Christmas in the Riverland

Christmas Season is here and the Riverland is one of THE places to be for all your festive family fun!

From pageants to parties, markets, magical caves and spectacular light displays, there is plenty to entertain the whole family.

Loxton Light Up Day kicked off a month-long festival of lights in the town of Loxton. Grab the kids, jump in the car, and do a driving tour of the over 350 illuminated Christmas scenes, paintings and coloured light displays, all put on by residents of the town. Save the biggest until last and check out the amazing Christmas Wonderland, featuring over 250 metres of your favourite characters and spectacular light displays, you can also try your luck at finding the 10 hidden Wallies! Don’t forget to also check out the Loxton Christmas Tree Festival in the Loxton CWA Hall.

This Friday November 30th see’s Waikerie come alive with the Waikerie Lions Christmas Pageant. Starting from 6pm, featuring a vintage and classic car parade followed by the Community floats led by the popular SA Police Band. Kids will be excited when Santa arrives and officially opens Santa’s Cave at the Waikerie Institute.

Follow it up on Saturday the 1st of December with the Renmark Riverfront Christmas Party! Kicking off from 4pm there will be markets, rides, food stalls and performances followed by the Renmark Club Fireworks at 9pm.

The Barmera Main Street Christmas Markets are on Sunday the 2nd of December. Featuring lots of local produce, crafts, gifts and more it’s the perfect place to purchase your Christmas presents and stroll the main street while enjoying the many food stalls.

Barmera will also be host to their annual Christmas Pageant and Fireworks Spectacular on Friday December 14th. Starting from 5:30pm, featuring live entertainment, food stalls and of course the always entertaining Christmas float parade, it’s a great night out for the whole family. Take the kids to see Santa in the amazing Santa’s Cave in the Bonney Theatre. The elves have been working hard this year to make it the biggest and best Santa’s cave yet! Finish off the night by watching the amazing Fireworks on the Barmera Oval, overlooking Lake Bonney.

Berri Merri Christmas is on Friday the 7th of December at 5:30pm on the Berri riverfront. There will be lots of entertainment, food and activities for the whole family with a special visit from the man in the red suit! 

The Morgan Christmas Fair is on Saturday December 8th. Starting at 3pm with loads of Christmas cheer on the Morgan Riverfront, followed by the Christmas pageant through Morgan's historical streets at 6.15pm and finished off with fireworks at 9:15pm.

Warm up your vocal chords for a sing-along at one of the many Christmas Carol nights in the Riverland including the Community Carols by Candlelight in Waikerie, Carols by the River in Berri, and the Loxton Community Christmas Carols.

Take the family to the Christmas Special Farmer's Market in Berri on Saturday December 15th. Starting at 7:30am there will be breakfast and freshly squeezed orange juice availbale as well as face painting and a visit from Santa for the kids! A perfect place to do some Christmas shopping with a range of local food and gift stalls.

If you’re looking for a more laidback vibe, the Woolshed Brewery are getting into the festive spirit with live music and different food trucks every weekend before Christmas - including El Gringo’s Mexican Street Food, Awesome Hotdogs, European Cuisine, Italian Food Made with Love and Pete’s Wood Fired Pizza! Pick a day and take the family along for a great day out or have your work Christmas drinks!

For more information on all of these events and any other events in the Riverland, check out our event calendar here!

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