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The Credit Union Christmas Pageant was in true style a magical and wonderful day that officially kicked off the Christmas season, with Father Christmas arriving in town.

The biggest Pageant in the Southern Hemisphere may be done and dusted, but there is PLENTY more Christmas fun to enjoy around South Australia in the lead up to Christmas.

We've got your ULTIMATE guide to Christmas Pageants and other events around Adelaide and wider SA, so no matter where you are you can celebrate the Christmas season with your community.

Have we missed one? Make sure to send us a message on our Facebook or Instagram and we'll add it to the list!

CHRISTMAS PAGEANTS AND PARADES

Saturday 17th November


Mount Gambier Christmas Parade – 11.00am

Commercial Street East to Commercial Street West.

Murray Bridge Christmas Pageant – 5.30pm

Christmas Pageant Parade through Bridge St, Seventh St, Mary Terrace and Sturt Reserve. Follow by a Riverfront Festival at Sturt Reserve and fireworks at 9pm.

Port Adelaide Enfield Twilight Christmas Parade – 6.00pm

Commercial Road, with after party from 7.00pm and fireworks at 9.10pm.


Sunday 18th November

City of Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant – 10.00am

Beach Road and Rotary Park, Christies Beach.

Stirling Christmas Pageant – 11.30am

Mount Barker Road Stirling, 'Christmas Around the World' theme, followed by the Spring Fair on Stirling Oval.


Saturday 24th November

Playford Christmas Pageant – 9.00am

Main North Road, Smithfield.

Norwood Christmas Pageant – 10.00am

The Parade, Norwood.


Sunday 25th November

Glenelg Christmas Pageant – 10.00am

Jetty Road, Glenelg. Followed by the Glenelg Sunset Markets on Jimmy Melrose Park in front of Stamford Grand.


Friday 30th November

Angaston Christmas Parade – 5.00pm

Murray Street, finishing at Memorial Reserve. Followed by a Christmas Party until 9.00pm.


Saturday 1st December

Mount Barker Christmas Pageant – 10.30am

Adelaide Hills Recreation Centre Oval to Walker Street.

Salisbury Community Christmas Parade – 10.30am

John Street, Salisbury.

Mannum Christmas Pageant – 6.30pm

Adelaide Road Horwood Bagshaw to Arnold Park. Followed by Riverside fireworks 9.30pm.

Blackwood Christmas Pageant - 6.30pm

Corner of Main Road and Gulfview Road finishing at Waite Street Reserve with a fair and family fun!

Port Pirie Christmas Pageant – 7.00pm

Memorial Drive, with 'Christmas in the Park' until 10.00pm.


Friday 7th December

Barossa Christmas Parade – 5.00pm

Murray Street, Tanunda. Food and Festivities from 5.00pm, Parade from 7.00pm.


Saturday 8th December

Victor Harbor Christmas Pageant – 5.30pm

From Bridge Terrace, followed by Carols by the Sea in Grosvenor Gardens


Sunday 9th December

Meningie Christmas Pageant - 4.00pm


Friday 14th December

Reynella Christmas Pageant – 5.30pm

Main Street, Old Reynella. Followed by Twilight Christmas Carols.


Sunday 16th December

Moonta Christmas Festivities – 3.00pm

Markets in Queen Square, Pageant at 5.30pm ending in Queen Square. Followed by Carols by Candelight from 6.30pm.

Goolwa Christmas Festival – 6.00pm   

Cadell Street and Goolwa Oval, followed by fireworks.



SANTA'S WONDERLAND

Rides, face painting, jumping castles, colouring, letter writing, stage shows, christmas lights and even ICE SKATING. What more could you ask for at the wonderful Santa's Wonderland which is returning again this year.

On from the 7th of December all the way up until Christmas Eve, you can experience a world of Christmas Magic at the showgrounds.

Tickets are available on the Santa's Wonderland website, which you can buy online or when you arrive!

Find out more and book tickets here.


CHRISTMAS LIGHTS AND DISPLAYS

One of the best, FREE, things to do in the lead up to Christmas is to jump in the car and go and see all of the beautiful Christmas lights displays! 

Here are some of the best Christmas lights and displays to go and see at night with the family.


The Light of Lobethal Christmas Festival, 10 Dec - 31 Dec


South Australia is famous for the Lobethal Lights, which ever year light up the Main Street of Lobethal in the Adelaide Hills in a playground of festive colour! Did you know, it's the largest Community Christmas Light Display in the Southern Hemisphere?


While you're there, there is also a nightly Living Nativity, Santa's Cave and local markets and street stalls.


Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga Christmas Nights and Festive Lights, 15 - 23 Dec


Every day from the 15th to the 23rd of December, from 4pm-9pm, you can enjoy a festive playground in Victoria Square, complete with colour, live music, food trucks, and even Christmas movies!!

There's an exciting program of events on offer, include stage shows with magicians and music, carols, DJ and acoustic tunes, festive food from some delicious food trucks, plenty of games and toys, and most excitingly, a life sized Santa Sleigh and Rudolph the Reindeer display made of over 130,000 Lego Bricks! You don't want to miss that one!

For more Christmas fun around the City of Adelaide, click here.

Ninth Avenue, St Peters, Throughout December

On Ninth Avenue in St Peters you'll find a street lit up with Christmas cheer. Drive, or walk, down the street taking in all of the beautiful displays put up by the residents.

Who said nothing in life was free!

Westminster School Christmas Lights, 14th - 20th December

Down at Westminster School in Marion is a beautiful display of Christmas, where you can take a stroll through the grounds to see the thousands of twinkling lights. 

There'll also be sing-a-long carols, and you can even see Father Christmas while you're there!

West End Brewery Christmas Lights, late November to New Year's Day

So many South Australians have memories of going down to the West End Brewery in Thebarton and seeing the iconic display of Christmas along the River Torrens riverbank.

It's a free event to be enjoyed day or night, but night is especially beautiful! There'll also be food and drinks available for purchase, plus some carnival amusements!

Loxton Lights Festival

Now in its 27th year, the Loxton Lights Festival is a joyous festive celebration for locals and visitors alike. Situated in the Riverland, 2 and a half hours from Adelaide, Loxton is a great place to visit for relaxation, food and wine, and of course the Christmas Festival. 

Their website has plenty of info on all of the activities available, including a map of the Town Light's, a Christmas Craft Fair, Bike the Nights and more!


Be sure to be following us on Facebook and Instagram throughout the festive season, we'll be posting the best of Christmas around Adelaide and South Australia!