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Every week we share our Weekend Planner so that you never again have to say “I don’t know what do to this weekend”. Or “what do I do with the kids ?”. So whether you feel like getting out of the house for an adventure. Or sitting in front of the big screen with some hot popcorn. Maybe even snuggling up on the couch all weekend – we’ve got the perfect ideas.

North Coast Christmas Carols - 98five's Weekend PlannerNorth Coast Carols

Celebrate Christmas at North Coast Church’s Carols. This Sunday from 4:30-8:30pm. Come along for a clear Gospel message about the ultimate hope and love, with on-site food vans, jumping castle, carnival-style activities for the whole family, and carols at North Coast Church in Balcatta. This is a free event for all ages. Find the details here.

See Real-life Mermaids and Pirates at AQWA

Be mesmerised by the underwater acrobatics of AQWA’s real-life mermaid friends. The whole family will be entertained by the aquarium’s new show Treasure Island and the Lost Mermaid Kingdom. There are a few showtimes on Saturday and Sunday this weekend, but bookings are essential and there is a small cost involved. Plus there are prizes up for grabs for best dressed little Mermaid and Pirate! Find more information here.

Christmas Light Projection DisplayWIN double cinema passes with this edition of The Weekend Planner!

Bring your family and friends to Walyalup Koort tonight to enjoy a special Christmas Light Show accompanied by carols. Upon sunset, Fremantle Town Hall and St Joseph’s Church will light up with an immersive projection display. The light show will run between 7:45 – 9:30pm. There will also be free children’s entertainment throughout the evening, including a visit from Santa. This is a free event but tickets are essential – book now before all the spaces are filled!

The UWA Pantomime Society presents Rudolph The One-Eyed Pirate

It’s Christmas Eve, and Captain Claus and his Christmas Crew have one mission: deliver presents to all the islands in Christmas Cove before midnight. Piece of cake, right? Well, not if the Reindeer Pirates have anything to say about it! Rudolph the One-Eyed Pirate and his dastardly crew of Christmas Cutthroats want to steal all the presents for themselves, and they’re already one step ahead. Captain Claus will need the help of a princess, a dragon, and everyone in the audience to save Christmas and deliver the presents on time.

This is a traditional pantomime, full of audience interaction, over-the-top characters, and jokes for all age groups. The curtain goes up on the 1-hour show at 2pm and 6pm tomorrow, Saturday the 18th. There is a small cost involved. All profits from the show will be donated to the Dogs’ Refuge Home in Perth.

Or if you’d like to stay in, here are our top 3 flick picks!

St Pauls CathedralThe Long Short (On Binge)

Teddy wakes up the morning after his wedding to discover that he’s jumped forward a year in his life to his first anniversary. Trapped in an endless cycle of time jumps. Transported another year ahead every few minutes, he is faced with a race against time as his life crumbles around him. It’s a timely reminder to slow down and appreciate everything (and everyone!) around you.

Christmas at St Pauls (On ABC iView)

For the first time in its history, the historic St Paul’s Cathedral in London has granted the BBC privileged access to film behind the scenes in the countdown to Christmas and on the big day itself.

Puff: Wonders of the Reef (On Netflix)

 This dramatised documentary follows a baby pufferfish who travels through a wondrous microworld full of fantastical creatures as he searches for a home on the Great Barrier Reef. The cinematography is stunning!

A Christmas Gift

We know it can be challenging entertaining the family all weekend, every weekend… So we’re giving you the chance to win some double movie passes!


France, 1789, just before the Revolution. With the help of a surprising young woman, a chef who has been sacked by his master finds the strength to free himself from his position as a servant and opens the first restaurant.

To win 1 of 5 double passes, simply tell us which event in this Weekend Planner sounds most exciting! Find our Facebook competition post. Leave a comment with your answer and mention a friend and you’ll be in the draw to win! The competition closes at 11.59 pm Sunday 19th December.

Tune in during Classic Drive each Friday during the 3 pm or 5 pm hour more ideas on how to spend your time over the weekend! Plus as always the Sonshine Diary also has plenty of other options for your weekend plans and we hope you have a wonderful and safe weekend.

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