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Top Things to Do in Adelaide - December 2017

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Highlights of What's On in Adelaide in December
Christmas is everywhere this month, no matter what your religious beliefs (or not). Christmas parties, Christmas shopping, Christmas gifts, and Christmas carols and pageants. You're a part of Christmas whether you opted in or not.

In fact, it's actually hard to find a lot happening this month that doesn't have that cheery Christmas connection, so let's cover them first. The Adelaide Town Hall projection display sets a shining example that's definitely worth a look, and of course Lobethal Lights are great too.

Catch Christmas Carols in Port Adelaide and Semaphore for a not-so-silent night, and find many other locations for carols here. For a comprehensive guide of what's on in Adelaide for Christmas see this article. Can somebody just wake me when it's all over?

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Duck Down to Our New Urban Beach on the River Torrens


What's On in Adelaide - Free Things to Do in December
The place to be this month is the Adelaide parklands on the banks of the River Torrens, where there are so many exciting things to do in December. Perhaps the simplest way to find them is by following the free Art of Christmas creative tree trail. It will lead you straight to the Adelaide Convention Centre's new Home Ground cafe court where you can sit on the river bank and enjoy the best of South Australian food and wine.

Lose any excess calories with a quick detour to Adelaide's new free Urban Beach at Pinky Flat. You won't be able to take a dip, but healthy exercise like volleyball and yoga should do the trick. Grab another drink at the Urban Beach bar to rehydrate before crossing the Adelaide Oval footbridge, where you might be in time to watch the cricket at the new Backyard Cricket Pontoon (free entry).

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Find a Free Outdoor Cinema Near You


Families looking for free entertainment and fun for kids can't miss the free outdoor movies scattered around Adelaide over the next couple of months. But what children really love is all the fun of the fair, and the Semaphore summer carnival is back from December 16 with free carols, free fireworks and loads of fun things to do on the Semaphore foreshore.

One of the top things to do in Adelaide is getting married, and soon there will be a lot more people wanting to do just that. Did you know that you can get married free in the parklands from January, but of course you will need to BYO celebrant, partner and party.

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So Many Things to Do at Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets - Image Supplied


December Markets in Adelaide
Leigh Street Christmas Market every Saturday in December
Prospect Eco Market December 2
Original Open Market December 3, 17
Carclew Dusk Arts Market December 7
Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets December 8
Beachfront Twilight Markets December 8
Lyndoch Market December 9
Christmas Carols and Markets December 9
Christkindlmarkt Hahndorf December 15
Makers Shakers Market December 16
Country Christmas Markets

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Back a Winner at the Adelaide Motorsports Festival


Not Free, but Fun Things to Do in Adelaide
Fans of car racing will look forward to the Adelaide Motorsports Festival from December 7. When the natural world is more your thing head for the Gorge Wildlife Park, or visit the latest exhibition from the SA Maritime Museum - Leviathan: An Astonishing History of Whales from December 15.

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Escape the City This Summer


Other Exciting Things to See and Do in Adelaide
We're always looking for new things to do over summer: if you're south of Adelaide here's quite a list to keep you amused. While you're there, pop in to the Cream Cafe at Brighton for a tasty bite.

Most of us escape the city for our holidays, if you go to Penneshaw there's lots to see walking around. Over in Tailem Bend follow the heritage trail to the railway station museum, but you really mustn't miss Tailem Bend's most famous attraction - Old Tailem Town.

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Revisit the Past at Old Tailem Town Pioneer Village


While most history lovers have to wait until May for the next History Festival, the History Trust is holding a series of workshops to encourage people to host their event next year. What a great idea!
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