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What's happening in Perth this December

Group of smiling students standing behind a 'love freo' sign on habour in Fremantle

From food markets at the beach to port-side pop up bars, Christmas concerts, pool parties, cricket, and of course New Year's Eve celebrations, there's plenty to see and do this December.

December 1-30 | Moroccan High Tea

Indulge in Moroccan inspired sweet and savoury treats and traditional tea at Moore and Moore Café's High Tea. Favourites served include savoury shakshuka, baked spiced chickpeas and pumpkin, Greek yoghurt, Zataar warm olives, pancakes, fruit baklava, and chocolate and mint slice. Bookings of three or more receive a complimentary glass of Angove organic bubbles! Book now.

December - March | South Beach Sunset Markets

South Beach is once again home to the famous Sunset Markets every Saturday night this summer. Choose dinner from more than 30 amazing international food stalls, grab a drink from the beachside pop-up bar, listen to some live, local music, and sit back, relax, and enjoy the sunset. More info.

December 4 & 6 | West Tech Fest

West Tech Fest is here to celebrate the start-up ecosystem and showcase innovation, investment and entrepreneurship, featuring an incredible line-up of speakers including global founders, investors, CEO's and tech industry visionaries.

Held at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, West Tech Fest is the must attend event for all tech enthusiasts in the start-up space. Book now.

Rotto Tech Fest continues on December 6 with networking and a sunset beach part at Pinky's Beach Club. Get tickets.

December 7 | Perth Makers Market

Ready to cross off all your Christmas shopping in one go? Perth Makers Market is bringing an array of talented stallholders to Yagan Square for a Christmas event so that you can shop local this festive season!

Whether you're looking to buy food, homewares, art, jewellery, clothing, or something else entirely, you'll find it at Yagan Square. More info.

December 8 | Carols in the Park

Featuring camels, a live nativity scene, and a range of local talent, this is a Christmas story and carols is like no other!

With live music from WA Talent School, Canning City Brass Band, Perth Metro Pipe Band, Wanneroo Civic Choir and ‘Take Note’ Singers, guests are invited to pack a picnic or choose from one of the food trucks available for a bite to eat. Best of all - it's free to attend. More info.

December 8, 15 & 22 | Christmas Festival at Optus Stadium

Explore Perth's biggest Christmas markets at Optus Stadium! With a free event with a pop up bar, live entertainment and free Christmas movies, there's plenty for the whole family to enjoy.

Soak up the festive cheer every Sunday in December from 4-8:30pm. More info.

December 13-31 | The Dock

Fremantle's hottest port-side pop up bar is back! The Dock returns to the B Shed for another summer season full of delicious bites and mouth-watering drinks. With live music, beers from the likes of Otherside Brewing Co. and Gage Roads, and food from Perth's top vendors like Baolicious, join in while the fun lasts.

December 13 - Jan 1 | Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival

After a huge season in 2018, Ice Cream Factory Summer Festival returns with 15 incredible nights! With 11 themed bars, 6 stages, zipline, silent disco, and an incredible music line-up, there's no better place be this summer. More info and tickets.

December 14 | Lotterywest Christmas Symphony

West Australian Symphony Orchestra, together with Lotterywest and the City of Perth are bringing Perth's most spectacular end of year concert: the Lotterywest Christmas Symphony.

Led by conductor Guy Noble and soprano Emma Pettemerides, the Lotterywest Christmas Symphony will feature a complete program of Christmas classics. Families can sing-along to Jingle Bells and Joy to the World, while also enjoying classical favourites including Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess and Tchaikovsky’s, with a spectacular fireworks finale.

Last year’s inaugural Christmas Symphony drew a crowd of 30,000, and 2019 is expected to be bigger and better. More info and tickets.

December 14 | Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival

Manjimup Cherry Harmony Festival returns! Featuring a range of fun activities and entertainment for all ages, an amazing range of produce from the region, plus plenty of delicious cherries, this is a day you don't want to miss. More info.

December 14 | So 2000s Pool Party

The hot weather is well and truly here which means the So 2000s Pool Party is back! Get out your favourite swimsuit and come celebrate all the best music, fashion & pop culture from the 2000s to early 2010s!

Featuring inflatable pool toys, champagne showers, ball pit, fireworks and body painting, plus hits from the likes of Aqua, Britney Spears, Jesse McCartney, Justin Timberlake, Nikki Webster, S Club 7, Timbaland and more, this is an event you don't want to miss. More info and tickets.

December 15 | Perth Hills Artisan Markets Christmas Special

Meet the amazing creatives of Perth Hills at the Perth Hills Artisan Markets Christmas Special.  With delicious homemade jams, sweet treats, arts and crafts, olive oil producers and more, you can cross off all your Christmas shopping!

With local musicians and buskers, plus a selection of mouth-watering food, you're guaranteed a fabulous day amongst the hills of Perth. More info.

December 21 | Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades 

Start the festive season early and come down to the Stadium on your Saturday night to view some of Australia's best cricketers in action! The start of the 2019/20 summer season, Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades is promised to be a big one.

As a proud partner of the Western Australian Cricket Association, we'll be there cheering our boys on! Info and tickets.

December 31 | Freedom Time

Freedom Time is back in a brand new venue - the pristine green surrounds of Ozone Reserve, nestled between Perth city and the Swan River shoreline. Bring in the new year with some of the finest live electronic acts going around, including Simon Cadwell, Miles Cleret, DJ Scorpion and more. More info and tickets.

December 31 | NYE at Freo Social

Freo Social are putting on their first ever New Year's Eve party! Featuring a headline DJ set from the Avalanches, an extended 2am license, DJs in the Front Yard and a drink on arrival for all guests, this is set to be their biggest party yet. More info and tickets.

December 31 | Origin Fields NYE19 + NYD20 2019

Origin is back binging you a diverse line-up of the biggest acts from Australia and around the world over two Days on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day at Wellington Square.

Start 2020 and end 2019 the right way with RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tyler, The Creator and more. Tickets and more info.

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2 Dec 2019

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