The Adelaide Christmas parade
Adelaide is well known for its impressive Christmas parade that has been held annually in Adelaide since 1933. It is the largest of its kind in the world, and every year it attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors. The parade is also televised to millions of viewers who join in the spirit of Christmas with the Adelaide locals and visitors to the area.
The parade stretches for over 3km. It starts at Adelaide city centre and continues along the streets, presenting performances and Christmas magic for all of the crowds standing on the side-lines. Views are treated to a magnificent display of floats, performance artists, clowns and dancers – all dressed up with Christmas decorations and spreading good cheer for the season.
If you are in Adelaide during the Christmas period, either as a local or a visitor to the area, you will be disappointed to miss the parade, so ensure that you mark its day clearly in your diary. Bring your friends and family members, and ensure that your children come along, as this is one event that is perfect for all ages.
Carols by candlelight in Adelaide
Another fun and festive event in Adelaide during Christmas is the Carols by Candlelight that is held in Elder Park. This is a chance to relax and unwind on the grass with your family, while you are entertained by professional performers, and sing along with the well-known Christmas classics.
Bring a picnic and your best singing voice, as you join in the many other residents and visitors of Adelaide who merge together for this popular Christmas event. Carols by candlelight is one of the main Christmas attractions of the season, and it is suitable for the entire family.
Christmas shopping in Adelaide
Rundle Mall is the main attraction for Christmas shopping and you will enjoy the relaxed and outdoor atmosphere of this location. Perfect for a busy Christmas season you will find that many of the retailers and shoppers are in the Christmas spirit and there will be music playing, impressive Christmas trees and Christmas decorations throughout the mall and the shops that are surrounding it.
Visits from Santa will delight the children in your family, and shopping at Rundle Mall can also include photos with Santa and his elves. They will also love the many Christmas decorations, glass Christmas decorations and Christmas store displays that are presented with magic, just for the. Just be sure to leave the Children at home on some days, as you will want to keep their Christmas gifts a surprise.
Rundle Mall is also a great location for fresh food shopping where you can stock up on everything that you need for a Christmas day feast. Enjoy the selections of meats, seafoods and fresh fruits and vegetables, and please remember that you may need to order some goods especially for the Christmas Day, including turkeys, hams and large quantities of prawns.
Visiting Adelaide during Christmas
There are many wonderful spots to stay in Adelaide during Christmas, just be sure that you book early to avoid disappointment, and also remember that you may be paying a much higher rate to stay here during this time.
You may love to stay at a fresh and modern apartment complex near Adelaide’s central business district, as this will keep you close to all of the entertainment. If you are seeking something a bit quieter and more relaxing, your best option might be to venture into the hills area, where there are some lovely rural settings, including bed and breakfast cottages and guest houses. Even these will be decorated at Christmas time, with outdoor Christmas lights, Christmas trees and decorations.