Western Australia is a great place to be at this time of year. There are countless family friendly events on before the end of the year! Read on for our picks of some of the events that are on in Perth in December 2014 coming up to Christmas.
Saturday, 6 December - Leighton Beach, North Fremantle
The fifth annual Western Australia’s Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton is the longest race of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. 100 competitors will take off from Phillip Point on Rottnest Island off the coast of Perth, racing to the finish line at Leighton Beach (half an hour from Perth with your Perth car hire), chasing the record of 23 minutes 50 seconds set last year. There’s more than $10,000 worth of incentives at stake. The action isn’t just on the water – spectators can also enjoy activities on land including a beach volleyball competition, freestyle kite demos and lessons.
Sunday, 7 December, 12pm-8pm - Leederville Town Centre
Literally hundreds of musicians, artists, chefs, baristas and more will come together to entertain the public – locals and tourists alike – at the Light Up Leederville Carnival. Adding to the array of food, music, bars, fashion, art, and roving performers, there will be 250 market stalls, eight stages and three family areas for kids’ fun. Guest hosts, Anna Gare (Junior MasterChef) and Chef Don Hancey (WA Food Ambassador) will cook up a storm in some of the area’s restaurant and cafe kitchens. In addition, local Leederville apparel stores will live up to their trendy boutique reputation, putting on fashion parades of their own. Leederville is just a 10 minute drive from the city with your Perth car hire.
Sunday, 7 December, from 12pm
One of Perth’s main streets will be transformed into a giant water slide this summer in an Australian first. A temporary 300 metre water slide will pop up where you least expect it in the CBD, inspired by street slides in the United Kingdom and United States. Look out also for an aquatic pop-up bar and free goodies. Over 10,000 people are expected to line up to take the plunge, with thousands more turning up to watch.