Regional towns host a stack of Christmas gatherings

A scene from the Barossa Christmas Parade in 2016.
A scene from the Barossa Christmas Parade in 2016.

If you’re keen for some Christmas cheer or for youngsters to chat with Father Christmas then these regional towns have your festive needs covered.

December 7

Tanunda

This Friday, December 7, Barossa Christmas Parade kicks off at the bottom end of Murray Street, Tanunda, finishing where Bilyara Road and Elizabeth Street meet.

The road is closed to motorists at 5pm, with the parade beginning at 7pm.

Organisers encourage young and old to line Murray Street to witness about 40 festive floats spreading the magic of Christmas.

Eudunda

Food, drinks and entertainment will greet visitors to Eudunda between 5pm-9pm when a section of the main road is closed to traffic.

On offer will be face painting, bouncy castle, obstacle course, bungee run and bucking bull with wristbands available.

The parade starts at 6pm and children can later meet Father Christmas in his Cave at Goyder Electrical.

From 8.30pm carols with the Eudunda Community Choir begin.

December 14

Greenock

The talented Greenock Village Community Association brings a ‘Feast-ival’ for the senses to Greenock Centenary Park, off Murray Street.

The traditional event among locals, will see the oval and surrounds come alive to winemakers, brewers, distillers, chefs and artisans, and plenty of entertainment.

“It’s really exciting for Greenock that people are starting to embrace what our community is all about,” chairperson Lydia Kalleske said.

Lyndoch

In Barossa’s south, Lyndoch community, guided by Reuben Batten, will run the popular Christmas Party on the oval from 6pm-10pm.

SA Police Band will perform Christmas tunes along with songs from St Jakobi Lutheran School choir, plus more entertainment.

“This is a great way to spend an early summer Barossa evening with some great food and wine, and mum and dad can relax and let the kids run around the expanses of the oval precinct with lot of rides and activities to keep them occupied,” community committee chair Steve Balch said.

Kapunda

Main Street will be close from 5pm-9pm to herald the end of the school year with children, families and visitors treated to a huge street Christmas party.

Available will be face painting, an animal petting zone, jumpy castle and a mega slide. The school choir is expected to draw in the crowds along with tunes from band Van Der Muse.

Committee chair Cara Weltman stress that the street party would not be possible without the support of Kapunda businesses who provide so generously to assist the free family event.

Freeling

The Community Christmas Street Party runs from 5pm til midnight.

It’s a chance for the community to catch up over an icy cold drink and for the kids to have a great night out with friends.

A variety of stallholders will also be on hand for last minute Christmas shopping.

For more details visit Freeling Community Christmas Street Party facebook page.