booragoon – have illuminated their homes in stunning lighting displays.
Here are some of our favourites for 2023.
58A Stoneham Road, Attadale
The remarkable handiwork of a 14-year-old, this display heralds more than 4000 lights and fun inflatables. The colourful exhibition spans the front lawn, façade and balcony of the two-storey residence, including special Christmas inflatables and rows of candy canes.
11 Curruthers Rd, Mount Pleasant
Inspired by the cult festive flick National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, this showcase is next level. What started as a single strand of lights around this resident’s parent’s house has turned into a fully-fledged spectacle with eight Christmas trees, three reindeer, five Santas, three stars and more than 10,000 lights. This year, an 8m high computerised Christmas tree has been added to the ensemble with four singing Christmas trees. Donations for JDRF, which supports those living with Type 1 diabetes, are being accepted.
613 Canning Highway, Alfred Cove
A long-loved pinnacle of the local Christmas light trail, this prominent home has been a must-stop by residents, neighbours and passersby for the past 17 years. What started as a token display has snowballed into a sensory delight that draws thousands of children and families each year. There are rooftop lights, a balcony display, laser show and magical miniature village, which can be viewed through the front window.
3 McKnight Place, Melville
A growing work of art since it first started three years ago, this display is set in a quiet cul de sac which provides the perfect location for families to peruse the display on foot. With musical accompaniment, waterfall lights, illuminated Christmas-themed inflatables and strands of lights draped across the front lawn to the rooftop, this is a display not to be missed. Donations for Cure Cancer Australia are being accepted.
2C Gimber Way, Melville
Created by a family of four who simply love sharing Christmas cheer, the impressive display includes rooftop lights to illuminated reindeers and inflatable characters, with Santa and his sleigh on the roof.
Perth Christmas Light Trail
The city will come alive until January 2 with the Christmas Light Trail through Northbridge, the CBD and Elizabeth Quay. The 22 large scale light installations stretch 4.5km and include traditional Christmas icons and Australian animals, as well as captivating projections on historic buildings. For those with little legs, the Merry Mile is a family-friendly light trail, taking in 15 installations in an hour-long stroll. The city lights up between 6pm, with entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights.
From the Mont family to yours, we wish you a safe and happy festive season, and look forward to helping you with your property needs in 2024.