Where to See Christmas Carols in Adelaide in 2023

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Adelaide is embracing the Christmas festivities with a long list of Christmas Adelaide carols events throughout December. Whether you are a local Adelaide family, new in town or just visiting you are bound to find some Christmas carols in Adelaide 2023 that will interest your children or teenagers (even those that tell you they are too old for Christmas now!).

The Christmas carol events we have found are all family friendly and don’t finish too late at night so you can still get the little ones to bed on time. You can either choose to pack a picnic or purchase food from food vans or potentially grab a snag and support a local community group. Don’t forget to take a Christmas candle along to the night-time events.

Here is our list of the biggest and brightest Christmas carols in Adelaide. We have also found plenty of other Adelaide Christmas events around town as well.

SeaLink Carols by Candlelight

SeaLink Carols by Candlelight is returning to Elder Park on Saturday 9th December thanks to the generous support of SeaLink and the Government of South Australia. They can’t wait to welcome you back to Elder Park to celebrate Christmas at Adelaide’s Carols since 1944.

When: Saturday 9 December

  • 2.00pm — Gates open
  • 5.00pm — Pre-show concert
  • 8.00pm — Concert
  • 10.30pm— Event concludes

Where: Elder Park

There is more information about these Adelaide Christmas carols – Sealink Carols by Candlelight here.

Salisbury Community Christmas Carols & Fireworks

Salisbury Community Christmas Carols are supported by Special Guest Santa and outstanding local South Australian talent. Head along and enjoy this incredible FREE community event supported by local businesses, schools, the City of Salisbury Council and organised by the local Lions Club of Salisbury. This event returns to attract and stun a Salisbury wide crowd. This event will feature free children’s entertainment, delicious food available and much more!
It’s a night for the whole family! 

When: Sat 9 December from 5pm

Where: Carisbrooke Park, Salisbury

You can find more details about Salisbury Community Christmas Carols & Fireworks here.

A Magical Christmas with Pina & Co

Where to See Christmas Carols in Adelaide

Get into the Christmas Spirit. Enjoy a wonderful performance of your favorite Christmas Carols. You will be singing along before you know it! This is a free event, with low-cost refreshments available.

When: Monday 11 December at 11:00am – 12:30pm

Where: Shedley Theatre

You can find more information about A Magical Christmas with Pina & Co here.

Gawler Community Christmas Carols

Head along to Pioneer Park and enjoy the festivities.  5pm start, Santa arrives at 6pm, with entertainment for the whole family. Food available.  Alcohol and smoke free event. Bring your own chairs / picnic blankets and don’t forget the Christmas earrings!   Wear your Santa Hat and tinsel too. Stage Entertainment starting at 5pm, Father Christmas arrives 6.30pm – Photos with Santa.

When: Saturday 9 December – 5 – 9.30pm

Where: Pioneer Park

You can find out more about Gawler Christmas Carols here.

Balhannah/Oakbank Community Carols

What a great way to gather together and present a program that celebrates the spirit of Christmas. Family Fun begins at 5pm with a FREE rock climbing wall and FREE face painting with food and drinks available for purchase to help families get into the spirit. At 6.30pm they invite you to work your vocal cords by joining in with all your favourite Christmas carols and tunes accompanied by the Carols Super Band. A goodwill offering will take place during the event with proceeds to benefit the Christmas Bowl Appeal.

When: Saturday 25 November, 2023 from 5pm

Where: Oakbank Area School Hall

There are more details about these Christmas carols Adelaide – Balhannah/Oakbank Community Carols here.

The City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters Twilight Carols

This free family friendly open-air concert under the stars invites you to come and share in the spirit of Christmas and the excitement this time of the year has to offer. 

Join in for a night of performances together with a visit from Father Christmas you have your kids even more excited for Christmas.

There will be all types of cuisine on offer, with food trucks proving big meals or a snack, and not forgetting dessert and coffee! You can bring your own picnic and drinks, and enjoy the amphitheatre main stage entertainment.

When: Saturday 2 December, 4pm – 8pm

Find out more on the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters website here.

City Park Carols

Celebrate the festive season with family and friends at Civic Park Carols! Gates open at 4pm. Pre-show entertainment will be provided with the Carols main show commencing at 7:30pm. There will be plenty of food trucks, so make sure you go ready to indulge! Don’t miss the fireworks finale.

When: Sunday 17 December – 5pm – 10pm

Where: Civic Park, Modbury

You can find out more about City Park Carols here.

Community Christmas Carols

Head along to these Community Christmas Carols to hear all your favourite Carols and enjoy great food and good times! So don your best Christmas dress and get going!

When: Sunday 10 December from 6.30pm

Where: Globe Derby Park

You can find more information about Community Christmas Carols here.

Mount Barker Carols & Fireworks

Mount Barker Carols & Fireworks is the largest Christmas Carols event in the Adelaide Hills and has now been running for over twenty years.

With family fun activities starting at 5.00pm, the Carols and Entertainment program at 7.00pm from the Business Mt Barker Stage and the Springlake Fireworks at approximately 9.15pm it promises to be a wonderful community event! Arrive early to secure a great spot to watch the show and take advantage of the range of family fun activities available.

When: Saturday 2 December from 5pm

Where: Keith Stephenson Park

You can find out more about Mount Barker Carols & Fireworks here.

Christmas Where the Angas Flows

Christmas Where the Angas Flows is a free, annual, community event, celebrating the end of the school term and bringing people together to share the spirit of Christmas.

The pageant starts at 6.00pm and is then followed by carols and entertainment in the Soldiers Memorial Gardens. Rides and entertainment are available to children after the pageant. There are also a number of food vans offering a selection of eating options.

A total ‘Dry Zone’ applies to the event to encourage a fun family atmosphere.

When: Friday 15 December, 2023 – 6pm – 9:30pm

Where: Soldiers Memorial Gardens and Albyn Terrace Strathalbyn

There are more details on Goolwa Christmas Festival Concert here.

Christmas Carols Adelaide

We have searched the corner of Adelaide for the best family Christmas carols Adelaide and found them for you.  You just need to pack the picnic, find the Christmas candles and pop on your best Christmas outfit and sing your hearts out!

Don’t forget to check out all of the other events in Adelaide for Christmas and if you are looking for a real Christmas tree in Adelaide, or the best Christmas shops in Adelaide, we know that too!

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Regina Gleeson

Regina is a fan of all things Christmas! As the Listings Editor of the popular Families Magazine she was instrumental in putting together the Christmas content in the print publication and on their website since its inception in 2013. She is extremely community-minded and makes it her personal mission to contribute content that is low cost (or free!) and suitable for families. This thirst for knowledge and desire to experience the things she writes about makes her an irreplaceable member of the team.

6 thoughts on “Where to See Christmas Carols in Adelaide in 2023”

  1. Please advise on some site when the tickets for seats at Carols by candlelight 2023 are on sale. Have searched everywhere for this info.


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