Christmas celebrations across Alexandrina

Pageants, carols and fireworks

The Christmas season is almost upon us and a number of community groups are helping spread the cheer by hosting free celebrations around the region. See below:

  • Friday 14 December 2018 from 6pm – Christmas where the Angas flows – Strathalbyn - Celebrate the beginning of the festive season with a pageant, family activities and fireworks. The pageant winds through the Strathalbyn township and finishes at Soldiers Memorial Gardens.
  • Sunday 16 December 2018 from 6pm – Goolwa Christmas Festival – This annual community Christmas festival includes a pageant, children’s entertainment, Santa and fireworks. The pageant goes along Cadell Street and finishes at Goolwa Oval where festivities await.
  • Tuesday 18 December 2018 from 5pm – Carols in the Park – Port Elliot – Join in a Christmas carols sing-a-long with the Port Elliot community. The evening will include family activities and a visit from Santa at Port Elliot Town Square, The Strand.
  • Monday 24 December 2018 from 5pm - Goolwa Community Children and Families Party – The annual Christmas Eve party is celebrated at Arthur Neighbour Reserve, Goolwa. Bring rugs, chairs and a picnic to enjoy a free BBQ, live music, giveaways and children’s amusements.
  • Monday 31 December 2018 at Midnight - NYE Fireworks Off the Bridge - Goolwa Wharf Precinct - Celebrate the new year with a spectacular fireworks display from the Hindmarsh Island Bridge. Access to Hindmarsh Island will be restricted by both road and walkway between 11pm -12:30am with a total road closure on the bridge from 11.30pm-12.30am. Boats will also be restricted from entering the 4-knot Zone around the bridge between those same times.

To find out more information about these events go to or call the Goolwa Visitor Information Centre on 1300 466 592.