01 Dec, 2021

Christmas Festival

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Have a cracker of a Christmas in the city.

The City of Adelaide is launching its innovative Christmas Festival, featuring exciting new events and activities for everyone to enjoy in the lead up to Christmas.

The Christmas Festival will feature a new Augmented Reality Trail, which will take people on a free, interactive tour around the city and North Adelaide. Scanning a QR code will launch colourful decorations and displays, whilst providing Christmas jokes and facts about the iconic Adelaide sites.

Council will bring popular night spots to life with spectacular lighting at Peel Street and Vaughan Place, where more than 40 colourful spheres will create a “Bauble Canopy.”

We will have festive bands, carollers and musicians popping up all over the city and North Adelaide. The City of Adelaide provided $160,000 to local performers and event organisers through the City of Adelaide’s Christmas Incentive Scheme, which is employing local musicians and adding to the city’s festive atmosphere.

This year’s new festival is the first stage in Council’s five-year Christmas Action Plan which kicked off last night with the lighting of the giant Christmas Tree in Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga.

Lord Mayor Sandy Verschoor encouraged people to come into the city and enjoy the festive atmosphere with loved ones over the next five weeks.

“Christmas is the most magical time of year, and we are excited to welcome people to Adelaide this Christmas to experience everything our beautiful city has to offer,” the Lord Mayor said.

“The City of Adelaide is presenting a huge variety of festive events, activities and experiences including our new Augmented Reality Trail, which people can follow around the city and get into the festive spirit, have a laugh and maybe even learn something new about iconic Adelaide sites.

“I encourage everyone to come into the city and experience the magic for themselves and while there, find a present for someone special at Australia’s premier shopping precincts and delicious local produce for a Christmas feast or browse for artisan products at a Christmas market.”

There’s plenty of opportunities to find that perfect gift with Christmas Markets popping up at several locations, including Victoria Square/Tarntanyangga, O’Connell Street, the Queens Theatre and night markets at Ebenezer Place.

The Adelaide Central Market and Rundle Mall will once again be trading round the clock with extended opening hours.

To find out more about the Christmas Festival go to www.cityofadelaide.com.au/christmas

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Jack Berketa