december 2015 Articles

25 Things to do in Summer | Nature Play SA | 2015/16

Looking for some inspiration for Summer fun?
The wonderful team at Nature Play SA have put together their creative list of outdoor activities for you to complete.
Download the list, place it on the fridge and see how many you and your friends can tick off this Summer.
25 Things To Do In Summer:
1. Explore a reef or rockpool […]

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Rare Corpse Flower to bloom for first time in SA | Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens

[ December 29, 2015; 10:00 am; December 30, 2015; 2:00 am; ]
Rare Corpse Flower to bloom for first time in SA?
In a South Australian first, one of the world’s largest flowers – known for a stench likened to rotting flesh – looks likely to bloom at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the next fortnight.

The Titan Arum (Amorphophallus titanum) – found in the rainforests of Sumatra – […]

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Hotel Transylvania 2 | In Cinemas Dec 2015

The only thing scarier than being a monster is babysitting one.
The animated monster mash family comedy from Adam Sandler and Samurai Jack creator Genndy Tartakovsky returns, with Selena Gomez, Andy Samberg, Fran Drescher and Mel Brooks all providing their voices for the sequel.
Dracula is now the proud grandfather of daughter Mavis and Jonathan’s son Dennis, but while […]

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Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip | In Cinemas from 26 Dec 2015

[ December 26, 2015; ]
Hang on!! Alvin and the Chipmunks are back!
The director of Old Dogs and Wild Hogs helms this fourth Alvin and the Chipmunks film that sees Alvin, Simon and Theodore hitting the road to prevent Dave (Jason Lee) from proposing to his girlfriend. There will also be more Chipmunk-ed covers of popular songs and many delightful […]

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Keeping it real: what you don’t see in the Facebook newsfeed. The case of two non-matching shoes, lost car keys, extra Mars Bar and Ants.

You know how it seems that everyone is having a wonderful life on Facebook; your newsfeed is full of friends enjoying exquisite restaurant meals; they’re all perfectly dressed; their houses look amazing; they’re at the latest theatre shows and concerts; the kids are all so talented, winning awards and just being gorgeous, in beautiful clean […]

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Two Jetties Fun Run | Glenelg to Brighton | 26 Dec 2015

[ December 26, 2015; ]

What better way to shake out the excesses of Christmas Day – fresh sea air – exercise and a great chance to win random draw prizes.
This race from Glenelg Jetty to Brighton Jetty and back is organised by the Doug Smart for the South Australian Masters Athletics in conjunction with the Bay Sports Festival at […]

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Tea Tree Plaza Christmas Outdoor Cinema | 21 – 23 Dec 2015

[ December 22, 2015; 8:40 pm; December 23, 2015; 8:40 pm; ]

Join Tea Tree Plaza for a Christmas movie under the stars! From Monday 21st – Wednesday 23rd, take a break shopping and enjoy an evening in the free outdoor cinema, located outside of Myer.

Monday 21 December | ‘Miracle on 34th Street’

Tuesday 22 December | ‘A Muppet’s Christmas Carol’

Wednesday 23 December | ‘Elf’ and ‘Snow Buddies”

Sessions will commence at […]

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Review

Nature’s Playground at the Adelaide Zoo – Review
Adelaide Zoo is one of our favourite Play and Go places to visit, and for kids there’s also the fabulous Nature’s Playground to enjoy too.
As you enter the Zoo, the Nature’s Playground is only a short walk from the entrance – just head to the left towards the Reptile […]

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Mount Pleasant Christmas Twilight Farmers Market | 22 Dec 2015

[ December 22, 2015; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ]
Mount Pleasant Twilight Market night set to shine again!
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market is set to shine again at the annual Christmas Twilight which will be held at the Mount Pleasant Showgrounds on Tuesday 22 December.

The market will have its usual offerings with local and fresh produce ready for your Christmas table including fish, wine, […]

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Carols at the Spectacular Christmas Light Show | 18 – 24 Dec 2015

[ December 18, 2015 8:30 pm to December 20, 2015 8:30 pm. December 24, 2015; 8:30 pm; ]

The organisers of the Spectacular Christmas Light Show are holding a carols event for 4 nights on Chellaston Rd.

The Spectacular Christmas Light Show features over 45,000 lights and synchronized lights to music!

The carols nights are free all ages events being held on 18, 19, 20 and 24 December 2015. 8:30pm start for all nights.

To learn more about the Spectacular […]

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Adelaide Central Market | Reindeer Trail | 17 to 24 Dec 2015

[ December 17, 2015 to December 24, 2015. ]
Adelaide Central Market | Reindeer Trail
Find Santa’s nine reindeer hidden around the Market from Thursday 17 December to Thursday 24 December 2015 (until 12pm) and you could win $500 in Market vouchers (terms and conditions apply).

This year the Market is working with TeamKids, raising money to support the Women’s & Children’s Hospital Foundation. Your donation will help the […]

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Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo | Now Open!

Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo is now open (December 2015)
Begin your own outside adventure as a family this summer!
Take a walk on the wild side these school holidays and experience the new Nature’s Playground at Adelaide Zoo. Have fun with nature inspired play equipment suitable for all abilities.
The new play space is a wonderful environment where visitors […]

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Christmas Markets and Fig Picking | Glen Ewin Estate | 20 Dec 2015

[ December 20, 2015; ]
What better way to enjoy a Sunday morning than at the beautiful Gatehouse lawns of Glen Ewin Estate, filled with local pop-up market stalls?
The first fig harvest of the season will also begin, with the opportunity to ‘pick your own’ available in the fig orchard. The Bistro & Cellar Door will be open from 7.30am, […]

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New Year’s Eve for Families in Adelaide | 31 Dec 2015

[ December 31, 2015; ]

For New Year’s Eve events suitable for families check out what’s in our calendar for 31 December 2015 here.
Get Your Glo on at the Bay!
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 […]

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Kids Summer Bible Adventure | 16 – 18 Dec 2015

[ December 16, 2015; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. December 17, 2015; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. December 18, 2015; 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. ]

This Kids Summer Bible Adventure is a free school holiday activity!

The Bible Adventure is best suited to children ages 4-10 years. From 16 – 18 December sessions will run from 9.30am to 12noon each day.

To register call 0403 244 809 or email

For more information and all enquiries please call 0403 244 809 or email

What:     Kids Summer […]

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Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park | Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Immerse Yourself in a Marine Park this summer!
The Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources has put together over 40 family-friendly water-based activities along the coast this summer. The program is to encourage more South Australians having fun and learning about our marine parks.
There is a series of ‘come and try snorkelling’ tours being run […]

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Adelaide Street Food Festival | 19 & 20 Dec 2015

[ December 19, 2015; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. December 20, 2015; 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. ]
It is summer and it is Christmas time folks, that means it is time to gather and celebrate together for the wonderful Christmas Street Food Festival at Flinders Street Market.
Street food lovers UNITE for this exciting weekend devoted to tasty cuisine of the world! ‘Street food’ is ready-to-eat food, drinks and desserts sold by colourful hawkers […]

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Active Kids Holiday Care | SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre | Dec 2015 – Jan 2016

Active Kids Holiday Care
Active Kids Holiday Care is a program aimed at 5-12 year olds which encourages children to be active and social during the school break.
The program gives children the opportunity to make new friends whilst participating in a number of activities including cooking classes, use of the giant aquatic inflatables, arts, crafts and […]

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Semaphore New Year’s Eve Fireworks | 31 Dec 2015

[ December 31, 2015; 11:00 am; ]

New Year’s Eve Fireworks!

Every year the Semaphore Summer Carnival presents its very popular New Year’s Eve fireworks display which has been enjoyed by locals and visitors for many years.

There will be free children’s entertainment, with roaming performers, magicians, entertainers, themed shows and more.

Come and enjoy the carnival atmosphere and then sit on the beach and […]

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New Years Eve at the Bay | 31 Dec 2015

[ December 31, 2015; 5:30 pm; ]

This New Year’s Eve the foreshore will come alive with free live entertainment, free children’s activities and fireworks. Bring your best Glo Gear and soak up the atmosphere. Entertainment starts at 5:30pm with early fireworks at 9:30pm. See in 2016 with this  great family-friendly NYE celebration.

Entertainment | Commences at 5.30pm

Joe Moore (The Voice finalist)
The Germein Sisters
The […]

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Carols at The Bay | 13 Dec 2015

[ December 13, 2015; 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

Come and enjoy a fun-filed evening for all the family, singing your favourite carols, in an indoor venue with room for all.

Carols will be followed by outdoor festivities including FREE BBQ, free face-painting and jumping castle for the kids, and local Christmas markets with all your last minute gift needs.

Carols start at 5pm in Marymount […]

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Lightsview Summer Activities | Dec 2015 & Jan 2016

[ December 15, 2015; 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. December 18, 2015; December 23, 2015; January 9, 2016; 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ]

Lightsview hosts numerous community events across the year that current, future and local residents are welcome to attend. Be they fun or informative, the events help foster interaction within the community and have been enjoyed by thousands over recent years.

The calendar currently includes events such as outdoor cinemas and festivals in the warmer months, organic produce […]

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Lightsview Outdoor Cinemas | Dec 2015 & Jan 2016

[ December 18, 2015; 7:00 pm; January 3, 2016; 7:00 pm; January 15, 2016; 7:00 pm; January 22, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]

Lightsview hosts numerous community events across the year that current, future and local residents are welcome to attend. Be they fun or informative, the events help foster interaction within the community and have been enjoyed by thousands over recent years.
Boxtrolls (PG) 18 Dec 2015 | 7 – 11 pm

A young orphaned boy raised by underground cave-dwelling trash […]

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Centennial Park Cemetery Christmas Tribute for S.A. families | 16 Dec 2015

[ December 16, 2015; 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ]
South Australian families, friends and children can come together and commemorate the lives of loved ones lost at Centennial Park’s Christmas Tribute in December.
The free Tribute event – Carols in the Park – will be held at the State’s largest cemetery in Pasadena on Wednesday 16 December from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

Members of the public will […]

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Carols Alive! | CityReach Baptist Church | 13 Dec 2015

[ December 13, 2015; 5:00 pm; ]
Carols Alive is a great free community event featuring live music, children’s entertainment, live nativity, community carol singing, and the spectacular Protector Alsafe Fireworks!
Take the whole family for dinner with international food, drinks, and ice creams on sale. Enjoy the festive atmosphere from 5pm with face painting, mini-golf, kids rides, bouncing castle, interactive stalls and […]

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Southern Community Day | 12 Dec 2015

[ December 12, 2015; 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. ]
Come and join the fun, raising funds for the local Noarlunga Hospital!
There will be live music, children’s activities including Jumping Castle, Face painting, Balloon creations, activity tables. Stalls include Bric-a-brac and books, Sausage sizzle, coffee truck, as well as community info tables. It’s going to be a great day!

Special guest performer Jess Berney from ‘The […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Orchards South Australia | Dec 2015 to Jan 2016

There’s nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, juicy, red, sweet, local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is near. If you love eating lots of cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking strawberries at Beerenberg or picking appples […]

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Todd Perry Holiday Tennis Clinic | Rostrevor Tennis Club | 14 – 17 Dec 2015

[ December 14, 2015 to December 17, 2015. ]
Improve your tennis game while having fun and making new friends at the same time.
Holiday clinics are suitable for all ages and skill levels, as kids are divided into groups according to age and ability level. Tennis drills are designed to create an enjoyable environment, however the key focus is for students to improve their […]

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La Navidad West End Christmas Fiesta | 11 Dec 2015

[ December 11, 2015; 4:00 pm; ]
The Adelaide West End Association in partnership with Lady Burra Brewhouse bring you La Navidad in the west end.
A Spanish Fiesta – Live music, dancing, Food, Wine and Craft Beer from the Lady Burra Brewhouse – La Navidad in the West End.

Live Music from The Latin Connection , (6pm and 8pm) Roving Christmas characters and Floor show […]

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Christmas Proms 2015 | 18 & 19 Dec 2015

[ December 18, 2015; December 19, 2015; ]
Soak up the festive spirit with a concert for the whole family, The Christmas Proms presented by Adelaide Festival Centre.
Enjoy the time-honoured tradition of singing along to wondrous Christmas carols in a truly enchanting performance. Bring your best singing voice along and celebrate the magic of Christmas.

Two of Australia’s most talented musical theatre stars will […]

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Questacon Virtual Excursions | Adelaide City Libraries | 21 Dec 2015

[ December 21, 2015; 10:30 am to 11:30 am. 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. ]
Join in at the City Library for free fun school holiday virtual excursions to the ever popular Questacon – the National Science & Technology Centre in Canberra.
Using the magic of video conferencing, children are able to connect & interact with Questacon presenters on two exciting excursions. These virtual excursions are the first activities in the […]

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iRobots Science Club | Adelaide City Libraries | Dec 2015

[ December 15, 2015; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. December 22, 2015; 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. ]
Come and explore the exciting new world of robotics.
Play with Sphero, the roly poly robot! Control Sphero’s movement by using the latest apps to create your own code. Make it spin, flip and roll its way through a maze, or even put on a light show!

There are two upcoming sessions, December 15 and 22. Suitable […]

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New Year’s Eve in Elder Park | 31 Dec 2015

[ December 1, 2015 6:00 pm to December 31, 2015 6:00 pm. ]
Adelaide City Council’s free New Year’s Eve event will be a great night of live music, food and spectacular 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 up […]

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Pinery Bushfire Relief Concert | Postponed due to extreme weather forecast

[ December 19, 2015; 4:00 pm; ]
Editor’s Note: Postponed due to extreme weather forecast
Most in the Pinery area would have been affected by the tragic fires recently which affected homes, properties, livelyhoods and claimed the lives of 2 local identies.

Some have lost everything, some have lost a little but everyone needs a helping hand to get over the hurdle to continue […]

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The Woodville Christmas Concert | 19 & 20 Dec 2015

[ December 19, 2015; 2:00 pm; December 20, 2015; 2:00 pm; ]
The Woodville Christmas Concert
A fun, uplifting variety show for the whole family featuring the ‘Fame Train Kids’.

Fancy dress competition, come dressed in your favourite Christmas outfit. There are prizes to be won!

Cost: All tickets $12 | Children 3 years and under are free, but must sit on a parents lap.

To purchase tickets email or […]

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Interactive Tour of Central Market + Guide Dogs Discovery Centre | 17 Dec 2015 & 14 Jan 2016

[ January 14, 2015; 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm. December 17, 2015; 10:30 am to 2:00 pm. ]
This school holidays Guide Dogs SA are running a combined Discovery Centre Tour with an interactive tour of the Central Markets themed “Summer Fruits and Fun”.
Double the fun at two venues!

Central Market Summer Fruits and Fun:

Try lots of new and interesting foods.
Play fun guessing games.
Learn the history and stories of the Central Market.

Discovery Centre:

Play basketball with glasses […]

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OTR Thanks SA’s Emergency Services Heroes | 9 Dec 2015

[ December 9, 2015; 10:00 am to 11:30 am. ]
OTR Thanks SA’s Emergency Service Heroes #OTRlocalheroes
On Wednesday 9 December the new OTR Port Wakefield will host a special store preview for all Emergency Service workers in South Australia.

From 10am – 11.30am all CFS, SES MFS, SAPOL and Ambulances SA Services along with their families are invited for FREE food and refreshments from Oporto, Wok in a Box, […]

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Christmas in the City | December 2015

Each year the City offers up a hive of activity during the Christmas season.
The days get longer and the weather gets warmer, and there is a sense of fun, magic and excitement hanging in the air. It’s a great time to live, work, visit and play in the City!
Adelaide City Council have put together a […]

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Christmas Twilight Delight at The Cottage Bakery | 10 Dec 2015

[ December 10, 2015; 4:00 pm; ]
Twilight Delight at The Cottage Bakery returns for 2015!
Santa is arriving at 5.15pm so be there in good time! With meal deals, kids food options, wine from Lazy Ballerina, beer from Goodieson Brewery there is something for everyone.

Stalls, face-painting and live music will all be happening throughout the evening.

For more information and all enquiries please […]

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Road to Bethlehem | 8 – 10 Dec 2015

[ December 8, 2015; 7:00 pm; December 9, 2015; 7:00 pm; December 10, 2015; 7:00 pm; ]
Take your family, friends and colleagues to experience an outdoor theatrical presentation that brings to life the Biblical story and original meaning of Christmas.
Step back in time and be immersed in the excitement and drama of the first Christmas. As your walking tour proceeds, you will encounter shepherds, wise men and Roman soldiers. However, your […]

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