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Adelaide’s Christmas Festival | City of Adelaide | 2021

[ November 15, 2021 to December 25, 2021. ]
Have a cracker of a Christmas in the city this year thanks to the City of Adelaide!
Every year Adelaide’s Christmas Festival brings you a range of festive events, live performances, activations, and installations to bring Christmas alive in the city. This year is no exception! Check out this year’s highlights below.

Giant Christmas Tree
Soaring 25 metres […]

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Christmas Tree Festival | Glenelg | 1-5 Dec 2021

[ December 1, 2021 to December 5, 2021. ]
Christmas Tree Festival
The 2021 Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter’s Church in Glenelg will be an enchanted land of decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and banners, beautifully crafted by various local community groups, schools, churches and individuals.

Opening night is scheduled for Wednesday 1 December between 7pm and 9pm.  The display will then be open daily from […]

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Giant Christmas Tree at the Mortlock | State Library of South Australia

[ December 1, 2020 to January 9, 2022. ]
Giant Christmas Tree at the State Library in Adelaide
This year the magic of Christmas comes to the Mortlock Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. There is something for everyone to see and discover, from the largest indoor Christmas tree in Adelaide from storytelling sessions under the tree, to fascinating and fun […]

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Top 10 Christmas Things to See and Do Around Adelaide & Great Christmas Gift Ideas

[ November 13, 2021 to December 31, 2021. ]
Christmas in Adelaide – Top 10 Things to See and Do
Christmas time brings a sense of wonder and excitement to little people as the big day draws near. For this magical time of year, we’ve put together a list of the best Christmas things to see and do, and places to go around Adelaide that […]

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Forkmas 2021 | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Forkmas 2021
Deck the halls because Fork on the Road’s festive event, Forkmas, is back for 2021.
This December, South Australia’s premier food truck event series will transform Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga into a festive food wonderland, featuring your favourite local food trucks and pop up bars, plus live festive music, performances and activities for the whole family to […]

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West Torrens Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights Display | 13-25 Dec 2021

[ December 13, 2021 to December 25, 2021. ]
West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display
The iconic West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights Display will go ahead in 2021, presented by West End.
The 2021 Christmas Lights Display at Thebarton will have a shortened duration due to COVID restrictions, open from Monday 13 December until Christmas Day inclusive. To ensure patrons’ health and safety, guests […]

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Monski Mouse’s Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall | Adelaide Town Hall | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Monski Mouse’s Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall
Direct from Christmas in Leicester Square London, & Birmingham Town Hall, to Adelaide Town Hall. 
It’s time to rock around the Christmas tree with DJ Monski Mouse and her fabulous dancers in this friendliest of discos that let’s parents and 0-5s loose on the dance floor. Expect Christmas tune favourites, […]

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ReConnect! 21 | No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability | Woodville | 2 & 3 Dec 2021

[ December 2, 2021 to December 3, 2021. ]
ReConnect! 21
Adelaide’s multi-award-winning theatre company, No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (No Strings) invite you to ReConnect!
Experience some insights into the genuine lived experience of people living with disability during a global pandemic. ReConnect! is the annual showcase performance held at the Woodville Town Hall Thursday 2 and Friday 3 December to celebrate International Day […]

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Adelaide’s Maker Markets | Victoria Square & 88 O’Connell | 10 & 19 Dec 2021

[ December 10, 2021; December 19, 2021; ]
Adelaide’s Maker Markets
Adelaide’s Maker Markets are conducted in the City’s Victoria Square and 88 O’Connell St on North Adelaide on selected dates in December to add to the Christmas experience in the City of Adelaide.
The market has a wide selection of festive food, fashion, craft and jewellery at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga and 88 O’Connell Street. Browse […]

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Ninth Avenue Christmas Lights Display | St Peters | 1 Dec 2021 – 1 Jan 2022

[ December 1, 2021 to January 1, 2022. ]
Ninth Avenue St Peters Christmas Lights Display
Residents of St Peters are once again set to bring joy to the local community this festive season with their annual Christmas lights display.
The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters is delighted to announce that Ninth Avenue residents will again adorn their homes with decorations and turn on […]

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Peter Combe: Greatest Hits with a Touch of Christmas | Capri Theatre | 11 Dec 2021

[ December 11, 2021; ]
Peter Combe: Greatest Hits with a Touch of Christmas – Live at Capri Theatre
Kick off the school holidays and the festive season with legendary children’s singer and songwriter Peter Combe.
He’ll perform his greatest hits live on stage at the Capri with the Bellyflop in a Pizza Band and the Fabulous Combettes. He will also throw […]

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Thin Ice VR | SA Museum | 20 Nov 2021 – 6 Feb 2022

[ November 20, 2021 to February 6, 2022. ]
Thin Ice VR
From the only person to authentically recreate Shackleton’s journey of survival, Tim Jarvis AM brings you closer to the epic experience than ever before in a 20-minute historical re-creation documentary VR experience.
In 1914, in one of the last great expeditions of the heroic age of Antarctic exploration, Sir Ernest Shackleton set out on […]

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Love Actually in Concert | Adelaide Entertainment Centre | 18 Dec 2021

[ December 18, 2021; ]
Love Actually in Concert – Adelaide Entertainment Centre
Following multiple sell out tours of the UK, and Australia in 2019 & 2020, Love Actually will be coming our way just in time for Christmas 2021.
Despite the current challenges facing us all, Love Actually in Concert has confirmed their tour date for Adelaide is Saturday 18 December […]

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Christmas Junior Proms | Adelaide Youth Orchestras | 4 Dec 2021

[ December 4, 2021; ]
Christmas Junior Proms
Ring in the new year and say goodbye to 2021 with the Christmas tunes you know and love along with some orchestral favourites.
What better way to finish the year than an exciting interactive Christmas concert for young people aged 1–7, parents, grandparents, and friends.  A wonderful mix of orchestral music and festive songs, […]

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The Gruffalo Live on Stage | Adelaide Festival Centre | 8-12 Dec 2021

[ December 8, 2021 to December 12, 2021. ]
The Gruffalo – Live on Stage in Adelaide
Join Mouse on a daring adventure through the deep, dark wood in this magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
After sell-out seasons across the world, including London’s West End & Broadway, The Gruffalo returns to Australia.  Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre […]

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Santaland Adelaide | Myer Rundle Mall | 13 Nov – 24 Dec 2021

[ November 13, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Santaland Myer Christmas Experience in Rundle Mall, Adelaide
In the lead up to Christmas, the Santaland Express Train is at Myer Adelaide for families to jump aboard and ride to visit Father Christmas.
Santaland will open on Saturday 13  November 2021 and bookings are essential this year so families will need to sign up to secure a spot […]

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Vodafone Day-Night Test: Australia vs England | Adelaide Oval | 16-20 Dec 2021

[ December 16, 2021 to December 20, 2021. ]
Ashes Series – Vodafone Day-Night Test: Australia vs England at Adelaide Oval starting Thursday 16 December 2021
Watch the rivalry between Australia and England live when Day-Night Test cricket returns to Adelaide Oval for the Vodafone Test Series.  
The Ashes is one of the most treasured contests in the cricket calendar. Cricket’s oldest rivalry – Australia […]

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Nature Play Festival | Nuriootpa | 9 Dec 2021

[ December 9, 2021; ]
Nature Play Festival
The festival boasts a free nature-activities-filled fun family day out in nature. 
Take the kids along and let them enjoy nature-based activities such as crafts, muddy puddles, bugs n slugs and more. There will be a morning and afternoon session, plus a coffee van for the parents. 

Be sure to dress your children sun smart and bring […]

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Christies Beach Twilight Markets | Nov 2021 – Mar 2022

[ November 5, 2021; November 12, 2021; November 19, 2021; December 3, 2021; December 17, 2021; December 31, 2021; January 14, 2022; January 28, 2022; February 11, 2022; February 25, 2022; March 11, 2022; March 25, 2022; ]
Christies Beach Twilight Markets
Enjoy market stalls, kids amusements, live music and food trucks.
The Twilight Markets are back at Christies Beach with kids amusements, live music and food trucks. The market is on Fridays fortnightly from 5pm to 9pm starting in November 2021 and finishing in March 2022 for lots of summer fun. It is held […]

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Christmas Windows | Rundle Mall Adelaide | 5 Nov 2021 – 6 Jan 2022

[ November 5, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 6, 2022. ]
Magical Christmas Windows in Rundle Mall 2021
Rundle Mall is set to sparkle again this Christmas with the installation of their delightful window displays, bringing Christmas cheer to those shopping, socialising and sightseeing in the Mall until the New Year.
South Australia’s biggest retail destination will get a festive makeover when Rundle Mall unveils its Christmas window display
to […]

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The Magic Cave Adelaide | David Jones Rundle Mall | 2-24 Dec 2021

[ December 2, 2021 to December 24, 2021. ]
Father Christmas returns to the Magic Cave in 2021 – David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide
A visit to the Magic Cave is a family tradition for many South Australians each year.  Once you travel to the 2nd floor of the Rundle Mall David Jones store, follow the directions to the Magic Cave where Father Christmas will […]

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Light Up – New Year’s Eve Celebrations in Adelaide | 31 Dec 2021

[ December 31, 2021; ]
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Adelaide with Light Up in Rymill Park & Midnight Moments
The City of Adelaide will be hosting two different New Year’s Eve celebrations in 2021 – family friendly fun at Light Up in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka and Midnight Moments which will be spread across the city.
Light Up – New Year’s Eve 
The traditional family […]

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The Giant Christmas Tree | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Adelaide

[ November 13, 2021 to January 1, 2022. ]
The Giant Christmas Tree in Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
This beautiful Christmas Tree towers over Victoria Square each year and lights up nightly from 8.00pm until the end of the festive season as part of Council’s Christmas Festival. The tree features a light display which runs for approximately 15 minutes. 

This is a fabulous Christmas outing with the […]

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Twilight Christmas Market | Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market | 23 Dec 2021

[ December 23, 2021; ]
Adelaide Showground Twilight Christmas Market 2021
The best way to start Christmas this year is at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market.
Enjoy dinner and entertainment with the kids before they bounce off some energy on the inflatable castle and you get to do some last-minute Christmas grocery shopping. The market aims to have everything you need in […]

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POP Market | Hahndorf Memorial Institute | 21 Nov & 18-19 Dec 2021

[ November 21, 2021; December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Hahndorf  POP Market
POP Market brings you a boutique shopping experience, filled with handmade goods, made here in SA by the seller. With a variety of stalls to shop from there’ll be something for everyone.
POP Market started in June 2015, inside the Hahndorf Memorial Institute, only intending to be run for 3 dates in 2015. This […]

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Ebenezer Night Markets | Adelaide | Dec 2021 – Mar 2022

[ December 4, 2021; December 18, 2021; February 5, 2022; February 12, 2022; February 18, 2022 to February 19, 2022. February 26, 2022; March 5, 2022; March 12, 2022; March 19, 2022; ]
Adelaide’s Ebenezer Night Markets 2021/22
The Ebenezer Night Markets are conducted in Ebenezer Place on selected dates during the summer.
The Ebenezer Night Markets are held over 10 nights during the summer months in Ebenezer Place, one of Adelaide’s most charming and unique laneways which connects with the iconic east end of Rundle Street. With the aid […]

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Campbelltown Moonlight Markets | Thorndon Park | Nov 2021 – Mar 2022

[ November 5, 2021; December 3, 2021; February 4, 2022; March 4, 2022; ]
Campbelltown Moonlight Markets
Go along to discover hidden treasures, try new food and wine experiences, sit back and enjoy the night. 
The Moonlight Markets are held on the first Friday in November, December, February and March, from 6pm to 10pm. 

This family friendly, outdoor market features around 90 artisan craft and fashion stalls, food and wine, music and […]

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The 13-Storey Treehouse Live on Stage | Adelaide Festival Centre | 14-16 Dec 2021

[ December 14, 2021 to December 16, 2021. ]
The 13-Storey Treehouse Live on Stage
Adapted from the multi-award-winning book by Andy Griffiths & Terry Denton, The 13-Storey Treehouse comes to life on stage for children 6-12 and their adults in an all new show!
Would you please welcome to the stage… Andy and Terry!

Yes that’s right. Today’s the day Andy and Terry are going to […]

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Lobethal Christmas Pageant | Adelaide Hills | Cancelled | 23 Dec 2021

[ December 23, 2021; ]
Lobethal Christmas Pageant – Cancelled in 2021
Editors update Thursday 23 December 2021: Statement from the organisers of the Lights of Lobethal: 
It is with a heavy heart that the Lights of Lobethal have announced they are cancelling the local Lobethal Christmas Pageant on Thursday 23rd December 2021 due to high levels of uncertainty and concern in […]

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Lobethal Twilight Christmas Markets | 18 & 19 Dec 2021

[ December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Lobethal Twilight Christmas Markets
This brand new event is perfectly timed for you to finish your Christmas shopping and fill up your festive table with handmade and locally produced treasures as well as return to explore the first Lights of Lobethal in two years.
The Twilight Christmas Market stallholders are amazing artists and designer-makers joined by passionate […]

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The Lights of Lobethal Christmas Festival | 12-23 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021 to December 23, 2021. ]
The Lights of Lobethal Festival is back in 2021
The Lights officially switch on Sunday 12 December 2021
Created by the community of Lobethal this much loved Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley in the Adelaide Hills for over sixty years.  In the true spirit of Christmas, it has now evolved into the largest […]

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Marion Outdoor Pool Family Movie Night – Dreambuilders | Postponed to 18 Dec 2021

[ December 18, 2021; ]
Marion Outdoor Pool Family Movie Night – Dreambuilders
The Marion Outdoor Pool Family Movie Night has been postponed to 18 December 2021 due to poor weather.

The decision to change the date is to ensure the event can proceed with all activities planned. If you have purchased tickets they can be redeemed at the new date of […]

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Salisbury Christmas Markets & Season’s Greetings Saturdays | 4, 11 & 18 Dec 2021

[ December 4, 2021; December 11, 2021; December 18, 2021; ]
Salisbury Christmas Markets
An annual Christmas and Makers Market held in the centre of Salisbury.
Two Christmas-themed market stalls will be held as part of Salisbury’s Season’s Greetings Saturdays in December. They are free family fun days for everyone to enjoy and will include market stalls and Christmas gifts along with plenty of entertainment and children’s activities. […]

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Holiday Swim | Swimming & Water Safety Lessons | Dec 2021 – Jan 2022

[ December 11, 2021 to December 12, 2021. December 13, 2021 to December 17, 2021. December 19, 2021 to December 22, 2021. January 4, 2022 to January 14, 2022. ]
Holiday Swim
Holiday Swim is a Royal Life Saving Society South Australia initiative bringing affordable and educational swimming and water safety lessons to pools and inland waterway locations across Metro and Regional South Australia since the 1950s.
The aim of the program is to teach children critical life saving skills and basic swimming skills, to equip them […]

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British Film Festival | Palace Nova Cinemas | 3 Nov – 1 Dec 2021

[ November 3, 2021 to December 4, 2021. ]
British Film Festival
Presented by Palace, the British Film Festival’s full programme has been revealed, celebrating the best of British in a remarkable line up of 31 films, a number of which are screening for the first time in Australia.
Stellar performances from Festival favourites and brilliant newcomers will delight audiences and ignite their senses in a […]

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ASO’s Free Family Fun Days | Adelaide Showground | 27-28 Nov & 4-5 Dec 2021

[ November 27, 2021 to November 28, 2021. December 4, 2021 to December 5, 2021. ]
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra – Free Family Fun Days
Held over two consecutive weekends 27-28 November and 4-5 December at Adelaide Showground, ASO’s Free Family Fun days will have something for everyone young and old.
The program is a whole lot of FREE musical fun to be had outdoors for the whole family. ASO have put together a […]

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Civic Park Carols | Sign up for the Ticket Ballot | 18-21 Oct 2021

[ October 18, 2021 to October 21, 2021. December 12, 2021; ]
Civic Park Carols 2021
The Civic Park Carols in Tea Tree Gully will be held on Sunday 12 December 2021 as a live in-person event for a limited number of audience members selected via a ticket ballot. 
This is a free, ticketed, limited capacity event with an approved COVID Management Plan from SA Health. Logistics may change depending […]

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Summer Sessions at the Adelaide Botanic Garden | Oct 2021 – Feb 2022

[ October 16, 2021 to October 17, 2021. October 30, 2021 to October 31, 2021. November 6, 2021 to November 7, 2021. November 13, 2021; November 20, 2021 to November 21, 2021. November 27, 2021 to November 28, 2021. December 4, 2021 to December 5, 2021. December 11, 2021 to December 12, 2021. December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. December 25, 2021 to December 26, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. January 8, 2022 to January 9, 2022. January 15, 2022 to January 16, 2022. January 22, 2022 to January 23, 2022. January 29, 2022 to January 30, 2022. ]
Summer Sessions at The Gardens Cafe
The Gardens Cafe at Adelaide Botanic Garden will be hosting the perfect Summer garden party each weekend from October until February.
Sipping on fresh cocktails, enjoying great food and relaxing to the cool vibes and live entertainment each weekend throughout Spring and Summer.  Held on the gorgeous Schomburgk Pavilion in the […]

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Community Carols | Globe Derby Park | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Community Carols 2021
You are invited to go along to the Annual Community Christmas Carols held at Globe Derby Park (the Harness Racing Stadium).
Gates will open from 6:30pm with food markets open for business, including a free food give away at the end of the evening (please bring empty shopping bags if you intend to take […]

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Christmas Gift Market | Bowden | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Christmas Gift Market at Plant 3 & Plant 4 in Bowden
The Bowden Christmas Gift Market will be held across both Plant 3 and Plant 4 in 2021 on Sunday 12 December.
The space will be filled to the brim with local Adelaide makers who spin, weave, grow, create and construct excellent handmade gifts, perfect for all […]

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