Subiaco kicks off Christmas Cocktail Crawl and other events in the western suburbs this holiday season
Just a month from the big day, the festive season is in full swing in the western suburbs with communities gearing up to celebrate Christmas free from COVID-19 event restrictions.
Subiaco’s Christmas Cocktail Crawl kicks off today — Thursday, November 24 — and continues until Christmas Day, with 10 bars and restaurants whipping up special festive treats to entice patrons across town.
Visitors can get merry on a tasting tour of the town with stops at Little Things Gin, Subi Hotel, Accent Cafe, El Peruvian, La Condesa, Dilly Dally, Bark, Bar Amelie, Lums and The Unicorn Bar.
Hay Street’s new addition Lums Wine Bar will be pouring its Drunken Snowman cocktail featuring raspberry sorbet, traditional method sparkling burgundy and creme de cassis.
“We did it at Bark last year, and we had so many people just actively seeking out all the cocktails and wanting to try something new,” co-owner Mitchell Jenkin said.
“It gives an opportunity for all the venues to do something playful over Christmas — had a great response last time.”
Subiaco mayor David McMullen said it was great to see businesses bringing new life to the town centre.
“This is the first Christmas in a while that has been relatively COVID-free, so we are expecting a lot of traffic through the doors at the participating venues and hopefully a good number of visitors coming in from outside of the suburb as well,” he said.
“I never get sick of people saying that it’s great to see Subiaco really picking up … I think you can walk the streets and see that it is very much true and its all happening here.”
Other Christmas events to look forward to
The free [email protected] Concerts series will also make a return, with the Australian Beatles set to headline after their performance fell victim to COVID-19 last year.
This year’s program features six concerts running until February 5, kicking off with the classic Christmas Concert at Lake Jualbup on December 18.
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Subiaco’s Merry Moments will bring the streets alive with Christmas-themed activities every Friday until December 16.
Carols by the Lake will kick off at the Town of Cambridge on December 4 from 4pm at Lake Monger with free activities, live music and roaming performers.
Cottesloe Carols By Candelight will feature food trucks, Santa and singing from 5.30pm on the lawn of the Cottesloe Civic Centre on December 10.