See why Mandurah is the capital of Christmas with the Mandurah Christmas Lights Trail 2020. This year the decorations are bigger and better – with the emphasis on bigger!
Santa will be sparkling on the foreshore and at 4.4m tall, you can’t miss him. He’ll be joined on the lights trail by a massive reindeer, bright bus and 10.5m tall tree, as well as a beautifully lit ship.
Visit Santa and his elves at Mandjar Square from 6pm to 9pm each evening and put in your order for Christmas. If you don’t want your photo taken with Santa, take a photo of you as Santa. You’ll find Santa’s Delivery Photo Opp in Tuckey’s Lane. Santa has also left mailboxes in Mandjar Square so you can drop him a line.
Keep an eye out for roving carollers and street performers Friday and Saturday nights, as well as pop up activities and activations. If you’re after pics for your socials, check out the bauble, selfie star and be creative – there are so many cool shots you can take.
Pick a path with these selected trails or go for a wander and choose your own adventure
- Family fun – look for the big Santa on the Eastern Foreshore and hit the playground. Have a picnic as the sun sets and explore the Christmas Lights Trail. Keep an eye out for the train! Stop along the way at one of three kid’s craft stations and make crackers, baubles or snow globes (do them all in one night, or go back every week). Don’t forget to grab yourself an ice-cream before going home.
- By water – all aboard a Christmas cruise for a unique view of the Christmas lights, and one you won’t get anywhere else. Not only can you experience all the Christmas Lights Trail has to offer but boats get bonus lights, with the largest display of canal lights in the country.
- Instafamous - once the light is right, get snapping. Wish upon a (selfie) star at the Marina and work your way past the ship and towards the colourful Kombi near the cinema. Stop for a sneaky drink or keep going until you find the selfie wreath. We can also recommend the bauble on the eastern Foreshore. Don’t forget to share #mandurahmoments
- Traditional – don’t miss a thing with a 30-40 minute walk from one end of the Christmas Lights Trail to the other. Start at the foreshore/bridge and look down for signs pointing you to the Marina. Stop on the way for fish and chips or a coffee and cake.
- The Christmas lights come alive around 7.30pm - 8pm each night
- Best places to score a carpark are behind the Visitors Centre, Woolworths, skate park or the Marina. There’s street parking too, but get in early for the best spots.
- Follow the signage – some installations can be climbed on (like the train!) but many are too fragile.