What to do over the Christmas/New Year break
Over the Christmas and New Year holiday period there is so much going on in Perth and in WA in general, but with a large number of public holidays this can also mean some business are not open – so be sure to check trading hours!
We understand how annoying it can be when your favourite café is closed, but there is so much more on offer and it is a perfect time to maybe try something new.
Christmas Day in Perth
Most locals will spend the day with their family and friends, whether it be at home or on the beach where you can experience a different kind of white Christmas.
If you are wanting to head out for a meal on Christmas Day you may want to lock in your booking now because places can fill up quickly. Crown Perth is a good place to start to try and book lunch or dinner for Christmas Day. But never fear, McDonalds is always open for a cheap student meal- even on Christmas!
Boxing Day in Perth
On a traditional Australian Boxing Day you should be doing one of three things:
- Spending the day at the beach – there are so many beaches with excellent amenities, including shade and BBQs. For a list of great beaches visit: www.studentsinperth.com.au/listing-categor/beaches/
- Shop up a storm in the city or at a suburban shopping centre – for a list of shops in Perth visit: http://studentsinperth.com.au/listing-category/shops/
- Going around to a friend’s place for a BBQ and watching both the Boxing Day test match and the Sydney to Hobart yacht race (on a hot day we would recommend investing in a blow up children’s paddle pool to sit in a keep cool)
New Years in Perth
Australia is one of the first counties to bring in the New Year and in the last couple of years New Year’s Day has also become just as much of a celebration in Perth.
There are so many events on around the metro area, the main hub in Perth is the Northbridge Piazza.
For a full list of events, both free and not so free visit: http://www.nye.com.au/perth/
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year