It all kicks off on Friday the 6th with St Nicholas Comes to Hahndorf beginning at 6pm from St Paul's Lutheran Church. There will be craft activities, games and a free sausage sizzle in the garden area of the church. Then, at 7pm, the parade will progress through Main Street to Alec Johnston Park led by the Hahndorf Town Band. The remainder of the night's celebrations at the park will include carol singing as well as free gingerbread biscuits, tea, coffee and cake.
On the following weekend, from the 13th to 15th, the Gathered Christmas Design Market will be showcasing local SA designers at Thiele House. You can browse through over 70 boutique stalls shopping for your favourite candles, flowers, toys and more. Also, at the same time, there will be a German-style Christmas market in the carpark of C3 Church Adelaide Hills. This Hahndorf Christkindlmarkt was recently recognised as the top 32 Christmas markets in the world. And, a special Christmas edition POP market will also be happening at the Hahndorf Memorial Institute on the 14th and 15th. So, that's three huge shopping opportunities in one weekend!