Father Christmas will make the David Jones Magic Cave his second home from November 4 until Christmas Eve 2023 It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at David Jones, Adelaide Central Plaza, as the iconic Magic Cave welcomes Father Christmas. Open from November 4th, the same day as the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant. Is it the same Magic Cave that you remember from your childhood? – NoBut we think it’s a great option for...Read More
Christmas in Adelaide
Our teachers have worked hard again this year. We think they ALL deserve a medal. Lots of teachers are also parents so have not only spent the year begging 30 kids to be quiet but then have come home to beg their own child to be quiet. 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 teacher gift...Read More
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?Read More
‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house….every bloody kid was awake waiting for Santa to arrive! BUT – they were all looking super cute in their Christmas PJs, thanks to all the brilliant businesses you’ll find below in our Christmas Pyjamas Feature! Christmas pyjamas have become a real ‘thing’ over the last few years, thanks to the rise of annual Christmas family photoshoots and Christmas...Read More
2023 Santa’s Wonderland tickets are available for purchase now! Unwrapping the Magic: A Joyful Journey through Santa’s Wonderland! Dubbed the “BEST. CHRISTMAS. EVENT. EVER!” by the KiA kids – this is one experience that shouldn’t be missed! A must for Christmas lovers, thrill-seekers, and anyone ready to sleigh the holiday game with the big man himself. it’s honestly our favourite way to infuse some holiday cheer into the little...Read More
Ah yes, it’s that time of year again.. school finishing up.. holidays nearing.. the mad Christmas rush at the shops has begun. No, it’s not long ’till Christmas and you almost can’t drive anywhere in the neighbourhood at night without the little ones excitedly pointing out some Christmas lights.Read More
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and what better way to celebrate the lead up to the most wonderful time of the year than right here in the City of Adelaide. Explore The Santa Course In an all-new festive installation, 10 enormous Santas – some as tall as 9 metres – have popped up across Rundle Mall, the CBD and North Adelaide. Together, they form part of an interactive ‘Santa Course’ which kids, and those who are kids at heart, can...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).
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
Avoid the last-minute rush by pre-booking your Santa photos early this year – if you can. Bookings will be essential at most of the popular venues and we’d hate for you to miss out! Here’s a list below of where you can take the kids for their Santa photos in Adelaide this year.Read More
We don’t ever take for granted how lucky we are to be able to try out some of the newest and best kids toys, gadgets and devices on offer. We’ve taken our favourites from 2023 and added them below as a quick guide to what will be on your kids Christmas wish lists this year. We’ve tried to include a wide range of products suitable for all sorts of kids interests and budgets. We’ve also included links for where to buy...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
The countdown to the big day is on and there’s no better time to shop advent calendars than right now! After all, it’s almost November and chances are, all the best ones will be sell out within a few weeks. While we never turn down the joy of a chocolate-filled option, things have come a long way since the German Lutherans invented the concept in the late 19th Century. With options ranging from toys to candles and everything in...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
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 need, that I knew deep down would get played with for five minutes before being discarded &...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
Book your 2022 visit now 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. Take some fun photos in front of the green screen. A trip to Santaland isn’t complete without a visit to the Claus’ Residence for photos and a chat with Santa...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 FAMILY CHRISTMAS MOVIES. Home Alone I & II (1990) Macaulay Culkin is forgotten by his...Read More
KNOW THE ROAD CLOSURES FOR 2023 Click HERE GET THERE EARLY! The pageant starts at 9:30am on Saturday 4th November 2023 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 actually mean 6am. And by 6am, we actually mean 5am. Get Dad, or Grandpa, or Uncle Bob on the job, ask them to go early and throw down a picnic blanket and some chairs so you don’t have...Read More