Christmas Wish List

Qudos Bank Arena have your Christmas wish list sorted with a stack of upcoming events

Each year, Christmastime rolls around and our collective shopping carts — if they aren’t completely empty — are filled with all the obvious staples. In between nondescript vouchers, books and bon-bons, it can be tricky to find a truly memorable gift for friends and family; one that isn’t destined for the back of their closets or dusty shelves.

With such an excess of choice, the best gift-givers know that the ultimate present is not a pair of pyjamas, but a truly memorable experience. Gifting a loved one tickets to their bucket list concert or sporting match spreads far more holiday cheer than a traditional stocking stuffer, and thankfully Qudos Bank Arena has a calendar stacked enough to account for all of your loved ones’ passions — with more exciting events yet to be announced. 

From starry and much-anticipated concerts to hilarious comedy sets, family friendly affairs, and sporting events there’s something for everyone to enjoy within Qudos Bank Arena’s upcoming events schedule. Spanning events for the remainder of the year and beyond, we’ve filled out your Christmas wish list with an array of experience-based gift ideas, so that your loved ones don’t have to bemoan a new pair of socks this festive season.

Music: Iron Maiden, Louis Tomlinson, Jonas Brothers 

Where else to watch your favourite musician than at Qudos Bank Arena? This year has already seen the world’s biggest musicians grace the stage at the iconic venue, but there’s still time to snap up tickets to remaining 2023 shows and beyond. The rock fans in your life will surely want to revel in the shows from Iron Maiden (12 – 13 September), while the boy band fanatics can eat their heart out with Louis Tomlinson (2 February) and Jonas Brothers (1 – 2 March). 

For their part, iconic girl group TLC will bring smash hits like No Scrubs to Qudos Bank Arena on 5 March 2024. While that roster is starry enough to warrant its own constellation, it’s only the tip of the iceberg. Grant the music lovers in your life their ultimate wish with Qudos Bank Arena’s full concert schedule here.

Comedy: Jerry Seinfield

They say laughter is the best medicine, and Qudos Bank Arena is giving you and your loved ones a much-needed dose with their upcoming comedy schedule. Jerry Seinfield — you know, the namesake of history’s most beloved sitcom — will bring his riotous set to the venue on June 16, after selling out his previous comedy tours in 2017. The very nature of a stand-up show means this gift is destined for smiles-all-round. Find more information here

Fun for the family: Marvel, Hot Wheels and Monster Truck Mania.

Gift-giving for kids is its own beast, with the hottest toys often selling out or quickly becoming last week’s news (remember Tamagotchis?). Thankfully, parents can breathe a collective sigh of relief, as Qudos Bank Arena takes the guesswork out of childrens’ wish lists with an array of family friendly events. 

With a gift that’ll win you the parent of the year award, Qudos Bank Arena will host Marvel Universe LIVE! next April. An immersive live show of cutting-edge special effects, aerial stunts and video projection, the event will feature beloved heroes like Spider-Man, Thor and Hulk, and is sure to earn you big points for the little superheros in your life. Find more information here.

Later, Hot Wheels will bring its famous trucks to life with the Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party in August. Little revheads can bear witness to real-life versions of their favourite toy trucks, which will compete in outrageous competitions and battles. The Glow Party also features a dazzling dance party, spectacular laser show and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Find more information here

Hot Wheels is one of two truck shows for your family to enjoy at Qudos Bank Arena next year, with the venue also set to host Monster Truck Mania in early-May. Roaring into the venue are Australia’s biggest monster machines, from the beloved ‘Raptor’s Rampage’ to the kids’ favourites ‘Buddy’ and ‘Miss Mayhem’. Back-flipping, flame-throwing and Freestyle Motocross abound. Find more information here.

Sports: Sydney Kings and Harlem Globetrotters

Qudos Bank Arena has long been the home base of the sporting world’s most coveted events, and they’ve got you covered yet again with a starry basketball program. As the home of the Sydney Kings, the venue will host the team’s matches for the remainder of the year, promising courtside entertainment with games against the Illawarra Hawks and Cairns Taipans. The Kings will dribble into the new year with matches slated until mid-February. Find more information here.

Taking basketball enthusiasts international, Qudos Bank Arena will also welcome back the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters as part of the beloved teams 2024 world tour. In what promises to deliver out-of-this-world trick shots, dunks, and insane plays, the Harlem Globetrotters will face-off against their rivals the Washington Generals on July 7, securing the game as the ultimate gift for the sports fans in your life. Find more information here.