December 2023

Your guide to this year’s best Christmas parties in Adelaide

We’ve got your guide to this year’s best Christmas parties to wrap up the work year and get into the festive spirit!

There is no more avoiding the fact that the holiday season is well and truly upon us (aagghh!!), and if you’re still unsure what to do for your upcoming Christmas party or function, don’t stress. We’ve sought advice from the jolliest source—Santa himself—and he’s shared the scoop on the most sensational Christmas parties of the year around Adelaide.

Chunky Custard Hotel Grand Chancellor Christmas Show | 2nd, 9th, 15th and 16th December

The Hotel Grand Chancellor will become the ultimate festive party destination, hosting the sensational Chunky Custard for an unforgettable Christmas celebration.

For just FOUR nights this December, you’ll be whisked away back in time for a celebration of music of the 70s and 80s. But you better be quick. Some shows have already sold out, and others are selling fast!

Chunky Custard, renowned as Australia’s premier party band, promises an evening brimming with energy, nostalgia, and non-stop entertainment.

The celebration begins when you arrive, with a welcoming Peach Bellini cocktail on arrival and a four-course feast catering to all dietary requirements that’s as impressive as the entertainment. Tickets for this exclusive event are available on Eventbrite, starting at $155 per person. Whether you’re planning a corporate event or a get-together with friends, this is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the season in style.

What: Chunky Custard Christmas Show
65 Hindley St, Adelaide, SA 5000
When: 2nd, 9th (SOLD OUT!), 15th, and 16th of December 2023
For more information and to book, click here.

Mawson Lakes Hotel Christmas Dinner & Dance | 8th December

Image credit: The Mawson Lakes Hotel.

The Mawson Lakes Hotel are taking care of everything for your end-of-year work Chrissy party, with a Christmas Dinner and Dance with the band Final Touch happening on Friday, the 8th of December.

Enjoy a 3-course dinner and 5-hour drinks package of local wines, beers and soft drinks in their function room that seats up to 200 people with a large dancefloor and festive decorations to set the tone with some holiday cheer.

Doors open at 7 pm, with dinner served from 7:30 pm, band on from 8:45 pm and the event wrapping up at midnight. If you want to make a night of it, book one of their award-winning accommodation rooms for the night at an exclusive rate of $132 per night.

What: Christmas Dinner & Dance
Where: The Mawson Lakes Hotel,
When: Friday 8th December, 7 pm.
Tickets: $110 pp
For tickets and further info, click here.

Santa’s Snowy Christmas Adelaide Convention Centre | 15th & 16th December

Image credit: The Adelaide Convention Centre.

The Adelaide Convention Centre is set to host the much-anticipated Santa’s Snowy Christmas Party on the 15th and 16th of December, with this year’s theme transforming the venue into a captivating winter wonderland, complete with sparkling white trees and the enchanting sound of sleigh bells. Enjoy a delicious 3 course dinner inspired by the Centre’s Honest Goodness menu philosophy, featuring locally sourced premium produce and native ingredients and drinks from Wirra Wirra, Alpha Box & Dice and Coopers.

The night will have entertainment renowned Adelaide party band The Incredibles, playing a mix of contemporary and classic hits to keep the fiesta going on the dance floor, and mesmerising performances from Aerial Artists Australia, who will display stunning aerial maneuvers, akin to graceful snowflakes dancing in the sky.

This annual party is open to guest 18 years and older making it the perfect festive celebration for work colleagues, social clubs, or your bestie crew. Grab your tickets now.

What: Santa’s Snowy Christmas.
Where: Adelaide Convention Centre, North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000.
When: Friday 15th December & Saturday 16th December, 7 pm-12 midnight.
Tickets: Friday, $160 pp, Saturday $170 pp.
For tickets and further info, click here.

Out in the Paddock | 16th December

Known for its glamour and exclusivity, Out in the Paddock’s annual Christmas soirée has officially released tickets, with the event becoming a hallmark of Christmas celebrations—promising an unforgettable evening of dinner, drinks, and entertainment.

This year’s event, happening on Saturday 16th of December, is shrouded in excitement as it’s a collaboration with the incredibly talented Chef Scott Huggins, owner and chef of one of Australia’s most highly awarded restaurants, Magill Estate Restaurant. While the location remains shrouded in secrecy, one thing is certain—Out in the Paddock is pulling out all the stops to make this year’s gathering a memorable one.

Out in the Paddock’s Christmas event promises to be a highlight of the year, and with its history of selling out, it’s advisable to secure your tickets early.

What: Christmas with Out in the Paddock.
Where: TBC
When: Saturday, December 16, 2023, at 6:30 pm.
Price: $430 pp.
For tickets and further info, click here.

The Arkaba Hotel Christmas Dinner + Show | 16th December

Over the first three Saturdays in December, The Arkaba Hotel is bringing back their favourite holiday celebration to spread the Christmas cheer, with the event on the 2nd and 9th already sold out.

Live entertainment the New Romantics will be performing on the 16th starting at 8 pm, and tickets will include a three course meal with entrees like smoked Wagyu beef and chimichurri prawns, an option of two mains as well as assorted cakes, slices and gelati for dessert.

The three hour drinks package features wines from local winery Willow Point Wines, local tap beers, ciders and soft drinks.

Doors open at 7 pm so gather your friends, work colleagues and favourite family members for an enjoyable festive experience.

What: Christmas Dinner + Show
Where: The Arkaba Hotel, 150 Glen Osmond Rd, Fullarton SA 5063.
When: Saturday 16th December,
Tickets: $140 pp.
For tickets and further info, click here.

The Mile End Christmas Break-Up | 22nd December

The Mile End Hotel - Glam Adelaide

To officially wrap up the work year, The Mile End are inviting everyone for a final round of knock offs on Friday the 22nd of December in the lead up to the Christmas break.

With live music from 4 pm and Happy Hour from 4-6 pm, The Mile End features a stylish but casual bar and beer garden with plenty of dining space throughout.

Enjoy a wide range of craft beers on tap, local and boutique gins, South Aussie wines, seasonal cocktail menus and delicious food that includes everything from pub classics like schnitis, salt & pepper squid and wagyu beef burgers, to gnocchi ragu, pumpkin and quinoa salad and lamb shank pie floater.

Get outta the city as you close out the work week and head to the westside’s The Mile End for some festive cheer and derink

What: Mile End Christmas Break-Up.
Where: Mile End Hotel, 30 Henley Beach Road, Mile End, SA, 5031.
When: Friday 22nd December from 4 pm.
Book here.

Parkside Hotel Christmas Break-Up | 22nd December

Celebrate the end of the work year with a Christmas Break Up at The Parkside Hotel with a 2 cocktails for $25 special.

With live music in their beautifully decorated Rosè beer garden from 7 pm, and a refined, casual and modern Australian pub menu that features the best of South Australian produce across pub classics, shared dishes, main plates and wood-fired pizzas, the menu caters to all dietary requirements ensuring there is something for everyone.

If cocktails aren’t your thing, enjoy local wines, tap beers and other classic cocktails to get into the festive spirit!

What: Parkside Hotel Christmas Break-Up
Where: Parkside Hotel, 142 Glen Osmond Road, Parkside, SA 5063.
When: Friday 22nd December, from 7 pm.
Book here.

A Very Merry Swiftmas Party Lion Arts Factory | 23rd December

Calling all Swifty fans, the Lion Arts Factory are hosting A Very Merry Swiftmas Party on Saturday, the 23rd of December—an exclusive night dedicated to celebrating the festive season with a twist of Taylor Swift!

Embrace the holiday spirit by donning your coziest cardi and dancing the night away as Superficial DJs play a mix of the best Taylor Swift hits and classic Christmas tracks all night long. In honour of Tay Tay, if you’ve got a Christmas tree farm in your heart, this is the night for you! Get your tickets now, and don’t miss out on this unique celebration.

What: A Very Merry Swiftmas.
Where: Lion Arts Factory, 68 North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000.
When: Saturday 23rd December, 9 pm.
For tickets and further info, click here.

The Ed Christmas Eve Party | 24th December

Image credit: The Edinbugh Hotel & Cellars.

The original an biggest Christmas party in Adelaide is back this year, with The Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars in Mitcham hosting their always epic Christmas Eve Party.

With the doors opening from 10 am with free entry all day, there’ll be live music from midday and DJs until late—keeping the festive feels happening all day and well into the evening!

Chrissy Eve party goers can get stuck into the all day cocktail bar, enjoy frothies from the Coopers Session Ale Bar, and dig into delicious pub grub from the Ed’s delicious menus.

What: Christmas Eve Party.
Where: The Edinburgh Hotel & Cellars
When: Sunday, 24th December, 10 am-2 am.
For further info, click here.

The Stamford Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet | 24th December

Adelaide hotel the Stamford Plaza are putting on a feast for everyone the night before Christmas, with a festive Christmas Eve Dinner Buffet happening from 6-9 pm.

The night will kick off with a sparkling wine or mocktail for guests to enjoy on arrival, and will feature an extensive buffet that ranges from festive meats, fresh seafood, and a variety of mouth watering hot dishes.

There will also be delicious desserts that include vanilla and berry panna cotta, meringue, chocolate brownie and mini cheesecakes, and one of the foodie highlights on the night will be a chocolate fountain with a selection of diced fruits, marshmallows, and dried fruit and nuts.

Bookings are essential for this family friendly dinner event so be sure to get in quick!

What: Christmas Even Dinner Buffet.
Where: The Stamford Plaza Adelaide.
When: Sunday, 24th December, 6 pm-9 pm.
For further info and to book click here.

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