Experience Adelaide’s Christmas Festival in the City of Adelaide!
The City of Adelaide is thrilled to invite you to celebrate Christmas in the city featuring a wide range of city-wide events, lively markets, enchanting Christmas decorations, and captivating live performances that will fill your heart with Christmas spirit.
Adelaide’s Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday 18 November in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
Join a free community celebration, featuring lively performers and culminating in the illumination of the giant Christmas Tree at approximately 8:45 pm by the Lord Mayor and special guest! Indulge in delectable treats from food trucks while basking in the live entertainment. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own picnic blankets to sit on and enjoy the festivities from.
Saturday 18 November | 6.00 to 9.00 pm | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
Embrace the holiday spirit with a series of Festive Weekends in the heart of the city at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga:
Christmas Wonderland | Saturday 2 December 2023
Bamboozled will transform the square into a playful children’s festival hub ‘Christmas Wonderland’ creating magical Christmas experiences including circus, theatre, and live music.
Adelady Christmas Village | Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December 2023
The Adelady Christmas Village will see a diverse range of high-quality vendors, engaging entertainment, and a family friendly festive experience.
Christmas Wrap Party | Friday 22 December 2023
The Christmas Wrap Party will entertain the after-work crowds with music, dancing, food and beverage on the final Friday before Christmas. A chance for city workers to ‘down tools’ and head into the square with colleagues, family and friends.
The Santa Course is coming to Adelaide
Santa wears a lot of hats to get everything ready for Christmas, but this year he’s got his candy canes in a knot. Now, he needs your help. His different tasks are scattered all around Adelaide, and he’s left a magical trail in his wake.
How to complete The Santa Course
From North Adelaide to Rundle Mall, you’ll find tasks here, bells there, and 10 giant Santas everywhere! Follow The Santa Course to help Santa complete his Santa chores, and learn some Santa secrets along the way. Find all 10 Santas for your chance to win!
Christmas Decorations in the City
Discover Christmas cheer and joy across the city with sparkling lights, colourful decorations and the arrival of all of your favourite festive characters. Stroll through the city and North Adelaide to encounter a delightful array of Christmas decorations, from dazzling Christmas baubles and wreaths to life-size gift boxes and even a giant Lego sleigh!
Decorations will appear sporadically in the lead up to Christmas! Keep an eye out.
Follow the City of Adelaide on Facebook and Instagram for updates.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Adelaide website
What: Adelaide’s Christmas Festival
When: From 6 November until 31 December 2023
Where: City of Adelaide (various locations)
Who: Family fun for all ages
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.
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