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Christmas Tree Brownies & Reindeer Chocolate Cake

Christmas Tree Brownies
Our Play & Go friend, eleven year old Miss Sophie, made these wonderful Christmas Tree Brownies recently for a school cake stall. We thought they were amazing so asked if she would share the recipe.
We have a couple of recipes you can use to make the brownies. See them here and here.
Then the […]

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Free Bubble Soccer in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | 22 & 23 Dec 2016

[ December 22, 2016 10:30 am to December 23, 2016 12:30 pm. December 22, 2016 10:30 am to December 23, 2016 12:30 pm. December 22, 2016 10:30 am to December 23, 2016 12:30 pm. ]
Free Bubble Soccer in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
Doing some final Christmas shopping in the City? Swing by Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga and try free Bubble Soccer between 10:30am – 12:30pm on Thursday 22 & Friday 23 December 2016.
At the free Bubble Soccer in Victoria Square, your kids will be able to don an inflatable bubble suit that allows them […]

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Family Christmas Carols | Victor Harbor | 18 Dec 2016

[ December 18, 2016; 5:00 pm; ]
Family Christmas Carols at Victor Harbor
Come and enjoy a fun-filled, family-friendly evening singing your favourite carols and reflecting on the story of Christmas.

The Carols will be held indoors at the Investigator College Performing Arts and Sports Centre and will be followed by a free sausage sizzle and games for the kids.

Christmas Pageant Guide – your guide to South […]

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No Vacancy: A Christmas Play | Glossop | 18 Dec 2016

[ December 18, 2016; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. ]
“No Vacancy” will star Riverland Central Kids and tell the Christmas Story with plenty of laughs and fun.
Bring your children and your grandparents – they’ll love it! Stay for a casual Christmas Lunch afterwards! (Church family, bring a salad to share. Guests, just bring yourselves!)

Christmas Pageant Guide – your guide to South Australia’s Christmas Pageants
Christmas Events Guide – […]

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Christmas Where the Angas Flows | Strathalbyn | 16 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016; 6:30 pm; ]
Christmas where the Angas Flows is an annual Strathalbyn community event that has been running, in a variety of formats, for many years.
It celebrates the end of the school term and provides an opportunity for local businesses to thank the community for their support.  The event is also covered by a total ‘Dry Zone’ (7am-7am) […]

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Forkmas | Victoria Square | 16 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016; 5:00 pm; ]
The Christmas Fork on the Road event, Forkmas, will be held this year on Friday 16 December 2016 between 5 and 9pm in Victoria Square!
There will be all your favourite food trucks, loads of craft beer, wine and cider, some awesome tunes, a range of activities for the kids and to fit with the fountain, a […]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Adelaide Showground | Review

[ December 9, 2016 to December 18, 2016. ]
For months we’ve been told about all the amazing activities included at Santa’s Wonderland at the Adelaide Showground, so we’re thrilled that it’s finally here! So, what is it really like? Well, they promised to bring some Christmas magic to Adelaide… and we think they have truly delivered.

This is a magical wonderland for kids, and […]

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Christmas Steps | Free Family Fun | 17 Dec 2016

[ December 17, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
Go Star Trekking this Christmas with Christmas Story Tours & Free Family Fun at Christmas Steps in the heart of the city.
Step into Adelaide’s first church, Trinity City, Adelaide and into the heart of the Christmas story at Christmas Steps! Christmas tours will be held every 15 minutes and include FREE ice cream, jelly, popcorn, craft, cake […]

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Kids Christmas (Under 7’s) | Trinity Church | 24 Dec 2016

[ December 24, 2016; 4:00 pm; ]
Kids’ Christmas at Trinity Church
Kids under 7 are invited to this fun Christmas Eve gathering!
This is an easy, no-stress Christmas event—specially designed for children under 7 years of age—that tells the Christmas story and has simple carols. Followed by a jumping castle and afternoon tea for the kids!

Free car parking is available in the church car […]

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The Santa with a real beard – found!

My inbox is totally out of control this time of year, but this email from a lovely Play & Go reader, Kerry, asking for help, stood out:
This is probably a stupid question but do you know where I can take my twins to a Santa with a real beard? They are 9 this year and […]

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Curious Christmas at the South Australian Museum | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; ]
Curious Christmas at the South Australian Museum
Feeling Curious? Drop into the South Australian Museum to find out all about the Curious Beasts!
Want to step away from the bustle of Christmas preparations? Join in the fun at the South Australian Museum for free, drop-in craft activities in the Museum’s main foyer. Make a Christmas card using […]

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A Peek Inside Santaland | Myer Adelaide, Rundle Mall | 2016

[ November 12, 2016 to December 24, 2016. ]
A Peek Inside Santaland at Myer Adelaide
A visit to Myer’s SantaLand is such a fun experience for little ones as each year they build a little village inside the store, which is always beautifully decorated for Christmas.
As well as visit Father Christmas, children can use the ‘Dear Santa’ stationery and writing desk to draw a […]

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Shop Barossa | A Taste of Christmas | 10 Dec 2016

[ December 10, 2016; ]
Over 30 Barossa retailers have teamed up to bring you a unique one-day Barossa shopping experience, just in time for Christmas. Shop Barossa – A Taste of Christmas is the perfect blend, celebrating food, beverages, picturesque landscapes, Barossa culture and retail therapy!
Follow the walking map and discover the beautiful retail stores, and their exclusive Christmas specials […]

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Buy a Real Christmas Tree | Oxfam Christmas Trees | Order by 27 Nov 2016

[ November 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016. ]
2016 Christmas Tree Orders
What’s tall, green and helps to save lives? An Oxfam Christmas tree! Rundle Mall is adorned with a festive forest this Christmas and you can have one of these real trees in your own home. Read more about the Christmas festivities in Rundle Mall here.

For $89, you can support people around the […]

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What’s on this Christmas in Rundle Mall | Christmas in Adelaide

[ November 23, 2016 to January 9, 2017. ]
What’s on this Christmas in Rundle Mall
Get into the festive spirit!
There’s so much to see this Christmas in Rundle Mall. From Christmas-themed food, to a forest of real Christmas trees, to a beautiful Christmas carousel there are so many magical activities to enjoy.

Visit the Festive Forest this Christmas in Rundle Mall
As you wander through Rundle Mall you will […]

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Carols at the Bay | Hove | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; 5:00 pm; ]
Carols at the Bay 2016 brought to you by Trinity Bay Church and the YMCA.
Come and enjoy a fun-filled evening for all the family, singing your favourite carols in an indoor venue with room for all. The Carols will be held at 5pm and 8pm. Following the 5pm session, there will be outdoor festivities including FREE […]

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South Australian Police Band Christmas Concert | Adelaide Town Hall | 14 Dec 2016

[ December 14, 2016; 7:30 pm; ]
The Band of the South Australia Police are ringing their sleigh bells presenting an evening of popular Christmas cheer suitable for all ages.
In the majestic setting of the Adelaide Town Hall, the Concert Band, smaller ensembles and vocalists present some traditional Christmas fare. There may also be a few surprises in their stockings!
Featuring Soloists and […]

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The Lord Mayor’s Christmas Gala Concert | 4 Dec 2016

The Adelaide City Council is proud to present the Lord Mayor’s Christmas Gala Concert for 2016.
Martin Haese – Lord Mayor of Adelaide’s Christmas Gala at the Adelaide Town Hall, which this year celebrates its 150th Anniversary, will be filled with spectacular performances from some of Adelaide’s most talented performers.
Featuring:

Keith Conlon (MC)
Mario Bellanova with Naomi Hede
Rachel […]

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Where to See Father Christmas in Adelaide 2016!

[ November 12, 2016 to December 24, 2016. ]
Where to See Father Christmas in Adelaide
Taking the kids to see Santa is a Christmas tradition for many families… not to mention a great way to get a heads-up on what the small people in your household have on their Christmas wish list!
If you’ve don’t have the time to visit Santa Claus in his official […]

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The Magic Cave | David Jones Rundle Mall | A Peek Inside | Nov-Dec 2016

[ November 12, 2016 to December 24, 2016. ]
A Peek Inside The Magic Cave
The Credit Union Christmas Pageant on 12 November 2016, welcomed Father Christmas to Adelaide and as usual he is a special guest at the Magic Cave in David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide.
As many would know, the Magic Cave has had plenty of changes over the years. However we had a […]

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Sensory Santa | Westfield Marion | 4, 10 and 11 Dec 2016

[ December 4, 2016; 8:00 am to 10:00 am. December 10, 2016; 8:00 am to 10:00 am. December 11, 2016; 8:00 am to 10:00 am. ]
Sensory Santa
Westfield Marion are pleased to be hosting Sensory Santa sessions this Christmas to offer a peaceful Santa experience for those families with special needs children.
Sensory Santa offers no queues, no background music and takes place during a time when the Centre isn’t as busy or is closed.

Sensory Santa Sessions will take place during the […]

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Photos with Santa at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza | Christmas in Adelaide | 5 Nov-24 Dec 2016

[ November 22, 2016 to December 21, 2016. ]
Photos with Santa at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza
Have your photo taken with Santa Claus at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza!
Visit Santa in his new Elegant Enchanted Home in Centre Court at Westfield Tea Tree Plaza. Photos with Santa run from early November until Wednesday 21 December.
Photos with Santa: price list
Sensory Santa
This year Westfield Tea Tree Plaza will also […]

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Sensitive Santa | Burnside Village | 19 and 20 Dec 2016

Sensitive Santa
Have a photo this Christmas without the common hustle and bustle and sensory overload.
Burnside Village is pleased to offer Sensitive Santa for children with special needs.
Book your 10 minute time slot between 8am and 9am on Monday 19 December and Tuesday 20 December, with no queues, and have your photo with Santa in a […]

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Sensory Santa | Westfield Tea Tree Plaza | 22 Nov – 20 Dec 2016

[ November 22, 2016; 8:00 am; December 6, 2016; 5:00 pm; December 13, 2016; 5:00 pm; December 20, 2016; 8:00 am; ]
Sensory Santa
Westfield Tea Tree Plaza are pleased to be hosting Sensory Santa sessions this Christmas to offer a peaceful Santa experience for those families with special needs children.
Sensory Santa offers no queues, no background music and takes place during a time when the Centre isn’t as busy or is closed.

Sensory Santa Sessions will take place on […]

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Personalised Gift Ideas for Christmas

Personalised Nutella Jars & M&Ms Buckets | Myer
Last year the personalised Nutella jars were a bit of a hit as Christmas gifts. We got some for little Nutella loving friends, as well as ‘big kids’ who have names that are never found on anything. We got ours from the Myer Giftorium in-store – they didn’t […]

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Sensory Santa | Elizabeth City Centre | Nov & Dec 2016

[ November 27, 2016; 8:30 am to 10:30 am. November 30, 2016; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. December 11, 2016; 8:30 am to 10:30 am. December 13, 2016; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. December 14, 2016; 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. December 18, 2016; 8:30 am to 10:30 am. ]
Sensory Santa
This Christmas Sensory Santa is here.
Sensory Souls and Elizabeth City Centre are excited to introduce Sensory Santa. Sensory Santa is an inclusive event for families with special needs to have a photo with Santa in a Sensory Friendly environment.
Have you always wanted to take your children to see Santa but have been worried about […]

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The Christmas Garden | UniSA Mawson Lakes Campus | 15-17 Dec 2016

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The Christmas Garden
The Christmas Garden is a series of exquisite, life-sized light & sound scenes from the Nativity Story, celebrating events leading up to the birth of Jesus. It will be on from 15-17 December 2016. 
A team of young Christian artists who wanted people to see the Nativity Story in a beautiful and memorable way created […]

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Goodwood Community Services Children’s Christmas Party | 13 Dec 2016

[ December 13, 2016; ]
Goodwood Community Services Children’s Christmas Party
Goodwood Community Services are holding their annual Children’s Christmas Party!
Children’s activities will include: a morning of fun activities with a combination of Playgroup and Goodygym equipment plus face painting, bouncy castles, craft, song time and a shared lunch. Each child will also receive a summer activity bag!

Please bring a plate […]

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Civic Park Carols 2016 | Christmas in Adelaide | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; 2:00 pm; 2:00 pm; ]
Civic Park Carols 2016
The festive season is upon us and we are counting down the sleeps to Civic Park Carols 2016 on Sunday 11 December!
More than 32,000 people attended last year’s event and the organisers are working hard to bring you the best Civic Park Carols yet! To mark the 5th birthday of Civic Park Carols […]

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Morphettville Boxing Day Family Races | 26 Dec 2016

[ December 26, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Morphettville Boxing Day Family Races
Boxing Day at Morphettville is a family favourite as it’s the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family you couldn’t on Christmas Day.
With heaps of free kids’ activities, Morphettville Boxing Day Family Races is a blast for the kids and of course, there’s a full program of live racing to enjoy!

Active […]

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Hahndorf Christmas Village | 16 – 18 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016 5:00 pm to December 18, 2016 5:00 pm. ]
Hahndorf Christmas Village
Hahndorf will transform into a Christmas wonderland for the inaugural Hahndorf Christmas Village Festivities this December.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Hahndorf as traders untangle the tinsel and dust off the decorations in preparation for a magical, European-style Christmas village celebration. The little German village, located 20 minutes from Adelaide, will […]

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Loxton Light Up Day

Loxton Light Up Day | 26 Nov 2016

[ November 26, 2016; ]
Loxton Light Up Day
Free to the community, this iconic 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 […]

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Gifted Christmas Market | Christmas in Adelaide

[ December 17, 2016; 12:00 pm; ]
Gifted Christmas Market
Gifted at Plant 4 is the market for Adelaide’s finest local gift makers this year, with over 100 festive stalls to browse and enjoy.
Gifted Christmas Market is brought to you by Etsy South Australia, Plant 4 and the gifted artisans of South Australia. There will be a bounty of hand-crafted wonderful wares, Christmas cards […]

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Where to see Father Christmas: Enchanted Magic Forest

Welcome Father Christmas to the Enchanted Magic Forest | Armada Arndale Shopping Centre | 19 Nov 2016

[ November 19, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Enchanted Magic Forest
You heard all about it in 2015! Don’t miss out in 2016! The Enchanted Magic Forest is free family fun and it’s on this Saturday 19 November 2016 at Armada Arndale Shopping Centre.

Welcome Santa, Mrs Claus and friends to the Enchanted Magic Forest.

The Magical Christmas Launch Fun Day includes:
* Santa Parade at 11am
* One free 6×4″ […]

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LJ Hooker Stirling Christmas Pageant | 20 Nov 2016

[ November 20, 2016; 11:30 am; ]
LJ Hooker Stirling Christmas Pageant
Do you love a great Christmas Pageant? Come along to the first pageant in the hills.
The date for the annual LJ Hooker Stirling Christmas Pageant this year is Sunday 20 November 2016 and it starts at 11:30am. This years theme is “An Aussie Christmas”.

The parade attracts community groups and businesses […]

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The Big Wedgie – The Tallest Freestanding Inflatable Waterslide in the World! | 16 Dec 16 to 5 Feb 17

[ December 16, 2016 10:00 am to December 27, 2016 10:00 am. December 30, 2016 10:00 am to February 5, 2017 10:00 am. ]
This summer there’s a really good reason to get a wedgie…..
The Big Wedgie, the tallest freestanding inflatable waterslide in the world is returning to Glenelg.
THE BIG WEDGIE
At a whopping 18.2 metres tall and 82 metres long, The Big Wedgie is not for the faint hearted and is definitely a thrill ride.

With a 55 degree drop, […]

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West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights | 21 Nov 16 to 1 Jan 17

[ November 21, 2016 to January 1, 2017. ]

West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights
Editor’s Note 28 December 2016:
Due to the heavy storm overnight, the West End Brewery Christmas Lights has been forced to close early after flooding of the Torrens has caused damage to some of the displays. It was scheduled to stay open until 1 January 2017 but will now not be […]

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Christmas Lights Adelaide 2016 | The Best Streets to See Christmas Lights Around Adelaide

[ November 19, 2016 to December 31, 2016. ]
Christmas Lights Adelaide
Find all the best streets around Adelaide decorated with Christmas lights.
Every year the number of home owners who adorn their properties in sparkling lights seems to grow, making our suburban streets come to life after dusk.
It’s a fabulous FREE treat for the children to wander along and admire the huge effort some families […]

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The Lights of Lobethal Festival | 11 Dec to 30 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016 to December 30, 2016. ]
Lights of Lobethal Christmas Festival
Lobethal lights up on Sunday 11 December until Friday 30 December 2016
The Lights of Lobethal Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley in the Adelaide Hills for over sixty years. Created by the community of Lobethal, the true spirit of Christmas has now evolved into the largest Community Christmas […]

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FREE Christmas Parade at Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre

FREE Christmas Parade at Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre

[ November 26, 2016; 10:00 am; 10:00 am; ]
Free Christmas Parade at Golden Grove Village Shopping Centre
Santa will make his entrance to The Village on Saturday 26 November at 10am, starting at the Eastern end (Billy Baxter’s entrance) through the Centre. Santa will be joined by Mother Christmas and all his friends including Santa’s Helpers, Toy Soldiers, Minions, Smurfs, Dancers, Magic Christmas Fairies and […]

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