2022 EARLY BIRD tickets are available for purchase now! Santa’s Wonderland 2022 delivers more Christmas magic than Mary her self, and definitely brings more joy than the three wise men…. I mean Myrrhh? What new Mum on the planet has a use for tree sap? But I digress, back to the show ground. Honestly we LOVE this epic event, our kids go nuts for it and the current season is no exception. Set in the much roomier ‘Jubes...Read More
Category: Christmas in Adelaide
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the City of Adelaide, and we’re making it easy for you to have a cracker this year!From exciting events to live performances, activations, and installations across the CBD and North Adelaide, there’s something for kids young and old (and mum and dad too)! Keep reading below for your hitlist of how to experience Christmas in the city this year. Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga Christmas Tree What...Read More
Please note: Bookings are now at capacity. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at David Jones, Adelaide Central Plaza, as the iconic Magic Cave welcomes Father Christmas for 2021. From November 25, the Magic Cave will greet visitors young and old for an unforgettable festive experience. Create memories that last a lifetime and enjoy all the Magic Cave has to offer. A Christmas tradition for many, watch as children delight in the...Read More
Santas Wonderland Santa Sets WITH Social distancing! Have your family Santa Photo with us (up to 8 people maximum per sitting). Spaces are very limited so be sure to buy your family Santa Photo when you purchase your tickets. Pre-purchase online now to guarantee your appointment time! Then book a specific time when you arrive on the day (minimal wait times!) This will secure you a Santa photo appointment for your family at your chosen...Read More
Gift Experiences for Adelaide Kids – avoid “too much stuff!” I remember a few years ago, once the kids were sound asleep, I sat down with a wine in hand & put a Christmas movie on to wrap their Christmas presents. When I saw the sheer amount of gifts I had bought for them over the year (to “put away for Christmas”) I was disgusted with myself. There was an endless amount of STUFF that they didn’t really...Read More
Our teachers have worked hard again this year. We think they ALL deserve a medal. Lots of teachers are also parents and to have juggled more bouts of home schooling and other COVID related interruptions again this year. We think teacher gifts are a really special way to show your appreciation for all that hard work. They don’t have to cost a lot of money – it’s definitely the thought that counts. Here’s a range of...Read More
The Kids in Adelaide resident “Elf on the Shelf-er” Jessie has shared her favourite Elf of the Shelf ideas with us (ELFSPO) Elf on the Shelf is a magical Scout Elf helper who helps Santa manage his naughty and nice lists by reporting back to him at the North Pole. Each morning he returns to the house and winds up in all sorts of places and positions. Some of these are hilarious! Sometimes the whole “what on earth am I going to do with the...Read More
‘Tis the season to #stayathome, save some money and DIY! Get into the Christmas spirit and get the kids busy on some DIY Christmas decorations! Toilet Roll Santa and Reindeer – from @kavzkuizine on InstagramWell nothing says COVID Christmas like a toilet roll Santa! This one takes a bit of artistic talent, or you can just draw the outlines for the kids to colour in. Coffee Pod Jingle BellsA coffee pod! String, bead and some glitter....Read More
SCREAMING. SCARED. SENSORY OVERLOAD. All these things shouldn’t be associated with Santa but sometimes they are for sensitive little souls. The music is too loud, the crowds to noisy, the lines too long, the lights too bright and then the Santa experience turns into meltdown and the magic experience is gone…. sound familiar? Thanks to several organisations Sensory Santa is becoming a great choice from 9-5 Santa and allowing the...Read More
Did someone say market?… Did someone say Christmas market?
This year our Elves have been super busy finding all the BEST, must-visit Christmas markets in Adelaide for 2021 and popping them on the nice list. From locally crafted gifts to a wonderful array of delicious Christmas offerings, visiting one of these Christmas markets is sure to get you in the festive spirit (and cross some of those items of your list).
There’s no doubt about it, Adelaide LOVES a Christmas pageant. Maybe it’s because we’re home to one of the best and largest Christmas pageants in the world? Or maybe it’s just because we REALLY know how to do Christmas? From the huge National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant down to the small town pageants we love them all and have search high and low to put all of them in one easy place for you to find. Go to one EVERY...Read More
Need a bit of help Christmas shopping for your kids in Adelaide? Here’s a few of our favourite local businesses, brands and products we’ve tried out this year. Lots of toys for indoor and outdoor play, useful gifts for teens and tweens and even something for us mums and dads! Adding just ONE thing from this list will put some extra $$ into the pocket of an S.A owned small business for Christmas and that’s a win/win for...Read More
We’re waiting on updated info for 2021 – Stay tuned! Santaland is a magical, winter wonderland filled with activities and things to explore. Your adventure starts aboard the Santaland Express, as the life-size train takes shoppers of all ages on a virtual journey from Myer Central Station non-stop to Santaland. To ensure your Safety this year, all Santaland visits require a booking; and all booking members must be from the same...Read More
Check out the Kids in Adelaide Christmas Carols List for 2021. If we’ve missed any please let us know ho ho! PLEASE: Make sure you confirm times and locations as the information below is subject to change. We’ll try to keep it updated as we get info through! The Big One – Torrens Transit Carols by Candlelight – announcement coming soon….. Local and Regional Christmas Carols happening in South Australia for 2021...Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and its also the busiest time of the year ….. so stop and pause and loose yourself in the world of Christmas magic with the kids … cue BEST Christmas Movies of all time. Make some ice cream – press pause to the world and play some magical Christmas movies with… Kids in Adelaide Top 10 BEST Christmas Movies for the family! Home Alone I & II (1990) Macaulay Culkin is...Read More
Christmas is the time of giving and this year in particular, giving back and helping others is more important than ever. Kids in Adelaide have come up with a list of awesome, feel good things you and your little humans, extended family or friends can do for others to give back during the Christmas season. Even a solo random act of kindness can go a long way! Finding ways to give back doesn’t have to be a major commitment or expense. Warm and...Read More
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…. It’s CHRISTMAS IN ADELAIDE!
Here at Kids In Adelaide, Christmas isn’t just about presents, decorating Christmas trees & eating too much (though we love those things too!). We think it’s about getting out & about in Adelaide, getting involved in all of Adelaide’s best Christmas festivities and starting some family traditions. We have rounded up the best Christmas events across Adelaide & we ho-ho-hope you are on the good list so you can make the most of the festive season with your kids. From free Christmas events, Pageants, full days out, Carols, Christmas Lights around Adelaide & evening markets, we have all of the best events that will have you jingling all the way across Adelaide and the whole of South Australia
GET THERE EARLY! The pageant starts at 9:30am on Saturday 12th November 2022 and if you want to be pageant rock stars with front row seats you need to be there by 7am AT THE LATEST! Actually, when we say 7am, we probably actually mean 6am, and by 6am we possibly actually mean 5am. Get Dad, or Grandpa, or Uncle Bob on the job and ask them to go down early and throw down a picnic blanket and some chairs so you don’t have to drag the kids...Read More
You have now until 25 December to fully embrace the season of popcorn, wine and Christmas Movies. Cue Christmas binge watching. So grab the DVDS, Netflix it, Stan it … or even hire it… borrow it and prepare to immerse yourself in all things Christmas with the Kids in Adelaide Top 10 BEST Christmas Movies of all time… after bedtime version Bad Santa (2003) and Bad Santa II (2016) He drinks like a fish, swears like a sailor and...Read More