Christmas time in the hills

​Whilst health restrictions are still impacting some annual events, there are several ways you and your family can find the festive spirit across the Adelaide Hills Council district.

Know of a community event not listed here? Let us know at and we will add it to the list!

Mill Square Music and launch of Flocking Together
Saturday 11 December
6:00pm - 9:30pm
Fabrik Arts + Heritage, Lobethal
A summer evening of live music followed by the launch of illuminart's Flocking Together, an animated projection of artwork by local children.
Free event; bookings essential.
Click here for more information and to register your attendance.

Flocking Together
Sunday 12 December - Thursday 23 December

From sunset until 11:00pm daily
Fabrik Arts + Heritage, Lobethal
A celebration of renewal, revitalisation and the return of the birds and bushland after the 2019 Cudlee Creek fire. Illustrations by over 400 local children are brought to life on the walls of the historic Onkaparinga Woollen Mill by illuminart.
Free event; bookings not required.
Click here for more information and to share with friends.

Lights of Lobethal Festival
Sunday 12 December - Thursday 23 December
From sunset daily
Lobethal Main Street and township
A community-driven, volunteer-run event, the Lights of Lobethal Festival returns after two years of interruptions caused by the Cudlee Creek Bushfire and COVID-19. The town of Lobethal will light up officially this Sunday 12th December with 700+ homes twinkling into the night dressed in festive Christmas light and displays. 

Click here to visit the Lights of Lobethal Festival website and discover what's on.

Balhannah/Oakbank Community Carols
Saturday 18 December
Online event
Settle in at home and join the live stream of this year's Balhannah/Oakbank Carols, available through YouTube at a time that suits your family.
Click here to visit the event website.

Christmas Family Fun
Sunday 19 December
10:00am - 3:00pm
Stirling Lawn
The Hut Community Centre is proud to present a free family Christmas event in leiu of this year's Stirling Christmas Pageant. Coinciding with the last Stirilng Market and Stirling Laneways for 2021, you can catch up with Santa while you do a spot of Christmas shopping.
Free event; additional parking available on Stirling Oval.
Follow The Hut Community Centre's Facebook page for updates.

Twilight Christmas Market (part of the Lights of Lobethal Festival) 
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 December
4:00pm - 10:00pm daily
Fabrik Arts + Heritage, Lobethal
Perfectly timed for you to finish your Christmas shopping, fill up your festive table with handmade and locally produced treasures. Pre-registered attendees will receive priority entry to the event and market halls. 
Free event; pre-registration recommended.
Click here for more information and to pre-register.

Valley of Praise Christmas Maze
Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 December
6:00pm - 9:00pm daily
Lobethal Main Street
Free bags and trail maps at the top of the Main Street in Lobethal will highlight six stops to help children explore what the Lights of Lobethal Festival has to offer. At each stop there will be something for participants to find.

Lobethal Christmas Pageant
Thursday 23 December

A home decorated in colourful Christmas lights and an inflatable Santa
Council acknowledges that we conduct our business on the traditional lands and waters of the Peramangk and Kaurna people. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging as the Custodians of this ancient and beautiful land.
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