Xanadu Drive-In | Christmas Drive-In Event | Torrens Parade Ground | 18 & 19 Dec 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 and presented by a multi-award-winning team made up of prolific Adelaide creative Erin Fowler, Will Spartalis, Lewis Major and Tom Kitney.

More than just a drive-in venue, The Xanadu Drive-In is a collection of creatives, experienced designers, and entertainment experts, creating an immersive cinematic experience offering opportunities to relive some of the best films alongside some of the best cabaret and performance that South Australia has to offer.

Along with a nostalgic screen and cabaret experience, the Xanadu Drive-In will offer your Drive-In attending favourites, as you indulge in in great food and drink from a selection of premiere South Australian suppliers, including popcorn and choc-tops, along with market stalls, bars from The Speakeasy Hotel vintage caravans, and roving performances.

The Xanadu Drive-in is set to run as part of the 2022 Adelaide Fringe but given there is nothing better than a Christmas movie in December, The Xanadu Drive-In will be hosting two very Christmas themed screenings.

Saturday 18 December 2021

Family favourite Christmas classic The Nightmare Before Christmas followed by a “Oogie Boogie’s Bonanza Late Night Xmas Party” with DJ and continued festivities.

Sunday 19 December 2021

A holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It’s A Wonderful Life, followed by a “George Bailey’s Bellringer Bash Late Night Xmas Party”.

Gates open 7pm / Preshow 8pm / Film Screening 8.30pm

Vehicle entrance gate is via Victoria Drive, through the boom gate. Walk in audience gate is via the King William Rd, South Western corner of the Parade Grounds.


  • Full Price: $25
  • Carload Full Price: $55
  • Carload Concession: $50
  • Double Your Applause: Admits 1: $50
  • Concession: $22
  • Under 2s: Free
  • Companion Card: Free

Prices may not be available on all sessions.  All transactions incur a $4.80 transaction fee (excluding donations, free shows or $0.00 carts). 


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Xanadu Drive-In website.

What:  Xanadu Drive-In Christmas Event

When:    18 and 19 December 2021 | Gates open 7pm

Where:  Torrens Parade Ground | 1 Victoria Drive, 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.

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