Top Things to See and Do Around Adelaide this Christmas

Top Things to do at Christmas Adelaide

The Best Family Friendly Activities this Christmas in Adelaide.

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 are not to be missed.

Here is our 2023 Christmas list of the best, family friendly experiences around Adelaide to make your Christmas extra special. From the City to the Adelaide Hills, there’s something for everyone with many activities completely free to enjoy. If you’re not sure what’s on and where all the Christmas events and activities are around Adelaide, you’ll find them below. 

Stay tuned for regular updates as new events are announced!

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Christmas in Adelaide – Top Things To See & Do

Adelaide's Christmas Festival

Adelaide’s Christmas Festival 2023 | City of Adelaide

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 ...

Adelaide’s Giant Christmas Tree | Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga

Visit the Giant Christmas Tree in Adelaide's Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.

Soaring 25 metres into the sky, this beautiful Christmas tree towers over Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga each year and lights up nightly until the end of the festive season as part of the ...

Christkindlmarkt | Hahndorf Christmas Markets | 15-17 Dec 2023

The Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt is an annual European-style Christmas market based in the town of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills.

Christkindlmarkt captures the essence of community, celebration, fun, laughter and family enjoying time together, such as is found in many ...

Christmas at Melba’s Chocolates | Family Fun Festivities | 15 – 23 Dec 2023

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Melba’s Chocolates at their Woodside Factory in the Adelaide Hills!

Make plans to visit them between now and Christmas and step into a Christmas Wonderland.

Explore their deliciously great range of Christmas Treats, watch ...

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 ...

Christmas Lights Guide 2023 | Best Streets to See Christmas Lights around Adelaide

Where to see the best Christmas lights in Adelaide.

Every Christmas, Adelaide's streets start to sparkle with beautiful Christmas lights adorning houses and gardens, lovingly put together by generous homeowners looking to spread a little Christmas cheer!

We love heading ...

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

Encore Summer Series | McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Coast

ENCORE Summer Activations Series at McLaren Vale and Fleurieu Coast

Get ready for 90 days of unforgettable experiences from artisan markets to pizza and gelati on the beach, kid’s amusements or soak up the sun with a cocktail, local food ...

Free Christmas Snow Photo Sessions at The Gully | Tea Tree Gully | Dec 2023

Free Christmas Snow Photo Sessions and Family Dining at The Gully Public House and Garden

The spirit of Christmas has taken over at The Gully with FREE Christmas snow photography sessions! The Gully's Snowing Sessions are a picture perfect opportunity ...

Giant Christmas LEGO Sleigh | North Adelaide | 6 Dec 2023 – 7 Feb 2024

The Giant LEGO Sleigh at The Piccadilly

The life-sized LEGO Sleigh is back this year at The Piccadilly on O'Connell Street! From 10am to 10pm until Wednesday 7 February 2024* head to the recently renovated cinema to see the impressive ...

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

Visit the Giant Christmas Tree at the State Library on North Terrace, Adelaide.

Each year the magic of Christmas comes to South Australia's Mortlock Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. There is something for everyone to ...

Lights of Lobethal Christmas Festival | 9-23 Dec 2023

The Lights of Lobethal Festival presented by the RAA.

Created by the community of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills, this much loved Christmas festival has been lighting up the Lobethal Valley for over sixty years. Please keep an eye on ...

Magic Cave Adelaide | David Jones Rundle Mall

See Father Christmas at David Jones, Rundle Mall Adelaide with a visit to The Magic Cave - a special family tradition for many South Australians each year.

The Magic Cave and will open on Saturday 4 November 2023, the ...

Pick Your Own Cherries | Cherry Season | Adelaide Hills & Fleurieu Peninsula

Pick Your Own Cherries around Adelaide and Cherry Farm Gate Sales in South Australia.

There's nothing that says Summer more than when fresh, sweet, juicy local cherries are available. When the cherry season arrives it reminds us that Christmas is ...

Riverbank Christmas Lights Display | City of West Torrens | 24 Nov 2023 – 1 Jan 2024

The iconic Riverbank Christmas Display, formerly known as the West End Brewery Riverbank Christmas Lights Display, lights up from November each year and is on every night during the festive season.

Editors note: Tuesday 28 November 2023 Following storms early ...

Santa Course | Rundle Mall | Christmas in Adelaide

The Santa Course in Adelaide

This Christmas season explore the magical Santa Course. From Rundle Mall and across the City of Adelaide and North Adelaide you'll find Christmas hats here, bells there, and ten giant Santa Claus everywhere!

Santa wears ...

Santa’s Wonderland | Adelaide Showground | 1-24 Dec 2023

Santa's Wonderland Magical Christmas Wonderland

Santa's Wonderland is a magical white Christmas wonderland with amusement rides, spectacular Christmas stage shows, a magnificent ice skating rink, tobogganing, dodgem cars, jumping castles and activity trail. You can also have your photo taken ...

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Santaland | Myer Adelaide | Christmas Express Train

In the lead up to Christmas, the Santaland Express Train is at Myer's Adelaide store in Rundle Mall for families to jump aboard and ride during their visit to see Father Christmas.

You will find Myer's Santaland up on level ...

Where to Buy a Real Christmas Tree in Adelaide

Find out where to buy a real Christmas Tree this year in Adelaide.

There's something about the fresh smell of pine and the novelty of having a real tree in your home at Christmas time. Most places around SA open ...

Where to See Father Christmas in Adelaide | Santa Photos

Where to See Father Christmas in Adelaide - Book your Santa photos.

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 ...


Adelaide family friendly Christmas events and activities

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