Head to Subiaco for mountains of Christmas themed family fun

If you’re looking for some family friendly Christmas fun, Subiaco is the place to be with an array of exciting and free events on offer.

From outdoor concerts and gingerbread house decorating to artisan markets and a snow slide, there’s a mountain of Christmas events planned.

Led by See Subiaco, Dreaming of a Subiaco Christmas aims to increase vibrancy over the silly season in Subiaco and attract locals and visitors alike to shop and play.

City of Subiaco Mayor Penny Taylor said there was something for everyone across the Christmas period, with the popular turning on of the lights event kicking the festivities off on Thursday 28 November.

“Subiaco has a friendly village feel that lends itself to the magic and whimsy of Christmas, and when you add in our exciting events, unique businesses and free parking on weekends and evenings, it really is the perfect place to spend some time with your loved ones over the holidays,” Mayor Taylor said.

“Whether you’re looking to entertain the kids, get all your gift shopping done in one place, or spend a relaxing summer afternoon listening to live music with a picnic, Subiaco really has it all.”

Businesses are also getting involved in the campaign with the City of Subiaco offering incentives to retailers to dress their windows to impress visitors and get into the holiday spirit.

“It’s so important to the City to showcase our local businesses and that Subiaco is the place to be this Christmas,” Mayor Taylor said.

“There’s a lot of new developments, businesses, eateries and initiatives in Subiaco so if you haven’t stopped by in a while, now’s the time.”

Merry & Bright Subiaco
Thursday 28 November | 4pm to 9pm | Forrest Square Car Park | Free
A magical evening featuring artisan market stalls, live entertainment, kids’ activities, delicious food options, a pop-up bar and more. There will also be a visit from Father Christmas himself.

How-to survive the silly season workshop
Saturday 30 November | 11.30am to 12.30pm | Lords Recreation Centre | Free
Join one of the qualified Lords personal trainers for a free workshop on how to stick to your health and fitness goals while enjoying yourself this Christmas and New Year.

Santa Paws gift wrapping station
Thursday 12 December | 11.30am to 1.30pm | Forrest Walk | Gold coin donation
Take advantage of Subiaco’s many great retailers to pick up a unique gift and then head over to Forrest Walk to have your gifts wrapped for a gold coin donation, while you enjoy a cuddle with a puppy or kitten. Proceeds go to Guide Dog and Cat Haven WA.

Gingerbread house decorating
Saturday 14 December | 11.30am to 1.30pm | Lords Recreation Centre | Free
Kids can decorate their own delicious gingerbread house and take their edible masterpiece home. Bookings are essential. Suitable for kids aged 6 to 12 years.

Snow 2U Snow Slide
Friday 20 December to Saturday 21 December | 12pm to 6pm | Forrest Square Car Park | Free
Experience real snow without travelling outside of Subiaco and build your very own snowman. Make sure you bring your boots and gloves.

[email protected] Christmas concert
Sunday 22 December | 5pm to 7pm | Theatre Gardens | Free
A festive treat featuring the Australian Girls Choir, The Catherine Summers Band and a special guest appearance from Father Christmas!

Parking in Subiaco is free every evening from 5pm and all weekend. Visitors can find parking information on the City’s dedicated website, www.subipark.com.au.

For more information on the Dreaming of a Subiaco Christmas campaign and all events, visit their website. All events are free to attend.

Source: Media Release