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A place to base yourself during Illuminate Adelaide
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Roaming around Adelaide taking in the sights of Illuminate Adelaide this July? Looking for some winter family fun that includes some ice skating? Base Camp at Victoria Square has you covered. Run by the team that brings you Gluttony at the Fringe every year, this free family-friendly fun zone operates as part of the Illuminate Adelaide Festival from the 1st until the 31st July 2022.

Victoria Square has hosted various winter wonderlands and ice skating rinks over the years but this year Base Camp brings the light and sound sensations of Illuminate together with an ice rink and plenty of food, fine wine, and family fun.

As the name implies, Base Camp is designed to be the 'go to' place to meet your friends before you head out to explore the city of light.

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You might not even want to explore that much - there's ticketed light shows and installations in the 'Electric Playground' on site including a dazzling light and sound orrery by Motez and Harsh Realities, the House of Vnholy's SEEP, which will have you feeling like you're falling through light, and the Neon Village, perfect for wandering through and taking selfies with bright neon installations in the shape of penguins and snowmen among others. Electric Playground is ticketed. Check out the opening times and prices here.

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Get ready to skate and slide across the ice again with the ice skating rink complete with tunes and live DJ's on weekends bringing a frosty and festive party vibe to the heart of the city. Sessions are available every hour during Base Camp opening hours. The rink is open from the 1st July to the 31st July, Wednesday to Thursday from 4.30pm to 7.30pm, 10.30am to 7.30pm weekends and all week from 10.30am during school holidays. Check the link below for Base Camp hours.

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Why? Family friendly frosty fun
When: Fri 01 July - Sun 31 July. Wed - Thu 4pm to 9.30pm, Fri 4pm to 11pm, Sat 10am to 11pm, Sun 10am to 9.30pm, Closed Mon - Tue. School Holiday Hours Mon - Thu 10am to 9.30pm, Fri - Sat 10am to 11pm, Sun 10am to 9.30pm. Closing times may vary
Where: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga. Adelaide.
Cost: Free entry. Some light shows are ticketed.
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