December 15th - 23rd 2016
Free Event (Free Tickets Required) * Christmas Lights * Christmas Trees * Santa * Photo Booths * Kids Crafts
Lights in the Heights at C3 Church Padbury (Hepburn Heights) if a fabulous free event for the general public and runs every night a couple of weeks before Christmas. This year, 2016, it's still free, but you must book your tickets online (see website link below). As you enter you are given a card with a map that shows all the zones and volunteers stamp the card as you enter each zone along the trail.
When you arrive for your session you will enjoy snow falling, as you enter through the front doors into the Winter Wonderland. Decked out with beautifully decorated and illuminated white Christmas trees and a gorgeous train set, Winter Wonderland is a great way to start this magical Christmas experience.
New in 2016 is Christmas Street. Here you can enjoy music and bright flashing lights that light up houses in the "street" that is also lined with gingerbread men.
Once you've wandered down Christmas Street it's off to Santa's Workshop to make a decoration for your Christmas tree. This craft is very simple with each child given a flat, wooden, bauble with pens and stickers to decorate it with. There are lots and lots of tables and helpers here so there was no wait.
Moving along the trail and heading out into the foyer there are a few photo opportunities, with Christmas scenes set up with props for snapping that perfect family memory. Santa's big red sleigh and Santa are back this year with an incedible scene that includes a barn and snowman (image above). Volunteers can use your phone to take a photo so the whole family can join in.
All the seating has been taken out of the auditorium this year and it's been converted to a Neon Dance World. There are neon pens kids can get creative an add ther personal touch to a long board that stretches from one side of the room to the other. The kids enjoyed using these pens to "paint" there own faces, arms and legs for some glow in the dark body artwork. A fun clip plays on the big screen with music to dance to and of course the amazing light show top it all off. Dress the kids in white if you want to make the most of this.
The Neon Dance World is the last stop on the Lights In The Heights trail. Once you are finished here you can make your way along the exit that is lined with neon artwork, that takes you back out to the carpark. Make sure grab an "elfie" on your way out with the friendly elves who are there to wish you a Merry Christmas before you leave.
We suggest you eat before you go. There is no food available for sale (unless indicated on their facebook). Remember this year, 2016, you must book your FREE tickets online to enter (link below). There are a limited number of walk in ticket allocations for each session also.
More information: www.lightsintheheights.com.au
Want information and a map to take you to Lights In The Heights?! Want to visit some Christmas lights in Padbury or surrounding suburbs on your way home? Then get the Kids Around Perth App and find Lights in the Heights under What's On and then search for Christmas lights nearby after you leave the show!
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Review by Kids Around Perth Reporter Lauren, 15th December 2014. Updated 15th December 2016