The Lights of Lobethal hosts a Twilight Christmas Market this weekend

The 2021 Lobethal Lights Festival will go ahead this year, with the opening night event and pageant to run as a ticketed event

The 2021 Lobethal Lights Festival will host a Twilight Christmas Market to go along with the spectacular lights.

In order to comply with covid requirements, event organisers have announced that both events will be moved into the Lobethal Recreation grounds, taking on a new ticketed format.

Like years gone by, it showcases local schools, community groups and volunteer-run organisations, with ticket pricing to be announced along with their headline act.

This year Fabrik Arts + Heritage are joining with the Lights of Lobethal Festival to present a Twilight Christmas market on December 18 and 19.

The market will showcase Hills-based artisan makers and producers in the premises of the former Onkaparinga Woollen Mill. The markets will be an opportunity to select quality, handmade gifts and special treats for the Christmas table.

Nearby Mill Square will be a space to relax and enjoy live music, and once the sun sets, an illuminated, animated artwork, Flocking Together, will be projected onto the walls beside the square.

Featuring hundreds of vibrant, animated birds created by over 400 local children, Flocking Together has been produced by creative projection art company Illuminart, in response to the need for hope and connection over the last two years, after bushfire and through the pandemic.

Cindi Drennan, Artistic Director of Illuminart, says “communities need to be able to come together to heal, and this has inspired the symbolic artwork featuring the birds returning and bushland recovering”.

The Christmas Pageant will be a free ticketed event, and will go ahead as planned on December 23rd, with the big man in red scheduled to make an appearance!

The Lobethal Lights Festival commenced on December 12th and will run till December 23rd, much to the excitement of locals and visitors alike, following last years cancellation of its associated events and pageant.

Homes and business were still allowed to display their lights, however the opening night festivities, living nativity and pageant were all put on hold due to the pandemic.

This year will see visitors flocking back to the country town to celebrate the start of the festive season with an evening of Christmas-filled entertainment and cheer.

Follow The Lights of Lobethal Festival on Facebook to keep up to date with their news and ticket pricing.

Events as part of the festival will include: The Lobethal Christmas Pageant & Twilight Christmas Markets

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