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Christmas Decorations in the City of Adelaide

Find Christmas cheer and joy across the city of Adelaide with sparkling lights, colourful decorations and the arrival of favourite festive characters.
Each night as the sun goes down, the lights turn on in the city. Perhaps the most well-known of all the lights is the magical lighting display on the Giant Christmas Tree in Victoria […]

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Melbourne Street Gnome Trail | North Adelaide

Melbourne Street Gnome Trail – Free Christmas Activity
This Christmas some mischievous, bearded little creatures have taken over the windows of shops, cafes and businesses along Melbourne Street in North Adelaide.
Spend some time browsing and find them all for a chance to win your own gnome.
Gnomes will be hiding in the windows from 29 November 2023 […]

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Holiday Fun for Kids at Harbour Town Adelaide | 18-22 Dec 2023

[ December 18, 2023 to December 22, 2023. ]
Keep the kids entertained these Summer School Holidays at Santa’s Beach Cap Bash.
Kids are invited to get creative and decorate their own red cap this Christmas, ready to enjoy their school holidays in the Summer sun! No bookings are required and this activity is FREE.

The kids Christmas workshop will run from 10am – 1pm daily […]

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New Year’s Eve at Semaphore | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a party and fireworks in Semaphore.
Join the City of Port Adelaide Enfield for the ultimate party and spectacular fireworks display to end the year on Semaphore Foreshore.  The festivities kick off at 6pm and continue until the stroke of midnight.

This free and family-friendly community event promises thrills for everyone with […]

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Adelaide International Kite Festival | Semaphore | 30 Mar – 1 Apr 2024

[ March 30, 2024 to April 1, 2024. ]
Watch the sky fill with colour, twists and twirls, kites of all shapes and size – when the Adelaide International Kite Festival returns to Semaphore Beach in 2024 over the Easter long weekend. 
Save the date for the annual Adelaide International Kite Festival – Saturday 30 March, Sunday 31 March and Monday 1 April 2024.
The City […]

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Australian Space Discovery Centre | Summer School Holiday Program

[ December 16, 2023 to December 22, 2023. ]
Discover FREE activities for kids during the school holidays at the Australian Space Discovery Centre in Adelaide.
PART 1 of the ASDC Summer School Holiday Program will run from 16 – 22 December 2023. 

The Australian Space Discovery Centre aims to inspire the next generation with stories of opportunity, curiosity and technology. It offers a place for the […]

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Christmas at the Adelaide Showground Farmers Market

[ December 3, 2023; December 10, 2023; December 17, 2023; December 24, 2023; December 31, 2023; ]
Celebrate a Month-of-Merry at the Market: Christmas at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market!
The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market is gearing up for a month of holiday cheer, bringing you Christmas joy every Sunday from 3 to 24 December 2023, plus a market on New Year’s Eve.

Fill your table with local, farm fresh goods this festive season. […]

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Christmas Wonderland | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga | Bamboozled | 2 Dec 2023

[ December 2, 2023; ]
Christmas Wonderland at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga  2 December 2023
Christmas Wonderland will transform Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga into a magical children’s festival hub bursting with colour, live music, Fork on the Road food trucks and a sleigh-load of merry-making entertainment to put smiles on faces young and the young at heart.
Free to enter and open to everyone from 5pm […]

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Free Santa Photos at Churchill Centre | 16-21 Dec 2023

[ December 16, 2023 to December 21, 2023. ]
Free Santa Photos at Churchill Centre
Santa will be visiting Churchill Centre from Saturday 16 to Thursday 21 December. The best thing is – children can have a free photo taken with the jolly man himself.
No bookings are required. This will be a queuing system/first-in-first served basis. Find all the dates and times below.

Dates & Times:


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LEGO® Trail | Migration Museum | Summer School Holidays 2023/2024

[ December 16, 2023 to December 31, 2023. January 1, 2024 11:00 am to January 28, 2024 11:01 am. ]
Follow the LEGO® Trail at the Migration Museum.
Join in the fun at Migration Museum these school holidays for another exciting LEGO® Trail. Find all the hidden LEGO® figures and letters hidden inside the Museum, spell out the secret word, and enter the competition to win one of two fantastic prizes.
Two prizes are up for grabs […]

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New Year’s Eve at Elder Park | Adelaide | 31 Dec 2023

[ December 31, 2023; ]
Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Adelaide at Elder Park!
The City of Adelaide’s premier Riverbank event returns to Elder Park after a four year absence with a huge New Year’s Eve free, family friendly event.

With a jam-packed program of live music, entertainment, food trucks and two spectacular fireworks displays, it’s guaranteed to be the biggest party […]

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Marion Battle of the Bands | 25-26 Nov 2023

[ November 25, 2023 to November 26, 2023. ]
Marion Battle of the Bands – hear from the best local talent Marion has to offer.
The 2023 battle will be held at Marion Cultural Centre on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 November. There are two categories, competing for a life changing prize; a mentoring and recording package from Island Recording studios, that culminates in the release […]

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Free Photos with Santa | The Grove Shopping Centre | 25 Nov – 24 Dec 2023

Santa is visiting The Grove Shopping Centre again this year for FREE photos with families and their pets.
Whether you’re wanting a family photo or just visiting Santa with your wishlist, every visitor can pre-book to visit Santa at the Grove Shopping Centre.  If your booking time is not available you will also be able to […]

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Mannum Christmas Pageant & Street Party | 2 Dec 2023

[ December 2, 2023; ]
The 2023 Mannum Christmas Pageant and street party will have entertainment for the whole family.
The Mannum Christmas Pageant and after party will be held in Randell Street on Saturday 2 December 2023 at 5pm.  Activities for the kids will include face painting, glitter tattoos and having a balloon twisted into amazing shapes with Mad Hatterz […]

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Christmas at Burnside Village | Christmas Display & Photos with Santa

Father Christmas will be at Burnside Village once again for photos, plus there are beautiful decorations all around the centre for more photo opportunities.
Father Christmas will arrive at Burnside Village on Monday 20 November 2023 and be there until Christmas Eve.  The Santa area is located in the Fashion Mall, right in front of ZARA […]

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Christmas in the Park | Trott Park | 9 Dec 2023

[ December 9, 2023; ]
Free Family Friendly Event – Christmas in Trott Park
Grab your picnic rug and take the whole family along for a day filled with festive cheer in Trott Park.  Hosted by the Marion Community Centres and Trott Park Community Garden Inc., they have a fantastic lineup of activities waiting for you.  It’s the perfect way to […]

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Santa’s Workshop at Gawler Civic Centre | 16-19 Dec 2023

[ December 16, 2023 to December 19, 2023. ]
Santa’s Workshop at the Gawler Civic Centre is a Christmas experience for families and children of all ages.
This free family Christmas experience will be held in the Institute Hall of the Gawler Civic Centre from 16-19 December 2023. Each session will contain an abundance of Christmas activities, magic, music and fun and of course a […]

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Fun Free Christmas Activities in Adelaide Arcade

If you are looking for some fun, festive and FREE activities that the whole family can enjoy, take a look around Adelaide Arcade.
Everyone looks forward to when the Adelaide Arcade Christmas decorations go up, and each year they don’t disappoint.  The giant twinkling Christmas trees and hanging garlands adorned in traditional red, green and gold […]

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Santa’s Academy | Myer Centre Adelaide | 2-24 Dec 2023

[ December 2, 2023 to December 24, 2023. ]
December School Holiday fun at the Myer Centre Adelaide – the centre of Christmas fun in the city – North Pole in the South!
The entire ground floor of The Myer Centre Adelaide is transforming into a Christmas spectacular, festooned in Christmas cheer with dreamy decorations, smiling shoppers, dedicated workshops, Santa’s post-box, and their wonderful Christmas […]

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MRASA Toy Run | Victoria Park to Callington Oval | 10 Dec 2023

[ December 10, 2023; ]  
45th MRASA Toy Run & Fun Fair
The MRASA Toy Run occurs annually on the second Sunday in December. The MRASA organises and funds this event with incredible support from volunteers, sponsors and organisations who are proud and willing to be involved.
The assembly at Victoria Park will be the normal format again this year. Vinnies will […]

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A Day on The Lawn | Thorndon Park | 26 Nov 2023

[ November 26, 2023; ]
A Day on The Lawn is an inclusive and sensory friendly day out for International Day of People with a Disability.
A Day on The Lawn is a FREE event designed with families in mind. Leading up to International Day of People with Disabilities, this event aims for wholesome fun for everyone. Set against the breathtaking […]

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Family Fun Day for Xave | St Agnes | 25 Nov 2023

[ November 25, 2023; ]
Go along to the Family Fun Day for Xave to help raise funds for Xavier Pudovkin.
Xavier’s year-end extravaganza is a Family Fun Day to be held on Saturday 25 November 2023 from 10am – 3pm at Ardtornish Primary School. Xavier was diagnosed with stage 4 high risk Neuroblastoma at the end of March 2021, when […]

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Christmas in Prospect Street Party | 9 Dec 2023

[ December 9, 2023; ]
Christmas in Prospect Street Party.
Join the City of Prospect for a magical night featuring an evening of carols, live music, kids craft activities and a chance to sit, relax and indulge in mouth watering food from the diverse cultures in the community. 

It also includes a spectacular entrance from Santa accompanied by Lucy Hood Adelaide MP […]

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Christmas in Mt Barker | Get Festive Pop Up Park | 15 & 16 Dec 2023

[ December 15, 2023 to December 16, 2023. ]
Get Festive! Christmas Pop Up Park in Mount Barker.
Join the Mt Barker community on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 December for a fun filled Christmas festival in the heart of Mount Barker. Enjoy world-class entertainment, delicious cuisine and much more at the Pop Up Park in Morphett Street.

Featuring street performers, international food and wine, games, […]

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Disney Augmented Reality Experience | Westfield Marion | 12 Nov – 24 Dec 2023

[ November 12, 2023 to December 24, 2023. ]
Disney Augmented Reality Experience
Celebrate the culmination of Disney’s 100th Anniversary and step into a world of enchantment with the interactive Disney Augmented Reality experience at Westfield Marion.
From Sunday 12 November – 24 December 2023, you can bring to life your favourite Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters and collect them to go in the […]

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William Lakes Day By The Way | 18 Nov 2023

[ November 18, 2023; ]
Discover the enchanting beauty of all thing’s nature at William Lakes Day By The Way with Nature Play SA
Immerse yourself in a day of outdoor fun that celebrates community, wellbeing, and sustainability at this FREE hands-on nature play inspired family friendly event.

Day By The Way is a harmonious collaboration between team at William Lakes and […]

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Wonderfull Christmas Festival | Playford Uniting Church | 15 Dec 2023

[ December 15, 2023; ]
Free Family Christmas Event at the Playford Uniting Church.
The Wonderfull Christmas Festival on Friday, 15 December 2023 will feature market stalls, food vans, entertainment and plenty of fun for the kids.  The night will conclude with a fireworks display.

Held at the Playford Uniting Church in Munno Para, the event will start at 6.30pm and entry […]

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Festive Weekends | City of Adelaide’s Christmas Festival 2023

[ December 2, 2023; December 15, 2023 to December 16, 2023. December 22, 2023; ]
Festive Weekends in the City of Adelaide
Embrace the holiday spirit with a series of Festive Weekends in the heart of the city at Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. Kicking off with the giant Christmas tree lighting on Saturday 18 November, other highlights include Christmas Wonderland, the Adelady Christmas Village and Christmas Wrap Party.
Festive Weekends Events:
• Christmas Wonderland – […]

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Supercars’ Transporter & Drivers Parades | Adelaide | 21-23 Nov 2023

[ November 21, 2023 to November 23, 2023. ]
VAILO Adelaide 500 FREE Event Week Activities
Fans will be given up close and personal experiences when Supercars teams and drivers descend on Adelaide’s city streets ahead of the Supercars Championship decider at the 2023 VAILO Adelaide 500.
The streets of Adelaide will ignite as the iconic Supercars’ Transporter Parade kicks off event week with the team’s […]

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Adelaide’s Christmas Festival 2023 | City of Adelaide

[ November 6, 2023 to December 31, 2023. ]
Experience Adelaide’s Christmas Festival in the City of Adelaide!
The City of Adelaide is thrilled to invite you to celebrate Christmas in the city featuring a wide range of city-wide events, lively markets, enchanting Christmas decorations, and captivating live performances that will fill your heart with Christmas spirit.

Adelaide’s Christmas Tree Lighting – Saturday 18 November in […]

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