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Published November 21st 2017
Get your Christmas spirit on with this list of events
Christmas is just around the corner and Adelaide will be hosting an array of free and ticketed Christmas events for everyone to enjoy this festive season!
Check out the list below of top Christmas events across Adelaide and its surrounds:
1. Mannum Christmas Tree Festival When: 24 November 2017: 9am-4pm Where: Mannum Leisure Centre, 51 Adelaide Rd, Mannum Cost: Adults: $2pp & Children free. Details: Be part of the Christmas celebrations at the 2017 Mannum Christmas Tree Festival! The event will showcase Mannum tradition with festive market stalls selling inexpensive gifts. Raffles will be drawn throughout the day. Morning tea and light lunches will be available for purchase. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Waikerie Santa's Cave Facebook
2. Waikerie Santa's Cave When: 24 November 2017- 31 December 2017: 11am-6pm – Closed Christmas Day.
Where: Waikerie Institute, McCoy St, Waikerie Cost: Gold coin donation. Details: Celebrate the magic of Christmas with this family-friendly Christmas wonderland event. There will be an array of colourful displays, fairy lights, trees, visit from Santa, Santa's gift shop featuring stalls with a large range of toys, local produce and gifts, entertainment and much more. Click here for the website.
3. Waikerie Lions Community Christmas Pageant
When: 24 November 2017: 6pm-9pm
Where: CBD, Waikerie
Details: This Christmas event will showcase family-friendly activities, free jumping castle, amusement and carnival rides, food stalls, live entertainment, face painting, workshops, street parade and pageant from 6pm. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from District Council of Loxton Waikerie Facebook
4. The Norwood Christmas Pageant
When: 25 November 2017: From 10am
Where: The Parade, Norwood (Between Fullarton Rd & Woods St)
Details: This festive event will feature colourful floats, entertainment, live bands, clowns, performers, performances, stilt walkers, puppeteers, fairies and much more at this street parade. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Norwood Christmas Pageant Facebook
5. Glenelg Christmas Pageant
When: 26 November 2017: From 10:30am
Where: Jetty Rd, from Rose St into Colley Terrace, Glenelg
Details: There will be plenty of fun at this Christmas event with marching bands, dancers, clowns, singing groups, costumes galore, Santa and much more. There will also be plenty of entertainment. The parade will travel along Jetty Road from Rose Street into Colley Terrace. Click here for the website.
6. City of Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant
When: 26 November 2017: From 10am
Where: Beach Rd, Christies Beach
Details: Christies Beach will come alive with festivities including marching bands, festive floats, clowns, and Santa. There will also be entertainment including activities, petting zoo, face painting, local artists, main stage musical entertainment, Christmas stalls, Santa in the cave sausage sizzle and much more held at Rotary Park from 11am-1pm after the Pageant. Click here for the website.
7. The Mount Barker Christmas Pageant
When: 2 December 2017: From 10:30am
Where: See website.
Details: There will be plenty of festive fun at this event with marching bands, costumes, live entertainment, floats, dancers, performers, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Mt Barker Christmas Pageant Facebook
8. Playford Community Carols
When: 2 December 2017: 4:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Fremont Park, Yorktown Rd, Elizabeth
Details: There will be Santa's workshop, Christmas carol performances, celebrity guests, gospel choir,
14-piece vocal ensemble Gospo Collective, entertainment, kid's activities, face painting, sport activities,
children performances and much more. Click here for the website.
9. Campbelltown Christmas Parade & Carols
When: 3 December 2017: From 5:15pm
Where: See website.
Details: This Christmas parade will showcase special performances, choirs, floats, costumes, stalls, favourite carols, performers and much more. Click here for the website.
10. Mount Barker Carols in the Park
When: 5 December 2017: 5pm-9:30pm
Where: See website.
Details: There will be all your favourite Christmas carols, performances, activities, live entertainment, stalls, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Mt Barker Carols Facebook
11. Civic Park Carols
When: 10 December 2017: 4pm-10pm
Where: Civic Park, Modbury
Details: There will be plenty of festivities at this event with pre-show entertainment, stalls, activities, local acts, special appearances, firework displays, family fun events, Christmas carol show and much more. Click here for the website.
12. The Lights of Lobethal Festival
When: 10-30 December 2017: From 6pm
Where: Various Locations- see website
Details: This event has been a long tradition over 60-years with lighting up homes and businesses across Adelaide Hills. The event will feature market stalls, activities, lights trail, pageant, living nativity, town tours, firework displays and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Lefevre CFC Facebook
13. Carols by the Marina
When: 10 December 2017: From 6:30pm
Where: Fotheringham Reserve, cnr Lady Gowrie Drive & Osborne Road, North Haven
Details: With a spectacular backdrop of the marina, this Christmas event will feature activities, entertainment, performances, face painting, kid's activities, concert band, Santa appearance, balloon figures and much more. Click here for the website.
14. Adelaide Carols
When: 10 December 2017: From 5pm
Where: Elder Park, Adelaide
Cost: Free & Gold Class Tickets available- see website.
Details: Being South Australia's largest Christmas event, there will be an array of festive entertainment, shows, acts, performances, firework displays, special appearances, guest performances, activities, and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight Facebook
15. Nairne Carols by the Lake
When: 13 December 2017: From 4pm
Where: Bythorne Park, Woodside Rd, Nairne
Details: There will plenty of festive cheer at this event with live entertainment, performances, Christmas carol performances, activities and much more. Click here for the website.
16. Christkindle Market
When: 15-17 December 2017: 15th: 5pm-10pm, 16th & 17th: 4pm-10pm
Where: cnr Main St & Auricht Rd, Hahndorf
Details: This German and European-style Christmas market will feature celebrations, fun, laughter as it captures the essence of community. There will be an array of market stalls, entertainment, activities, displays and much more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Adelaide Convention Centre Facebook
17. Santa's Workshop 2017 White Christmas
When: 15 & 16 December 2017: 7:30pm-12:30am
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: 15th: $130pp & 16th: $140pp
Details: This will be arguably the best Christmas party in Adelaide! The event will include an all-inclusive festive night of fun with a 3-course menu, full beverage package, gift giveaways, entertainment and much more. Click here for website.
18. Floating Melodies: Christmas Joyride
When: 21 December 2017
Where: Elder Park Popeye Dock, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets from $34pp
Details: This Swedish-inspired Christmas menu of songs will feature songs from Roxette and ABBA with local performer, Stefanie Rossi. Tickets include the cruise, concert, food and one beverage. Click here for website.