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Sales to Sparkles


After the pressies are all unwrapped but before the fireworks hit the sky, there’s still plenty to keep you entertained in the city during the days between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve. Here are a few activities to enjoy.


Boxing Day Bonanza

26 December

Rundle Mall

It’s the most spectacular sale event of the year! Make a beeline for Rundle Mall for unbeatable Boxing Day sales across the day and remember, this is just the start of incredible summer sales right across the city! Visit the website for opening hours.

Patrons shopping while the sun is rising

Grab a Golf Club

North Adelaide Golf Course - Strangways Terrace, North Adelaide SA 5006

Stay festive fit with some leisurely post-Christmas exercise. The North Adelaide Golf Course is open from 5.45am from Boxing Day onwards and the Par 3 course makes a great family day out. Closing times differ through the Christmas/New Year period, so be sure to visit to find your tee off time! 

Playing golf

Go For a Dip

Adelaide Aquatic Centre - Fitzroy Terrace &, Jeffcott Road, Adelaide SA 5006

The Adelaide Aquatic Centre is a top place to head when you and the family are looking to cool off as the weather heats up. Check the website for christmas holiday hours

Child swimming in the pool at the Adelaide Acquatic Centre

Get Some Library Love

Adelaide City Libraries members can download movies, e-books, music and more through the Virtual Library – at anytime, anywhere. Also, while the North Adelaide and Hutt Street Libraries are closed from 23 December to 1 January 2019, the City Library is open throughout, only closing on the Public Holidays. All three libraries are reopening as normal on 2 January 2019. 

Opening Hours 

Child reading a book at the Library

Farewell 2018!

Celebrate the year that was with a bang at the City of Adelaide’s FREE New Year’s Eve community event on Adelaide's Riverbank, featuring two fantastic fireworks displays.

New Year’s Eve Program Highlights

31 December: 6pm – 1am

Adelaide Riverbank

Fireworks Fun

The first display hits the sky just after sundown – perfect for families with little party-goers. The final spectacular show at midnight, follows the countdown into the New Year.

Free Family Fun

Keep the little ones entertained in the dedicated Kids Zone, where the whole family can enjoy dazzling performances and carnival fun. There will also be roving performers entertaining the crowds.

Live Music

Elder Park’s historic Rotunda will be bathed in light, providing a stunning platform for this year’s incredible live music acts.

Food for all Tastes

Select from a huge variety of global cuisines on offer or feel free to bring your own picnic basket full of goodies. There will be dedicated licensed areas to enjoy a drink. Please note for the comfort of guests this is a non-smoking event. No BYO alcohol.

Visit the website for all the event details, including access, road closures and the latest program announcements.

Fireworks over the Adelaide Riverbank for New Years Eve

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