december 2020 Articles

Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 | National Motor Museum | Until Dec 2021

Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 Exhibition
The History Trust of South Australia’s National Motor Museum is proud to present some of Holden’s finest and most important machines, never before seen under one roof. 
Holden Heroes: A Retrospective 1948 to 2017 is a showcase of 18 of the most special vehicles from Holden’s Heritage Collection on display at […]

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Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace | Brighton Oval | Opened Dec 2020

Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace
A great addition to the Brighton Oval precinct is a new playground, which opened to the public in December. 
The Gladys Mathwin Memorial Playspace is located in the centre of the precinct so it’s easily accessible from the three new community buildings. It includes colourful play equipment with landscaping and shade sails over […]

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SPLASH Family Festival | Murray Bridge | NYE 2020 & Jan 2021

[ December 31, 2020; January 1, 2021 to January 26, 2021. ]
SPLASH Family Festival at Murray Bridge 
The SPLASH Family Festival returns to Sturt Reserve for its third year with a jam-packed program of activities by day and by night in Murray Bridge.
A family friendly New Year’s Eve event will kick start the festivities on the Sturt Reserve foreshore on Thursday 31 December 2020.  Fun activities will […]

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New Year’s Eve in Adelaide | Family Friendly Guide

[ December 31, 2020; ]
New Year’s Eve in Adelaide – Your Guide to Family Friendly New Year Celebrations
New Year’s Eve – Thursday 31 December 2020
After a year like no other, we all deserve to celebrate the beginning of a brand new year with our friends and family, grateful for surviving the testing times we have all had to endure […]

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Stanley Bridge Tavern | Verdun | Review

Stanley Bridge Tavern Review
The Stanley Bridge Tavern in the Adelaide Hills has a fantastic outdoor dining space with plenty of space for the kids to roam, great food and a welcoming atmosphere.
The Stanely Bridge Tavern was established in 1853 and has been popular with the locals for many years. It is located in Verdun, 5 […]

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Barossa Valley Chocolate Company Christmas Opening Hours | Dec & Jan 2020

[ December 27, 2020 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2021 to January 3, 2021. ]
The Barossa Valley Chocolate Company are happy to announce that they will be open and ready to welcome guests every day between Christmas and New Year’s.
With lunch, desserts, coffee, wine and, of course, chocolate available, it makes for a great destination for the whole family to enjoy these holidays.
Returning just in time for the holiday […]

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Karoonda Playground | New Playground Opening 24 Dec 2020

[ December 24, 2020; ]
Karoonda Playground Opening 24 December 2020
A new playground at Karoonda in South Australia will be officially opened at 9.30am on Christmas Eve.
The community is invited to celebrate with some free popcorn and ice blocks and be the first to enjoy the new space-themed playground which features a 10 metre, three-level rocket-themed summit tower. The tower […]

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Annie on New Year’s Eve | Capri Theatre | 31 Dec 2020

[ December 31, 2020; ]
Annie on New Year’s Eve at the Capri
The sun WILL come out tomorrow, and that’s just the kind of optimism we need in our lives right now. Escape this NYE to a world of precocious orphans, drunken shen-Hannigans and rich daddies!
The evening will be hosted by Peter Goers and Anne Wills.
Enjoy a complimentary glass of […]

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Christmas Activities for Kids | Babysits

 
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 […]

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Play & Go Christmas Trail in the City of Adelaide

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 […]

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Room on the Broom | Dunstan Playhouse | Review

Room on the Broom at Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide city – Review
The bestselling picture book and TV short is now a magical theatre show, wowing Adelaide audiences.
by Carla Caruso
It’s great to see theatre venues opening up again after a difficult year. And kids’ show, Room on the Broom, is a fab way for theatre lovers to […]

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Blackeby’s Sweets – The Biggest and Best Lolly Shop in Adelaide | Review

Blackeby’s Sweet Shop – Rundle Mall, Adelaide
Blackeby’s Sweets was founded in 1906, and is Adelaide’s biggest confectionery retailer. They manufacture and sell the finest sweets from Australia and around the world with a charming old world lolly shop ambience. We love this about them. It brings back the nostalgia of buying a bag of mixed […]

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Santa’s Wonderland at Wayville until 28 Dec 2020 | Review

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 […]

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The Nutcracker Ballet Free Virtual Event | 25 Dec 2020

[ 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 […]

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Ended: Win a Family Pass to Santa’s Wonderland 2020

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 […]

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Christmas Augmented Reality Animations | The Parade Norwood | 14 – 23 Dec 2020

[ 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 […]

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Free Outdoor Movie Night – Elf | Glenunga Reserve | 22 Dec 2020

[ 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 […]

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Christmas Carols & Family Fair | Glen Osmond | 24 Dec 2020

[ 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 […]

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Ended: WIN Tickets to See Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb | In Cinemas 7 Jan 2021

WIN Tickets to Maya The Bee: The Golden Orb | In Cinemas 7 January 2021
When Maya and Willy bust out of winter lock down early they are catapulted headfirst into a top-secret mission.
Entrusted with the care of a sacred orb, Maya and Willy team up with their old pals, Arnie and Barney, to deliver it […]

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Ended: WIN Tickets to See Dreambuilders | In Cinemas 7 Jan 2021

WIN Tickets to Dreambuilders | In Cinemas 7 January 2021
In this beguiling animated tale, Minna’s life is turned upside down when her dad’s fiancée Helena, and her daughter, Jenny, move in.
Her new stepsister, Jenny, turns out to be horrible and Minna is frustrated. She wants her gone! One night, Minna discovers a world behind her […]

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Ended: WIN a $50 McDonald’s Voucher for New McDonald’s West Richmond | Dec 2020

McDonald’s West Richmond Opening | WIN a $50 Dinner Voucher
McDonald’s West Richmond on Marion Road has opened this December with a new PlayPlace. 
The restaurant officially opened on Friday 4 December and features modern décor, a McCafé and a dual-lane Drive-Thru. It also incorporates solar panels on the roof, which will help power the restaurant. The […]

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Peter Combe’s Facebook Live Christmas Concert | 22 Dec 2020

[ 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 […]

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Cleland Wildlife Park Summer School Holidays | Dec 2020 – Jan 2021

 
Cleland Wildlife Park – Summer School Holidays
Sick of hearing “I’m bored” these school holidays? Rediscover Cleland Wildlife Park this summer, with everything from vacation care to up close encounters with their resident butterflies. There’s even a mystery poo mission!
Activity 1: Wildification
Cleland’s popular summer vacation care program Wildification is back for the summer school holidays!
This summer […]

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The Big Wedgie | Inflatable Waterslide Park | West Beach | Dec 2020 & Jan 2021

[ December 19, 2020 to December 24, 2020. December 26, 2020 to December 31, 2020. January 1, 2021 to January 26, 2021. January 30, 2021 to January 31, 2021. ]
The Big Wedgie in Adelaide during the Summer School Holidays
The Big Wedgie returns to West Beach Parks these School Holidays, with Nova 919 presenting  5 awesome inflatable waterslides, so family fun for all ages! 
The Big Wedgie is the world’s TALLEST and most EXTREME inflatable waterslide – and they even have the world record to prove it! Standing […]

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Paradise Skate Park Redevelopment Design Plans | Campbelltown City Council | 2020

Paradise Skate Park Redevelopment 
Campbelltown City Council is developing a Master Plan for a proposed $2-$2.5m redevelopment of the existing Paradise Skate Park to a Recreation Plaza.
The proposed design by the The Trail Collective is expected to have skate, BMX and other wheels features as well as other active elements such as parkour and nature play.
The […]

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Christmas Gelati Cakes | 48 Flavours | Orders close 20 Dec 2020

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 […]

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ENDED: WIN a Prize Pack for Disney & Pixar’s SOUL

Soul | streaming exclusively on Disney+ this Christmas Day 25 Dec 2020
Ever wonder where your passion, your dreams and your interests come from? What is it that makes you… YOU? Pixar Animation Studios will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s […]

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New PlayPlace | McDonald’s West Richmond | Opening 14 Dec 2020

McDonald’s West Richmond Opens with New PlayPlace
McDonald’s West Richmond on Marion Road will today open with a new PlayPlace, following the State’s easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
The restaurant officially opened on Friday, 4 December and features modern décor, a McCafé and a dual-lane Drive-Thru. It will also incorporate solar panels on the roof, which will help […]

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Miriam Hyde Circle | Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

Adelaide Symphony Orchestra launches the Miriam Hyde Circle
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra Board Chair Kate Gould has announced the launch of The Miriam Hyde Circle, an exciting new ASO initiative, committed to greater representation of female composers – past, present and future – on the stage.
South Australian, Miriam Hyde AO OBE (1913-2005) was one of Australia’s foremost […]

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Zoo Nights | Wild Night Out at Adelaide Zoo | Dec 2020 & Jan 2021

[ December 26, 2020; December 29, 2020 to December 30, 2020. December 30, 2020; January 8, 2021; January 15, 2021; January 22, 2021; ]
Zoo Nights at Adelaide Zoo
Experience sundown surrounded by the evening calls of some of your favourite animals.
Join a hilarious colony of Little Penguins for dinner, watch as the Zoo’s animals enjoy some special enrichment, witness training up close at the Animal Wildshows and discover more about the amazing birds living at Adelaide Zoo during the […]

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South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store | Westfield Marion | Review

South Australia’s first LEGO® Certified Store at Westfield Marion
Follow the yellow brick road (or at least, the colourful floor tiles) to an iconic new LEGO® store celebrating one of the globe’s most loved toy brands.
by Carla Caruso
Were your kids glued to the couch whenever LEGO Masters (and Hamish Blake) was on the telly? Then they’re […]

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The Retreat West Beach Parks | New Family Holiday Experience

The Retreat West Beach Parks, South Australia
The Retreat West Beach Parks offers a new seaside holiday experience for families.
Families looking for something special on their seaside getaway can now find it at West Beach Parks. Following a $1.7 million investment in several new seaside shacks, a nature playground, safari tents, gymnasium, games room and refurbished […]

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Summer Fundays | City of West Torrens | Dec 2020 & Jan 2021

[ December 1, 2019 1:01 am to January 31, 2020 1:00 am. ]
Summer Fundays 2020/21
Summer’s here and it’s time to celebrate with games, sport, art, music and more. 
Summer Fundays is City of West Torrens’ family-friendly festival of free activities for residents of West Torrens. Along with free music performances and lots of great online activities to explore, Summer Fundays has a vibrant program of free activities requiring […]

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TERMINUS | Murray Bridge Regional Gallery | 5 Dec 2020 – 17 Jan 2021

Image: Jess Johnson and Simon Ward ‘Terminus’ 2017-18 (still), virtual reality experience in five parts: colour, sound. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Commissioned with the assistance of The Balnaves Foundation 2017. Purchased 2018.
TERMINUS
Inspired by Sci-Fi, comics and fantasy movies, Terminus is a virtual reality (VR) installation that transports the viewer into an imaginary landscape of […]

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Where to Buy a Real Christmas Tree in Adelaide | Christmas 2020

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 […]

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Meaningful and Purposeful Christmas Gift Ideas | Social Enterprise | Dec 2020

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 […]

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Saturn & Jupiter Conjunction and Geminids Meteor Shower | Dec 2020

[ December 4, 2020 to December 21, 2020. ] [caption id="attachment_143024" align="alignnone" width="630"] Credit: NASA via 7news.com.au[/caption]
Saturn & Jupiter Conjunction
Jupiter and Saturn will be the closest they have been since 1623 this December.
Not seen in 800 years, Jupiter and Saturn will align so closely that they will appear to collide when viewed from earth. This is known as the “Christmas Star” or “Star of […]

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Paws for Change | Christmas Gift Ideas Raising Funds for Dog Rescue | Dec 2020

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 […]

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Free Santa Photos & Free Christmas Craft | Churchill Centre | Dec 2020

[ 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 […]

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COVID-19 Update 8 Dec 2020 | SA Restrictions Easing from 14 Dec 2020

COVID-19 Restrictions to ease in South Australia from 14 December 2020
COVID-19 restrictions in South Australia are set to ease from Monday 14 December allowing play cafes to reopen and increased numbers of people at home gatherings, private gatherings, funerals and weddings. The use of QR codes will also be extended to retail.
In Summary:

Restrictions Easing from […]

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