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Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, come along to Vic Park’s Bad Santa Christ­mas mar­ket. En­joy live mu­sic and ‘jazzed-up’ car­ols, with food and drink avail­able for pur­chase. This is a li­censed 18+ event. Chil­dren must be ac­com­pa­nied by an adult. DE­TAILS: Fri­day, De­cem­ber 13, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. Me­mo­rial Gar­dens, 311 Al­bany High­way, Vic­to­ria Park.


The Ja­panese An­i­ma­tion Fans of WA present the an­nual marathon screen­ing of Ja­panese an­i­ma­tions for all to en­joy. Along with the amine shows, there will be a sausage siz­zle and auc­tion of anime and pop-cul­ture items. This event is free.

DE­TAILS: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14, 1.30pm to 10.30pm.

Collins Street Cen­tre, Collins St and Shaftes­bury St, South Perth.

CAR­OLS BY CAN­DLE­LIGHT Fea­tur­ing the Can­ning City Brass Band, Rossmoyne Com­mu­nity Singers, Av­enue Jazz Band plus spe­cial guests, sing along to clas­sic and new car­ols with rov­ing en­ter­tain­ment, plus kid's craft ac­tiv­i­ties. Don't for­get a spe­cial visit from Fa­ther Christ­mas and his elves. Bring your own pic­nic and bev­er­ages, or buy some­thing from one of the food trucks. Free wa­ter pro­vided, so bring along your re­us­able wa­ter bot­tle. Event opens at

5.30pm with a 6.45pm con­cert start.

DE­TAILS: Satur­day, De­cem­ber 14, 5.30pm to 8pm. Civic Park Stage and Am­phithe­atre, 2 Civic Gar­dens, Can­ning­ton.

RE­FLECT: ’TIS THE SEA­SON From the bloom of Nuyt­sia flori­bunda to the glow of Foy and Gib­son’s win­dow dis­play, Perth has de­vel­oped some unique yule­tide tra­di­tions. Join the City of South Perth’s lo­cal his­tory li­brar­ian for a fes­tive frolic through Christ­mases past, from the “banned” Christ­mas of 1942 to the be­gin­nings of the Gum­nut Ba­bies in May Gibbs’ 1907 Western Mail cover. Tea, cof­fee and cold fil­tered wa­ter will be avail­able. Bring own mug. Free; book­ings es­sen­tial. DE­TAILS: Wed­nes­day, De­cem­ber 18, 6.30-7.30om, Old Mill Ed­u­ca­tion Cen­tre, Melville Place, South Perth.


The not-for-profit group con­nects el­derly peo­ple and those less-abled with the out­doors by giv­ing them free rides on tr­ishaw ebikes, pi­loted by vol­un­teer cy­clists. CWA will soon be of­fer­ing free rides through the Can­ning River Re­gional Park ev­ery Fri­day morn­ing, start­ing from Kent Street Weir Park. The pro­gram kicks off Fri­day, De­cem­ber 13. DE­TAILS: Fri­day, De­cem­ber

13, 10.30am to 12.30pm. Kent Street Weir, Kent St, Wilson.

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