Christmas

Santa takes over the Adelaide Hills celebrating in true Aussie style

There are about 80 different displays of the man in the red suit spread across Clarendon, Kangarilla, Meadows and Beyond. — and it is still growing.

Santa has taken over the Hills, and he is celebrating the festive season in true Aussie style.

There are about 80 different displays of the man in the red suit spread across Clarendon, Kangarilla, Meadows and Beyond. — and it is still growing.

He can be seen revelling in traditional Australian summer activities, including fishing and barbecuing, as well as getting up to mischief in the form of climbing trees and getting stuck in hay bales.

The festivities that began as a part of the Kangarilla Progress Association’s Christmas Capers event is now known to the locals as ‘Santarilla”.

The festive display of community spirit is in its fifth year and has grown from a few houses right across Adelaide’s south. 

To best experience Santarilla take a drive through some of the best parts of SA and follow the trail. 

With the Santas on display, day and night this is a great alternative to Christmas lights if you can’t keep your little kids awake for the fun!

From the wild and wacky displays of a team of emus pulling Santa in tow and surfing Santas to the ever-so 2021 covid-marshall Santas, the display will keep visitors on their toes as you search for the jolliest Santa of all. 

The tradition is set to be just as busy in the daytime as Lobethal is at night-time, but with most participants planning on keeping the displays up until the new year, you’ll have ample time to join in the festivities. 

Download the trail map on the Santarilla Facebook page


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