Christmas is upon us and the City of Adelaide are already well and truly in the festive spirit with a sley full of Christmas events and activities.

With a packed calendar of festive action that kicks off on 9 November with the brilliant National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant and will culminate in the annual New Year’s Eve spectacular on Adelaide’s Riverbank, there’s simply no better place to wrap yourself and your loved ones in the spirit of the season than in Adelaide city itself.

As always, there is a huge calendar of events, decorations and festive fun happening throughout November and December including the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, Rundle Mall Christmas Windows and retailer activations, Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight the Giant Santa at the Adelaide Central Market and lots more!

To ensure you don’t miss a festive trick, we’ve collected all the crucial info you need to make the most of what’s on offer in the city this Christmas 2019.

Lighting of the Christmas Tree – Saturday 16 November, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga

Enjoy a magical evening of free entertainment at Lighting of the Christmas Tree. Join the City of Adelaide to flick the big switch and turn on the dazzling lights of the tree for the first time in 2019.

– Celebrate with a night of live bands and choirs
– Enjoy activities including face painting and giant games
– Feast from a smorgasbord of food trucks
– Sing to Christmas carols
– Meet Christmas characters

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Christmas Lights, Festive Nights, 13-22 December, Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga.

Enjoy 10 magical evenings of activities and entertainment at Christmas Lights, Festive Nights.

📸 Sit in Santa’s sleigh led by Rudolph made from LEGO® bricks
🎁 Shop at Christmas markets (Saturdays & Sundays)
🎥 Watch Merry Movies (Fridays)
🖌️ Enjoy activities including face painting, craft, workshops and giant games
🎄 Catch the Christmas Tree lighting up (8.30pm daily)
🔔 Listen to live music and choir performances
🍴 Enjoy festive bites from food trucks

With so much on offer, the City of Adelaide have curated a different program for every night. Be sure to check this event for updates on what is happening.

The show-stopper Santa sleigh and Rudolph the reindeer display is made with over 130,000 LEGO® bricks. These marvellous creations, along with other giant masterpieces, were created by local LEGO® enthusiasts from Southern Bricks Lego User Group Inc.

More details will be released closer to the event.

LEGO is a registered trademark of The LEGO Group. © 2019 The LEGO Group. This project is not affiliated or endorsed by the LEGO Group.


Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight

The 2019 Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight is one of Adelaide’s favourite Christmas events and is happening again this year on December 7 at Elder Park

On the day: + Christmas Carnival – kids activities, samples, food trucks and more from 2.00pm

  • Reserved seating area opens at 3:00pm
  •  Pre-show entertainment begins at 5.00pm – 8.00pm
  • Main event commences at 8.15pm – 10.30pm We are excited to offer Reserved Seating with prime viewing of the main stage.

For more information visit our listing for this event here