Fun Free Christmas Activities in Adelaide Arcade

If you are looking for some fun, festive and FREE activities that the whole family can enjoy, take a look around Adelaide Arcade.

Everyone looks forward to when the Adelaide Arcade Christmas decorations go up, and each year they don’t disappoint.  The giant twinkling Christmas trees and hanging garlands adorned in traditional red, green and gold baubles along with everyone’s favourite Santa figure who has been part of Adelaide Arcade’s Christmas display for over twenty years set the scene for a magical Christmas.

Make sure you look up and take in the red and white hot air balloons floating through the Arcade delivering gifts. Have you spotted their giant red present box on the outside Grenfell Street end balcony? It lights up at night time too!

Christmas Windows

Enjoy a magical stroll around the Arcade and check out their retailers’ festive window displays. 

Christmas Trail

Collect a FREE Christmas Trail brochure on arrival from the Christmas brochure stands located at each entrance of the Arcade and follow the clues! Can you guess all of them?

Christmas Photo Stand

Take a photo with the kid’s faces at the Christmas photo stand. There is a different picture on each side – Santa’s workshop and the gingerbread house. 

Adelaide Arcade Tea Rooms

The famous underground tea rooms in Adelaide Arcade have been transformed into Santa’s Workshop! Look through the glass floor to see Santa’s elves working on getting your gifts ready for Christmas.

Christmas Performances

Enjoy free, live performances by talented local artists in the lead-up to Christmas in Adelaide Arcade. Sing along to your favourite carols as you do your Christmas shopping in Adelaide’s most iconic shopping precinct. You can view the artists and performance times here.

Charity Gift Wrapping

Minda will be back in Adelaide Arcade this December to wrap your Christmas presents. Take the stress out of Christmas shopping and have your gifts expertly wrapped by the wonderful volunteers at Minda for a small donation. All funds raised will help to change the lives of people with disability. Find out gift wrapping hours here.


Adelaide Arcade is located opposite the fountain in Rundle Mall and runs between Grenfell Street and Rundle Mall.

You can enter Adelaide Arcade via Rundle Mall, Grenfell Street or via Gay’s Arcade off Twin Street. View opening hours here.

Christmas Top Things to Do

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Adelaide Arcade website.

What:    Fun Free Activities in Adelaide Arcade

When:   November & December 2023

Where:   112/118 Grenfell Street, 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.

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