Christmas Windows | Rundle Mall Adelaide

Magical Christmas Windows in Rundle Mall 2020

Rundle Mall is set to sparkle again this Christmas with the installation of their delightful window displays, bringing Christmas cheer to those shopping, socialising and sightseeing in the Mall until the New Year.

To mark the start of the festive season, the state’s premier retail and lifestyle destination has unveiled a magical display of 10 individually themed windows that bring to life the traditions of Christmas and reflect the gratitude of a community united by a common cause.

Designed, built and created by local tradies, businesses, artist and creatives, Rundle Mall are bringing us their most loved stories from Christmas, with moments like Christmas morning, baking puddings and enjoying delicious treats with friends and family.  They are reminding us the importance of Christmas, giving what we can and spreading joy and hope to those we love.

Make sure to check both sides of the window boxes – there’s a different display on each side. The favourite ‘Father Christmas at the North Pole’ box is in front of Myer Centre this year.

The window display is part of Adelaide’s Christmas Festival.

Find out about Adelaide’s Christmas Festival here

‘Twas a Starry Night

As the stars shine bright, see Santa and his reindeer set off from the North Pole on Christmas Eve to make Christmas wishes come true. Located outside Myer Centre.


A beautiful display of trumpets, trombones, bugles and French horns sets the backdrop for Christmas carols that will be played throughout the day and evening for visitors to enjoy as they pass by. The carols have been selected and performed by choirs from around South Australia, specifically for Rundle Mall. Located near Sephora.

The Nutcracker

A stunning Paolo Sebastian gown evocative of the vintage toy carousel given as a gift in the infamous Nutcracker ballet production comes to life on a theatre stage specially created by the Adelaide Festival Centre, in tribute to the arts community which has been hard hit, and much- missed, throughout the year. Located opposite Apple Store.

Santa’s Workshop

Traditionally it’s the elves who are hard at work making all the toys.  This year our Rundle Mall elves have gathered an array of toys from Rundle Mall traders and the Gumeracha Toy Factory to provide all the inspiration needed to make children’s Christmas dreams come true. Located outside Sketchers.

Christmas at Home

Depicting a typical living room scene on Christmas morning – stockings filled overnight by Santa and an array of gifts left underneath the tree. Recreate this festive scene at home with our Rundle Mall home style and gift guide, available at Located near Adidas.

The Spheres as Our Muse

A collaboration with South Australian artists Tony Wilson, Elizabeth Close and Anna Dowling who give the gift of creativity to South Australia this festive season, using the Mall’s Balls as their inspiration this Christmas. Located opposite H&M.

A Christmas Village

Symbolising the community spirit that has kept South Australia safe in 2020 is a beautiful Christmas village adorned by handmade garlands from Adelaide floral designer Studio Botanic.  Located outside Myer Centre.

Mates Matter

The gift of mateship and South Australians looking after one another is the message underpinning the display of gifts artfully placed to resemble a Christmas tree. In a year when our mental health has never been more important, Rundle Mall
has partnered with mental health awareness charity LIVIN and Bendigo Bank to support LIVIN’s mental
health education programs in South Australian schools. The programs show teens ‘it ain’t weak to speak’ and aim to smash the stigma surrounding mental health. Visitors can support LIVIN’s work in South Australia by making a donation using the tap and go facilities at this window. Located outside Cue.

DIY Christmas Party

Many of us embraced DIY during isolation, so this Christmas Rundle Mall has created its own Christmas party look for shoppers to recreate themselves. Make- your-own paper garlands and cocktail recipe by downloading from It will set the scene for your upcoming Christmas party, with materials available in the Mall.  Located near Koko Black.

How Sweet It Is

Featuring a decadent dessert buffet of Christmas pudding, gingerbread, nougat, and a delectable vanilla macadamia cake tower decorated with meringues created by South Australian hospitality stylists Out in the Paddock, South Australia can create their own dessert table with ingredients from Romeo’s Foodland and products from David Jones. Dessert recipes are available from Located near Foodland.

On behalf of the Rundle Mall Precinct, they invite everyone to Rundle Mall to experience the joy of Christmas in Adelaide, create memories and traditions with them over the festive season.  The windows are free for all to enjoy along Rundle Mall.

Take a look at one of last year’s windows in the video below:


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Rundle Mall website.

What:   Christmas Windows

When:   November & December 2020

Where:   Rundle Mall, Adelaide

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: Photo by Play & Go 2019


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