Festive Christmas Fun In The Swan Valley
There’s no denying that it’s been a very challenging year. This is even more of a reason to make Christmas 2020 one to remember. Of course, social distancing will still need to be followed, but right now there’s no better place in the world to be than WA and the Swan Valley in particular.
So, without further ado, let’s take a look at some of the fun things to get up to in the Swan Valley this Christmas.
Explore the Swan Valley by Horse Drawn Carriage
The Wagon Express is a delightful way to explore the area. Not only do you get to enjoy the elevated view and chilled saunter, but you’ll also learn about the horses themselves (and have plenty of opportunities to get up close and personal with these beautiful creatures). There are tours to suit everyone, from a whistle-stop 30-minute taster to a relaxing 3 hours or more.
Shop for the Perfect Gift at Elmar’s Christmas Market
Fed up with the same-old-same-old on offer at the shops? Then mark the 13th December 2020 in your diary because you won’t want to miss Elmar’s speciality craft Christmas market. It’s always a great annual event, but this year you can expect the artisan stall holders to have pulled out all the stops (we all need a reason to celebrate). Enjoy live music while you browse and let the kids blast off some energy with plenty of age-appropriate entertainment. The market runs from 11am to 4pm and the goods on offer include jewellery, candles, local produce and much, much more.
Of course, all that shopping will no doubt mean you’ll work up an appetite, so take advantage of the traditional German fare on offer from Elmar’s restaurant. Their Bratwurst and Schweinshaxe are legendary, plus you can wash it down with an on-site brewed German Bier from the well-stocked bar.
Indulge in Some Me Time
Nothing beats being pampered. Whether you’re looking to get that body-beautiful look in time for the Christmas season, need some time out from all the preparations or you’re looking for a special pressie for that person who’s always there for you, nothing beats a luxury spa day. The Swan Valley boasts some amazing spa locations. From hour-long appointments to whole days or even longer, there’s a rejuvenating experience for every taste.
Take Christmas Day Off: Let Elmar’s do the cooking (and the washing up)
What could be more decadent than letting someone else take the strain on Christmas Day? Elmar’s in the Valley Christmas Lunch event is fast-becoming THE venue for festive family fun. Feast on a huge variety of hot and cold foods to suit all tastes (vegetarians are well-catered for, as well as the carnivores amongst you), and Elmar’s special Christmas Ham has to be tasted to be believed! The extensive gourmet buffet lunch includes a variety of desserts and a three-hour beverage package too. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
Join a Masterclass
Fancy learning to make cheese? Or wine? How about honing your coffee making skills or discovering Mother Nature’s bounty with a bushtucker experience? All of these (and more) are on offer at a variety of masterclass experiences in the Swan Valley. For anyone passionate about food, such events are a true delight. Join on your own, with a friend or take the whole family – the choice is yours.
Take a Christmas Cruise
Start in either Perth or Fremantle and sail the tranquil waters of the Swan River into the beautiful Swan Valley. Captain Cook Cruises offer a variety of options, lasting from just a few hours to a full day onboard. The Swan Valley is one of the world’s leading wine regions. For those who want to discover more about the vineyards and the wine-making process, why not book a full day wine discovery tour? You’ll benefit from visiting a variety of wineries plus, of course, plenty of tasting opportunities.
No matter what you get up to this season, organisers across the region have carefully put measures in place so we can all enjoy a COVID-safe Christmas. Remember, numbers will be limited to ensure appropriate social distancing, making it essential to make reservations sooner rather than later. From Christmas Lunch at Elmar’s in the Valley to all the other fun Swan Valley activities, being in WA for Christmas 2020 is probably one of the top destinations in the world right now. So let’s make the most of it!