december 2013 Articles

Carols in the Ampitheatre | Stepney | 22 December 2013

[ December 22, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
Bring the family along to enjoy Carols in the Ampitheatre.  The Spicer Uniting Church invite you to join them at Dunstan Grove for an evening of Carols and Nativity shows on Sunday December 22nd.  There will be free sausage sizzle at 6.30pm and carols and a nativity story from 7.30pm with music by the Salvation Army Band.
A […]

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Lil’ Piggy Went to Market | For Lovers of Market Shopping

Lil’ Piggy is created for lovers of market shopping!
This Lil’ Piggy visits all the markets around town and knows where all the gems are; when they’re on, and is more than happy to share with you.
Lil’ Piggy will also let you know where to buy great products when you can’t make it to the markets!
There […]

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Summer Festival | City of West Torrens | Dec 2013 – Feb 2014

[ December 21, 2013; 7:00 pm; January 11, 2014; 7:00 pm; February 8, 2014; 8:30 pm; ]
The City of West Torrens Council will stage the ever-popular Summer Festival again this year and there are a host of movies and music on offer.  The annual event is free for everyone and people are invited to pack a picnic, bring their rugs and relax in the West Torrens Memorial Gardens.

There will be plenty […]

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Forkmas | Light Square | 20 December 2013

It’s Forkmas!  Fork on the Road is back! Over 30 mobile food vendors will grace Light Square for a special Christmas feast on Friday, December 20th.
This is a family friendly event with live music, kids activities, PLAY board games, a photo booth and maybe even a visit from that special Christmas person!
Drinks from Oliver’s Taranga, Three Dark […]

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Christmas in the Square | Henley Beach | 22 December 2013

[ December 22, 2013; 7:30 pm; ]
Christmas in the Square is an annual concert held at Henley Square.  Enjoy a carols extravaganza with some of Adelaide’s best local talent and a free gift for the kids.  This year, 2013, we welcome Cat Vas, who competed on Channel 7’s ‘The X Factor’.

The night will end with a spectacular fireworks display from Henley Jetty.

Christmas in the Square is […]

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The Night Before Christmas | Santa’s Christmas Dream | 15 December 2013

[ December 15, 2013; 2:00 pm; ]
The Australian Classical Youth Ballet together with Heapsgood Productions present “The Night Before Christmas” triple-bill.  Featuring live narration by TV’s Brenton Whittle and Book Worm this is the perfect Christmas treat for the whole family to get you into the festive spirit.
The triple-bill features the world premiere of ‘Santa’s Christmas Dream’ by popular children’s entertainer and […]

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Christmas Activities at Harbour Town | December 2013

Reeindeer Craft Workshops*
Dates: Monday 16th – Tuesday 24th December 2013 inclusive
Times: 11.00am, 12.00pm & 1.00pm (3 classes per day)
Location: Outside Fila
Christmas Ornament Making*
Dates: Monday 16th – Tuesday 24th December 2013 inclusive
Times: 11.00am, 12.00pm & 1.00pm (3 classes per day)
Location: Outside Equip
Caricature Drawings
Dates: Monday 16th – Tuesday 24th December 2013 inclusive
Times: 11.00am – 2.00pm
Location: Outside Adairs
Follow […]

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Archers Arcadia Exhibition | State Library | 12 Dec 2013 – 13 Feb 2014

Roll up, roll up!
Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, it’s show time as David Archer presents his intriguing artworks, sensational sideshows and amazing interactive spectacles in the Archers Arcadia Exhibition.
Inspired in the tradition of Victorian and Edwardian amusements from seaside piers, circuses and travelling fairs, Archers’ artworks provide an escape into fantasy and gives humorous […]

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Adelaide United Players | Woody & Jessie at Stratco Stores | 15 Dec 2013

[ December 15, 2013; 11:30 am; ]

Sunday December 15th 2013 | Stratco Free Family Fun

2-3pm | Stratco St Marys | Adelaide United players will be in store for photos and to sign autographs.

11.30am to 12.30pm  | Stratco Gepps Cross Big Shed See Woody and Jessie (by a-DORA-ble Dora & Friends) with FREE Balloon Animals & FREE Face Painting and Balloon Twisting


What:  […]

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Wacky Wire Critterbugs Workshop | December 2013 & January 2014

The State Library of South Australia will be holding Wacky Wire Critterbugs Workshops during the summer school holidays.  A fun day where participant’s design and make their own “Critterbug” using colourful wire, beads, aluminium shim, jewels, and small found objects to enhance their creation; the wackier the better! The Critterbug will have flapping wings that […]

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New Year’s Eve at the Bay | Glo Glenelg | 31 December 2013

[ December 31, 2013; 6:30 pm; ]
What better way to celebrate New Year’s Eve than with family and friends on the foreshore at Glenelg. This annual festivity has become one of the most popular family friendly outdoor events on the State’s calendar. There is nothing better than watching the sun going down over the ocean as you say goodbye to the […]

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Jacob’s Creek Outdoor Cinema | The Polar Express | 20 Dec 2013

[ December 20, 2013; 7:00 pm; ]
Spend your summer nights in style amongst the vines and stars at the Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre outdoor cinema. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to the beautiful Barossa Valley to indulge in a selection of all time favourite flicks, as well as sumptuous food and wine.
On Friday, December 20th a […]

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Family Fun Day | Eureka Tavern | 15 December 2013

[ December 15, 2013; 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
The Eureka Tavern will be holding a Family Fun Day on Sunday, 15th December with lots of fun activities.  There will be kids’ entertainer Johnny Star, an animal farm, bouncy castle, roving entertainer, face painter, balloon artist and a visit from Santa.  There will also be a sausage sizzle, raffle and lucky dips.  All proceeds on the day […]

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New Year’s Eve | Free Event – Elder Park | 31 December 2013

[ December 31, 2013; 6:00 pm; ]
Adelaide City Council’s Free New Year’s Eve event will be a great night of live music, food stalls and fireworks. The atmosphere at Elder Park will be electric, with entertainment great for all ages.  The historic Rotunda will be bathed in light and provide the focal point for live entertainment. The night sky will light […]

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Pipsqueaks Market | A Jazzy Little Christmas Market | 17 December 2013

[ December 17, 2013; 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Pipsqueaks Market is an enchanting boutique children’s market, abundant in gorgeous gifts and family fun!  Their creative stalls sell high quality, colourful, handmade and contemporary products for babies, children and grown-ups, in a cozy and shopper friendly environment.
A Jazzy Little Christmas Market will include a Christmas Craft Village for the kids, magical eggnog and fairydust […]

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Free Festive Fun at North Adelaide Village | 7, 14 & 21 Dec 2013

Enjoy some free festive fun at North Adelaide Village on Saturdays in December.  There will be free face painting, twisted balloons and an energetic performance by hip hop dancers wearing inflatable Santa suits.  The North Adelaide Precinct Association will be giving away 800 native Christmas Tree seedlings to North Adelaide Village visitors to take home and plant.  […]

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Santa Comes to Gouger Street | 13 December 2013

[ December 13, 2013; 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ]
Santa comes to Gouger Street on Friday December 13th right outside Chinatown on the corner of Gouger and Moonta Streets.  There will be balloons and treats for the kids, plus Santa will be there too.  Entertainment for the family includes carol singers, Brazilian carnival dancers and street performers.  It’s all happening from 6.30 until 8.30pm.
Adelaide Central Market is […]

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Adelaide Strikers | New Year’s Eve Home Game | Dec 2013 & Jan 2014

[ December 31, 2013; 7:10 pm; 7:10 pm; January 5, 2014; 6:40 pm; 6:40 pm; January 18, 2014; 1:20 pm; 1:20 pm; January 22, 2014; 7:10 pm; 7:10 pm; ]
The Adelaide Strikers, Adelaide’s very own KFC T20 Big Bash League Team, open their season at home on New Year’s Eve at the newly developed Adelaide Oval.  The bails will light up as the Strikers clash with the Perth Scorchers and it won’t be the only entertainment lighting up the night.
There will be pre-game entertainment, music, fireworks […]

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Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr | Swell Productions | 21-22 December 2013

[ December 21, 2013; 2:00 pm; December 22, 2013; 2:00 pm; 5:30 pm; ]
The Little Mermaid, one of Disney’s best loved stories, will be presented by Swell Productions as a stage musical and their 7th show in their acclaimed Broadway Junior Series.  Based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy-tale about the little mermaid who longs to be human the musical will feature popular songs ‘Part of Your World’ and ‘Under the Sea’.
Audiences may recall […]

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Music From Around the World | Ice Show | 14 & 15 Dec 2013

[ December 14, 2013; 5:00 pm; December 15, 2013; 5:00 pm; ]
Silver Blades figure Skating Club in conjunction with the Ice Arena Skate School are proud to host an end of year Ice Show for all SA skaters.  A Christmas story on ice, this year’s theme is Music From Around the World.  Local skaters will take you on a magical, musical journey around the world to find the perfect pair […]

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School Holidays Activity Guide | Summer 2013/14

[ December 23, 2013 to January 27, 2014. ]
To make it easier for you to get the low down on what to do with the kids during the school holidays, we have put together a summary guide to some of the most popular and some not-so-well-known activities on offer. There are venues all over Adelaide that offer vacation care programs, workshops, clinics, camps […]

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Jam Factory at Seppeltsfield Christmas Shopping Night | 11 Dec 2013

[ December 11, 2013; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

If you’re in the Barossa and in need of some special Christmas gifts, why not join Seppeltsfield Wines and the Jam Factory on Wednesday 11th December for a special extended hours shopping night. The perfect opportunity to visit the newly opened Jam Factory at Seppeltsfield art and design studios while enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Complimentary glass of wine […]

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Win a Family Pass to Adelaide Zoo & Dinosaurs Alive

L. Tana, K. Ninnes & S. Richardson
With thanks to the Adelaide Zoo, Play & Go Adelaide subscribers have the opportunity to win one of three […]

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SHIELS Christmas Watch Giveaway

H. Simes, H. Hamilton, R. Rowberry, I. Makukh
WIN 4 ECC Watches from SHIELS Jewellers. What cute Christmas presents!
There are 4 prizes on offer of 4 yellow watches per person. Valued at $39.80 per prize. They are ECC electronic LCD Chrono-Alarm, water resistant watches for kids (but can […]

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Free Creche in Rundle Mall’s Santa’s Playroom | Uniquely Christmas in Rundle Mall | Dec 2013

[ December 2, 2013 9:00 am to December 24, 2013 9:00 am. ]
Christmas shopping in Rundle Mall is easier and more exciting than ever this year with a free crèche, shuttle service, amusement rides, entertainment, events, competitions, extended opening hours + MORE!
Santa’s Playroom | Free Children’s Creche at Rundle Mall
This year, parents who are doing their Christmas shopping in Rundle Mall will be able to drop their […]

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WIN an In-season Family Pass to Disney’s FROZEN

P. Milosev, B. Williamson, B. Kapsley, L. Zeitz, T. Berrenson
Each pass admits 4 people. We have 5 passes to give away. Prize value approximately $80 each.

Walt Disney Animation Studios, the studio behind […]

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The Christmas Candle | Family Movie

From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes The Christmas Candle, a timeless holiday film for the entire family.
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on […]

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Santa’s Cave in Waikerie | December 2013

The community of Waikerie created Santa’s Cave in 1996 to celebrate the spirit of Christmas. The Waikerie Institute is transformed each year into a wonderland full of colourful displays, thousands of fairy lights, Christmas trees, the Nativity and lots of baubles that sparkle and shine.  Santa officially takes up residence after the Community Christmas Pageant […]

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Dora the Explorer saves the Crystal Kingdom | Hoyts Jnr

Nick Jr. presents Dora the Explorer saves the Crystal Kingdom. In this feature length adventure, Dora and Boots travel into a storybook to help their new friend Allie save the Crystal Kingdom. And they need your help! A Greedy King has taken all of the crystals that make the kingdom colourful.
After you have helped Dora […]

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Adelaide Galvanising Boxing Day Family Races | 26 December 2013

[ December 26, 2013; 11:00 am; ]
As the name suggests, Family Fun Day at Morphettville Racecourse is full of fun things for children – including free kids rides, face painters and entertainment.  It’s a blast for the kids, and a perfect opportunity to catch up with friends and family you couldn’t see on Christmas Day.  And, of course, there’s a full […]

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