Loxton Lights Festival
Christmas is a magical time, full of enchantment, celebration and family. Now in its 27th year, the Loxton Lights Festival will once again showcase the joyous festive season for locals and visitors alike.
An enormous Christmas tree dazzles in the heart of town and from there, large clusters of residential streets feature homes adorned with over 350 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and coloured light displays. Wander the shopping precinct and soak up the atmosphere of the festive season with music playing in East Terrace. Delight at the beautifully decorated shops that explode with gifts for all the family .
Loxton is situated in the Riverland of South Australia. A 2½ hour drive east of Adelaide, Loxton is a popular destination for sheer relaxation, indulgences in food and wine, aquatic and outdoor activities and of course our fabulous Christmas Festival.
Loxton Lights Festival Brochure:
The brochure contains all information on the events in the Loxton Lights Festival plus a suggested tour route.
Light Up Loxton Day:
Saturday 24 November 2018
This is Loxton’s major event of the year where the town shines brighter than ever on this day, officially turning on its magic to begin the month long Christmas Lights Festival. Free to the community, this icon event brings together families and friends to enjoy a whole day of entertainment, music, markets, shopping, food and the most fun your children will have outside of opening their presents on Christmas morning.
Loxton Light Up Day is renowned for its incredible fireworks spectacular at 9pm on the riverfront, providing a brilliant finale to a fantastic day. One of the Riverland’s most popular and enduring events, uplifting the spirit and touching the heart, demonstrating the very essence of what makes our charming town so special.
Light Up Loxton Day Activities:
Craft & Activities
Free craft activities in the Kids Zone including bouncy castle, face painting and pop up playground 9am – 1pm and 4pm – 8pm.
Come and visit Santa on Light Up Day at Riverland Motor Group, 1 East Terrace from 9am – 1pm and 4pm – 8pm. Free gift for every child. Professional photos available. Gold coin donation appreciated.
The popular ‘Reindeer Road’ is back again in 2018. Collect a bag and map from the Kids Zone and set off to collect lots of great giveaways from various shops in East Terrace.
Christmas Story & Craft
In the Loxton Library 10:30am.
Food Trucks & Twilight Market
From 4:30pm in East Terrace.
Shopping in Loxton
Loxton’s vibrant village-style retail precinct offers a unique shopping experience with the majority of businesses still family-owned or independently run. They are proudly local and their businesses are firmly focussed on welcoming everyone to their friendly town. Shops will be open on Light Up Day from 9am to 8:30pm.
Main Stage Entertainment
From 7:30pm down on the Riverfront Lawns at the end of East Terrace, enjoy pre fireworks entertainment with performances featuring Ticklish Allsorts ‘Jingle All the Way’ Christmas Show.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Loxton Lights website.
What: Loxton Lights Festival
When: Saturday 24 November – Monday 31 December 2018
Where: Loxton, South Australia
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: Loxton Lights Festival Facebook
Want to get all the latest events and activities straight to your inbox?
Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter below to keep up to date with our latest posts and find out all the best events & activities for Adelaide families. Newsletters are only sent once a week, and you may sometimes get a special offer exclusively for our subscribers only!