A row of Christmas lights in the shape of a Christmas Tree at night time, with a star suspended atop each tree
A row of Christmas lights in the shape of a Christmas Tree at night time, with a star suspended atop each tree

Christmas in Port Hedland: What’s on in 2023

Are you visiting friends and family this Christmas in Port Hedland? There are plenty of community events and activities for both locals and out-of-towners to come together and celebrate the holiday season.

Join in the festivities at this magical time of the year with these upcoming Christmas events.

Get together for a Christmas Day buffet lunch at Rays

Date & Time: Monday 25th December 2023, 11:00 AM – 3:00PM
Location: Corner of McGregor St &, Lukis St, Port Hedland WA 6721
Cost: Adults are $130pp, children 12 & under are $60 pp

Rays at The Hedland Hotel is putting on a special Christmas Day lunch, and what better place to enjoy the day than at this beachside oasis?

Fill up your plate with your choice of juicy Exmouth prawns, poached salmon, turkey, ham, or roast beef; creamy potato bake, roast veggies, and fresh salad; and finish with a classic trifle, pavlova, or seasonal fruit and cheese board.

The restaurant’s bar will also keep the holiday vibes flowing with a wide selection of beers, wines, bubbly, and summer cocktails to sip on.

To see the full menu and book your table, visit the Rays website here.

Gaze at Port Hedland’s best Christmas lights in this year’s Festive Lights Competition

A row of Christmas lights in the shape of a Christmas Tree at night time, with a star suspended atop each tree

Date & Time: Winners announced Wednesday 13th December, 2023
Location: Port Hedland (a map of Port Hedland’s Christmas lights trail will be released on the 8th of December)
Cost: Free

Could there be anything more nostalgic than going to see the Christmas lights? In Port Hedland, we do it big with our famed Festive Lights Competition, which kicks off from mid-November until the 21st of December.

Every year, Port Hedland’s residents put on a dazzling show of decorations and lights to compete for the coveted title of Best Display. 

So, while you’re in town, we highly recommend taking a drive around the local neighbourhood to see these awe-inspiring displays and snap some photos.

For more information about this event, please visit the Town of Port Hedland website here.


Sing along at the Hedland Community Carols

Santa talks to a crowd of children at the Port Hedland Community Carols event

Date & Time: Sunday 10th December, 2023
Location: Port Hedland Turf Club
Cost: Free

Nothing gets the Christmas spirit going more than carolling, so grab your family and friends and come on down for a festive evening out at The Hedland Community Carols.

Hosted at the Port Hedland Turf Club, all you’ll need to bring is your own picnic blanket to camp out under the stars, sing along, and enjoy some food and drinks from some local food vendors who will be setting up at the event.

For more details, visit the Town of Port Hedland website here.


Book your stay at our hotel accommodation in Port Hedland, WA

Bungalow Ocean room at Hedland Hotel

However you like to spend Christmas, our hotel staff is here to make your holidays as stress-free and memorable as possible. 

With a range of comfortable, well-appointed rooms, our onsite restaurant and bar, and swimming pool to cool off in between all the excitement, our Port Hedland hotel has everything you need for a comfortable stay.

Book your room online or get in touch with our friendly staff on (08) 9173 1511.