The Australian Christmas Tree lights up Yagan Square
Enjoy the holiday season at Yagan Square where Christmas brings the community together to celebrate the spirit of our land, nature, and people. Nightly from 6pm until January 2,
Enjoy the holiday season at Yagan Square where Christmas brings the community
together to celebrate the spirit of our land, nature, and people.
Nightly from 6pm until January 2, you can visit THE MOODJAR TREE, a 3D captivating 3D
anamorphic digital installation in Yagan Square in partnership with the City of
Perth’s Rio Tinto Christmas Lights Trail, and Lux Events.
Those not familiar with the “Australian Christmas Tree” or Moodjar Tree and its
bright orange blooms at this time of the year have the opportunity to learn
about its cultural importance as it lights up each night with the vivid and
beautiful original story of the Tree as told by Rose Walley with artworks from
the talented artist Biara Martin. The
Moodjar tree holds a deep-rooted connection to the Noongar people as a symbol
of cultural heritage, spirituality, and seasonal celebration.
Renowned Noongar singer-songwriter Phil Walley-Stack composes the soundtrack and his
voice narrates the journey, along with his daughter, throughout 15 stunning
scenes that will present the Moodjar Tree in a way that the eyes have never
seen, with cutting-edge 3D visual effects created by Lux Events.
During the season of Birak, the Moodjar tree flames into bright orange flowers,
bringing joy to all who witness this majestic display. This native species is
central to the culture of the Noongar people, as it’s a living embodiment of
their spiritual beliefs and testament to their profound connection with the
natural world. It is also a revered teacher, with lessons for us all about
living sustainably and in harmony with one another.
While you’re there, enjoy free roaming Christmas entertainers every Friday and Saturday
up to Christmas, or grab yourself a giant cotton candy creation from the Sugary
Cloud robot vending machines (user pay machine). For more information and a full schedule of
events in Yagan Square, visit yagansquare.com.au or follow on socials @yagansquare.
November 17 (Friday) 6:00 pm - January 2 (Tuesday) 10:00 pm