Hooray, it’s finally December! Once you’re done putting up the Christmas tree (if you haven’t already), hop in the car and turn up the volume on those Christmas playlists and get ready to fill your schedule with as many of these epic weekend events as you can.
With everything from birthday feasts and festive workshops to masterclasses and dance parties, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Here are the best things to do in Perth this weekend.
Long Chim Birthday Week
This week marks five years since the woks were first fired up at Long Chim, and they’re celebrating by offering some insane birthday deals running through until Saturday. Chef Antonio will be serving up a different dish of noodle-y goodness each day for just $20, and you can bring your gold coins to Chalong Hour to make the most of $1 wings from 5-6pm. A Long Chim birthday bash wouldn’t be complete without delicious cocktails, which is exactly why original bar chief James Connolly is making a comeback on Friday night—and he’s bringing drinks from the opening menu with him. Get ready to sip on the Bangkok Painkiller, Tropic Thunder and Thai Basil Smash while DJ Kester Sappho plays some epic old school vinyl.
Fox & Rabbit Christmas Wreath Workshops
When December rolls around, nobody wants to have a bare front door—which is exactly why the floral experts at Fox & Rabbit are putting on three free Christmas wreath workshops at Cathedral Square this weekend. Get in the festive spirit while learning how to create organic and unstructured floral arrangements using Australian native flowers which will last you for years to come. There are limited spots in each workshop, so be sure to book in here.
12 Days Of Christmas Window Artwalk
Claremont Town Centre will come alive in time for the festive season when twelve local shop windows are transformed by ten amazing Perth artists—both emerging and eminent—for the 12 Days of Christmas Window Artwalk. Grab a copy of the Artwalk guide from Pronto Butcher, Little Leisure or any of the participating businesses and get ready to take in all of the Christmas nostalgia. Bring the whole family from 11am until 2pm on Saturday and meet roving Christmas characters, sing some carols with the Claremont Concert Band and get your DIY on at the craft stations.
Friday 4 December
Christmas At The Quay
Kick off the first weekend of December by getting festive at the opening night of Elizabeth Quay’s new pop up bar, Christmas at the Quay. Round up your mates or colleagues and check out all of the stunning rooftop decks, cool container bars, pop up restaurants and live music. There’ll also be Christmas craft beers, frozen margaritas and plenty of gourmet food on offer, so go ahead and grab your tickets here before they sell out.
Summer Beauty Masterclass With Paris Rose Artistry And Olive & July
Learn how to master that summer glow and perfect those beachy waves at a summer beauty masterclass with the style experts behind Paris Rose Artistry and Olive & July this Friday evening. Paris Rose and Chloe Sherrell will be sharing their insider hair and beauty secrets throughout the evening while they run free demonstrations—you’ll even receive a free skin consultation on the night, plus tasty canapes, sparkling wine and a gift bag full of goodies.
Saturday 5 December
Skol’s Summer Block Party
The coolest new kid on the block, Skol, is taking over Drift Kitchen and the Ewen Street car park to throw a free Summer block party like no other this Saturday. Talented local artists will be putting on some epic live performances while endless amounts of good food, good booze and good vibes flow.
Pogo’s Rosé Masterclass
If you’ve been meaning to check out Pogo’s brand new Garden Bar, here’s the perfect excuse—this Saturday, they’re hosting a 1.5 hour Rosé masterclass from 3pm in their leafy green outdoor oasis. Grab a ticket here and prepare to indulge in six incredible Rosé varieties while nibbling on gourmet goodies throughout the afternoon. There’ll also be special prices on Rosé following the masterclass for those who want to kick on into the night.
Sunday 6 December
Rush Rush Gone By Anya Brock
Spend your Sunday afternoon at Whitespace Gallery in Fremantle checking out local legend Anya Brock’s brand new exhibition, Rush Rush Gone. Taking a slightly different direction from her colourful animal murals you’ll find scattered around Perth, this new collection is more abstract, and takes inspiration from motherhood and a desire for spontaneity. If you can’t make it to the gallery this weekend, don’t fret! The exhibition runs until Sunday 13 December, but you can also watch an inspiring video about its creation here.
The Newport’s Launch To Summer Party
Fish bowl cocktails, sandwiches by Toastface Grillah and karaoke–what more could you want from a Sunday sesh? You’ll find all of these and more at the launch of The Newport Hotel’s Kombi Klub Sunday sessions, where there’ll be live DJs, an open-air dance courtyard and the best vibes in the West.
Carla Geneve At Indian Ocean Hotel
Powerhouse Perth-based artist Carla Geneve is celebrating the release of her latest single, The Right Reasons, by taking off on a tour around WA, and she’s making her first stop at Indian Ocean Hotel this Sunday. Tickets are only $23.50, so round up all of your live music-loving pals and dance the night away while supporting one of the coolest up and coming artists in Perth.