Christmas gift guide

Stuck with what to buy your friends and family this Christmas? 

Don’t worry – we've got you covered. Whether it’s your indecisive dad or that secret Santa you don’t know very well – look through our gift guide for the perfect present. 

The Musical Lovers  

Who: Fans of a singalong, loves the theatre

What: Next July, The Wizard of Oz – Arena Spectacular comes to Melbourne Arena - watch as Dorothy & Toto try to get back to Kansas, meeting the iconic Scarecrow, Tin Man & Cowardly Lion (and a few others!) along the way. Follow the yellow brick road and enjoy a day out with your friends/family as you watch the classic film brought to life on stage.  

When: 11 July 2020 at Melbourne Arena. 

Cost: From $39 to $169, with concession and family options.  

What: If you’re more of a rock fan, Bat Out Of Hell might be more your cup of tea – Jim Steinman’s rock musical is based on Meatloaf’s album of the same name which tells the epic love story of rebellious youth and passion in a two-and-a-half-hour rock spectacular. See it big at the ultimate arena experience of 2020 and be part of an adrenaline pumping crowd.  

When: 11 June 2020 at Rod Laver Arena. 

Cost: From $94.90 to $174.  

The Rock Fans 

Who: Lovers of rock music, you’re spoilt for choice 

What: Two words: rock legends. Get ready for the biggest hard rock tour of the year – German icons Scorpions return to Australia in 2020 with legendary rock’n’roll band Whitesnake! These two legendary bands will be bringing their catalogue of hits and stinging sounds for one unforgettable night. Rock fans – this is NOT to be missed.  

When: February 19 2020 at Rod Laver Arena. 

Cost: From $119.90 to $364.90

What: One of the most successful and best-selling artists of his generation, Lenny Kravitz returns to Australia in April 2020 as part of his “Here to Love” world tour. Known for his undeniable, energetic gigs, he brings all his classic hits along with the new music from his most recent album, Raise Vibration – prepare for a performance you won’t forget in a hurry. 

When: 8 April 2020 at Rod Laver Arena. 

Cost: From $99.90 to $173.50

What: Renowned worldwide for their live performances, Dave Matthews Band come to Margaret Court Arena next April. Known for their infectious, distinctive sound, the group are one of the most successful touring acts of the past three decades. Don’t miss the chance to see these incredible performers live – they're here for one night only.  

When: April 17 2020 at Margaret Court Arena. 

Cost: From $122.25 to $349.45.  

The All-Rounders 

Who: For those who enjoy branching out and like different types of music 

What: Acclaimed country music singer, Miranda Lambert, brings her Wildcard Tour to Rod Laver Arena next March. One of the hottest acts in country music, Lambert is known for her dynamic on-stage energy and infectious charisma, as well as her catchy, singalong hits. Get ready for a world class performer and incredible anthems you won’t be able to get out of your head!   

When: 26 March 2020 at Rod Laver Arena. 

Cost: From $139 to $179.  

What: The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO) and Conductor Laureate Sir Andrew Davis present Mahler’s Symphony of a Thousand, for its first Australian performance in a decade. Classical music lovers, this one’s for you - this monumental symphony is a once-in-a-generation experience for concertgoers, with 130 soloists playing under a single conductor.  If you only see one classical concert next year, make it this one! 

When: 24 October 2020 at Margaret Court Arena. 

Cost: From $94 to $144

For The Kids 

Who: Crowd pleasers for the little ones (that might just make you smile too) 

What: Based on the hit animated TV series, PAW Patrol Live! brings everyone’s favorite pups to the stage for an action-packed, high-energy musical adventure. This innovative show uses puppetry to bring the PAW Patrol characters to life on stage and promises to be fun for all ages.  

When: 2 May 2020 at Margaret Court Arena. 

Cost: From $29.90 to $79.90.  

What: Join Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse for Disney On Ice’s Dare to Dream, as they take audiences on an expedition across raging seas and snow-covered mountains in this action-packed extravaganza featuring Disney’s Beauty and the BeastMoana, Frozen, TangledCinderella and Disney and Pixar’s Coco. Plus, Winnie the Pooh and Tigger will be coming along for the ride – what are you waiting for?  

When: 2 – 6 July 2020 at Rod Laver Arena. 

Cost: From $35 to $115

What: Australians, assemble! Superhero action, thrills and drama will soar, smash and burst into arenas across the country starting next year, with the Marvel Universe LIVE! tour set to hit Rod Laver Arena in April 2020. Fans will be on the edge of their seats as the iconic Marvel Superheroes including; Spider-Man, The Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy, join forces in a legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. 

When: 2-6 April 2020 at Rod Laver Arena. 

Cost: From $35 to $149.  

The Sports Lovers 

Who: For those who know their basketball from their baseball and hate missing a game 

What: Gymnastics Australia is once again excited to host the World Cup Gymnastics Melbourne in 2020, with athletes from countries all over the world competing across two days of qualifications.  

When: 20 – 23 February 2020 at Melbourne Arena. 

Cost: There are single and double passes available, but currently there’s a Christmas special*: purchase any Saturday or Sunday finals session ticket and get the corresponding qualifying session free (Thursday free ticket with Saturday purchased ticket, Friday free ticket with Sunday purchased ticket)! 

*Offer valid from 9am December 1 until 11.59pm December 24. Need to purchase Saturday or Sunday finals ticket to get the free qualifying ticket – you'll receive your free ticket once offer period ends on December 24.  

What: ICYMI, this year’s NBL has been drama filled. Melbourne United have been going from strength to strength, battling the competition, including their newest rivals and fellow Melbourne club, South East Melbourne Phoenix. Know a basketball lover who never misses a game? Buying them a membership, or even just great seats to one game, could be the perfect Christmas treat.  

When: Lots of fixtures coming up – head here for more info.  

Cost: Tickets starting from $28, lots of different packages and offers available, as well as membership for both Melbourne United and South East Melbourne Phoenix.  

What: This year’s A-League has gone off to a flying start – Melbourne Victory recently celebrated Leigh Broxham’s 300th game, while Melbourne City are currently sitting pretty towards the top of the table with Jamie Maclaren leading the charge. Have a soccer fanatic in the family? They probably wouldn’t say no to seats at AAMI Park – whether it’s for one game or a membership, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

When: Lots of fixtures coming up – head here for more info.  

Cost: Tickets starting from $28, lots of different packages and offers available, as well as membership for both Melbourne City and Melbourne Victory. 

If you’ve still not found the answer to your Christmas present dreams, there’s plenty of other exciting events on our homepage - take a look if you’re still searching for that special something for that special someone!