Christmas in Adelaide | Your Guide to What’s On for Families at Christmas

christmas in adelaide

What’s on this Christmas in Adelaide 

Find out what’s on at Christmas in Adelaide for families including Christmas light displays, fun family Christmas events, markets, movies and Christmas Carol events. There are also exciting new Christmas trails and displays to explore in the City of Adelaide.

Top 10 Things to do and See at Christmas 

Every year, we love celebrating the Christmas season with a visit to our favourite places to soak up the festive atmosphere. It’s lovely to wander Rundle Mall as a family to see the Christmas Window Displays and see all our favourite Christmas Light Displays.

top 10 christmas things to see & do in Adelaide

Christmas Light Displays

One of our favourite family Christmas activities involves putting on our Oodies and wandering the streets around Adelaide to see all the beautiful twinkling Christmas lights that bring so much Christmas cheer to visitors. We’re so appreciative of all the effort people go to when they put on such spectacular displays. Find out where to find the Best Christmas Light Displays around Adelaide here.

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Fun Family Christmas Events

We also love spending a day in the City of Adelaide which comes alive with Christmas displays, Christmas shows, markets and fun activities for families as part of Adelaide’s Christmas Festival. While you’re visiting, make sure you see the Giant Christmas Tree light display in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. We love grabbing our favourite takeaway in the city and watching the tree while we eat.

Giant Christmas Tree

Christmas also wouldn’t be complete without a visit to see the iconic West End Brewery Christmas Lights or a trip to see Father Christmas at Santaland at Myer, or the Magic Cave at David Jones.

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Great Christmas Gift Ideas

Find some great ideas for Christmas Gifts in our Christmas Guide. These types of presents won’t just sit on the shelf but will help the special people in your life create fun memories. Find a list of unique Christmas gift ideas for the special people in your life here.

What’s on at Christmas

Below you will find a list of Christmas recipes, carols events, family shows, where to buy a fresh Christmas Tree, Christmas markets and more.

 

Xanadu Drive-In | Christmas Drive-In Event | Torrens Parade Ground | 18 & 19 Dec 2021

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Christmas on King William Road | 11 Dec 2021

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Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert | Adelaide | 15 Dec 2021

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Adelaide family friendly Christmas events and activities

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