News | 01 December 2017

The Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights celebration at dusk

Port Coogee really came alive with the brightest, sparkliest start to Christmas!

Festival of Lights Celebration
Friday 1 December saw the start of our inaugural Festival of Lights at Port Coogee. As the sun set over the Indian Ocean, residents and neighbouring communities, friends and families gathered in Omeo Park to celebrate the start of the Festive Season where they were entertained by the acoustic sounds of the very talented Everlong Perth.

 Crowd being entertained by live music

There was also a great selection of quality food stalls and food trucks on hand serving delicious meals and beverages into the night. Families explored the market stalls and joined in the fun of an inflatable obstacle course, zorb ball track and other fantastic kids activities – ensuring there was something for everyone to enjoy.

A huge thank you to our fantastic vendors: Tikka Tango, Curb Your Hunger food truck, Soul and Spice, Satay Kings, Bombay Knights Street Food, Coconutz, Nom Nom Cupcakes, The Lolly Bus, Caffeine Machine, Saucy Sue and Cafe Oranje!

Kids enjoying the zorb ball track

Crowd browsing the market stalls

Wide photo of the Lolly Bus and the inflatible kids activities

Food trucks under lights Festival of Lights night shot


Lighting up the pines on Pantheon Avenue
As part of the month long celebration, the Norfolk Pines along Pantheon Avenue were dressed in festive lights. The pines looked dazzling at night and created a magical scene as they lit up the already stunning entranceway into Port Coogee.

Pines on Pantheon Ave lit up


Festival of Lights Competition – Win up to $3000!*
Port Coogee residents were invited to take part in the Festival of Lights too by decking out the walls (and the roof, and the garden) of their homes with their most creative lights display – and there have been plenty of terrific efforts so far!

Up for grabs are three major prizes: First prize $3,000, Second Prize $2,000, Third prize $1,000.

Check out some of the entries below and stay tuned for the winners’ announcement on our Facebook page.

*Terms and Conditions apply. 

Festival of Lights Comp entry 1
Entry from 12 Patriot Link.

Festival of Lights Comp entry 2
Entry from 31 Wanstead Street.

Festival of Lights Comp entry 3
Entry from 14 Pantheon Avenue.

Festival of Lights Comp entry 4
Entry from 15 Lullworth Terrace.