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“Dress fancy, bring a plate”

For Courtney, Christmas is a lively affair filled with family, food and dancing!

Young smiling woman with backpack and headphones in airport terminal

This year, 21 year old Courtney and her family will be going over to her Aunty Lolly’s for Christmas day.  

Traditionally, they dress up, everyone brings a plate of food and they spend the day outside, talking, drinking and listening to music on the veranda.  

Christmas dinner is a feat of international dishes – biryani, roasted meat and vegetables, curry, macaroni – and the day ends with everyone dancing the “South African slide”!  

“The best thing about staying in Perth is definitely the weather,” says Courtney, who enjoys relaxing on the beach during the festive season.  While she would love to experience a Christmas in Canada, being with family is important to Courtney, so she saves travelling for other times of the year. “

I haven’t been on a holiday for quite a while,” says Courtney, who’s looking forward to a trip to Bali for a friend’s hen party earlier in December. 

“It’ll be so nice to get away and relax a bit, before coming back to spend Christmas day with my family.” 

Are you travelling in the holiday season?  

  • Be sure to arrive early, as December and January are the busiest months of the year for travel. The Perth Airport app can help you stay up to date with your flight status and even plan your journey to the airport. 
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  • Make time to check out the Christmas decorations, especially the Boab tree at T1 International, ground floor on the forecourt. Christmas boab tree at Perth Airport
  • Start your holiday early by enjoying festive food and holiday shopping deals before your flight. Find out more about what's on at Perth Airport this Christmas.
  • You might be lucky enough to spot Aussie Santa If you’re travelling in Terminal 1 between Thursday 19 and Tuesday 24 December (1-4pm each day) – he’ll be giving away candy canes too! 
  • If you’re travelling between Thursday 19th and Tuesday 24th December, you may hear Christmas carols reverberating around the terminals. See exact timings in the table below.

Terminal Date Time Location
T1 International

19 Dec
20 Dec
12-3pm Check-in area
23 Dec 5-8pm Outside, near boab tree
T1 Domestic 23 Dec 12-3pm Check-in area
T2 19 Dec
24 Dec
1-4pm Check-in area
T4 20 Dec
22 Dec
2-5pm
2-4pm
Near baggage claim

However you celebrate, Merry Christmas from everyone at Perth Airport.