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Free Things to Do in December 2022

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Published November 26th 2022
Christmas is just around the corner
victoria square festive weekends

With the beloved National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant now behind us, Christmas is truly just around the corner. There's excitement in the air, and of course, a variety of free things to do in Adelaide in December.

victoria square ballet and carols

Victoria Square has got the weekends covered with a festival on Friday the 9th and Saturday the 10th, a market on Saturday the 17th and Sunday the 18th, a ballet and carols on Thursday the 22nd, and a party on Friday the 23rd. You'll find a range of food and drinks on offer at each event. The 25-metre giant tree will also be lit from 8:30pm. For the tech-savvy, you can download the Adelaide Christmas Cracker Trail app and have some fun with quizzes, jokes, selfie filters and AR experiences.

mt barker pageant

The suburbs and hills come alive during Christmas too. Pageants are back on the streets of Blackwood, Christies Beach, Mt Barker, Stirling and Lobethal while opportunities for shopping and entertainment abound at various markets and carols. Here's a list for you to add to your calendar.

Thorndon Park - Friday the 2nd
Ebenezer Place - Saturday the 3rd
Stirling - Sunday the 4th
Plant 4 - Sunday the 11th
Holland & Winwood Streets - Sunday the 11th
Campbelltown Memorial Oval - Sunday the 11th
Moseley Square - Sunday the 11th
Hahndorf - Friday the 16th to Sunday the 18th

Linde Reserve - Saturday the 3rd
Mount Barker - Saturday the 3rd
X Convenience Oval - Saturday the 3rd
Centennial Park - Friday the 9th
Hazelwood Park - Friday the 9th
Carisbrooke Park - Saturday the 10th
Thorndon Park - Saturday the 10th
Elder Park - Sunday the 11th
Globe Derby Park - Sunday the 11th
Civic Park - Sunday the 11th
Nairne - Saturday the 17th
Pioneer Park - Saturday the 17th

Queen Elizabeth
Queen Elizabeth

Those wanting to do something that isn't Christmas-related might like to check out the cruise ships at Outer Harbor including Cunard's Queen Elizabeth, Royal Caribbean's Ovation of the Seas, and the Grand Princess. You can catch a glimpse of these 'floating palaces' from Lady Ruthven Reserve.

Little Quarry Loop
Little Quarry Loop

And, with the International Day of People with Disability being held on Saturday the 3rd, why not raise the awareness by joining a National Parks and Wildlife Service activity in Onka­paringa Riv­er Nation­al Park or heading out to one of the three free accessible trails around Adelaide.
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Carols at Westminster School, Alison Ave, Marion on Friday, 9th December. From 6.30pm.
by vinks (score: 1|17) 69 days ago
Vegan Picnic on the 11th -

The Christmas Garden from the 17th -
by Audrey (score: 2|283) 67 days ago
Adelaide sure not boring.
by mytsl (score: 2|174) 72 days ago
With everything so expensive, these lists are sure a big help.
by Mindo Koerber (score: 2|646) 71 days ago
There is also a street party at Victor Harbor on the 2nd.
by Audrey (score: 2|283) 69 days ago
Another carols at Stirling:
by Audrey (score: 2|283) 69 days ago
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