december 2016 Articles

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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Swan Lake | St Petersburg Ballet Theatre | 7 – 11 Dec 2016

[ December 7, 2016; 7:30 pm; December 8, 2016; 7:30 pm; December 9, 2016; 7:30 pm; December 10, 2016; 2:00 pm; 7:30 pm; December 11, 2016; 1:00 pm; 5:00 pm; ]
For the first time in 15 years, the critically acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre returns to Adelaide with the world’s most loved ballet Swan Lake.
Swan Lake is the classic love story between Prince Siegfried and the Swan Princess Odette. The tale of lovers divided by the villainous sorcerer Rothbart, this is classical ballet at its best, wrapped in Tchaikovsky’s glorious […]

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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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Pavlova School Concert | Adelaide | 10 Dec 2016

[ December 10, 2016; 7:00 pm; ]
This show highlights diverse styles of ballet from classical to modern interpretations.
Talented and outstanding students will perform dances, fragments and variations from Giselle, Don Quixote, Paquita, La Bayadere, The Sleeping Beauty, The Nutcracker and La Fille Mal Gardee. Students will also perform contemporary and hip hop routines.

The program is directed and choreographed by Valentina Pavlova, […]

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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.

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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Magic Cave David Jones Adelaide 2016

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

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

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

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

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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Free Child Car Restraint Fitting and Checking | 10 Dec 2016

Free Child Car Restraint Fitting and Checking
Have your child car restraint checked and fitting at no cost!
Is your child in the right restraint for their size? Are the harnesses at the right height? Are the harness straps twisted? Does your child sit at the correct angle? Are you using the right seatbelt path? Is your […]

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

[ December 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016. December 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016. December 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016. December 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016. December 15, 2016 to December 17, 2016. ]
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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The Big Day Art | 10 Dec 2016

[ December 10, 2016; ]
The Big Day Art
Commemorating 40 years of library, art & culture in Campbelltown
Join local artists and art groups as Campbelltown’s art culture is celebrated. Over the Saturday morning there will be a series of different workshops for people of all ages. Visual artist Audrey Emery will be speaking about the power of art and nature […]

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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

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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Boxing Day Family Races

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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Cleland Wildlife Park Night Walks | Nov 2016 – April 2017

[ November 25, 2016; December 2, 2016; December 9, 2016; January 13, 2017; January 27, 2017; February 10, 2017; February 24, 2017; March 10, 2017; March 24, 2017; April 7, 2017; April 28, 2017; ]
Cleland Night Walks
Night Walks are back at Cleland Wildlife Park this summer!  
See what wakes up when the sun goes down, and explore the world of Australia’s nocturnal animals. Join their experienced guides for a night time tour of Cleland. You’ll get up close to potoroos, bettongs and bandicoots as they forage for food. Hear the […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Orchards South Australia | Dec 2016 to Jan 2017

[ December 5, 2016 to January 8, 2017. ]
Pick your own cherries
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, this […]

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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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Gifted Christmas Market

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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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.
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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Loxton Lights Festival

Loxton Lights Festival | 26 Nov-31 Dec 2016

[ November 26, 2016 to December 31, 2016. ]
Loxton Lights Festival
Loxton shines during this joyous festival with thousands of twinkling fairy lights, bright colourful banners, sparkling garlands and tinsel to create a magic spectacle. An enormous Christmas tree dazzles in the heart of town and from there, large clusters of residential streets feature homes adorned with over 350 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and […]

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Family Christmas Show | Woodville Town Hall | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Woodville Family Christmas Show
The Woodville Business Association presents the Family Christmas Show on 3 December 2016.
It’s going to be a wonderful FREE event for families with live music, food stalls and kids activities.
Inside the Woodville Town Hall there will be performances by Cirkidz, Fame Train Kids, Choo La La Ladies, Di’s Dapper Tappers.

Outside on Kemp […]

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Lighting of the Christmas Tree & Outdoor Cinema | Victoria Square | 2 Dec 2016

[ December 2, 2016; 6:00 pm; ]
Watch the Giant Christmas Tree light up in Victoria Square
Enjoy a free outdoor cinema and watch the giant Christmas Tree light up in Victoria Square this Christmas! All the fun is kicking off on Friday 2 December 2016, with live music, face painting, kids activities and food vendors on-hand from 6pm. The lighting of the […]

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Playford Community Carols

Playford Community Carols with Fireworks | Fremont Park | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; 3:30 pm; ]
Playford Community Carols
The Playford Community Carols are coming to town on Saturday 3 December 2016!

Get in the Christmas spirit with musical entertainment, rides and a special visit from the big man in red, Santa!

Your night will be MC’d by Channel Seven’s Elspeth Hussey & Mark Mooney with entertainment by the Borderers, Boomstars, Ticklish Allsorts & […]

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Carols By Candlelight | Elder Park | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
Woolworths Carols by Candlelight in Elder Park
The spectacular Woolworths Carols by Candlelight, proudly presented by QBE and the Government of South Australia has been a wonderful Christmas tradition in South Australia for over 70 years, attracting generations of families to enjoy classic Christmas carols in beautiful Elder Park. The 2016 Woolworths Carols by Candlelight will feature outstanding […]

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Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt

Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt | 16-18 Dec 2016

[ December 16, 2016 5:00 pm to December 18, 2016 5:00 pm. ]
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt is a European-style Christmas market based in the German town of Hahndorf, organised and run by C3 Church Adelaide Hills.
Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt captures the essence of community, celebration, fun, laughter & family enjoying time together, such as is found in many cities in Europe over the Christmas period, but in a warm Aussie setting.
With […]

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The Magic of Christmas | The Kensington & Norwood City Band | 11 Dec 2016

[ December 11, 2016; 2:00 pm; ]
The Magic of Christmas – The Kensington & Norwood City Band
Join Kensington & Norwood Brass for a wonderful afternoon of music to celebrate the season.
This concert will feature a program of well-known and traditional Christmas music featuring soloists from within the band, sing-a-long plus a special performance by a guitar ensemble made up of performers aged […]

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Square Fire | Fire Festival | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; 3:00 pm; ]
Square Fire – Fire Festival
Square Fire is a FREE fire show, day workshops and activities, food vans, vendors of spinning equipment [fire and non-fire], for all ages.
[supported by Splash Adelaide]
There will be a First Fires area for people that want to try fire spinning for the first time, with an instructor and safety team to […]

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Neo – Art from Everything | 3 Dec 2016

[ December 3, 2016; 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ]
Neo – Art From Everything!
Join in this December at the final Neo for 2016 as the Art Gallery of South Australia creates art from everything!
Take a tour of the Gallery’s latest exhibition, Sappers & Shrapnel, which features works of art made from the detritus of war and contemporary art that revels in materiality and ingenuity.

Be inspired by […]

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Why we love living in South Australia

Top 5 Reasons Why South Australia is Great for Families | Why we love living in Adelaide

Top five reasons why South Australia is great for families and why we love living in Adelaide
The Lonely Planet has just named South Australia the 5th best region in the world to visit in their 2017 Best in Travel top 10 list.
Here at Play & Go we’re not surprised – we may be biased but we think Adelaide […]

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Christmas Proms | 15 – 17 Dec 2016

[ December 2, 2016; 4:00 pm to 4:11 pm. December 14, 2016; 12:00 am; December 15, 2016; 11:00 am; ]
Christmas Proms 2016
The spirit of Christmas comes alive with Adelaide’s all-time favourite, Christmas Proms.
Bring all the family together and enjoy a heart-warming concert series featuring popular Christmas songs mixed with traditional carols. Grandparents, mums and dads and the kids will love this fun-filled event that will have you singing carols all the way to Christmas. […]

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Makers and Shakers Market

The Makers and Shakers Market | 10 Dec 2016

[ December 10, 2016; 10:00 am; 10:00 am; ]
The Makers and Shakers Market
The Makers and Shakers Market is an indoor, curated, retail event that brings together people who care about where things come from, how things are made and what they are made of.
Whether it’s homewares, furniture, food, flowers, stationery or photography,  the aim of the Makers and Shakers Market is to give South […]

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Santa's Wonderland Adelaide Showground

Ended: Win Tickets to Santa’s Wonderland

Win tickets to Santa’s Wonderland at the Adelaide Showground!
Santa’s Wonderland comes alive at Adelaide Showground with an extravagant Christmas event including an ice skating rink, tobogganing, amusement rides, stalls and plenty of family fun. Christmas in Adelaide just became even more memorable with a new event making its debut this year – one that will surely […]

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