Santa. He often wears a lighter-weight suit when he’s in this hemisphere, (hey, wouldn’t you?) but he’s always accompanied by his trusty reindeer, a magical sleigh, and a few cheeky elves. Kids (and big kids) line up patiently without fail for a Snap/selfie/Insta story or old-school photo with Santa, that’ll be promptly framed, gift-wrapped and lovingly presented to Nana on Christmas Day.
Carols. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of warm nights spent holding a candle shoved through a paper dinner plate and singing Christmas Carols in the park at full voice. To get your fix, check out IGA Carols by Candlelight for Variety or, City Carollers. And remember, for a truly authentic West Aussie Christmas experience, consider local carol re-writes like the one I mentioned earlier.
Summer Love. It’s easy to come up with fun, romantic ideas for dates during a West Aussie Christmas. Plus - those previously mentioned balmy nights mean your Tinder date might show a little more skin that usual. Why not steal my idea for date-night: an early bite to eat at the Twilight Hawkers Market (Friday nights in Forrest Place), a couple of drinks at Halford Bar, then a walk by the truly beautiful Light Projections at St George’s Cathedral. The rest is up to you.
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