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Christmas in Adelaide - What's on and where

Christmas in Adelaide - What's on and where

Despite being the period of respite that we all long for, Christmas can sometimes be more stressful and exhausting than any other time of year.

If you need a little break from the hustle and bustle of the festive season, The Adelaide Review’s guide to what’s on in the week before Christmas is sure to help you find just what you need to recharge your  batteries.

Plant 4 Bowden Market

 Christmas Guide Adelaide 2016

Plant 4 Bowden will be hosting its final market for the year on December 21, offering arange of delicious artisan food and drink alongside a handpicked selection of artists, musicians, growers and makers.

Enjoy a relaxed alfresco dinner or meander through
the market stalls to pick up some last-minute Christmas gifts and see the creative talent Adelaide has to offer.

Wednesday, December 21
4pm — 9pm

A Very Sunny Christmas (Eve) at Sunny’s

Sunny's Pizza

Sunny’s is the newest hip joint in town that you must do yourself the favour of checking out. Spend your Christmas Eve witha slice of steaming pizza in one hand and martini in the other while the bluesy sounds of Big Bad Barry and Sunny’s resident DJs bring bliss to your ears.

Thursday, December 24
From 4pm onwards

Wine Party @ Henry Austin

We’re fortunate enough to live in a state with some of the world’s most-renowned wineries on our doorstep, but the question is: The Vale or The Hills? The Henry Austin is here to help you decide with some pre-Christmas shenanigans featuring Paxton and Hersey Wines in their Wines of Summer Showdown. With free entry, spicy wings and four wine tasters, this is a bash you won’t want to miss. Book in at or on 8223 2998.

Friday, December 23
5pm — 8pm

Christmas Party @ Peter Rabbit

Is there a better combo than bunnies and booze? Probably not, no. The great news is that you can enjoy both of these things at adorable cafe Peter Rabbit for an end of yearcelebration. Kick back to some soulful tunes in the garden while making the most of drinkspecials, and don’t forget to “awww” at Flopsy.

Friday, December 23
3pm — 10pm

Christmas Eve @ Superfish


Superfish, the newest addition to the East End’s circuit of hip bars and eateries, is here for you this festive season. From prawn cocktails and chargrilled lamb to $10 frozen margaritas and $15 carafes of frosè, Superfish has everything you need to get a little bit silly on the night before Christmas.

Friday, December 24
11:30am — 1:30am

The Propaganda Christmas Club @ Rundle Mall Festive Pop-Up


For the past few weeks, the team behind The Propaganda Club have been transforming Rundle Mall’s Festive Pop-Up space into a decadent bar. You can experience the final iteration this Friday night from 5pm and treat yourself to some of the finest cocktails around town after completing your last-minute Christmas shopping.

Friday, December 23
5pm — 9pm

Friday Festive Pop-Up @ Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Oval are putting on a ripper of an event this Friday night on the fifth-storey Riverbank Terrace. Featuring a Mumm champagne garden, pop-up stalls by Gaucho’s and Pimms as well as entertainment by bands, DJs and a silent disco, you’re bound to have a spectacular night overlooking the city skyline.

Friday, December 23
4pm — late

Mini Maker’s Market @ Peanut Gallery

The recently established Peanut Gallery upstairs at Adelaide Arcade is set to host a mini market this Friday night showcasing the handmade wares of a selection of Adelaide’s best artists and makers. With a licensed bar and live music to take place on the night, this will be the perfect opportunity to discover your next favourite Adelaide maker in a relaxed atmosphere.

Friday, December 23
4pm — 8:30pm


Carols @ Trinity City Church

If you’re looking for a more traditional way to celebrate the festive season, Adelaide’s oldest church will be holding a night of classical carols and readings on the night of December 21. Entry is free with free parking available in the church car park.

Wednesday, December 21
7pm — 8:30pm

Summer Twilight Markets @ Semaphore

Enjoy a relaxed evening by the seaside at the Semaphore Summer Twilight Markets, a weekly event showcasing local ethically produced items, handmade wares, vintage fashion and an array of food and drink options. With live entertainment and a huge variety of stalls, the Twilight Markets are a fantastic option for families or just grabbing a bite with friends.

Friday, December 23
6pm — 9pm

2016 Boxing Day Cup


A cricket match like no other, this 20/20 Boxing Day Cup will see two Adelaide communities go head-to-head in the name of fundraising: musicians versus hospitality workers.

All proceeds from the day will go towards independently run community broadcaster Radio Adelaide, which was forced to move from its home earlier this year after funding was slashed. This day is bound to be a laugh and goes towards a fantastic cause — what better way to spend Boxing Day?

Monday, December 26
2pm — 8pm

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