Everyone loves a good Perth summer and the activities that come with it, whether it’s an outdoor concert, a Christmas market or one of the large festivals in the City we are always out and about in the warmer months. But summer isn’t the only time to get out and enjoy our City with many winter activities popping up and activating the City’s public spaces. If you’re willing to brave the cold and rain (and let’s be honest we don’t get much rain) check out how Perth is being transformed into a winter wonderland with many activities bringing the City to life. Read more about a few of our favourites that we have been frequenting this winter.
The Perth Cultural Centre has increased activity in the City by bringing a variety of events and activities to the space since it was revitalised in 2011. The area provides new reasons for people to interact with the City and this winter the reason is to visit Winterland Perth. It doesn’t matter if you’re 6 or 60, get your skates on and visit the outdoor ice skating rink, open until the 19th of July. If you’re not steady on your feet perhaps build a snowman in the snow dome, pat one of the snow dogs, watch a wintery film on the big screen or warm up by the open pit fire at the lodge. This is the second year these inner city surrounds have been transformed into a magical winter wonderland. It is great to see the space continually activated and buzzing with people all year round.
For more information visit the Winterland Perth website.
What better way to bring a space to life in the darker months than with lights, the colourful kind. Returning for its fourth year, Winter Lights will transform Brookfield Place into a stunningly colourful winter wonderland. Brookfield Place will light up every night from 5.30pm to midnight until the 19th of July. Facade projections, artistic installations and interactive light displays will make the area feel vibrant and full of life.
For more information visit the Brookfield Place Perth website.
Frisk Small Bar
Even Perth restaurants and bars are getting on board, changing their menus from muesli to porridge, salads to soups and ciders to mulled wine. Speaking of mulled wine, at the start of winter Frisk Small Bar in Northbridge offered Winter Warmers every Wednesday night for a month with baked camembert wheels, warmed spiced gin and mugs of mulled wine. But don’t stress you haven’t missed the boat, their Winter Warmers has returned for part two, this time the baked cheese is wrapped in honeyed bacon and stuffed with cranberries. It’s only available until the end of winter so pop on your ugg boots (which are welcome on Wednesdays) and enjoy the warm cheesy melted goodness.
For more information visit the Winter Warmers Event Page.
Winter Supper Club
Who said that markets were only meant for summer? The Perth Town Hall undercroft transforms into an international food market serving hearty meals with a side of local live music at the Perth City Winter Supper Club. It is great to see a space that is usually bare, filled with pop-up stalls and performers on the last Friday of each month during winter.
For more information visit the Perth City Winter Supper Club Event Page.
There really is no excuse to stay in this winter!