It’s that time of the year again! Adelaide Arcade is all decked up and ready to welcome you to the festive season. Whether you’re looking for fun activities, great gift ideas or want to soak up the holiday vibe, Adelaide Arcade has got you covered. With so much to see and do, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas season.
Everyone looks forward to when the Adelaide Arcade Christmas decorations go up. The giant twinkling Christmas trees and hanging garlands adorned in traditional red, green and gold baubles, along with everyone’s favourite Santa figure who has been part of Adelaide Arcade’s Christmas display for over twenty-five years, set the scene for a magical Christmas. Make sure you look up and take in the red and white hot air balloons floating through the Arcade delivering gifts. Have you spotted our toy soldiers on the balconies at each entrance to the Arcade? Or the giant red present box outside the Grenfell Street end balcony? It lights up at night time too!
Enjoy a magical stroll around the Arcade and check out our retailers’ festive window displays. We may be biased, but our retailers have created some fantastic creative displays.
Collect a FREE Christmas Trail brochure on arrival from the Christmas brochure stands located at each entrance of the Arcade and follow the clues! Can you guess all of them?
Christmas Photo Stand
Take a photo with the kid’s faces at the Christmas photo stand. There is a different picture on each side – Santa’s workshop and the gingerbread house. Which one will you choose? We love seeing your photos, so remember to tag @adelaidearcade.
Adelaide Arcade Tea Rooms
The famous underground tea rooms in Adelaide Arcade have been transformed into Santa’s Workshop! Look through the glass floor to see Santa’s elves working on getting your gifts ready for Christmas.
Enjoy free, live performances by talented local artists in the lead-up to Christmas in Adelaide Arcade. Sing along to your favourite carols as you do your Christmas shopping in Adelaide’s most iconic shopping precinct. You can view the artists and performance times here.
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? Look no further than Adelaide Arcade! Our wonderful retailers have got you covered with handcrafted jewellery, homewares, fashion, beauty products, and unique and quirky finds that are sure to impress. To make your shopping experience even easier, we’ve curated a Christmas gift guide that takes the hassle out of finding that perfect gift. You can pick up a gift guide from the Christmas brochure stands or view it online here.
Charity Gift Wrapping
Minda will be back in Adelaide Arcade this December to wrap your Christmas presents! Take the stress out of Christmas shopping and have your gifts expertly wrapped by the wonderful volunteers at Minda for a small donation. All funds raised will help to change the lives of people with disability. Find out gift wrapping hours here.
All this festive fun and shopping will work up an appetite, so why not treat the family to a bite at one of Adelaide Arcade’s cafes and restaurants or a sneaky festive chocolate from Haigh’s Chocolates or Koko Black? Please view our complete list of cafes and restaurants here.
Experience the magic of Christmas at Adelaide Arcade. We hope to see you soon!