WA’s Christmas Lights Capital

If you are a lover of all things Christmas, then you won’t want to miss the Mandurah Christmas Lights cruise.

WA’s Christmas Lights Capital

You won’t want to
miss Mandurah’s
Christmas Festivities.

The coastal city of Mandurah, less than an hour south of Perth, is often compared to a little modern Venice because of its spectacular waterways and canal living. But did you know that Mandurah comes alive at Christmas and is known by many as Western Australia’s Capital of Christmas?

MERRY CHRISTMAS – it is time to celebrate the festive season in WA’s Christmas Capital! Experience the magic of Christmas in the heart of Mandurah. Check out our top tips for a merry festive season.

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS TRAIL

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The Mandurah Christmas Lights Trail presented by Seaside Estate is back bigger and better than ever before, with bright new additions around every corner from the Eastern Foreshore, into Mandjar Square and across to the Mandurah Ocean Marina.

Santa will be sparkling on the foreshore, and at 4.4m tall, you can’t miss him. He’ll be joined on the illuminated lights trail by a massive reindeer, Volkswagen bus and a 10.5m tall Christmas tree, as well as a beautifully lit pirate ship.

Say cheese! Pose with your loved ones and snap a picture sitting in the glistening selfie wreath, under the bright yellow stars, alongside the present boxes or amongst the selfie elves.

Christmas Lights Capital

This Christmas, we’re going bigger and brighter! Some new lights trail additions to extend the festive fun include a huge Christmas boot, a Sleeps ‘til Christmas Countdown Clock, 50 interactive stepping stones, Santas motorcycle and more!

With over 23 installations to make up the lights trail, you’ll see why Mandurah really is the capital of Christmas. Whether you wander through the lights up close or view them in all their glory from afar, you’re sure to stumble across reindeers, presents, stars, trees, elf’s, trains, or the big man himself in the heart of the city, this Christmas in Mandurah!

Roving Carolers

Keep an eye out for roving carolers and street performers each evening, as well as pop up activities and activations the whole family, will enjoy. Thanks to Halls Head Community Bank there will have a variety of community groups throughout the lights trail on Thursday (TBC Monday and Tuesdays). Something for everybody all month!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS CANAL TOURS

The Mandurah residents who live on the canals like to dress up their houses for Christmas with over 200 houses along the canals lit up all in the spirit of Christmas.

The best way to watch this spectacle is from a boat. Ever popular, this delightful cruise experience becomes increasingly beautiful each year. Dress for the occasion, sing along with the Christmas carols and bring your Christmas cheer.

This is a very special tour at a special time of year. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event and book your Christmas Lights Cruise early with one of our local operators.

Mandurah Christmas Pageant

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This wonderful tradition sees local community groups and businesses parade their floats through Mandurah’s CBD. Then after the parade head to the Eastern Foreshore where the festive cheer continues with lots of family fun and excitement for all ages.

  •  Visit Santa’s Grotto
  • Participate in fun festive activities and workshops
  • Listen and sing along to the wonderful live Christmas carols and more.

Mandurah Christmas Charity Ride

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The Mandurah Murray Ulysses will celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their Motorcycle Charity Ride. Join them on December 11th as they ride through the local streets and toot their horns at the spectators. Come dressed as Santa, an Elf, or just come as you are. Even Spiderman is welcome!!

Find out more information here.

New Year’s Eve Fireworks

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Visit Mandurah this New Year’s Eve for a spectacular fireworks display to welcome in 2022. The first fireworks display is at 9 pm for families followed by another grand display at midnight.

Viewing locations:
– Eastern Foreshore
– Stingray Point
– Henry Sutton Grove
– The Mandurah bridge pedestrian walkway.

Mandurah will be full of festive magic, so come visit our Christmas Wonderland by the Water.

What’s On this festive season

Thanks to Community Bank Halls Head.

Santa and Elves

Every night throughout December from 6pm – 9pm

Mandjar Square

Salvation Army – Carols on the Foreshore

Saturday 4 December

Eastern Foreshore – Rotunda

Free Kids Christmas Activities

Wednesdays 7 pm – 9 pm from 8-22 December

City Centre

Wanslea and NDIS Christmas Craft and Face Painting

Thursday 9 December from 6 pm

Eastern Foreshore

Community Activation Evenings

Thursdays 7 pm – 9 pm from 9-23 December

City Centre

Traditional Christmas Carols – Salvation Army

Saturday 18 and Friday 24 December from 7 pm – 8.30 pm

Eastern Foreshore

Community Bank Halls Head, Bendigo Bank Community Night

Wednesday 15 December from 7 pm – 9 pm

Eastern Foreshore

Kingdom City Christmas Concert

Thursday 16 December from 7 pm

Eastern Foreshore – Rotunda

Metro Modelling Christmas Performances

Thursday 23 December from 7 pm

Eastern Foreshore

Festive Roving and Street Entertainment

Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 7 pm – 9 pm from 4-19 December

For more events, click here.

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Canal Christmas Lights Tours

If you are a lover of all things Christmas, then you won’t want to miss the Mandurah Christmas Lights cruise.

Canal Christmas Lights Tours

You won’t want to
miss the Mandurah
Christmas Lights cruise.

The coastal city of Mandurah, less than an hour south of Perth, is often compared to a little modern Venice because of its spectacular waterways and canal living. But did you know that Mandurah turns into a little Las Vegas every year from December until mid-January?

The Mandurah residents who live on the canals like to dress up their houses for Christmas with over 200 houses along the canals lit up all in the spirit of Christmas.

The best way to watch this spectacle is from a boat. Ever popular, this delightful cruise experience becomes increasingly beautiful each year. Dress for the occasion, sing along with the Christmas carols and bring your Christmas cheer. This is a very special tour at a special time of year. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event and book your Christmas Lights Cruise early with one of these local operators.

MANDURAH CRUISES

Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January

Cruise options include Standard 1 hour, Premium 1 hour and 1.5 hour sunset & lights. Plus special events of a 2 hour family and 2 hour New Year’s Eve Fireworks cruise.

Ticket prices vary depending on cruise types with price brackets of Adults – 13 years and over, Child – 3 to 12 years and Children under 3 – FREE on all cruises.

Departure times include 7.15pm 7.30pm, 7.45pm, 8.45pm and 9pm (times vary depending on cruise type and vessel).

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MANDURAH BOAT & BIKE HIRE

Hire your own boat for your personal Christmas Lights cruise. A skipper’s  ticket/boat licence is required for all boat hire after sunset. However, if you do not hold a Recreational Skippers Ticket, we will supply a guide at an additional cost (the guide will be counted in the passenger numbers).

Departure times start at 6.30 pm and run till 10 pm. Boats can be rented for an hour to all night long. The choice is up to you.

Enjoy the spectacular Christmas lights aboard your own private boat, BYO drinks & food.

Boats available every night, except Christmas Day & News Year’s Eve.

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PIRATE SHIP MANDURAH

Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January.

Hop aboard The Pirate Ship for a Christmas tour that combines two of our favourite things, Pirates and Christmas as they cruise through Mandurah’s beautiful inland waterways and canals.

The Pirate Ship is an open air vessel offering the 360 ̊views, BYO alcohol and of course a steering wheel for the kids!

Departure times: 7.30pm and 8.45pm.

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SOULMATE CHARTERS MANDURAH

Departing every night in December to early January except 24 – 26 December and 31 December.

Choose from a 1.5 hour Christmas Light Cruise or relax for a little longer on the 3 hour Christmas Light, Sunset and Chill cruise, taking in a memorable sunset as well as the dazzling canal lights display.

Soulmate Charters is a personalised cruise taking no more than 12 passengers at a time so you can relax, taking the hassle out of operating a boat.

Departure times: 5.15pm for the 3 hour Christmas Light, Sunset and Chill cruise and 8.30pm for the 1.5 hour Christmas Light cruise.

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MANDURAH HOUSEBOATS

Departing every night except Christmas Day from 1 December – early January.

Hire their Party Pontoon Boat with one of their staff onboard to show your family and friends the lights.

The 1 hour 15 minutes guided cruise departs at 7:30pm or 9pm

Max 6 passengers (the boat is yours and there are no minimum numbers). No skipper’s ticket required.

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ECO BBQ BOATS

Departing every night except Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve from 1 December – early January.

Get the ultimate and uninterrupted 360 ̊ view of Mandurah’s famous Canal Christmas Lights onboard unique open boats.

Enjoy the spectacular lights while comfortably sitting at a round table with a maximum of 9 passengers per boat on a very exclusive cruise.

80 minute guided tour, with two departure times: 7.30pm and 9pm.

Single tickets available or hire the whole boat for a private Christmas Lights tour for you and your friends and family.

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