Christmas Decorations Adelaide
Christmas time is full of festivity around the country and Adelaide is no exception. This magical time of the year, get ready to be filled with wonder and delight as you cruise through the various Christmas-themed activities and excitement and enjoy the Christmas decorations that adorn the city.
Check out the giant Christmas tree at Victoria Square:
Every year in November, Victoria Square (Tarntanyangga) is home to the majestic, massive Christmas tree. You can easily reach get there via tram or train or drive over to Adelaide Central Market. Watch a 15-minute spectacular light display on the tree. If you’re bringing kids along, get a spare change of clothes as they might like to hang around near the water fountain if the weather is warm enough!
Enjoy Christmas Lights, Festive Nights:
Victoria Square doesn’t just host a big Christmas tree – it is also where you can enjoy ten nights of festivities in December. Live entertainment, music and games start in the evening and go on till night. The place takes up a festive look after it gets decked up with life-size displays, giant candy canes and loads of other Christmas decorations. If you’re a foodie, rejoice. You’ll find a variety of food trucks offering traditional and unique treats to delight your taste buds. On Fridays, come over to watch season-inspired, merry movies like The Nutcracker and The Grinch. Weekends are when you can shop all you can – everything from handmade craft items to foods.
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Head over to Rundle Mall:
Every year, Christmas is a big celebration here at Rundle Mall. With unique themes every year, the mall promises sparkling festivities. The installations they set up here every year are must-see and in the spirit of Christmas traditions. Not surprisingly, people from across the city arrive here to see the magic that the mall has managed to conjure up. From November all the way to January, expect to find a variety of fun celebrations from the arrival of Santa with his pageant to splendid Christmas decorations.
Join the Adelaide Christmas Pageant:
Every year, the South Australian city organises its own parade that officially takes off on the second Saturday of November. The Adelaide Christmas Pageant is a fabulous and merry procession of clowns, dancers, performers, music bands and many floats. This is a popular pre-Christmas celebration that sees many people taking part in. Not surprisingly, this pageant is officially recognized as a “heritage icon” by the National Trust of Australia. It’s something you wouldn’t want to miss if you stay in or are visiting Adelaide.
Watch the amazing Lobethal Lights:
This iconic light display in Adelaide involves the participation of an entire town! Since the past 60 years, Lobethal Valley has been lighting up their streets and today it is recognised as the largest community Christmas lights display in the Southern Hemisphere. Nothing represents the true Christmas spirit better than this. With an official ceremony to switch the lights on, the residents comply and the brilliant light displays remain till December 30. Get a map, enjoy the walk and the night market and admire the lights.
Visit Santa’s Wonderland:
There’s every reason to step into Santa’s Wonderland this Christmas, seeing that it has been rated as the best value family event in Adelaide in the past few years. This is a great option to have fun together with family especially if you have kids. With fun rides, tobogganing, ice skating, activity trails, photo shoots with Santa and Christmas stage shows, you’ll not have a dull moment here.
Shop at the Christmas markets:
During Christmas, you’ll find many shops to suit everyone’s tastes and budget. Christkindlmarkt gives you the feel of traditional and authentic German Christmas markets. The Ebenezer Night Market is open at East End between 14 and 21 December and offers a variety of fashion, jewelry and food. Fancy checking out Bonjour Adelaide French Market? It hosts fine French cheeses, wine, perfume and fashion along with music, entertainment and even activities specially for kids.