Adelaide’s Christmas Festival | City of Adelaide | 2021

adelaide's christmas festival

Have a cracker of a Christmas in the city this year thanks to the City of Adelaide!

Every year Adelaide’s Christmas Festival brings you a range of festive events, live performances, activations, and installations to bring Christmas alive in the city. This year is no exception! Check out this year’s highlights below.

Giant Christmas Tree

Soaring 25 metres into the air, the giant Christmas tree is back this year at Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga. Each night from 8:00pm, the tree will be transformed into a dazzling light display that loops every 10 minutes. The Victoria Square fountains will be on for the kids to splash in on a hot summer’s night under the Christmas lights!

Bauble Canopy

New to the city this year is Bauble Canopy, an art installation by Atelier Sisu. Hanging baubles that reflect light during the day and light up at night will line both Peel Street and Vaughan Place to create a spectacular display this festive season.

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Adelaide Christmas Cracker Trail

Download the Christmas Cracker Trail app here and go into the city to find hidden surprises this festive season! There are 14 Christmas activities waiting to be discovered across the CBD and North Adelaide, revealing Christmas quizzes, jokes, badges to collect, selfie filters and augmented reality experiences.

Adelaide’s Maker Markets

Enjoy food, fashion, craft, jewellery, music and more at Adelaide’s Maker Markets. Support local and enjoy last minute Christmas shopping at two locations in December:

Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga
Friday 10 December 2021 | 3pm to 9:30pm

88 O’Connell Street 
Sunday 19 December 2021 | 1pm to 9pm

Presented by City of Adelaide and ForMile Events.

Monski Mouse's Baby Disco

Monski Mouse’s Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall

It’s time to rock around the Christmas tree with DJ Monski Mouse and her fabulous dancers in this friendliest of discos that lets parents and 0-5s loose on the dance floor. Expect Christmas tune favourites and musical surprises. Treat your loved ones to this heartwarming, toe tapping, family dance.

Adelaide Town Hall
Sunday 12 December 2021 | Session one: 11:00 to 11:50am | Session two: 1:00 to 1:50pm


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Lego Sleigh

A fan favourite every year, the life sized sleigh made of LEGO is back and this year it’s calling the North Adelaide Village home. Marvel at the impressive LEGO masterpiece and enjoy the opportunity to take Santa’s reigns and sit on the sleigh. Open 12 pm – 4 pm every day until Christmas Eve.

For extra details on all of the above and more information on the City of Adelaide’s Christmas Festival visit 

Adelaide's Christmas Festival  

Adelaide family friendly Christmas events and activities

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Adelaide’s website

What:     Adelaide’s Christmas Festival 

When:    November & December | see dates & times above

Where:  Adelaide City

Who:      Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: supplied, City of Adelaide Facebook page


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