FREE Things to do this Christmas in Adelaide

Find free activities, events and places to visit this Christmas in Adelaide.

Christmas is such a special time for families, but it can also be an expensive time too.  We are fortunate in Adelaide to have many free, local community events at this special time of year hosted by local councils, community groups and churches.  

Listed below are some ideas for families looking for Christmas activities that won’t break the bank! 

You can’t miss the Giant Christmas Tree in the City and this year Adelaide has a fantastic new Santa Course you can follow.  Take a stroll through Adelaide Arcade which is always beautiful and over at the State Library you can visit the largest indoor Christmas tree in the Mortlock wing.

Check out our Christmas Light Guide for some of the best streets around Adelaide to visit, and be sure to attend your local Christmas Pageant or Carols event – many this year are also screening Christmas movies too.  Take along your own picnic so you won’t need to buy food or drinks.

If you have any other budget friendly activities for families this Christmas share them in the comments below, or send an email our way to hello@playandgo.com.au

 

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Explore the Christmas Story | Adelaide City Salvos | 18-21 Dec 2023

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