Start celebrating Christmas a little early in Adelaide's West End, and stock up on Christmas gifts and tasty food while you're at it. The Adelaide West End Association are planning a unique day on December 18th, with their West End Xmas Market & Carnival. It is not just a chance to share some Christmas cheer, but its also a celebration of all of the multi-cultural communities who find a place in the West End.
This free market and carnival is being held on Leigh Street, the small street West of King William Street that connects Currie and Hindley Street. Be prepared for musical performances, fun activities for the kids, food from all over the world, and of course plenty of ideas for Christmas gifts. Join the local Leigh Street businesses with some of the other personalities that make up the West End, and be ready for a fun night, as the festivities run from 12pm till 10pm.
There will be food stalls, serving up a whole range of cuisines. You can look forward to Asian, Latin American, Jamaican, Portuguese and Indian Food, and of course you can expect to be well-fed when the Burger Theory food truck starts serving up their delicious burgers. Everything is fun and casual, and everyone is going to be in the party mood.
Get ready to groove to the sounds of Laura Hill, The Atlantic Street Band, or Sista Sunshine & Roryirie. You'll also be entertained by Indian Dancing in the afternoon, or the Las Chicas Bombas samba dancers later in the evening. There is a full program throughout the day, and the street is not going to stop buzzing. The kids can enjoy the Amazing Drumming Monkeys, or why not get them to have a go at the Piņata once they've gone along to get their faces painted. You'll find plenty to entertain both the young and old.
Will a full day of fun, food, and frivolity, you'd be crazy to miss the celebrations. Make sure you bring along the kids, and an empty stomach, and make the most of all of the fun activities. The West End can sometimes be quiet on weekends, but with activities planned throughout today, you can bet this won't be a quiet one.