Loxton Lights Festival | Christmas in Loxton | 27 Nov – 31 Dec 2021

Loxton Lights Festival 2021

Loxton is the home of Christmas in the Riverland.  Every year the Loxton Lights Festival gets bigger and better than the last and in 2021 they’re back once again.

Christmas is a magical time, full of enchantment, celebration and family. Now in its 30th 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 400 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and coloured light displays. Explore the Riverland’s best shopping strip – East Terrace. Browse the diverse range of specialty shops, with many independent, family-run small businesses giving you a unique Christmas shopping experience.

Loxton Lights Festival Events:

  • Christmas Tree Festival
  • Christmas Craft Fair
  • Festival Ferris Wheel
  • Community Carols
  • Visit Santa
  • Shopping in Loxton
  • Bike the Night
  • Christmas Nostalgia


SHINE is a fully illustrated and animated Christmas lights and musical spectacular, projected onto the facade of the majestic St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Loxton SA.

Featuring local artists, and professional illustrators and animators from nationally acclaimed ILLUMINART, the 10 minute rotating production of SHINE showcases what our local region has to offer. From the river to fields of wheat, vineyards and local tourist attractions, along with celebrating Loxton as the Christmas Town, SHINE also intertwines the Nativity Story into an awe inspiring production.

The SHINE experience will also include Food & Market Stalls, Artistic Displays and Musical Entertainment.
A FREE community event, creating a spectacular finale to the 30th Anniversary of the Loxton Lights Festival 2021. 

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Saturday 27 November 2021

Light Up Day marks the beginning of the Loxton Lights Festival, traditionally the town’s biggest party of the year.


A fantastic fireworks display will light up Loxton to start the Lights Festival with a bang.  A ticketed event, gates will open at 7pm with Boomstars performing at 8pm and the fireworks launched at 9pm.  Tickets are essential – click here for tickets.

Lights Tour Route:

  • Christmas Wonderland
  • Santa’s Walk
  • Town Lights
  • Peace, Joy & Merry
  • Loxton Light Show


If choose to enjoy the Festival in Loxton, please help keep everybody safe for Christmas by:

  • QR check-in to any venues on arrival
  • Sanitise and practice safe hygiene
  • Social distance
  • Use masks where safe social distancing cannot be observed
  • Stay home if you’re feeling unwell

Loxton is situated in the Riverland of South Australia, a 2½ hour drive east of Adelaide.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Loxton Lights Festival website.

What:   Loxton Lights Festival 

When:    27  November – 31 December 2021

Where:  Loxton, South Australia

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.

Image Source: Loxton Lights Festival 


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