Christmas in the City

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It’s the most wonderful time of year, and we have some exciting events and activities planned throughout the city to welcome the festive season.

See the city light up with dazzling light displays, festive markets to kickstart your Christmas shopping, live entertainment for everyone and activities for the whole family.

We look forward to seeing you out and about!

This year we are thrilled to announce a brand-new festive activity for all to enjoy as part of our 𝘊𝘩𝘳𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘮𝘢𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘪𝘵𝘺 celebrations - our 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗹!

We can’t wait to unveil the brand-new interactive light displays that the whole family will love.

Follow along to find all the magical light installations across the city!

Trail details:

Date: 28 November - 24 December 2022

Opening times: 6pm to 10pm

Download the Map Here!

𝗦𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗮 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼 𝗞𝗮𝗹𝗴𝗼𝗼𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗲-𝗕𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿!

It’s time to get your family photo with Santa in his magical Christmas Grotto. Bring your own device to capture the memories or enjoy a free instant polaroid photo taken by his elf helpers

This year we are also offering the option to purchase professional photos – available for Saturday sessions.

To avoid long queues, this year, you will need to pre-book your session time. Please allow for the full hour as several families will be seen during this time.

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Santa has lost his reindeer!

Get your family together and help Santa to reunite with his trusty steeds.

Collect your Scavenger Hunt Game Card from the City’s Administration Building at 577 Hannan St or the Boulder War Museum at the Boulder Town Hall on Burt Street during opening hours to start your self-paced reindeer quest!

How to play:

  1. Before you head out, download the ‘Storytowns app featuring the Xmas Scavenger Hunt Podcast or click the button below to find the clues.
  2. Listen to Santa’s clues to discover which Boulder shops Santa’s reindeers are hiding in
  3. Drop your completed game card into the Xmas Scavenger Hunt entry box at the last stop to go into the draw to win a prize!

Click here to start

Close the online shopping tabs and head into the city’s Kalgoorlie and Boulder CBD’s for your Christmas shopping needs!

Remember to Go Local First this year, it makes a big impact on our local economy and supports families, employees and in turn our wonderful community

Spot the Elves:

Have you seen our elves around the city? Chances are, they have seen you!

Our elves are hiding around the Kalgoorlie CBD and Cassidy Street so keep your eyes peeled…

Happy Elf spotting!

Join us for our annual Christmas Street Party and Lighting of the Christmas Tree.

Enjoy the non-stop entertainment on the main stage including performances by local musicians and dance troupes, take part in arts and crafts workshop, enjoy the delicious food zone, browse a range of community Christmas stalls, and much more!

End the day with Lighting of the Christmas Tree a spectacular fireworks display at 7.30pm.

This is a family-friendly festive event not to be missed.

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Seniors (60+) in our community, we invite you to join us at the annual Seniors Christmas Lunch.

This is a free event and includes a traditional three-course Christmas lunch, light refreshments and lots of local entertainment.

The lunch is an opportunity for the City to say thank you and acknowledge the contributions you have made, and continue to make to our community.

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To give back and thank our loyal 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦 attendees, starting December 1 we will be running a 𝟭𝟮 𝗗𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗚𝗶𝘃𝗲𝗮𝘄𝗮𝘆!

Those who have purchased a ticket to any 𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘈𝘳𝘵 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦 show in 2022 will automatically be entered into the draw to win one of these amazing prizes!

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭: Voucher

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟮: Buy one ticket get one free

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟯: Family pass to The Dummies (2 adults, 2 children)

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟰: Voucher

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟱: 1 ticket to The Eagles

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟲: Double movie pass (2 tickets, 2 popcorn combos)

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟳: Buy one ticket get one free

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟴: Voucher

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟵: Family pass to The Dummies (2 adults, 2 children)

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟬: Double movie pass (2 tickets, 2 popcorn combos)

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟭: Grazing board and drink on arrival. (for 2 adults)

𝗗𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟮: 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗕𝗜𝗚 𝗣𝗥𝗜𝗭𝗘! A night out at Goldfields Art Centre! Win a double pass to a show of your choice, 2 drink vouchers and 2 snacks.

Winners will be announced on the Goldfields Art Centre Facebook page, so follow along to see if you are a lucky winner.

𝘎𝘰𝘭𝘥𝘧𝘪𝘦𝘭𝘥𝘴 𝘈𝘳𝘵𝘴 𝘊𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘦 is holding a 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝗹𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗲𝘁!

Come along for a night of delicious food trucks, live entertainment and browse stalls from community sellers and makers , all under a beautiful Goldfields sunset!

  • From 5pm, Saturday 3 December
  • Goldfields Arts Centre

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Join us for 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗻𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗠𝗲𝗹𝗼𝗱𝗶𝗲𝘀 featuring 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘉𝘦𝘨𝘨𝘢𝘳𝘴

Get into the festive spirit with morning tea followed by a concert full of your favourite carols and sing-along songs at the Goldfields Art Centre. .

The Beggars acoustic harmonies and anecdotes cover topics of history, school days, the telly, the bush, the radio and the road all with projected visuals to accompany each song.

Morning tea provided before the show.

Date: 11am | Thursday 15 December

Where: Goldfields Arts Centre

Tickets: $20.00 

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Join us for 𝗔 𝗖𝗲𝗹𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗖𝗵𝗿𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗺𝗮𝘀

Sit back and relax while award-winning Irish musicians complement the world’s best Irish Dancers to deliver a heart-warming performance that will leave your feet tapping!

Date: 7.30pm | Wednesday 21 December

Where: Goldfields Arts Centre

Tickets: from $44.90

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Do you have some low-waste ideas for Christmas?

Used gift wrapping, left-over food and packaging are abundant around this time of year.

Upload a photo on our Facebook post or send us an email to showing how your family will celebrate the festive season low-waste style for a chance to win 1 of 3 prizes!

  1. $200 Bunnings voucher and a compost bin
  2. Worm farm & worms
  3. Storage Pack for your Containers for Change cans and bottles

We look forward to seeing your creative ideas!

Event Details

Venue: City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Category: General

Type: General

Audience: All Ages


Contact: The City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder

Phone: 08 9021 9600


Event Date(s)

  • Friday 25th November 2022

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