Christmas capital: Your guide to the Peel region's festive season, all wrapped up

Jingle Bells, Mandurah - it is time to celebrate the festive season!

With Christmas just around the corner, we have created your ultimate guide to the festive season.

Check out the list of events below to see how the Peel region is showcasing its Christmas cheer this year.

Meadow Springs Christmas House

  • Where: 8 Meadow Springs Drive
  • When: From December 2

Mandurah's most festive home has again opened their doors, showcasing the magic of Christmas for Mandurah families.

Mary Kartesz-Wardroper and her husband Alan devote six months of every year to decorating their home, inside and out, with a range of festive displays, including 32 individual nativity scenes and more than 530 individual Christmas trees.

The Christmas House has won the Synergy Christmas Lights Trail People's Choice Award for the last two years in a row.

For more information, visit the Christmas Lights Trail website.

Mandurah urged to 'share the dignity'

  • When: Until December 7
  • Where: Mandurah Bunnings stores

With Christmas quickly approaching, community members are urged to donate to Share the Dignity's It's in the Bag Christmas appeal.

All donations, including hygiene products and small luxuries, can be made to local Bunnings stores. Share the Dignity volunteers will collect the donated bags of goodies and distribute to shelters and charities, ensuring they are available for women and girls in time for Christmas.

For more information, visit sharethedignity.com.au.

Christmas Treasure Hunt

  • Where: Mandurah Community Museum
  • When: Until December 22

The City of Mandurah is hosting a free Christmas Treasure Hunt throughout December - complete the hunt and receive a prize.

The hunt will run from December 1-22. The Mandurah Community Museum is open from 10am-4pm Tuesday to Friday and 11am-3pm on the weekends.

For more information, visit the City of Mandurah website.

Christmas at Mandurah Forum

  • Where: Mandurah Forum
  • When: Until December 24

Get a head start on your Christmas shopping and take advantage of a range of fun incentives, competitions and activities at the Mandurah Forum in the lead up to Christmas.

Santa's Underwater Sea Castle is open and Santa is available to discuss Christmas wish lists every day from 10am-4pm Monday to Sunday and 10am-8pm on Thursdays.

For more information about all of the Christmas activities going on in the shopping centre, visit the Mandurah Forum website.

Christmas Lights Trail

  • Where: Eastern Foreshore
  • When: Until December 31

Those keen to soak up festive decorations while wandering around beautiful Mandurah are urged to embrace the City's latest event, the Christmas Lights Trail.

Start from either end of the eastern foreshore and take a stroll along the trail from dusk to late from throughout December.

A giant star, train, bauble and inflatable decorations and floating Christmas trees are just some of the various elements on offer.

For more information visit the website.

Mandurah Traffic Bridge gets festive

  • Where: Mandurah Bridge
  • When: Until December 31

Mandurah's Traffic Bridge will be decked out with a Christmas themed lighting display throughout December.

People are encouraged to walk or cycle along the bridge to enjoy the lights.

Seniors Centre Christmas Party

  • When: Wednesday, December 4
  • Where: Mandurah Seniors and Community Centre

Celebrate another amazing year and get into the Christmas spirit at the Seniors Centre with live entertainment, a three-course meal and all sorts of festive fun.

There will be prawn cocktails, roast turkey and ham and plum pudding on the menu as well as beer and wine available to purchase.

Bookings are essential. For more information, visit the City of Mandurah website.

Murray Community Christmas Celebration

  • When: Wednesday, December 4
  • Where: Edenvale Homestead

Pinjarra's Edenvale Homestead will ring out the joyful sound of the holiday season this December as the Shire of Murray's annual Christmas Celebration returns.

The evening's festivities will commence at 5pm and will include crowd favourite carols, roving entertainment, interactive children's activities and, of course, a visit from Santa and his helpers.

Dinner is sorted with a selection of food truck offerings and local artesian goods will be available for purchase from a line-up of boutique market stalls.

For more information, visit the Shire of Murray website.

Mandurah Christmas Pageant

  • When: Friday, December 6
  • Where: Eastern Foreshore

The city's festive community parade is a local tradition and the signature event on Mandurah's Christmas calendar.

From 6pm, bright and colourful floats featuring community groups and businesses will allow residents to experience the wonder of Christmas in their own backyard.

People are encouraged to hang around after the parade as there will be live stage entertainment, an interactive nativity scene and workshops.

At 7.30pm, families can enjoy Santa's Grotto and fireworks will be on show from 8.30pm.

For more information, visit the City of Mandurah website.

Tiny Shops on Wheels

  • When: Friday, December 6
  • Where: Make Place

Put the fun back into Christmas shopping while supporting local artists, makers and creators at this unique shopping experience.

Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones and meet the makers as you browse the wide range of gift ideas.

The event will boast free Christmas inspired children's activities, carols, bubbles, music, photo opportunities and plenty more.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Christmas Twilight Markets

  • When: Friday, December 6, 13 and 20
  • Where: Tuckey Lane

The heart of the city will transform into a magical Christmas wonderland for the first three Fridays in December to support Halo Team.

This free event will feature roaming street performers, festive craft and gift stalls, food vendors and the famous Shape Mandurah travelling piano.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Madora Bay Community Christmas Carols (December 8)

  • When: Saturday, December 7
  • Where: Madora Beach Road

Madora Bay will come alive on December 7, for this year's bigger and better Community Christmas Carols.

Teaming up with Kingdomcity, there will be plenty of singalongs to all your favourite festive hits as well as fund to be had by the whole family.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Carols on the Foreshore

  • When: Saturday, December 7
  • Where: Eastern Foreshore

The Salvation Army's annual Christmas carols event is back, featuring the Silver Threads Band and the Voices in Harmony Choir.

There will also be a barbeque, an impromptu nativity story, some cheesy Christmas cracker jokes and, of course, lots of carols to sing.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Christmas Movies

  • When: Saturday, December 7, 14 and 21
  • Where: Scott's Garage

Christmas movies are popping up at Scott's Garage for the month of December - with festive film favourites Elf, Home Alone and Love Actually to take to the big screen.

Doors will open from 6pm with the movie to start at 8pm. Get down early to secure your spot, grab some goodies from the candy bar and watch the sunset.

Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit the Facebook event page.

Compassionate Friends Christmas Memorial

  • When: Sunday, December 8
  • Where: South Mandurah Uniting Church

Bereaved Mandurah family and friends who have lost a loved one are invited to light candles to honor the memories of their sons, daughters, brothers, sisters and grandchildren who left too soon.

The ceremony is held world-wide through the Compassionate Friends - a support network created for parents whose children have died.

Candles will be provided and attendees are encouraged to bring a small framed photograph of your loved one and a small plate for a shared supper.

For more information, email the Compassionate Friends at tcfmandurah@bigpond.com.

Mandurah-Murray Motorcycle Charity Ride

  • When: Saturday, December 14
  • Where: From Sir Ross McLarty Oval, Pinjarra to the Western Foreshore

Now in its 28th year, the Mandurah-Murray Motorcycle Charity Ride is a much-much loved tradition in the area.

Each year during the festive season, volunteers from Mandurah-Murray Ulysses Group raise thousands of dollars and distribute food hampers to less fortunate families.

The event will commence at 9.30am at Sir Ross McLarty Oval in Pinjarra and end at Halls Park on Mandurah's western foreshore where there will be stalls and raffle prizes.

Cost of registration is $5 per person. For more information, visit the website.

Pinjarra Christmas Carols

  • When: Saturday, December 14 and Saturday, December 21
  • Where: Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre

Join in the Christmas spirit at Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre as the Pinjarra Alliance Church perform all the best holiday songs.

The singalongs will be at Kid Zone, opposite The Lucky Charm Pinjarra, from 11am-1pm.

Pet photos with Santa

  • When: Saturday, December 14 and Saturday, December 21
  • Where: Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre

Bring along your fur babies and snap a Santa photo of the whole family this Christmas.

Photos will be available from 10am-1pm with no bookings required.

Waroona Christmas Carols

  • When: Sunday, December 15
  • Where: Centennial Park

Join in the community Christmas fun at the Waroona Christmas Carols event. From 6.45pm, the Bunbury Band will make their 39th performance with all the festive favourites to sing along to.

For more information, visit the Shire of Murray website.

A Celtic Christmas

  • When: Sunday, December 15
  • Where: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Back by popular demand, the team that brought Mandurah A Taste of Ireland are bringing their seasonal production, A Celtic Christmas, to town for the very first time.

Featuring a cast of World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, alongside some of the most sought after traditional musicians from around the globe, the show tells the story of o star crossed lovers and transports the audience to a time and place where music and dance are the cornerstones of celebration.

Immerse yourself in an authentic Celtic experience by laughing, clapping and singing along to carols under the mistletoe and enjoy a magical night of tunes, taps and traditions as A Celtic Christmas brings the magic of Christmas in Ireland, down under.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the MPAC website.

Pet photos with Santa

  • When: Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, December 22
  • Where: Mandurah Forum

Pet photography is back again this year at the Mandurah Forum from 8-9.30am on the Sunday mornings leading up to Christmas.

Capture a happy snap of your family, including your furry friend, with Santa for a memorable holiday moment.

Bookings are essential. Call the customer service desk on 9535 5522 or email info@mandurahforum.com.au to register your place.

For more information, visit the Mandurah Forum website.

Intergenerational Christmas Morning

  • When: Monday, December 16
  • Where: Dalrymple Park

Join Mandurah Libraries and Mandurah Community Museum to celebrate Christmas with some festive intergenerational fun, singing, stories and delicious refreshments by the water.

This Dementia Aware event will include morning tea and refreshments.

Bookings are essential. For more information, visit the City of Mandurah website.

Christmas on the Boardwalk

  • When: Friday, December 20
  • Where: Mandurah Boardwalk, between Reading Cinemas and MPAC

Mandjar Square will be bustling on December 20 for an epic Christmas edition of the Mandurah Food Truck Frenzy as well as popular market stalls

From 5pm, there will be festivities, shopping, live entertainment from Sally Jane and plenty of diverse food trucks to choose from.

For more information visit the Facebook event page.

Free Christmas Arts and Crafts

  • When: Saturday, December 21 and Sunday, December 22
  • Where: Pinjarra Junction Shopping Centre

Bring the whole family along to take part in free Christmas arts and crafts activities.

Decorate Christmas crackers on from 10am-1pm on Saturday or make Christmas sand cards at the same time on Sunday.

Other fun festive events:

As you can see, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the festive season this December.

City of Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams said the month of Christmas offered an exciting schedule of community and family friendly events.

"Mandurah really is taking on the reputation as the capital of Christmas in Western Australia," he said.

"It's great for our businesses, our community and it is just a beautiful time of year to be in Mandurah."

Did we miss something? If you have an event that you would like included in this list - send a brief summary of your event with a link to further information to k.meerton@mandurahmail.com.au.