Fun Christmas Activities for Kids
Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to whip out the tinsel and get in the festive spirit! But with all the cooking, shopping, organising and wrapping that comes with Christmas, we know it isn’t always easy to keep the kids entertained at the same time. So to keep […]
Adelaide Christmas Trail in Rundle Mall
There’s so much to see at Christmas time when you’re in the city. Here are 20 things to look out for when you’re visiting Rundle Mall. Some are a little hidden away so here’s a little Christmas Trail for you to follow when adventuring through. Make sure your camera or […]
Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville, from 10 – 28 December 2020 – Review
Amusement rides, stage shows, an ice-skating rink, tobogganing slides, and an activity trail … even the ‘grinchiest’ grinch will feel like all their Christmases have come at once at this festive spectacular.
by Carla Caruso
Maybe it’s because 2020 has been such a challenging year, but […]
[ December 25, 2020; ]
The Nutcracker Ballet – Free Virtual Event
A performance of The Nutcracker filmed at the Bardavon in 2019 will be premiering on 25 December at 10:30am Adelaide time on YouTube. This video will be available to watch any time after its premiere through 1 January.
The New Paltz Ballet Theatre’s 22nd season presenting this classic holiday event […]
Win a Family Pass to Santa’s Wonderland 2020
Santa’s Wonderland is a magical Christmas wonderland with stage shows, a 450 sqm ice skating rink, a 30-metre-long toboggan slide, and fun family rides, including dodgem cars. There are also Christmas elves, Fairies, Snow Queens, princesses, penguins and snowmen bringing a sense of wonder to the halls plus […]
[ December 14, 2020 to December 23, 2020. ]
Christmas Augmented Reality Animations
Santa and his friends might be isolating at the North Pole this Christmas, but they’ve made a special visit to The Parade, Norwood.
Download the free Arloopa App and visit one or all four of the locations (which are identifiable by large footpath decals). Then, access the ‘Scanner’ feature in the app and […]
[ December 22, 2020; ]
FREE Outdoor Movie Night – Elf
Take the whole family to Glenunga Reserve on 22 December for a very special (and FREE) outdoor movie showing of Elf.
Roll out the picnic rug and take your whole family along to Glenunga Reserve to watch the Christmas favourite, Elf. Pull out the picnic blankets from 8pm (movie will start […]
[ December 24, 2020; ]
Christmas Carols & Family Fair
Get into the Christmas spirit with an evening of carols, free family activities and celebration hosted by Hosted by Glen Osmond Baptist Church.
From 5pm on Christmas Eve, it will be a kids paradise with a petting zoo, face painting and a treasure hunt. There will also bee a sausage sizzle and […]
[ December 22, 2020; ]
Peter Combe’s Facebook Live Christmas Concert
Peter Combe is having a Christmas Party, and everyone is invited.
Peter and his band will be performing a Facebook Live Christmas Concert on Tuesday 22 December. Featuring songs from his 1990 Christmas Album, the whole show will be professionally filmed and streamed live on Facebook.
Peter says: “In years gone by […]
48 Flavours Christmas Gelati Cakes
Entertaining those nearest and dearest this Christmas has been made all the sweeter by 48 Flavours, with their gelati Christmas cakes released in all range of shapes and sizes.
The ready made treats are available in store with themes including Christmas Love, Let it Snow, All I Want for Christmas, Sleigh Bells […]
Where to Buy Fresh Christmas Trees in Adelaide
There’s something about the fresh smell and novelty of having a real tree in your home at Christmas and there are plenty of places offering real, fresh Christmas Trees around Adelaide.
See the list below to find your special Christmas Tree this year.
Santa Trees Christmas Tree Farm | Norsworthy […]
Give a grown-up gift which actually means something this Christmas
If there’s one thing that 2020 has taught us, it’s that we need to be kinder to each other and everyone else on the planet. That includes putting more thought into our choices, including what we buy.
It’s about now that most people start panicking about the […]
Paws for Change
With the festive season well and truly upon us, the struggle to find suitable gift ideas becomes real. Budget constraints, finding something for someone who has everything, ensuring gifts are shipped and delivered in time – all these factors come into play.
Local Adelaide based charity, Paws for Change, are making the Christmas shopping […]
[ December 16, 2020 to December 23, 2020. ]
Churchill Centre – Free Santa Photos & Free Christmas Craft
Christmas has arrived at Churchill Centre and there’s plenty of FREE activities to keep the kids entertained!
Have a FREE photo with Santa from Wednesday 16 until Wednesday 23 plus there’s FREE Christmas Craft in Santa’s Workshop where the kids can make their very own personalised bauble […]
[ December 18, 2020; ]
Fringemas in the Square
Fringemas in the Square is a free activation for anyone and everyone to be entertained with Fringemas magic at Hindmarsh Square.
Thanks to the City of Adelaide, this event will feature two hours of entertainment for the whole family including some of your favourite Fringe artists. Food trucks will also be present on […]
[ December 23, 2020; ]
Twilight Christmas Farmers’ Market at the Adelaide Showground
Support local farming families when you shop small and local this Christmas.
Pick up all those last minute fresh produce items for Christmas Day at the Twilight Farmers’ Market on Wednesday 23 December 2020. You’ll find a host of last-minute gourmet gifts and ultra-fresh produce straight from the farm. […]
[ December 18, 2020 to December 20, 2020. ]
Makers & Shakers Christmas Gift Market
The Makers & Shakers Market returns at a new location – 88 O’Connell Street in North Adelaide in 2020.
This event is all about quality. The market will feature 60+ stalls of handmade gift ideas, delicious gourmet food and drinks and fun entertainment. Shoppers can meet some of Adelaide’s best makers, […]
[ December 12, 2020; ]
Carols By The Sea
This year has been a bit different, but Christmas festivities are definitely happening in Victor Harbor this year thanks to Rotary Victor Harbor who have planned a whole week of Christmas fun.
The Festival of Bands and Carols By the Sea will be held on Saturday 12 December 2020, with the bands starting […]
[ December 13, 2020; ]
Victor Harbor Christmas Beachside Market
Share the spirit of the festive season and celebrate Christmas with a huge Christmas Market in Victor Harbor
Victor Harbor Beachside Market presents: Christmas on The Esplanade. This will be an amazing opportunity for everyone to find that special Christmas gift nowhere else to be found and to support local artists, makers […]
[ December 18, 2020 to December 19, 2020. ]
Light Up Christmas in the Square
Prepare to be amazed by the team from Bamboozled Productions with a sunset show over two nights in Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.
With roving Christmas characters, live musicians and street circus shows, all with the backdrop of the spectacular Giant Christmas Tree, families can enjoy free evening performances on Friday 18 December […]
[ December 12, 2020; December 13, 2020; December 19, 2020; December 20, 2020; ]
Where to buy fresh Christmas Trees in Adelaide from Make-A-Wish Australia
Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch are selling fresh, real Christmas trees during December in 2020.
There is something special about having a real Christmas tree in your living room. You can buy your tree this year at weekend pop-up locations in Norwood, Glenelg and Malvern.
Make-A-Wish creates life-changing […]
[ December 25, 2020; ]
Campbelltown City Council & North East Salvos Christmas Dinner
This year, North East Salvos and the Campbelltown City Council are teaming up again to provide Christmas dinner for those people who are on their own on Christmas Day.
If you are in this situation or know of somebody who is, you are invited to attend the Campbelltown […]
Countdown to Christmas Printable Santa Beard for Kids
As Christmas day draws near children will often ask “How many days until Christmas?”
There are some gorgeous advent calendars on the market, from wooden trees to felt wall hangings, but there are also loads of homemade versions you can make at home for very minimal cost.
This Santa’s Beard […]
Top Christmas Light Displays – Rosedale Ave, Wattle Park
So many people have gone above and beyond to create magical Christmas light displays to share with passers by and this house at 5 Rosedale Avenue, Wattle Park is sure to delight children with so many Christmas figures to discover like Snowmen, Reindeer and animal lights throughout.
[ December 4, 2020; December 5, 2020; December 11, 2020; December 24, 2020; ]
Christmas Sounds in Adelaide
Celebrate the festive season with a series of Christmas performances underneath the twinkling lights of the giant Christmas Tree in Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.
Throughout December each performance will be held from 7:30pm to 9pm. For a meal beforehand the Adelaide Central Market is open until 9pm on Fridays.
All are welcome at these free community […]
[ December 18, 2020 to December 23, 2020. ]
Celebrate the Magic of Christmas this year at Melba’s Chocolates.
This festive season, Melba’s will be opening late again with lots of fun festivities for the kids. From 18 – 23 December, 9am to 10pm, their Woodside factory will have a range of activities to entertain the kids while you shop. Santa is on his way, […]
[ December 12, 2020; ]
Nairne Community Carols
The people of Nairne have been determined to keep their traditional Community Carols going in 2020 and have worked tirelessly to ensure they can put on a COVID safe event.
The Nairne & Districts Residents’ Association is delighted to announce that the Nairne Community Carols for 2020 will proceed at the Nairne School Oval from […]
[ December 7, 2020 to December 13, 2020. ]
Victor Harbor’s Festival of Christmas 2020
Victor Harbor is presenting a week long Festival of Christmas from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 December 2020. It will be launched at the Giant Christmas Tree on Warland Reserve, followed by the Harcourts Home Christmas Lights trail, coordinated by The Victor Harbor Times newspaper with prizes for the best display.
[ November 13, 2020 to December 25, 2020. ]
The Giant Christmas Tree in Adelaide’s Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga
Christmas celebrations are a little different this year but you can still visit the Giant Christmas Tree in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga in 2020 and there is plenty of room for social distancing.
The beautiful Christmas Tree towers over Victoria Square and lights up nightly from 8pm until 2.30am. The tree […]
Reverse Advent Calendar
Christmas is about joy and hope, so why not bring a little joy and hope to people in need every day until Christmas with our Reverse Advent Calendar.
COVID-19 has created great need across our society, so if you can contribute, only even in a small way, your assistance will help support worthwhile charities […]
[ December 11, 2020 to December 13, 2020. ]
Gathered Christmas Design Market
This December, Gathered Design Market heads up the Hill once again to the German Village of Hahndorf for a special Christmas Edition, as they gather together to shop and support local SA designers, artisans and small businesses.
Celebrate the excitement and spirit of Christmas and shop up a storm for yourself and your […]
Weekend Family Staycation in the City of Adelaide, South Australia
Choose your own adventure in the heart of Adelaide, encompassing everything from fun shops to trendy laneways and historic hotels.
by Carla Caruso
The idea of staying the night in our very own city – and exploring it from ‘the inside’ – has always appealed.
So, when the State […]
Treasure of Pageants Past Exhibition
Hunt for the hidden treasures and relive the magic of pageants past at the Adelaide Town Hall and Adelaide’s City Library this festive season.
This dual-site exhibition features Adelaide Christmas Pageant floats, float designs and small-scale models, artworks, photography, costumes, props and archives from its 88-year history as a South Australian icon.
Giant Christmas Tree at the Mortlock
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, to fascinating and fun displays of all things Christmas from the collections of […]
[ November 29, 2020 to December 24, 2020. ]
See Santa’s LEGO® Sleigh in the Adelaide Central Market Arcade
See Santa’sLEGO® sleigh up close at the Central Market Arcade this Christmas.
While Santa is busy preparing for Christmas Eve, he’s welcoming you to take a photo of Rudolph and his sleigh at the Adelaide Central Market. The coolest part is, everything is made of LEGO® bricks […]
Adelaide Carols by Candlelight
Thanks to SeaLink Travel Group, Adelaide’s Carols by Candlelight will still go ahead in 2020 – they will just be a little different this year.
We know Christmas won’t be the same this year with so many events not going ahead due to the pandemic, but Santa couldn’t let the people of South […]
[ November 28, 2020 to December 20, 2020. ]
Christmas Elves are hiding along Melbourne Street!
Take a walk along Melbourne Street in North Adelaide, starting at the Elf secret garden on the corner of Melbourne and Jerningham Street, to see how many you can find.
Melbourne Street has a great selection of cafes, restaurants and retail shops, and is only a short drive to the […]
[ December 2, 2020; ]
Glandore Carols Go Virtual in 2020
Embrace the Christmas spirit and join in as the Glandore Christmas Carols Go Virtual in 2020.
Join ‘South Aussie with Cosi’, Andrew Costello as he hosts the first ever Virtual Glandore Carols event. Supported by some amazing live acts including Rachael Leahcar, Michael Griffiths and Jas French alongside the City of […]
[ November 27, 2020 to December 24, 2020. ]
Father Christmas will be visiting Burnside Village in 2020
Father Christmas will be at Burnside Village once again for photos. He will arrive on 27 November 2020 and be there until Christmas Eve. The Santa area is located in the middle of the mall, right in front of ZARA. As with all visits to see the […]
[ December 12, 2020 to December 13, 2020. ]
Christmas Gift Market at Plant 4 Bowden
Plant 4 Bowden are excited to announce their Christmas Gift Market will be held over 2 days this year.
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 ages. The Christmas Gift Market will […]