The City will be illuminated over the summer with six special light shows to wow the people of Perth from November to February.

“Perth is synonymous with light and after the success of the CBD’s first drone show this February, the City of Light shows will honour our new brand and reinforce that no city lights up like Perth,” City of Perth Lord Mayor Zempilas said.

The City of Light Shows are proudly presented by the Hancock Group of companies, including Hancock Prospecting, Roy Hill and Atlas Iron.

The City of Light Show series will kick-off with two Christmas themed drone shows on 19 and 20 November from 8pm. Presented by Roy Hill, the 500-strong drone show will tell the story of a Christmas in the City. 

Families are encouraged to come down to Elizabeth Quay from 5pm to enjoy food trucks and roving entertainment – kids can even enjoy a silent disco and get a photo with Santa’s sleigh and his reindeer. 

The next instalment in the series of light shows will be presented by Atlas Iron on New Year’s Eve. The Elizabeth Quay Fun Fair will be in full swing from 5pm – test your skills in sideshow alley or take a ride in dodgem cars. At 9pm, countdown to our first spectacular fireworks display at Elizabeth Quay.

“At midnight, enjoy a magnificent sparkled sky that will lead us into the New Year in Northbridge.

“Each year, our free family-friendly New Year’s Eve event draws thousands of people from all over Perth into our City of Light,” Mr Zempilas said. 

An extra special Australia Day event will light up Langley Park with both drones and fireworks presented by Hancock Prospecting. Followed by two more drone shows in February brought to Perth by Roy Hill.

“We’re lighting up the City this summer and there’ll be something for everyone to enjoy – see you in our City of Light.”


  • November 19 and 20:  Christmas City of Light Show | Elizabeth Quay | Presented by Roy Hill
  • December 31: New Year’s Eve City of Light Show |Elizabeth Quay| Presented by Atlas Iron 
  • January 26: Australia Day City of Light Show| Langley Park| Presented by Hancock Prospecting
  • February 18 and 19: After Dark City of Light Show | Elizabeth Quay | Presented by Roy Hill

*Please note that inclement weather may lead to the event being postponed.

Issued by: Grace Carr, Senior Media and Communications Advisor,