Christmas gift ideas for lovers of arts and events

Last Updated: 18 Dec 2019
Elise Matheson

Christmas is around the corner, and for those of us who leave gift-shopping to the last minute, it’s a mad rush to make sure we haven't forgotten anyone! With over 900 events in our guide, there are tons of festivals, shows and events happening in Perth and across WA in 2020. So, instead of gifting things this year, why not give the gift of an experience and grab tickets to these great events?

Hecate: Queen of the Witches

In a world first, all-Indigenous theatre company Yirra Yaakin's adaptation of Macbeth will be performed entirely in Noongar. Presented with Bell Shakespeare in 2020 as part of the Perth Festival, this ground-breaking adaptation puts a spin on the Shakespearean classic, with Hecate at the centrepiece of the show. See the Queen of the Witches in all her glory, as she watches over Macbeth's demise from noble man to traitor.


Date: Feb 5 - 16, 2020 Venue: Subiaco Arts Centre Post show Q&A: Feb 11 Tickets: $69 Get tickets HERE

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Sunset Wine & Brews

Who doesn't like the sound of a glass of Rosé and live music as the sun sets into the ocean in the background? With a new home at Jubilee Park in City Park, Sunset Wine & Brews returns in 2020 with an impressive selection of WA boutique wines, craft beers, spirits and ciders. Treat your partner in crime to an evening of delicious food, tunes from live bands playing at two stages, and stunning coastal views from the Sunset Balcony. If you really want to make them feel loved, book in for the VIP package at the Beachside Lounge. Your ticket gets you access to an exclusive oasis with undercover seating, catering and a private bar pouring complimentary wine and beer.


Date: Feb 7 - 9, 2020 Venue: Jubilee Park, City Beach Tickets: $25 - $42. Beachside Lounge Tickets: $115 Get tickets HERE

Ord Valley Muster

Returning bigger and better than ever for its 20th anniversary in 2020, the Ord Valley Muster is the biggest festival in the Kimberley. A magical celebration of art, music and culture, it is an experience of a lifetime and a bucket-list 'must' for anyone interested in exploring the remote and beautiful East Kimberley region. With over 30 events taking place across 10 days from May 15 – 24, over 10,000 guests are expected to attend next year's Festival. Expect non-stop music, top comedy acts, a dust-biting rodeo, fine dining in secret locations under the stars, and an array of art and aboriginal cultural experiences.

The highlight of the Festival is the Kimberley Moon Experience, which will be headlined in 2020 by pop princess Jessica Mauboy and former INXS frontman Jon Stevens. For a concert experience they'll remember forever, book a seat at the Kimberley Fine Diamonds Dinner, a lavish 3 course meal served as you enjoy the moonlit performance from the comfort of your seat.


Date: May 15 - 24, 2020 Venue: Festival Hub at Celebrity Tree Park, Kununurra Tickets: Individual event prices range. Get tickets HERE

WASO 2020 Subscription Packages

For all the classical music lovers out there, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra's subscription packages make a wonderful gift. Offering a variety of packages such as Beethoven Piano Concertos, the Asher Pack, Classics Friday and Saturday and Naked Classics, a WASO subscription gives them a seat at all their favourite concerts throughout the year. For a refined pairing of music and food, book them in for an Afternoon or Lunch Package and their tastes will be satisfied in more ways than one!


Date: Valid in 2020. Venue: Perth Concert Hall Tickets: Package prices range. Get tickets HERE

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Taste Great Southern

With 30+ culinary experiences taking place over 11 days from March 26 – April 5, Taste Great Southern is set to take guests on a foodie adventure through our incredible South West. An annual event, the festival celebrates the amazing flavours, award-winning wine and fresh produce of the Great Southern region, attracting visitors from near and far.

In 2020, guests will have the opportunity to feast on the culinary creations of top chef such as Julie Goodwin, Derek Lau and Anna Gare at long table lunches, degustations and premium pairings. For the first time next year, Taste Great Southern will also host Southern Sets - a music festival celebrating contemporary artists from across the country - held at Eyre park in Albany.


Date: Mar 26 - Apr 5, 2020 Venue: Great Southern Region Tickets: Individual event prices range. Get tickets HERE


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