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Published December 5th 2018
Get ready to have a jam-packed calendar of fun this December
This December Adelaide will be showcasing a wide range of free and ticketed events for all interests and ages to enjoy.

Be sure to jot down these dates for a "funtastic" month of entertainment.

1. Santa Wonderland
When: Friday 7-24 December 2018
Where: Adelaide Showground, 108 Goodwood Rd, Wayville
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will showcase entertainment, Christmas festivities, activities, amusement rides, jumping castles, showbags, activity trail, stage shows, performances, ice skating and much more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Santas Wonderland Facebook


2. Moonlight Cinema
When: Saturday 8 December 2018
Where: Botanic Park, Hackney Rd, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $17-$38pp
Details: This open-air cinema event will be showcasing advance screening, new release and cult films. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Moonlight Cinema Facebook


3. Glenelg Summersalt Beach Concert
When: Saturday 8 December 2018: 2pm-9:30pm
Where: Glenelg Beach, Adelaide
Cost: General Admission: $100pp & Summersalt Lounge: $175pp
Details: This event will showcase the best home-grown bands, cultural attractions, entertainment and performances galore. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from SummerSalt Facebook


4. Minda & Bank SA Christmas Carols & Markets
When: Saturday 8 December 2018: 2pm-9pm
Where: 12-16 King George Ave, North Brighton
Cost: Free
Details: There will be loads of entertainment, family-friendly activities, food trucks, amusement rides, Christmas festivities, petting zoo, jumping castle, Christmas market stalls, performances, Christmas Carol performances and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Minda Inc. Facebook


5. Carols Alive
When: Sunday 9 December 2018: From 5pm
Where: Cedar College Oval, Fosters Rd, Northgate
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will be jam-packed with activities, entertainment, international food & drink stalls, face painting, amusement rides, jumping castle, interactive stalls, live music entertainment, performances & Carol performances, firework displays at 9:30pm and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Cedar College Facebook


6. Twenty One Pilots
When: Monday 10 December 2018: 7pm-Midnight
Where: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Port Rd, Hindmarsh
Cost: See website.
Details: This concert will feature the critically-acclaimed duet of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, as they celebrate their new album 'Trench' with 'The Bandito Tour'. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Entertainment Centre Facebook


7. European Outdoor Film Tour
When: Tuesday 11 December 2018: 7pm-9pm
Where: Riverbank Lawn, Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature the most inspiring and thrilling adventure films of the year. The programme will include short films from the great outdoors, breathtaking athletic feats and inspiring stories. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Openair Cinema Facebook


8. Organ Concert Series- Andrew Georg
When: Wednesday 12 December 2018: From 12:30pm
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly concert will showcase organist Andrew Georg as he presents his beautiful organ works. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Town Hall Facebook


9. Messiah
When: Thursday 13 December 2018: 7:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Elder Hall, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: See website.
Details: This concert will be performed by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra. It will be directed by Christian Curnyn, a Handel specialist from the UK, joining him will be one of the best Australian soloists and our own world-class Adelaide Chamber Singers. Click here for the website.

10. Unsound Adelaide
When: Friday 14-16 December 2018- 7pm-11pm
Where: Playhouse Lane & Gilles Arcade, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$125pp
Details: This event will showcase an immersive weekend Festival devoted to thought -d installations, performances, acts, entertainment and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Unsound Facebook


11. Santa's Jingle Bells Rock
When: Friday 14-15 December 2018: 7:30pm- 12:30am
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre,
Cost: 14th: $130pp & 15th: $140pp
Details: This 18 plus Christmas event will showcase Christmas festivities with entertainment, three-course menu with full beverage package, activities and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Convention Centre Facebook


12. Christmas Nights, Festive Lights
When: Saturday 15-23 December 2018: 4pm-9pm
Where: Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will be more magical than ever with entertainment, festive playground, activities, Christmas movie screenings, food trucks, live music, displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from City of Adelaide Facebook


13. Sindhi Cultural Day
When: Saturday 15 December 2018: 7pm-10pm
Where: Woodville Town Hall, 72 Woodville Rd, Woodville
Cost: Free
Details: This multicultural family-friendly event will be celebrating Sindhi Cultural Day with entertainment, cultural activities, displays, performances and more. Click here for the website.

14. Adelaide Carols by Candlelight
When: Saturday 15 December 2018: From 2pm
Where: Elder Park, Adelaide
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will showcase Christmas festivities, entertainment, Christmas concert, Santa and his sleigh, activities, performances and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from QBE Insurance Carols by Candlelight Facebook


15. Civic Park Carols
When: Sunday 16 December 2018: 4pm-10pm
Where: Civic Park, 995 North East Rd, Modbury
Cost: Free
Details: This Christmas family-friendly event will include an evening filled with entertainment, Christmas festivities, family fun zone, shows, performances, food stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

16. Semaphore Summer Carnival
When: Sunday 16 December 2018- 28 January 2019
Where: Semaphore Foreshore Reserve, The Esplanade, Semaphore
Cost: See website
Details: This family-friendly festival will be jam-packed with entertainment, activities, amusement rides, face painting, shows, acts, performances, firework displays and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Semaphore Summer Carnival Facebook


17. Aldinga Bay Community Carols
When: Sunday 16 December 2018: From 4pm
Where: Symonds Reserve, Aldinga Beach, Aldinga
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will include a fun-filled afternoon of entertainment, carnival festivities, sausage sizzle, food stalls, kids activities, performances including Christmas Carol performances and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Aldinga Bay Community Carols Facebook


18. Goolwa Christmas Festival
When: Sunday 16 December 2018
Where: Goolwa Oval, Goolwa
Cost: Free
Details: There will be something for everyone at this family-friendly Christmas festival with entertainment, activities, parades, kids activities, Christmas Carol performances, visit from Santa, firework displays and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Visit Alexandrina Facebook


19. Band of the South Australia Police Christmas Concert
When: Wednesday 19 December 2018: From 7:30pm
Where: Adelaide Town Hall, King William St, Adelaide
Cost: Tickets start from $15pp
Details: This family-friendly Christmas Concert will feature The Band of the South Australia Police as they present some traditional Christmas fare. Click here for the website.

20. KFC BBL/08 Match 6- Strikers vs Renegades
When: Sunday 23 December 2018: 7pm-11pm
Where: See website.
Cost: Tickets range from $5-$46pp & family pass
Details: The KFC Bash League will be back again this December with the competition moving to a full Home and Away fixture, making this the biggest BBL season yet. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from BBL Facebook


21. New Year's Eve Gala
When: Monday 31 December 2018- 1 January 2019: 7:30pm-Midnight
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide
Cost: $190pp
Details: There will be a lineup of celebrations with entertainment, Gala Ball, four-course dinner, live music, spectacular views of the Adelaide Riverbank firework displays and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Adelaide Convention Centre Facebook
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