december 2021 Articles

Xanadu Drive-In | Christmas Drive-In Event | Torrens Parade Ground | 18 & 19 Dec 2021

[ December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Xanadu Drive-In at the Torrens Parade Ground
Adelaide’s nostalgic Christmas drive-in and cabaret experience, the Xanadu Drive-In is an Australian-first movie experience, set to be hosted at the Torrens Parade Ground on 18 and 19 December 2021.
A brand new COVID- safe, socially distanced performance experience that combines nostalgic film screenings with live cabaret and performance, created […]

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Christmas Lights at Stacey Court | Munno Para West | Dec 2021

Christmas Lights with Selfie Angel Wings
See a bright Christmas light display at 4 Stacey Court, Munno Para West. 
The house includes 7500 lights programmed to music and visitors can get a photo in front of the giant Angel Wings while they are there.  Families can enjoy the colourful light shows plus there is also a snow […]

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FREE Telstra Payphone Initiative for Domestic and Family Violence

Telstra Payphone Initiative for Domestic and Family Violence
Telstra has introduced initiatives for safe and secure communications for anyone experiencing domestic and family violence. 
In times of crises, domestic and family violence incident numbers rise, including over the past 18 months with the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns. Most of this violence against women occurs in the home.
Domestic […]

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Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve Opening | 11 Dec 2021

[ December 11, 2021; ]
Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve Opening
Soon, for the first time in 120 years, Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve will be open to the public.
On 11 December 2021, there will be a celebration with an action-packed day of live entertainment, family activities and interactive nature play. Just 35 minutes from the city, Happy Valley Reservoir Reserve will provide […]

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Clifford the Big Red Dog | Movie Review

Clifford the Big Red Dog Movie Review
Expect to fall in puppy love with this adventure comedy flick – dog lover or otherwise. 
by Carla Caruso
Clifford the Big Red Dog is one of those movies that the whole family can really enjoy (Rated PG).
There’s Jack Whitehall, who plays the slightly hapless uncle and has a Hugh Grant-like charm. […]

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Christmas Tree Farm | Chandlers Hill | South Australia

[ November 24, 2021 to December 23, 2021. ]
The Christmas Tree Farm at Chandlers Hill
The Christmas Tree Farm at Chandlers Hill is the oldest farm in South Australia, providing Christmas trees since 1955.
There is plenty to see and do for the whole family at Christmas Tree Farm in Chandlers Hill.  You can explore their acres of farmland, take photos with their reindeer mascot, […]

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Christmas on King William Road | 11 Dec 2021

[ December 11, 2021; ]
Christmas on King William Road 2021
Enjoy Christmas on King William Road, a free family friendly event,  between 11am and 3pm on Saturday 11 December with a range of entertainment for the entire family.

Keep the kids entertained with complimentary activities including a meet and greet with Santa and his helpers, face painting and live entertainment from […]

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Barossa Polo Family Day | Château Tanunda | 4 Dec 2021

[ December 4, 2021; ]
Barossa Polo at Château Tanunda
In a South Australian first, the sport of King’s will take to one of Australia’s most applauded wine regions, the Barossa Valley.
Barossa Polo is the next instalment in a series of regional polo events to be held at one of the most picturesque sites in the Barossa, Château Tanunda. With an exciting two-day-program, […]

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Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert | Adelaide | 15 Dec 2021

[ December 15, 2021; ]
Adelaide Lord Mayor’s Christmas Concert 2021
Join the Lord Mayor, Young Adelaide Voices and friends for a concert of carols and singalong Christmas music for the whole family at the Adelaide Town Hall.
Stunning vocalists, Aurora from Young Adelaide Voices and members of Adelaide Chamber Singers will be joined by the Adelaide Horn Jam on Wednesday 15 December […]

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Santarilla Trail | Find Santa in the Adelaide Hills

Santarilla Trail 2021
Follow the Santarilla Trail through the southern Adelaide Hills by using the map for your Santa spotting adventure.
Families can take a drive through the Adelaide Hills and look for ‘Santa’ along the roadside properties.  Residents of Kangarilla and surrounding areas are spreading Christmas joy with their quirky creations, with areas such Meadows and […]

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Christmas in Adelaide | Your Guide to What’s On for Families at Christmas

What’s on this Christmas in Adelaide 
Find out what’s on at Christmas in Adelaide for families including Christmas light displays, fun family Christmas events, markets, movies and Christmas Carol events. There are also exciting new Christmas trails and displays to explore in the City of Adelaide.
Top 10 Things to do and See at Christmas 
Every year, we […]

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AU Sports School Holiday Program

Kids School Holiday Sports Programs | Adelaide University Sport | Dec 2021 & Jan 2022

[ December 13, 2021 to December 16, 2021. December 20, 2021 to December 21, 2021. January 4, 2022 to January 7, 2022. January 10, 2022 to January 13, 2022. January 17, 2022 to January 20, 2022. ]
School Holiday Sports Programs 
Adelaide University Sport has the perfect boredom busting, energy burning and friendship building school holiday program, with loads of sports and activities to keep your children engaged and having fun all day long.
The Adelaide University Sport School Holiday program is designed to develop your child’s gross motor skills in a safe and […]

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Fresh Christmas Trees | Make-A-Wish Australia Adelaide Branch | Pop-up Locations

[ December 11, 2021 to December 12, 2021. December 18, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
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 2021.
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 […]

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Wallis Mainline Drive In | Our Last Summer – Memories That Remain

Wallis Cinema’s Mainline Drive-In to close in 2022
Adelaide’s only remaining outdoor drive-in cinema – Mainline Drive-In at Gepps Cross – will close in February 2022.
The Wallis family, after 65 years of operating, has made the difficult decision to close the Gepps Cross Mainline Drive-In after the upcoming Summer season. Announcing the news on their Wallis […]

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Find 10 Elves on the Market Shelves | Adelaide Showground Farmers Market | 5 Dec 2021

[ December 5, 2021; ]
Find 10 Elves on the Market Shelves
Finding the 10 Elves on the Market Shelves definitely won’t be easy, these little tricksters hid themselves really well but when you find all 10, you can go in the draw to win an Elf for yourself.
On Sunday 5 December 2021 between the hours of 8:30am and 12 noon, […]

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Adelaide Carols by Candlelight | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Sealink Travel Group Carols by Candlelight
SeaLink Carols by Candlelight will again be a virtual event in 2021, delivering Christmas cheer for both South Australian families and those tuning in across the nation thanks to Channel 7.
After extensive discussions with health officials, it became clear that a virtual event is the safest way to continue this […]

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VACSWIM Summer Holiday Swimming Program SA | 13 Dec 2021 – 21 Jan 2022

[ December 13, 2021 to December 17, 2021. December 20, 2021 to December 24, 2021. January 3, 2022 to January 8, 2022. January 10, 2022 to January 14, 2022. January 17, 2022 to January 21, 2022. ]
VACSWIM South Australia
VACSWIM is South Australia’s most renowned summer holiday program providing pre-school children and primary school aged children (3-12 years) with opportunities to develop a range of skills and positive experiences in relation to water safety, confidence and competence in the water, personal survival activities and basic aquatic emergency procedures.
VACSWIM is South Australia’s only […]

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Loxton Lights Festival | Christmas in Loxton | 27 Nov – 31 Dec 2021

[ November 27, 2021 to December 31, 2021. ]
Loxton Lights Festival 2021
Loxton is the home of Christmas in the Riverland.  Every year the Loxton Lights Festival gets bigger and better than the last and in 2021 they’re back once again.
Christmas is a magical time, full of enchantment, celebration and family. Now in its 30th year, the Loxton Lights Festival will once again showcase […]

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Santa’s Workshop at Gawler Civic Centre | 16-19 Dec 2021

[ December 16, 2021 to December 19, 2021. ]
Santa’s Workshop at Gawler Civic Centre
Santa’s Workshop at the Gawler Civic Centre is an experience for families and children of all ages.
Jointly presented by the Town of Gawler and the Gawler Apex Club, this free family Christmas experience will be held in the Institute Hall of the Gawler Civic Centre. Each session will contain an abundance […]

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CFC Community Christmas Carols | Seaton | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
CFC Community Christmas Carols
Community Christmas Carols hosted by the Christian Family Centre in Seaton. 
Enjoy a wonderful Christmas Carols program from the Christmas in the Square band along with special guest Sean W Smith. This will be followed by an outdoor Christmas Festival including food, fun family activities, Santa Claus, a free bouncy castle, free face […]

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WIN Tickets to Light Up – New Year’s Eve in Rymill Park | 31 Dec 2021

[ December 31, 2021; ]
WIN Tickets to Light Up – New Year’s Eve in Rymill Park
Light Up this New Year’s Eve in Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka. Gather from 6pm for a celebration that’s fun for all ages, brought to you by the team behind Gluttony.
Enjoy live music and a vibrant variety of entertainment in one of Adelaide’s favourite parks, transformed for […]

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Twilight Christmas Fair | Christies Beach | 5 Dec 2021

[ December 5, 2021; ]
Christies Beach Twilight Christmas Fair
Celebrate the start of the festive season with an afternoon of free family fun and entertainment. 
The City of Onkaparinga is excited to be hosting a free community Christmas Fair with Christmas themed entertainment, children’s activities, music and a visit from Santa. There will be a variety of market stalls to purchase […]

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Christmas by the Lake | Rymill Park | 5 Dec 2021

[ December 5, 2021; ]
Soul Factor Gospel Choir presents Christmas by the Lake
There may not be “Carols By Candlelight” this year, but instead there’s Christmas By The Lake. 
Soul Factor will be presenting their “Christmas Concert” by the Lake at Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka on Sunday afternoon, 5 December 2021 at 2.30pm. Soul Factor will be on the Island and you can […]

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Campbelltown Council Christmas Carols | Thorndon Park | 4 Dec 2021

[ December 4, 2021; ]
Campbelltown Council Christmas Carols
Campbelltown City Council’s FREE Christmas Carols event will be held at Thorndon Park on Saturday 4 December 2021.
Ticklish Allsorts will kick off the night with children’s entertainment at 6.30pm. Then everyone will sing along to popular Christmas Carols played by the Campbelltown City Band. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on the […]

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Bauble Canopy

Bauble Canopy Lighting Installation | Vaughan Place & Peel Street Adelaide | Until 2 Jan 2022

[ November 17, 2021 to December 31, 2021. January 1, 2022 to January 2, 2022. ]
Bauble Canopy Lighting Installation in the City of Adelaide
Vaughan Place and Peel Street are looking extra special this festive season thanks to the brand new Bauble Canopy installation.
Award winning artists Renzo B. Larriviere and Zara Pasfield of Atelier Sisu are behind the installations that are made up of vivid colour spheres. The spheres change colour […]

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SAFM Christmas Carols Live Broadcast | Tune In on 4 Dec 2021

[ December 4, 2021; ]
SAFM Live Broadcast Christmas Carols 2021
SAFM 107.1 will hold Adelaide’s biggest Christmas Carols over the airwaves on Saturday 4 December 2021 
Tune in to SAFM with Bec, Cosi and Lehmo who will be broadcasting live for this extra special Christmas event.

You can gather your friends, family and neighbours for your very own Christmas house party and […]

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Moonlight Cinema | Rymill Park Adelaide | 26 Nov 2021 – 16 Jan 2022

[ November 26, 2021 to January 16, 2022. ]
Moonlight Cinema Adelaide
Australia’s favourite outdoor cinema is back for the summer at a new location in Adelaide – Rymill Park/Murlawirrapurka.  
Moonlight Cinema tickets are now on sale for their summer film line-up, starting with Cruella (PG) on Friday 26 November and The Greatest Showman (PG) on Saturday 27 November.  Promising their most epic season yet, […]

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Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage | Adelaide Festival Centre | 19-21 Dec 2021

[ December 19, 2021 to December 21, 2021. ]
Guess How Much I Love You – Live on Stage in Adelaide
Join in the enchanting adventure of Little and Big Nutbrown Hare as they discover the magic and colour of the seasons, in a dazzling new stage adaptation of Sam McBratney’s beloved Guess How Much I Love You books.
This playful story of love and nature […]

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Adelaide Summer School Holidays – Activities, Events & Ideas for Kids & Families

[ December 11, 2021 to January 30, 2022. ]  
Summer School Holidays in Adelaide 
Find out what to do and where to go during the December and January School Holidays with kids in Adelaide. This is your handy guide to the top activities, ideas, events and school holiday programs in Adelaide during the school holidays.
South Australian Summer School Holidays:
Saturday 11 December 2021 – Sunday […]

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School Holiday Activities | Mercedes College Vacation Care

Mercedes College Vacation Care Bookings Now Open
Bookings are now open for Mercedes College Summer Vacation Care – a fun filled programme for children from Reception to Year 7.
During the school holidays, Mercedes College offers a Vacation Care programme for children from Reception to Year 7.  Their activities are linked to the ‘My Time, Our Place’ […]

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Adelaide’s Christmas Festival | City of Adelaide | 2021

[ November 15, 2021 to December 25, 2021. ]
Have a cracker of a Christmas in the city this year thanks to the City of Adelaide!
Every year Adelaide’s Christmas Festival brings you a range of festive events, live performances, activations, and installations to bring Christmas alive in the city. This year is no exception! Check out this year’s highlights below.

Giant Christmas Tree
Soaring 25 metres […]

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Christmas Wreath Pavlova | Recipe

Christmas Wreath Pavlova
A family favourite Aussie Christmas dessert to make for family and friends this festive season.
Having made countless pavlovas over the years, this festive berry delight is one of the most popular treats to enjoy during the summer.  The decorating options are endless – fresh berries, lollies, chocolate, gingerbread, crushed candy canes, tiny teddies […]

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Christmas Tree Festival | Glenelg | 1-5 Dec 2021

[ December 1, 2021 to December 5, 2021. ]
Christmas Tree Festival
The 2021 Christmas Tree Festival at St Peter’s Church in Glenelg will be an enchanted land of decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and banners, beautifully crafted by various local community groups, schools, churches and individuals.

Opening night is scheduled for Wednesday 1 December between 7pm and 9pm.  The display will then be open daily from […]

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Giant Christmas Tree at the Mortlock | State Library of South Australia

[ December 1, 2020 to January 9, 2022. ]
Giant Christmas Tree at the State Library in Adelaide
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 […]

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Top 10 Christmas Things to See and Do Around Adelaide & Great Christmas Gift Ideas

[ November 13, 2021 to December 31, 2021. ]
Christmas in Adelaide – Top 10 Things to See and Do
Christmas time brings a sense of wonder and excitement to little people as the big day draws near. For this magical time of year, we’ve put together a list of the best Christmas things to see and do, and places to go around Adelaide that […]

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Forkmas 2021 | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Forkmas 2021
Deck the halls because Fork on the Road’s festive event, Forkmas, is back for 2021.
This December, South Australia’s premier food truck event series will transform Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga into a festive food wonderland, featuring your favourite local food trucks and pop up bars, plus live festive music, performances and activities for the whole family to […]

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West Torrens Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights Display | 13-25 Dec 2021

[ December 13, 2021 to December 25, 2021. ]
West End Brewery Christmas Riverbank Lights Display
The iconic West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights Display will go ahead in 2021, presented by West End.
The 2021 Christmas Lights Display at Thebarton will have a shortened duration due to COVID restrictions, open from Monday 13 December until Christmas Day inclusive. To ensure patrons’ health and safety, guests […]

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Pick Your Own Cherries – Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Cherry Picking around Adelaide and Cherry Shed Door Sales
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 cherries, a fun way to get them is to pick your own. Similar to picking your […]

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Monski Mouse’s Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall | Adelaide Town Hall | 12 Dec 2021

[ December 12, 2021; ]
Monski Mouse’s Christmas Baby Disco Dance Hall
Direct from Christmas in Leicester Square London, & Birmingham Town Hall, to Adelaide Town Hall. 
It’s time to rock around the Christmas tree with DJ Monski Mouse and her fabulous dancers in this friendliest of discos that let’s parents and 0-5s loose on the dance floor. Expect Christmas tune favourites, […]

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KIDS Old Adelaide Gaol Ghost Crime Tour | 29 Dec 2021

[ December 29, 2021; ]
Kids Old Adelaide Gaol Ghost Crime Tour 
Learn about the men and women that lived at Adelaide Gaol and the brave people that worked there. Hear about some scary sightings and see places where people say they saw something inexplicable. 
This tour has been modified to more appropriate levels for children with cheaper prices for adults and […]

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