The Magic Cave Adelaide | David Jones Rundle Mall | 2-24 Dec 2021

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Father Christmas returns to the Magic Cave in 2021 – David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide

A visit to the Magic Cave is a family tradition for many South Australians each year.  Once you travel to the 2nd floor of the Rundle Mall David Jones store, follow the directions to the Magic Cave where Father Christmas will be waiting.

Experience the magic of the festive season at David Jones as the iconic department store celebrates the launch of its 183rd national Christmas season, ‘Christmas of Dreams’.

The funhouse mirrors have been polished and the fairy lights are twinkling, ready for excited visitors who will descend on David Jones for this cherished South Australian tradition. The Magic Cave will feature the enchantment of years gone by with old favourites such as the vintage carousel, fairy-tale creatures, and animated displays to delight everyone.

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Photos with Santa at the Magic Cave

Photos will be captured in a wonderful ‘Christmas of Dreams’ setting inspired by Christmas and the night-time travels Father Christmas embarks on when delivering his gifts, with photo packages starting from $23.95 and available with limited waiting time after the photos are taken.

Children looking to meet with Father Christmas, but unable to attend the Magic Cave this year, will also be able to enjoy David Jones North Pole Hotline and Selfie Santa activations from Thursday 2 December 2021. Ensuring safe enjoyment of the holiday season, David Jones has arranged all in-store activity to be COVID-friendly.

Bookings are now open.  All Christmas photography with Father Christmas at David Jones will be COVID safe. 


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In keeping with this year’s theme, the ‘Christmas of Dreams’, David Jones is proud to announce their festive partnership with Starlight Children’s Foundation, an organisation that works to bring happiness to sick kids facing the pain, fear and stress of serious illness.

David Jones has donated $50,000 to help the charity grant wishes for the thousands of children experiencing hospitalisation and serious illness in Australia. This donation will help fund their Wish granting program, which aims to bring joy and positive distraction to sick kids this Christmas and it encourages its customers to also donate to Starlight Children’s Foundation, if they are able, this Christmas.

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Selfie Santa – David Jones Marion & West Lakes

4 December – 19 December 2021

Keep an eye out for Santa instore this year at Marion and West Lakes, you never know where you might find him! He will be wandering David Jones across Australia, taking selfies and offering up his secret way of travelling around the world in one night – even during COVID!

Please note, Santa will be practicing physical distancing using a special photo prop to ensure the health and wellbeing of everyone he meets this Christmas. 

While you’re in Rundle Mall, you could also check out the Myer’s Santaland and be sure to walk by the Rundle Mall Christmas windows.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the David Jones website.

What: The Magic Cave at David Jones Adelaide

WhenThursday 2 December – Friday 24 December 2021 (see the David Jones website for opening hours)

Where: Level 2, David Jones | Adelaide Central Plaza, Rundle Mall, Adelaide

Who  Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

All photos by Play & Go Adelaide from our previous visits to The Magic Cave at David Jones prior to 2021.


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