Mandurah set to sparkle this Christmas

PIC: City of Mandurah

Christmas in Mandurah is set to be bigger and better this year with a massive range of celebrations in-store along with the return of the popular Christmas Lights Trail.

The City's award-winning ‘Christmas in Mandurah’ program has something for everyone, with locals and visitors set to enjoy the wonder and excitement of Christmas throughout Mandurah’s city centre and waterfront spaces. 

Mayor Rhys Williams encouraged everyone to experience the charm of the festive season in Mandurah.

“Mandurah has had an absolutely stellar year, and we have so many reasons to celebrate this Christmas,” Mayor Williams said.

“Just like the Giants of Mandurah, the Christmas in Mandurah program is free and full of great family friendly experiences. We want to make sure all people can enjoy what we’ve got to offer in Mandurah this Christmas. 

“From the incredible success of the award-winning Giants of Mandurah to Mandurah’s big wins in the tourism sector, our city has gone from strength to strength this year and further cemented itself as a must-see destination. Adding to the celebrations, our Christmas in Mandurah program recently won a Bronze award at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. 

“What better time to come and enjoy everything Mandurah has to offer than at Christmas time, including our local award-winning businesses."

A $70,000 Lotterywest grant has given a welcome boost to this year’s Christmas in Mandurah line up, with something for the whole family to enjoy each night until Christmas Eve including music, roving entertainment, stage performances, crafts and more. 

The City of Mandurah Christmas Lights Trail will light up the night from Friday, December 1 with more than 30 installations featured along the trail stretching from Smart Street Mall over to Mandurah Ocean Marina. 

The ever-popular lights trail includes favourites such as the train, Christmas tree, giant reindeer, kombi van and enormous Santa.

Plus new additions this year include candy canes, a Christmas tree archway, a cheeky elf and four augmented reality experiences.

There are photo opportunities galore along the trail, including a ‘selfie’ wreath to take the perfect Instagram snap, plus other crowd pleasers including a pirate ship, present boxes, stars, the Christmas countdown clock and sparkling Christmas trees floating in the Mandurah estuary. 

Follow the Lights Trail from Smart Street Mall to the top of Mandurah Terrace, along the Eastern Foreshore and over to Mandjar Square and the Marina, enjoying a range of local cafes, restaurants and bars along the way.

The lights can be enjoyed up until Sunday, January 7, 2024 (inclusive). 

The community can once again welcome the new year in style with a New Year’s Eve fireworks display on December 31, with a number of great vantage points around the city centre.

There will be two fireworks displays to enjoy at 9pm and midnight, and local station Coast FM is on board to provide an epic soundtrack to the displays. 

For more information about everything happening in Mandurah this Christmas, go to www.mandurah.wa.gov.au/christmas

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