What’s Happening in Perth this December


The festive season is ramping up fast, and there’s plenty going on in our fine city this month. Some of it’s Christmassy and some of it’s not, so we’re covering all our bases to bring you four awesome events should keep everyone happy. Enjoy!

Perth Christmas Pageant

Date: 3 December

Location: St George’s Terrace, Perth

There’s Christmassy, and then there’s Christmassy. The Perth Christmas Pageant is most definitely the latter, and 2016 marks its 45th triumphant year of bringing joy and goodwill to all. Every incarnation brings something new and wonderful to behold, and this one is no exception. Cheer as your favourite characters drift past on huge, beautifully designed floats. Dance your heart out to the live bands and yuletide classics blasting over the speakers. Let out a mighty cheer as Santa himself rolls by with his reindeer, and gorge yourself silly via tons of your favourite Perth food trucks. It’s almost too festive to handle. Almost. Find out more

Symphony in the City

Date: 10 December

Location: Perth Concert Hall, Perth

Oh hey, speaking of Christmas, how does a psychedelic symphony of demons, witches and unrequited lust sound? Symphonie fantastique is the greatest masterpiece of 19th century composer/early rock star template Hector Berlioz, and it’s absolute madness, in the best way possible. The melodies are complex and bombastic, the emotion is palpable, and the whole performance amounts to an incredibly immersive auditory experience. You can catch Symphonie fantastique at the Perth Concert Hall on the 10th of December, and we’d heartily recommend doing so. Find out more

Amy Schumer Live

Date: 10 December

Location: Perth Arena, Perth

Setting out on her first Australian arena tour, the super-talented Amy Schumer is bringing her formidable comedic flair to Perth on the 10th of December. An accomplished screenwriter, TV and now movie star in addition to her soaring stand-up career, Schumer is recognised across the globe for her sharp wit, off-beat observations and unique perspective on all facets of life. She’s hilarious, is basically what we’re saying. If you fancy seeing a world-famous comedian at the height of her career, this is the perfect chance to do so. Find out more

Sets on the Beach Start of Summer Party

Date: 11 December

Location: Port Beach, Fremantle

It’s not really summer until you’ve been to massive beach party, and Sets on the Beach throws the best around. On the 11th of December, the world-class Port Beach is transformed into a colourful, boutique festival of music, booze, food and tons more, with the kind of line-up that dreams are made of. This year includes suit-advocating electronic act Indian Summer, floppy-maned underground sensation Yahtzel, and rapidly rising superstar WRLD. Anyone who’s been to one of Sets on the Beach’s events before will tell you’re in for a seriously good time. Find out more


Image credit: Sets on the Beach

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