Adelaide is known to be a quiet and sophisticated city in Australia. It is the capital city of South Australia, and is the fifth most populous city in the country. The city is popular for its multicultural restaurants, which appeals to a wide variety of tourist and guests. The art and music scene is always alive, and plenty of festivities always keep the tourists and even the locals busy and excited.

December is a busy month for Adelaide, as it offers a wide range of activities to the public. You surely would not get bored once you arrive in this magical place!

Here are some of the events that you could enjoy

  1. The Semaphore Twilight Markets (December 2) – The Semaphore market is popular for its variety of stalls where you can find gifts, different arts and crafts, handmade jewellery, clothing for both babies and adults, plants, food and drinks, second hand stuff, and of course, different street food from all over the world. You could also enjoy listening to the live performers – for free!
  2. The Moonlight Markets (December 2) – Now on its sixth year, the success of the Moonlight Market is only getting better, as the market attracts a huge crowd every year. The event this year includes a visit from Father Christmas with his fairies and elves, amazing live performances from different local talents, Christmas carols, and a whole lot of food stalls. You will never go hungry when you visit this market, and we are 100% sure that you will feel the spirit of Christmas right away!
  3. Santa’s Wonderland (December 9 – 18) – Christmas is definitely in the air, and Santa Claus is coming to town! No, literally – Santa Claus is really coming to Adelaide! Pick from three different main areas: Candy Land, Ice Wonderland, and Traditional Family Christmas Land. The Traditional Family Christmas Land is filled with Christmas traditions and magical memories. Have your kids send a letter to Santa or sit with one of his elves for story telling time. Let them be active in Ice Wonderland by riding unlimited toboggan rides with them down the ice slide. Candy Land would probably be the best experience for your child, as it is filled with candies and a fun, colourful candy playground. This is the perfect time to call your favorite car hire company in Adelaide, too, for you and your children’s convenience.
  4. The Lights of Lobethal (December 11-30) – This tradition has been around for over 60 years, and the Lobethal Valley in Adelaide Hills is not giving it up any time soon. The official “Lights On” ceremony starts on the 11th, where residents fill the exterior of their homes with Christmas lights and different Christmas decors. You can enjoy visiting each house and feeling the Christmas vibe until the 30th.

The city is fairly easy to drive in – it actually is more practical and convenient than commuting. You can book a car hire in Adelaide to drive yourself or with a designated driver. The latter is very convenient and saves you a lot of time. With a rented van, you can freely decide which destination you want to visit first, and you can stay for as long as you desire. Alpha Car Hire is always ready to help you see the city. Call us at 1300 22 74 73 today for a hassle-free trip with the whole family!