As you read this, Christmas lights and decorations are going up all over Fremantle.
Santa himself will be on the streets from December 4, with pockets full of treats for the kids, and if you’ve managed to keep off his naughty list, he might just pay your parking ticket.
There’s lots on this festive season, from pompom-making classes to potluck dinners and probiotic drink workshops, plus carols and Christmas markets and competitions.
Put your Christmas socks on, load up on candy canes, and be sure not to miss out!
Christmas Window Display, from November 28
Grab a map from Oxfam Fremantle or the Freo Visitor’s Centre, wander Freo’s streets, and choose your favourite Christmas window displays. Voters are in the draw to win an Oxfam hamper valued at $100.
Competition closes December 15 and the winner will be announced December 18.
Snap, tag and win! From November 28
Visit your favourite Freo store and snap a pic of what you want from Santa for Christmas. Share the pic on Instagram and tag Fremantle story, #FremantleWishList and #(shop name) and maybe your dreams will come true!
Painting Class – Christmas Wreath, December 3, 1pm – 4pm $50
The Pickled Paintbrush, 5/20 Elder Street (entrance on Queen Street), Fremantle
A host artist will help you create your own piece of art while sipping on your favourite festive tipple!
Santa is coming to Fremantle, December 7-December 24
Tell Santa what you want for Christmas while he’s in Freo! You can find him Thursday-Sunday at High Street Mall, 11.30am-3.30pm, from December 7- 17; and Monday-Sunday, 11.30am-2.30pm, from December 18-24.
Mother and Child, December 14, 7pm-8.30pm, $30/ $20 concession, 47 Adelaide Street, Fremantle
A captivating and beautiful evening of sacred music, readings and congregational carols to highlight the meaning of the Christmas gospel in our world today.
In support of Catholic Mission’s work to improve maternal and child health in Uganda.
Fremantle’s Biggest Christmas Party, December, 15, 7pm-12am, tickets from $35, Esplanade Hotel, corner Marine Terrace and Essex Street, Fremantle.
Three different party zones make this a banger of a celebration for all budgets and groups.
Christmas Pompomapalooza, December 16, 10am-1pm, $69. 15 Mrs Trivett Place, Fremantle
Learn how to make pompoms for decorations or gifts, using the new and improved “Fluff Ball Weaver”. Come away with your own “Fluff Ball Weaver”, yarn and the skills to make the snazziest pompoms out there!
Candlelight Carols on South Beach, December 17, 5pm-9pm (free)
The lawn area, north of the cafe.
The Left Bank Xmas Eve, December 24, 12pm-11pm, $60.
’Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring cos they were all at the Left Bank Christmas party.
Spanda Yoga Christmas Day Community Celebrations, December 25, 9.30am-11.30am (free), 232 South Terrace, South Fremantle
Start Christmas day with an Angel Walk meditation, followed by a potluck meal and swim at South Beach.
Healthy probiotic Christmas drinks, December 16, 10am-12pm, $25. Success Public Library
Learn how to make fermented drinks and keep your gut healthy this Christmas.
All participants will take two bottles of probiotic drinks home, plus cultures to make more.
Cockburn ARC’s first Christmas, December 10, 2pm-6pm
Entertainment, music, giveaways and activities, plus an appearance from Santa at the new waterworks.
Christmas on the Green, December 9, 5pm-8pm
Christmas carols, fairy queens, camel rides, face painting, a bubble disco dome, a mega water slide, music from Lakelands Senior Highschool band…what more could you want? Oh, and a sunset visit from Santa.
Love Community, December 9, 5.30-8.30pm (free), Piney Lakes Reserve
Food trucks and fun activities, carols by candlelight and rides!
Murdoch Uni annual Christmas Carols, December 10, 5pm-8:30pm (free), Bush Court