West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights | 27 Nov 2017 – 1 Jan 2018


Adelaide’s West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights

The West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights are a magical display of lights and activity scenes set up along the lawns of the South Australian Brewing Company in Thebarton, just opposite the Entertainment Centre.

The Christmas Riverbank Display is free for all families in Adelaide as a gift from West End Brewery and this season runs from 27 November 2017 to 1st January 2018.



In what is now an iconic South Australian tradition, each year thousands of people view the displays along the banks of the River Torrens.  As well as the riverbank displays there are a variety of stands selling food and drinks, plus a few carnival amusements for kids such as a merry-go-round and laughing clowns.





Scenes include the Nativity Inn and Water Wheel, a Ferris Wheel, Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs, the Red Brewery Truck, Vulcan’s Volcano and Moby Dick – who swims along the Torrens towards the Port Road Bridge.



2017 marks the 58th anniversary of the West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights

This free community event can be enjoyed night or day, with the lights turning on at dusk each evening.

West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights


Parking is available at the Entertainment Centre (2 hr free parking from 6pm if there are no events on), or take advantage of the free tram that runs from South Terrace, through the city, along North Terrace and stopping at the Entertainment Centre on Port Road.


Play & Go tips for enjoying the West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights

If you haven’t been here before be aware it can get extremely busy as the sun sets and spectators cram for space along the path, stopping frequently to take a look down over the fence.

Prams tend to battle for space and the lines of people move very slowly. It is quieter during the day and young children will still enjoy the sights without the lights on.

West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights

West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights





For more information and all enquiries please contact the  West End Brewery via their website or by phone on 8354 8744.

What:  West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights

When:  Monday 27 November 2017 to Monday 1 January 2018

Where: West End Brewery | Cnr Adam Street & Port Road, Thebarton (opp Entertainment Centre – see map)

Who: All Ages

All single photos by Play & Go Adelaide. Thank you to our friend Heidi Vincent for sharing some of her family photos in collages.

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2 Responses to “West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights | 27 Nov 2017 – 1 Jan 2018”

  1. Gemma
    November 27, 2017 at 12:06 pm #

    Best way to get there is via bike on the River Torrens Linear Park path!

  2. John
    December 9, 2017 at 9:49 am #

    I thank you for keeping up the tradition. I remember the display fondly since the 60,s. My children loved it . Please keep it going for all the “new” kids.

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