What’s On in Adelaide

Adelaide is known as the festival city for good reason – the city comes alive with annual events such as Adelaide Cabaret Festival, Fringe Festival, Festival of the Arts, OzAsia and many more. Adelaide also hosts annual sporting events, including Clipsal 500 and Tour Down Under. The iconic Adelaide Oval is host to both Adelaide AFL teams – Port Adelaide and Adelaide Crows. And for cricket fans, there are numerous matches for the Australia, Redbacks and Adelaide Strikers teams. Plus with famous wine regions on our doorstop, there are numerous wine tasting events throughout the year.

  • Santa's Wonderland

    Santa’s Wonderland comes alive on 07th December at the Adelaide Showgrounds.

    There will be a great range of rides, Ice Skating, a snow pit to play in, Christmas activites for all the family to enjoy and Christmas stalls to get  you ready for the festive season. And most importantly, visit Santa for your family portrait. 

    For more information and tickets, visit the website

  • Christmas Events in Adelaide

    There are so many great events happening in and around Adelaide in the lead up to Christmas, so here's a handy guide of what's on to keep you busy every week until Christmas!

    01st Dec - Lighting of the Christmas Tree 

    It's offically the start of the festive season when the Victoria Square Christmas Tree is lit. There will be open air music, carols, elfy entertainments and lots of kids activtiies from 5pm and the offical lighting of the tree at 8.30pm

    10th  Nov - 15th Dec - Leigh St Christmas Markets

    From 1pm - 4pm on Saturdays, this bustling street in Adelaide CBD will be filled with stalls, kids activites, entertainers and musicians. 

    07th - 24th Dec - Santa’s Wonderland

    Christmas comes alive at the Adelaide showgrounds. This is a great event for the kids and the ticket price includes rides, Christmas crafts, ice skating, stage shows and lots more.

    15th Dec - Carols by Candlelight

    SA’s largest Christmas concert returns to Elder Park. The day kicks off at 2pm with festive food, drinks and family fun activities. Pre show entertainment starts at 5pm and the concert commences at 8pm.

    14th – 16th Dec - Christkindlmarkt

    This European-style Christmas market based in the German town of Hahndorf will be a festive weekend filled with entertainment, stalls, food & much more.

    Adelaide is named the 20 minute city for a great reason - it's accessibility to everything! All of these great festive events are on our doorstop, so why not have a hotel break too?

    Stay at the hotel during any of these events and you'll receive a free welcome drink for grown ups or a Christmas activity pack for the kids - just mention this post!


    • Complimentary drink for up to 2 adults
    • Complimentary drink based on house wine, base spirirts or tap beer
    • Christmas activity pack  - maximum of 2 per room
    • For each room booking, please choose either complimentary drink or activity packs. 

  • New Years Eve - Elder Park

    Celebrate New Years Eve at Elder Park - this free event is ideal for all the family. From 5pm onwards there will be live music, childrens entertainment, a great selection of food plus the 9pm and midnight fireworks. 

  • Happy Hour

    Happy Hour @ Spice Market Bar

    Monday - Fridays from 4m - 7pm - finish your working day with $6 drinks (tap beers, house wines and base spirits) & $10 pizza specials.

    Grab a bite to eat in the bar or enjoy a relaxed evening in the Spice Market restaurant