Celebrate The Festive Season From The City To The Valley
The arrival of the festive season is the perfect excuse to eat, drink and be merry. Whether you prefer it low-key or you're ready to splash out, make the most of those sun-kissed days and balmy nights with our guide to the top festive and summer events between the City and the Swan Valley.
CHRISTMAS & NYE EVENTS
Made On The Left Christmas Market
Celebrating anything and everything WA made, local creatives, foodies and small businesses will come together for one fine weekend at Perth Cultural Centre. Here you'll find a sprawling marketplace offering an array of handcrafted items, clothing and one-of-a-kind treasures, just in time for gift-giving season.
Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December.
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge.
Twilight Family Festival
Join in on the fun at this community event celebrating the start of the festive season. Wander through market stalls, exhibitions and take part in a craft activity or two. The Christmas carols will kick off at 7pm, with a visit from a very special guest. Dinner is sorted with a Sausage Sizzle, or bring your own pre-prepared picnic.
4pm – late, Sunday 10 December.
Baskerville Oval, Memorial Ave.
Christmas Breakfast At Mandoon Estate
If a laid-back Christmas is more your style, start your day with an indulgent brekky overlooking the sprawling vineyards of Mandoon Estate. Choose from fresh house-made pastries, granola and seasonal fruit, or opt for a full cooked breakfast of eggs, bacon, gourmet Cumberland sausages, spinach and field mushrooms.
Bookings from 7.30am, Monday 25 December.
Mandoon Estate, Caversham.
Christmas Day Lunch at Sittella
If you'd prefer someone else to handle all the cooking this year, look no further. Renowned for its stunning location, Sittella is one of the Swan Valley's favourite restaurants. On the Christmas Day lunch menu is a tempting tasting plate to start, followed by a choice of Red Emperor, traditional roasted turkey or Black Angus beef tenderloin. If that wasn't enough, there's a selection of indulgent desserts and mince pies to polish it all off.
Monday 25 December.
Sittella Winery, Herne Hill.
Great Gatsby NYE Party
You won't want to miss this one, old sport. Be immersed in the glitz and the glamour of the roaring '20s at this dazzling night of debauchery. Watch the sunset with canapés in the Pavilion before enjoying dinner and decadent desserts with a five-hour drinks package.
Our tip: dress to impress!
Saturday 31 December 2018.
The Vines Resort, Swan Valley
Light Up Leederville Carnival
Oxford Street comes alive each year with this vibrant street party and buzzing marketplace. Local retailers and eateries spill out onto the sidewalk with a bounty of stalls selling boutique clothing, handmade homewares and tasty treats. This is one not to be missed!
Sunday 3 December 2017.
Oxford Street, Leederville.
Market Day at Ugly Duckling Wines
This boutique vineyard in the heart of the Swan Valley will play host to a bustling local craft market, just in time for Christmas. There's set to be a bounty of hand-crafted homewares, candles, soaps, clothing, puzzles, vintage items and more!
11am-3pm, Sunday 17 December.
Ugly Duckling Wines, West Swan.
Inglewood Night Market
When your dinner options on a Monday evening are looking scarce, we have the answer. Kicking off at 6pm, wander along Beaufort Street between 6th and Dundas to find a bustling community market made up of food vans and crafty wares. Our tip is to arrive hungry, as the food is absolutely unreal.
6pm-9.30pm, every Monday.
Beaufort Street, Inglewood.
6006 In The Park
Mark your calendar with this free, family-friendly concert celebrating the North Perth community. WA indie rockers and Triple J favourites Tired Lion will take to the stage, while food trucks such as Jumplings, The Place Tex-Mex, Pash Frozen Yoghurt and more will be dishing out the meals. Best of all, Rosemount Hotel will be providing a pop-up bar for the evening. See you there!
4pm-9pm, Sunday 28 January 2018.
Woodville Reserve, North Perth.
Hot Dub Wine Machine
Fresh from a sold-out 2017 event, Hot Dub is back and ready to bring the party. With DJs, food stalls and pop up bars, it's the perfect day out for anyone who loves to combine live music, wine and epicurean delights all in the one setting (don't we all?). So grab your tickets and prepare to soak up the Swan Valley sunshine, with a rosé in hand, of course. 1pm-10pm, Saturday 17 February 2018.
Oakover Grounds, Swan Valley.