Lighting of the Christmas Tree | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | 16 Nov 2019

Lighting of the Christmas Tree – Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

Enjoy a magical evening of free entertainment at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Victoria Square.

Celebrate the start of the Christmas season as the City of Adelaide flicks the big switch to turn on the dazzling lights of the giant Christmas Tree for the first time in 2019. This is a fantastic event for all ages with music, food and fun family activities.

The official lighting of the tree will take place at 8:30 pm by the Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Sandy Verschoor, and a member of the public.

The Giant Christmas Tree will then turn on nightly at 8pm until Sunday 5 January 2020.

Food & Entertainment 

  • Celebrate with a night of live bands and choirs including the Adelaide Pipe Band, City of Adelaide Concert Band, Australian Girls Choir and Gospo Collective.
  • Enjoy activities including face painting, free play area with giant games and Imagination Playground.
  • Sing to Christmas carols.
  • Meet Christmas characters.
  • Write and mail a letter to Santa.

Bring your own picnic from home or grab dinner from one of the food trucks on site:

  • Gang Gang
  • Babs Greek BBQ
  • Clucking Delicious
  • Moorish Bites
  • Salsa’s Food Truck
  • Chipalicious
  • Honey Puff Lads
  • What’s the scoop?
  • Coffee and Crepes
  • Bean there, Drank that


Christmas Lights, Festive Nights | Friday 13 – Sunday 22 December 2019

Enjoy 10 magical evenings of activities and entertainment at Christmas Lights, Festive Nights in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. With so much on offer, the City of Adelaide have curated a different program for every night. Highlights include Santa’s sleigh led by Rudolph made from LEGO® bricks, movie screenings, food, music, Christmas markets and fun family activities and games.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the City of Adelaide website or keep up to date via the Lighting of the Christmas Tree Facebook event page

What:   Lighting of the Christmas Tree | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

When:    Saturday 16 November 2019 | Entertainment and activities,  5:00 pm-9pm | Official Lighting of the Tree, 8.30pm

Where:  Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, 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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