Christmas

Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market Twilight event to round-out their festive December season

Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market has a stellar festive line-up for December, so all your Christmas shopping can be done in the one place!

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It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market!

Their program throughout December has something festive for the whole family throughout their regular market schedule on Sunday 5th, 12th and 19th of December, ending with their popular Twilight Market on Thursday, December 23.

Whether you’re looking to shop for that perfect gift, or indulge in their offerings yourself, a visit to these markets is a must-do this festive season, with 100 stallholders presenting the best SA has to offer.

If you’re after fresh, local produce for your Christmas meal, then look no further, there’s an array of quality meats, freshly-baked bread, dairy products and even flowers to select from to add that finishing touch to your table. 

There’s even the option to become a Market Member to get 10% off all your Christmas shopping or give the gift of membership to those who are always difficult to buy for or even your Kris Kringle!

Plus, check out this stellar Christmas line-up scheduled for the Sundays through December.

Sunday, December 5th

Find 10 Elves on the Market Shelves

Grab the kids and see if you can find the Elves doing their shopping at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market!

If you help Santa find the naughty elves hidden in stalls and shelves around the venue, you could win an Elf for yourself!

There are 10 of them to be found amongst the market stalls, so make sure to write them all down on the entry form available at the information booth, for your chance to go in the running to win your very own Elf on the Shelf!

Christmas Cookie Decorating

This sweet treat activity will have the whole family wanting to get involved, with festive-themed edible toppings supplied as well as Christmas shaped biscuits so the kids can get creative, and put their chef hat on for the day.

Give your decorated cookie as a personalised gift to a loved one, or keep it for yourself (or Santa!) to enjoy on Christmas Day.

There are three, 15-minute sessions available for this activity, at 9.30am, 9.50am and 10.10am, so make sure to book the kids in to avoid disappointment.

Sunday, December 12th

Christmas Ornament Making

Snazzy up your Christmas tree with a handcrafted and personalised ornament that’s sure to create lasting memories.

A range of wooden shaped ornaments will be available to decorate with the most festive crafting gear, so you and the family can make a bespoke decoration that’ll be treasured for years to come.

Stuntman Jim

Featuring on Australia’s Got Talent, Stuntman Jim will be on show with his latest and greatest tricks (including some performed from the show).

Jim will be juggling and putting on the entertainment for the kids, so you can rest assured they’ll be kept busy for your day at the market.

Sunday, December 19th

Santa visits the markets

A market Christmas wouldn’t be complete without a visit and photo opportunity with Santa!

Santa will be at the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market on December 19th between 9.30am and 11.30am, giving the kids a chance to share their Christmas list, and the opportunity to grab a photo with the big man in red.

Christmas Card Making

Have fun making your very own Christmas Card for that someone special!

This is a great simple craft activity for children of all ages, with all the supplies and instructions provided for five different designs (or let your kids inner artist let loose!)

Thursday, December 23rd

Twilight Christmas Market

Head to the Thursday night Twilight market to grab dinner and drinks with family or friends and enjoy live music, whilst the kids are kept entertained, before heading off to finish your Christmas shopping amongst the festive cheer. 

This fantastic family-friendly occasion with live entertainment, and plenty of food and drink offerings will get you excited on the eve before Christmas Eve!

The kids will be entertained with a jumpy castle and face painter, whilst you browse over 60 stalls filled with Christmas goodies.

Support SA’s farming families by shopping local and grab ultra-fresh produce straight from the farm, with plenty of gift stalls to nab that last minute pressie.

If you like to be ahead of the game, you can also pre-order your groceries! Ham, Christmas Gin, cheeses and cherries just to name a few are able to be ordered ahead and collected on the night from your chosen stall.

The Adelaide Showground Twilight Christmas Market will run from 5pm to 8pm on Thursday December 23rd, with free entry and free parking for the first hour.

The Twilight Market is the final event for the Adelaide Showgrounds Farmers’ Market for 2021 (no market on Boxing Day Sunday), with the first market of 2022 to return on Sunday, January 2nd.

The Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market Christmas season of events will run over their regular market trading days on Sunday 5th, 12th and 19th of December from 8.30am-12.30pm, with the Twilight Market to round off the year on Thursday December 23, from 5pm-8pm.

Head to the Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market website to see a full list of traders and to keep up to date with their recent news and updates.

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