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A vital addition to this page! PS from Adelaide City Council has advised that in 2017,  the pageant is on November 18th a week later than normal so that it won’t clash with Remembrance Day.

It’s a pageant to steeped in history that it’s recognised as a heritage icon, and worth a look!

Adelaide is variously known as the city of churches and the world’s most liveable city. It is home to a thriving arts scene, great restaurants, and some truly world-class festivals. And when it comes to the festive season, it knows just how to celebrate. In Adelaide, Christmas decorations, lights, carols and parades are the perfect way to infuse the town with a large dose of Christmas cheer.

Adelaide kicks off the Christmas season with a bang with the annual Christmas Parade. The parade is something of an Adelaide institution having begun way back in 1933 by Sir Edward Hayward, owner of the original John Martins Department store.

Every year it winds its way through the city, with close to 90 larger than life-size floats featuring favourite children’s characters, vibrant colours, music and plenty of performers. Bringing up the rear is the red-suited man himself, and the parade officially ends when Santa arrives at the Magic Cave at David Jones in North Terrace. The 2010 parade even set a world record by assembling 9100 carol singers, who are now officially part of the Guinness World Records. The 2011 parade is already scheduled for 12 November so be sure to mark it in your diary now and bring the whole family along for a fantastic morning.

And while in town, don’t miss one of the best Adelaide Christmas decorations – the Council’s spectacular Christmas tree which stands at around 24 metres. It’s decorated with thousands of lights so worth a repeat visit in the evening.

You might also want to start the Christmas shopping while you’re in town. When it comes to gifts and festive food, your one-stop shop is the fabulous Rundle Mall. The mall is home to over 500 retailers so you’ll be hard-pressed not finding everything you’re looking for. If you do want a change of scene try Rundle Street just a few blocks away for great boutiques, bookshops and quirky gift stores, King William Road for exclusive boutiques, jewellery and clothing, or Unley Road, which is great for antiques, artworks and gifts. Or for truly unique one-off gifts, don’t miss the Adelaide Central Markets.

Westfield has three shopping centres close to town and both David Jones and Myer have stores in the mall. Both stores create magical displays that delight children and adults alike, and their shop windows are always a treat. Each display might be based on a theme from a nursery rhyme, story or film, and is often the result of months of planning and construction.

For a family activity, there’s also nothing quite like the Adelaide Carols by Candlelight. The annual carols are held in beautiful Elder Park on the edge of the River Torrens. Adelaide’s fabulous Young Adelaide Voices choir will be just one of the groups of performers who take to the stage this year on 18 December 2011. Families are encouraged to bring a picnic and come early to take advantage of all the entertainment. Entry is by donation of a gold coin or $5 note, with proceeds going to charity.

If you are looking to donate yourself, there are always plenty of charities who do excellent work around the world, and are always in need of support. The Starlight Children’s Foundation is a fantastic charity that aims to brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, so would certainly make a worthwhile recipient.

And our final tip for a fabulous Christmas in the gorgeous city? Pile the family in the car and head off in search of the best neighbourhood shows in Adelaide. Christmas decorations, lights and even life-size sleights, are just a few of the elements that homeowners use to create magical suburban displays. The locations vary from year to year so always keep an eye and ear out for tips on where to head closer to Christmas. Flagstaff Hill, Morphett Vale, Prospect, Salisbury East and Salisbury North, were just a few suburbs last year that outdid themselves with plenty of houses getting in on the action.

What better way than to share the Christmas spirit!

Christmas Shop & Xmas Store Online Australia

It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Christmas World all year long. For those whose minds never wander far from the world’s most fun and exciting holiday, we have everything Christmas in stock, no matter what time of year it is.

Christmas Gifts Online All Year Round

At Christmas World, our customers range from those who are inspired to buy holiday-related gifts and accessories a couple of times a year to those who keep the spirit of the season all of the time. The main connection between our online Christmas shop and our customers? A sincere love of the Christmas season and everything that it stands for.

When our customers need the best quality and selection in Christmas stuff, Christmas World delivers as efficiently as Santa himself.

Christmas Shops Whenever You Need Them

We offer the best way to Christmas shop online in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, and anywhere else in the country. While our online store operates year-round, we have specific schedules for many of our store locations across the country.

Check out an amazing array of Christmas gift ideas to buy from our site, anytime. Shop online for Christmas decorations and other accessories to make your holiday as fun, bright, and cheerful as possible.

Christmas Shopping Is a Joy With Us

Christmas World carries a wide range of top quality products, all designed to make your home or business shine in style for the holiday season. We have a broad selection of fresh-cut USA style Christmas trees in a variety of shapes, sizes, and styles. Even picky purchasers will find a tree that meets their needs.

We also carry a broad assortment of ornaments, toys, novelty clothing, and other accessories. Christmas World loves being a part of your family’s holiday season.

Whether it’s December, September, or even January, if you have a Christmas need, Christmas World serves as your best online holiday goods source. Feel free to contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns through our convenient contact page.

Check out our exclusive Christmas World blog with fun holiday ideas, news, and fun tidbits, such as why Australians love “Christmas in July.” Also, ask about our Valued Customer Club membership which can give you 10 per cent off of any online Christmas shopping from us all through the year.

When you need to find the right Christmas decorations, trees, clothing, and other accessories, go to Christmas World, your one-stop-shop for everything Christmas.

Christmas Picks | Buy Christmas Tree Picks

Looking for a way to enhance the impact of your Christmas tree? Hunting for that perfect holiday table centrepiece? Wanting to create your own wreath? Add cheer to your festive décor with stunning Christmas picks and sprays.

Here at Christmas World, our team is passionate about everything Christmas. We offer the largest collection of Christmas décor and accessories on the market.

Like you, we believe that Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and we are ready to go above and beyond to help you create a holiday celebration for the history books.

Your Christmas excitement starts now! Shop Christmas tree picks in Australia and take advantage of our fast and affordable shipping. If you have any questions or queries or would like help selecting the perfect picks for your needs, contact our friendly team.

What are Christmas tree picks?

Christmas picks and sprays are single stems of holiday leaves, flowers, berries, and other Christmassy foliage. These uniquely versatile accessories instantly add a festive flair to any space, enhancing excitement and offering limitless possibilities. It can be a real challenge deciding how to use them.

How do I use Christmas picks and sprays?

Here are a couple of our top tips for incorporating picks and sprays into your décor:

  • For the most impact, gather three to four picks together – don’t be afraid to mix and match to create a totally customised finished look.
  • Nestle picks into your Christmas tree to add colour, foliage variation, and fullness. You can also add picks to your existing wreaths for a similar effect.
  • Use picks and sprays to bring life to your holiday table. Place between tableware or gather and add to a vase for a DIY Christmas bouquet.

For more inspiration, visit our news page.

Can I buy Christmas picks online?

You certainly can. We know that Christmas can sometimes be a stressful time, and that’s why we go above and beyond to make your holiday experience that little bit easier. We provide fast and affordable delivery Australia-wide, including to Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, and Perth.

If you live near one of our store locations, you may prefer to drop in and check out our extensive range in person. We also offer several ways to pay, including Zip Pay.

Buy picks and sprays with Christmas World today

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Where to Buy a Real Christmas Tree in Adelaide | Christmas 2020

Where to Buy Fresh Christmas Trees in Adelaide

There’s something about the fresh smell and novelty of having a real tree in your home at Christmas and there are plenty of places offering real, fresh Christmas Trees around Adelaide.

See the list below to find your special Christmas Tree this year.

Santa Trees Christmas Tree Farm | Norsworthy Rd, Forreston 

Cut your own tree | Visitors are also welcome to bring a picnic basket and enjoy the 50 acres of Christmas trees.

Open daily from 22 November 2020 – 23 December 2020 | 9am – 6pm.

Ph: 0401 197 010

Adelaide Blue Lake Christmas Trees | 49 Kanmantoo Rd Aldgate

Online orders available for pick or delivery.
Open Monday – Friday 10am- 6pm | Saturday & Sunday 8:30am – 5pm

Christmas Tree Plantation | 160 (Lot 16) Clarendon Road, Clarendon

Pick your own or buy a freshly cut tree. Order online and delivery also available.
1 December – 22 December 2020 | Monday to Friday 10:00am to 4:00pm | Saturday & Sunday 9:00am to 5:00pm
Ph: 0434 519 839 or 0411 243 519

Christmas Tree Farm | 51 Sugarloaf Rd, Chandlers Hill

Pick your own tree. Delivery available
Explore the acres of farmland, take photos with their reindeer mascot, enjoy a tractor ride, pick up some gifts and decorations from the Gift Shop, and even feed some animals in the petting zoo.
24 November 24 – 23 December 2020. Weekends: 9am – 6pm | Weekdays: 9am – 7pm

Fresh Make a Wish Christmas Trees

Buy your tree this year at weekend pop-up locations in Norwood, Glenelg and Malvern. Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses – their mission is to grant the wish of every eligible child – a quest sparked by the belief that a wish is integral to a child’s treatment.

Please be prepared to pick up your tree on the day – there are no delivery options offered.

Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 December 2020 and Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 December 2020


At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: Christmas Tree Farm Chandlers Hill Facebook page – click here to view page


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Christmas Story & Christmas Present (Personalized Christmas Books for Children, Toddlers & Kids with Your Child’s Name): Marshall, Suzanne: 9781975652784: Amazon.

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Give ADELAIDE a personalized book with a joyful Christmas story and Christmas coloring pages! This Christmas book is personalized for any child named ADELAIDE. In A CHRISTMAS STORY, ADELAIDE is the star of the story who saves the spirit of Christmas! In addition, A CHRISTMAS STORY features fun rhymes, adorable illustrations, Christmas wishes for kids, and Christmas coloring pages. If you want a DIFFERENT NAME, do not buy this book. Instead, go to to order the name you want. A CHRISTMAS STORY is great to give for kids Christmas as Christmas gifts for kids; baby Christmas gifts; Christmas stories for kids; xmas stories for kids; Christmas wishes for kids; and Christmas coloring pages. Moreover, it’s a wonderful way to spread Christmas cheer and Christmas wishes for kids!

Reviews for Personalized Books and Coloring Pages by Suzanne Marshall

  • I found this book as a last minute Christmas gift. She loves it, day and night.
  • My daughter loved this book as well as myself too! ~ SC
  • Five Stars! Fun book for a new grandson. ~ Marjorie A
  • Five Stars. Great gift. ~ Amazon Customer
  • This is one of the loveliest individualized children’s book. Wonderful illustrations! ~ K Goss
  • Ms. Marshall has a gift for touching the hearts of her young readers. ~ Leila, Luke & Sasha
  • An amazing gift! Everyone should have this book! ~ Anny
  • My daughter has enjoyed every moment of your book. I see her eyes light up and her heart filled with warmth and love as I read each page. ~ Ami
  • My daughter has me read this to her every single night! It is a very positive book with wonderful messages to kids! Highly recommend. ~ Sarah

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The Christmas Tree Bucket • Trent Parke • Magnum Photos

Christmas down under can often seem uncanny, with a traditional mid-winter festivity being celebrated in the heat of the Australian summer.

In his family album series “The Christmas Tree Bucket”, Magnum photographer Trent Parke plays on this inherent irony. Rejecting the tropes of Christmas revelry and instead amplifying the pervading sense of empty festive commercialism, Parkes hones in on the smaller details; the sun-crisp barbeques; screaming, fighting toddlers; a burning gingerbread house; the inertia of re-reading of the television guide; and the hanging, later decapitated, Santa Claus piñata. All nausea-inducing tokens of Christmas absurdism, which eventually culminate in the photographer himself vomiting into the infamous Christmas tree bucket.

Here, Parke gives us a first-hand, darkly surreal account of how the series was inspired by suburbia, a new haircut and a physical bout of existential Christmas dread.

Twas the night before Christmas , when all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring , not even a mouse…

In 2004, our first son Jem was born.  At the time my partner Narelle and I, lived in a small, two-bedroom apartment in Sydney. Apart from two years living in a tent, I had spent the last 15 years of my life living in apartment blocks.
In 2006 our second son Dash was born. Our small two-bedroom apartment became even smaller. Things had to change. Wanting more space, family support and a change of scenery we moved to the city of Adelaide, Narelle’s place of birth.


On arriving in Adelaide, with our life in storage, we bunked down with Narelle’s folks while we tried to find a place to live. Like my parents in Newcastle, they live in the suburbs.

One afternoon I decided to venture to the local mega mall, specifically to the hairdresser. After removing all of my very long hair the very young hairdresser said ‘There you go, a new hair cut for a new start’. I thought, that’s nice and what a great thing it was to be able to see again.

On returning to the in-laws that evening I started to feel very odd and a little queasy. As day turned to night I lay down on the freshly mown back lawn and watched clouds drift past a nearly full moon. I expected to hear a dog howl or a cat wail.

I started vomiting, violently, and uncontrollably. I grabbed the nearest thing I could throw up into.

Narelle and her parents, Laurie and Ann were sitting in the back room watching the TV. ‘Narelle’ I yelled out, again throwing up.

‘What’ she said, ‘You want me to come out and photograph you?’. ‘Yeah’ I yelled back.

‘Ohh you’ve got to be joking’ Laurie gasped, as he rose from his chair.

Narelle came out and climbed on to a table. The sudden blast of the flash lit up what I could smell, but couldn’t see. Bright, brilliant, red.

Ann joined the crowd gathering to see the show. Another flash. Bright, brilliant, red.

Ann yells, ‘Ohhh Laurie he’s vomiting into the Christmas tree bucket!’  Another flash.

And it was there while staring into that bright red bucket, vomiting every hour on the hour, for fifteen hours straight, that I started to think how strange, families, suburbia, life, vomit and in particular Christmas…. really was.

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

Our favourite parts of the 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant:

Relive the magic!

In a history-making first, the 2020 event was delivered to South Australian families in a new format at Adelaide Oval, celebrating the charm and delight that the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant brings.

You can relive the magic anytime with our 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant DVD!

Australia’s Home of Christmas

Since 1933, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has grown to become one of Australia’s most cherished events, celebrated every November with the support of National Pharmacies and the South Australian Tourism Commission’s events arm, Events South Australia.

As the Southern Hemisphere’s largest public parade, it marks the official welcoming of Father Christmas to Australia, with the man in red greeted by well over 325,000 excited parade-goers in 2019 waving their favourite floats by from behind the ‘Blue Honour Line’.

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

National Pharmacies is the title sponsor of the Christmas Pageant, and a proud South Australian organisation. Since opening its first dispensary in Adelaide in 1911, National Pharmacies has expanded to 51 pharmacies across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, and 20 Optical Stores in South Australia and is proud to partner with the event to continue captivating generations of Australian children.

Did you know, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has..

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90,000 Catholic Christmas Australia Christmas in Australia is the main gift holiday Christmas in Australia, however, like in most countries of the world, is the main gift holiday. Give everything and everyone. Gifts are opened both on Christmas Day and on December 26 – Boxing Day. If the item is not liked, it is packaged again and carried back to the shops – in which case the Australians always keep receipts.

Just before Christmas, bus drivers, shop assistants and bank employees dress up in caps and antlers. Santa goes to shopping malls and other crowded places to take orders from children for gifts and take pictures. During the preparation for the Christmas and New Year holidays, Christmas songs and a children’s choir are heard everywhere.

Platforms with fairy-tale characters and brass bands pass through the cities. This procession ends with a reindeer team with a sleigh in which Santa Claus sits. In Adelaide, Santa Claus has his own Magic Cave, where the procession is headed. Santa lives in this cave until Christmas, and anyone can visit him.

And on December 24, the life of Australian cities freezes for almost 4 days, everyone gathers with their families, and the Christmas celebrations reach their climax. At Christmas, all family members get together, coming from all over the continent, and often from other countries. Traditionally, on the Christmas table, seafood dishes, a variety of salads and fruits, and, of course, turkey familiar to Europeans. Most often, Christmas dinner takes place in the courtyard of the house, or the family travels to their favorite places for a traditional barbecue.

Do you think Christmas is just a few days? No, the Christmas season starts long before Christmas and lasts more than a month.In Adelaide, the official season opening is the Christmas Parade in mid-November, when Santa enters the city. This is an amazing and largest phenomenon of its kind in the country, which has become a good tradition and one of the attractions of the capital of the state of South Australia.

Seventy moving themed fairytale platforms and twenty brass bands, accompanied by hundreds of clowns, pirates, wooden soldiers and many other fairytale characters, take part in a procession that crosses the city center. Tens of thousands of residents of Adelaide come to watch this enchanting procession. And, despite the length of the cavalcade, the burning November sun and thirty-five degrees of heat, the holiday atmosphere spreads through the streets of the city, filling every corner.

What is the difference between this period in the life of Australians from all the rest? Probably the magical atmosphere of the holiday, which is mixed with the expectation of a miracle. People are getting closer, friendlier and kinder. Christmas lunches and dinners are organized in the offices.There is incredible excitement in the shops. People are running around looking for gifts for Christmas. Here and there in the large shopping malls live music and singing is heard. Children’s choirs, chamber ensembles, Dixielands, pianists perform. Christmas carols are heard everywhere. On weekends in the morning, people gather in large and small groups for picnics – family, friendly, business.

Red boots for Christmas.

Song or verses “Rejoice the world, the Lord is coming, earth, rejoice before him …” Red boots for Christmas.

Song or verses “Rejoice the world, the Lord is coming, earth, rejoice before him …”

Scene 1. The Burgomaster, Adelaide on the street.

Adelaide: Rather, Dad, Christmas is coming soon, I have not chosen a present for myself yet.

Burgomaster : You will have the best present, little one, Adelaide. You are the mayor’s daughter.

Adelaide: Richest and Most Important Master.

Burgomaster : Well, in general, yes.

The pastor constructs the mystery.

Pastor: Good evening, Mr. Burgomaster, Adelaide!

Burgomaster: Pastor, let me help you.

Pastor : Thank you. For some reason, it gets harder every year.

Burgomaster : Yes, the Christmas mystery is an important part of the holiday and everyone should contribute

Adelaide: Dad, come on, come on, come on!

Burgomaster: Yes, yes, of course, dear. Sorry, pastor, I can’t help you anymore. Today I belong to my beloved daughter.

Adelaide : The only one, dad!

Burgomaster : Of course, of course!

Meet the journalist Briquette:

  • Newspaper, burgomaster. Special issue. There are 2 days left until Christmas.

Burgomaster : Christmas news is always good news. Keep the change.

Newspaper: Oh, thank you, burgomaster, you also got into the spirit of Christmas!

Burgomaster: So it is, Briquette, so it is.

Adelaide pulls dad: Let’s go, dad, let’s go!

Burgomaster : I’m going, I’m going, dear.

Karla decorates the house. Briquette:

  • Good evening Karla, can I help you?

Carla: Of course, Briquette.

Briquette : Our town is so nice. Everyone is decorating their homes today.

Karl : Everyone except . ..

Briquette: Yes, poor and lonely Hans.And like this every year

Scene 2. Frederick enters the workshop of the shoemaker Hans:

Frederick: Good evening, Hans. Christmas is coming or haven’t you noticed?

Hans: The sooner it comes, the sooner it will be finished.

Frederick: My God, Hans, I don’t understand why you hate Christmas so much.

Hans: And I don’t understand why you love Christmas so much. So we are quits.

Frederick: I like everything about him: lighted candles, a festive table, a church service and a joyful Christmas mood.I also love buying gifts. This year I will buy my wife a new warm winter coat, and my daughter has a mile-long list of gifts.

Hans: And I have no family. You have nothing to do but bask by my hearth (angrily)

Frederick: And you don’t have to be rude.

Hans: This is not rude.

Frederick: Okay, I’m leaving, I’m leaving.

Hans sews shoes, he fails, he throws everything:

  • A !! Christmas is an excuse for beggars and I am not involved in it.

There is a knock on the door. Briquette:

  • No newspaper needed, Hans? There was only one left.

Hans: Can’t you see I’m busy? I don’t have time to read.

Briquette: In the pastry shop such wonderful cakes, I would buy them, treat guests for Christmas.

Hans: You know perfectly well that I have no guests, either now or at Christmas.

Briquette: And every year I expect, Hans, that something will change for you, that you will have a merry Christmas.

The briquette is leaving. A knock on the door. The burgomaster comes in with his daughter.

Hans: Well, who else is there? What do you want?

Burgomaster: Is this the way to greet the Burgomaster, a shoemaker?

Hans: Sorry sir, I mistook you for an old woman.

Burgomaster: What? ..

Hans: I meant that you are an old woman, that is, of course, you are not old …

Burgomaster: Okay, it doesn’t matter.We’re here on more important business.

Hans: Mister Burgomaster, what can I do for you?

Burgomaster: I am looking for the best present for my baby Adelaide.

Adelaide looking around: I doubt we’ll find anything here, Dad.

Burgomaster: Nevertheless, we must explore all possibilities. Show us your product, shoemaker.

Hans: Unfortunately I haven’t sewed new shoes for a long time.I mostly fix old shoes for the city dwellers.

Adelaide: Come on, dad, we’re just wasting time here. (Go away)

Hans: Well, I also lost a buyer. I had to sew shoes from the red leather that I saved. But now it’s too late. The burgomaster will find the gift elsewhere. .

Hans and the beggar old woman Gretchen. A knock on the door.

Hans: Burgomaster, he’s back (joyfully) Mr. Burgomaster, I’m so glad …

Gretchen: Greetings, Hans.

Hans: Ah, it’s you, Gretchen.

Gretchen: Yes, just me. I have business with you. (Shows shoes)

Hans: What is this ?!

Gretchen: Imagine, Hans, someone threw away those wonderful shoes.

Hans: But these shoes belong in the trash heap.

Gretchen: Oh, I was hoping you would do a miracle with them. They need to be closed and repaired for my granddaughter Elsa.This will be her Christmas present.

Hans: But it really takes a miracle to fix them.

Gretchen: I can pay.

Hans: Pay? What can you do Gretchen?

Gretchen: Here’s the best brush I have. I took care of it for Elsa and me. I’ll give it to you.

Hans: Do you know? You will not be full of brushwood.

Gretchen: Please, Hans, I know that a bundle of brushwood is a small fee for your work.That’s all I have, and Elsa needs shoes so badly. This is the same for a gift. I was hoping you were in the spirit of Christmas.

Hans: In the spirit of Christmas? Or do you mean the spirit of greed! Everyone’s worried about gifts. Nobody gave me gifts, and even more so on Christmas!

Gretchen: Oh Hans, I wonder at you. Christmas is more than a gift.

Hans: Something doesn’t look like it.

Gretchen: Christmas gifts are a festive symbol of God’s great gift.

Hans: You see, gifts again.

Gretchen: Hans, God has given us His Son Jesus Christ, who was born in Bethlehem, to become the savior of the world. Isn’t this a holiday?

Hans: Yes, but …!

Gretchen: Well, good night, Hans! (leaves)

Scene 3. Night. Hans has a dream. Angel:

Hans: Who are you? What do you want?

Angel: Don’t be afraid, I bring good news!

Hans: It can’t be! Are you real?

Angel: Hans, happy Christmas this year.

Hans: This must be a bad dream.

Angel: For this Christmas you will receive a gift.

Hans: What idiot would give me a present? I hate gifts!

Angel: This gift is more precious than any other gift on earth. This is a Gift from God.

Hans: Gift of God to me? ..

Scene 4. Hans is on the street.

  • Good morning, Friedrich! Hi Briquette. Where are the best gifts sold? I have to buy something special for someone.

Briquette: Enter the bookshop right across the street.

Hans: Thank you Briquette, great idea!

Scene 5. Hans in the store. Seller:

  • Good afternoon, Hans. Glad you came by. How can I help?

Hans: I need the best present in your store.

Seller: How do you like this painting? A rare thing.

Hans: No, no, she’s beautiful, but I want the best thing.

Seller: This sculpture is gorgeous, like a real angel.

Hans: I’ve already seen him somewhere. Do you have something different, special.

Seller: Come on, Hans, I have what you need.

Hans: But this is just a box.

Seller: Do you think so? Take a look! (opens the lid, the music box plays)

Hans: This is awesome!

Burgomaster calls in and Adelaide:


  • Burgomaster, Adelaide, glad to see you!

Adelaide: Dad, this is my gift! Dad, I want this box.


  • Wait, I want to buy it. Take all my money.


  • No matter how much it is, I cry more!

Adelaide: Oh Dad! (claps his hands)


  • Can you buy any of these, Hans? This one, for example.

Hans: You don’t understand, I want the best.I’ll go looking further.

Scene 6. Hans meets old Gretchen as she pulls a little girl wrapped in a shawl on a sled.

Hans: Let me help you, Gretchen. (pause) Gretchen, do you like Christmas presents?

Gretchen: Yes, if they are given wholeheartedly.

Hans: What gift would you give to someone you care about?

Gretchen: It depends on who, Hans.

Hans: Well, in general, this is God, what would you give to God?

Gretchen: What I give him every day: My sins for His forgiveness, my weakness for His strength, my sorrow for His joy.

Hans: Actually, I didn’t really mean that.

Gretchen: Think, Hans, feel it with your heart, it will tell you.

Hans: Got it, thanks, Gretchen, Elsa. This day was not in vain. By the way, Merry Christmas!

Scene 7. Hans works in the workshop and sings.

  • It has been a long time since I sang Christmas songs, I have already forgotten the words. But on Christmas, whoever looks at it, the main thing is that they sing.( pulls leather from the chest) This is the best leather in the country. I kept it for just such an occasion. She is small, for that the best. I’ll make something out of her! And these silver carnations were made by my father. And these bells were on my first Christmas tree, it was so joyful! (sewing) I’m making a Christmas present. I know I was told that I would receive a special gift. And I also have to give something special. ( singing)

Residents look through the window.

  • What is Hans doing there?

  • They say he’s preparing a gift for the king.

  • A present for the king ?!

Hans in the workshop by himself:

  • I’m almost done. Patience. All is ready! This is even better than I expected. And I want everyone to see my gift – red shoes for Christmas! (puts them on the window display)


  • Look what beautiful shoes!

  • Just a lovely sight!

Scene 8.Hans has the burgomaster.

Burgomaster, passing by residents : Make way for the burgomaster! Pass it through, let it pass. I have never seen more beautiful shoes in my life.

Adelaide : Here, Dad, this is what I want for Christmas – red shoes!

Burgomaster: Of course, dear, now you will get them.

Hans : Mr. Burgomaster, how can I serve you on Christmas Eve?

Burgomaster: And you are a cunning shoemaker, oh, you Christmas Eve!

Hans: I don’t understand, sir.

Burgomaster ( teases ): “I haven’t sewn new shoes for a long time, Mr. Burgomaster” But I knew that in the whole city there was no better gift than these shoes. Therefore, I waited until Christmas Eve to raise the price. How much are you asking?

Hans: Sorry, burgomaster, but they are not for sale. This is a gift.

Adelaide: Dad !!!

Burgomaster: Of course a gift, this is a gift for Adelaide! Name your price!

Hans: No, they don’t sell for any money!

Inhabitants : Ah! It seems it’s time for us to go … Oh, and I have so many things to do … I think I left the kettle on the stove!

Burgomaster : So we must hurry up, we’ll talk more, shoemaker.I need shoes! (leaves)

Hans: I could not give the shoes – this is a gift to God.

The Burgomaster and Adelaide leave.

Scene 9. Hans sings “Enjoy the world!”, Prepares, sets the table:

  • Roast goose, cookies for my guest. We must prepare all the best. It’s finally Christmas Eve. I have everything ready.

Singing. Waiting for a guest. Knock.

Hans: Maybe it’s Him..A, it’s you, Friedrich!

Frederick: Nice to see you, Hans! Happy holidays! I brought you a Christmas present.

Hans: Brand? Very handy, thanks. You are cold, warm yourself by my hearth. I was rude to you yesterday, honestly, I didn’t want to.

Frederick: Well, well, you really felt Christmas, Hans!

Hans: I’m actually expecting someone.

Knock. Briquette:

  • I brought you a present, Hans – a Christmas paper.You won’t have to go into this cold tomorrow.

Hans: How nice, thanks.

Briquette: And I think, why does it smell so delicious?

Hans: Christmas Dinner. I made it myself. Come in, join, be my guests.

Briquette: Come here, Hans.

Hans looking out the window: Wait, it’s too early. I’m expecting a guest.

Frederick: Guest? Who are you waiting for?

Knock .

Hans: Here He is. Don’t leave, you will be surprised.

Burgomaster enters: Hans, Merry Christmas to you. I brought you a present – one of my calendars.

Hans: Burgomaster, thank you, well, really, not necessary. Today I … well, in general … it’s just …

Burgomaster: No need to explain, Hans, I know little Adelaide is spoiled. But she’s my only daughter, what can I do.

Hans: Will you join us?

Burgomaster: Thank you, I will never refuse a treat.And won’t you sit with us?

Hans sits down: When I was little, we sang a special song for Christmas. (Singing)

Morning .

Frederick: Thank you for a delicious dinner, Hans. I haven’t eaten anything like this in a long time

Briquette: Everything, however, was very tasty.

Burgomaster: Everything was great, shoemaker, but I have to hurry. I’m going to make it to church service.

Hans: I’m so glad you came.

Scene 10. Hans is asleep sitting at the table.

Hans: N I probably missed my present, but it was still a good evening. ( comes Angel )

Again you came to tell stories. I didn’t receive my present. I prepared everything, lit a hot fire, decorated the house, roasted a goose and sewed red shoes.

Angel: Let me explain this, Hans. Giving presents at Christmas is a good custom. But the true meaning of Christmas is the Son of God, born in Bethlehem.For this day a Savior has been born to you, who is Christ the Lord.

Hans: Yes, yes, the Savior who is the Lord. Now I understand. This is a real gift.

Scene 11. Hans watches through the window: The residents walk into the Church. Gretchen wraps up her granddaughter warmer:

  • Oh, Elsa, my baby ( crying )

The shoemaker grabs his shoes and runs into the street. Light on the shoes.

Adelaide : Dad, here he is my gift – red shoes.Where is he with my gift?

Burgomaster: Quiet, Adelaide! ( father pulls daughter )

Hans gives Elsa a pair of shoes: Here, baby, you have a Christmas present.

Elsa: Me ?!

Hans: I received SUCH a gift from God. This is the least that I can thank Him.

Burgomaster : Merry Christmas, Hans!

Adelaide: But, dad? ..

Daughter’s burgomaster: This is what Christmas is all about.People give gifts to each other, because God gave them this evening.

Adelaide gives the box she held in her hands to Elsa: Merry Christmas!

Singing “For today is born to you in the city of David a Savior, who is the Lord Christ”

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Reviews of tourists. Christmas in Australia

Other interesting reviews Do you think Christmas is just a few days? No, the Christmas season starts long before Christmas and lasts more than a month. In Adelaide, the official season opening is the Christmas Parade in mid-November, when Santa enters the city.

This amazing and largest phenomenon of its kind in Australia has become a good tradition and one of the attractions of Adelaide.

Seventy moving themed fairytale platforms and twenty brass bands, accompanied by hundreds of clowns, pirates, wooden soldiers and many other fairytale characters, take part in a procession that crosses the city center.Tens of thousands of Adelaides flock to watch this enchanting procession. And, despite the length of the cavalcade, the burning November sun and the thirty-five-degree heat, the holiday atmosphere spreads through the streets of the city, filling every corner.

The parade ends with a huge carriage, on top of which a reindeer team with a sleigh flaunts, in which, of course, Santa Claus sits. The procession stops at one of the city’s largest shops, where, to the sound of fanfare, Santa gets off his sleigh and heads to the Magic Cave. He will sit there until Christmas, and everyone can drop in to visit him, have a few words and even take a picture as a souvenir. So, the brightest, happiest, busiest season of the year is open.

What is the difference between this period in the life of Australians from all the rest? Probably the magical atmosphere of the holiday, which is mixed with the expectation of a miracle. It is not easy to explain in words, it must be felt. People are getting closer, friendlier and kinder. Christmas lunches and dinners are arranged at work.There is incredible excitement in the shops. People are running around looking for gifts for Christmas. Here and there in the large shopping malls live music and singing is heard. Children’s choirs, chamber ensembles, Dixielands, pianists perform. Christmas carols are heard everywhere. On weekends in the morning, people gather in large and small groups for picnics – family, friendly, business.

And in the evenings in the gardens and parks, the local district authorities arrange small carols by candlelights – concerts of Christmas songs in which the audience themselves take part. The apogee of this is the central concert closer to Christmas. Thousands of residents of Adelaide gather in the park around a specially constructed stage near the Festival Theater. Dusk falls on the city, and the park flares up in a sea of ​​lights – this is the audience lighting their candles. And in this atmosphere of tranquility and harmony, beautiful music fills the hearts and souls of those who have come, sowing good and eternal in them.

December is drawing to a close, and the festive season with its hustle and bustle climaxes and ends on the evening of the 24th.The shops close and, as if by magic, the city dies for 4 days. And people, who have been waiting for a miracle for six weeks, retire to the bosom of their families, where they find this very miracle in love, caring for others and mutual understanding. The holiday has passed, but the fairy tale of life continues …

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December 9, 2013 7:44 AM
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Australia is the best country in the world! My dream is to come there some day and stay there till the end of my life!


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90,000 Adelaide Christmas Pageant 2013 Christmas Pageant is a Christmas parade that has been held in Adelaide since 1933. The founder of this action in those days was a shopping center (probably for advertising purposes) and included only 8 platforms / troupes.Now the parade is sponsored by credit unions and the number of participating groups has increased to 86 this year.

The parade started at 9.30 am and passed through the central streets of Adelaide, but since we were at the end of its route, it was only at 10.20 am that we began to enjoy the performance. As I understand it, the people in Adelaide are used to this kind of events, as on the sides of the street people with children are sitting on bedspreads and folding chairs.

I think that good places were taken from the early morning.

Almost all the little spectators were dressed in the Christmas theme:

And here is the beginning of the parade. All platforms and groups were smiling and waving at the audience. It was obvious that the participants at the end of the trip, which lasted 3.4 km, were simply tired and smiles were strained in places)

The themes of the platforms were taken from cartoons, TV shows and Christmas.

But some were incomprehensible to us, for example this one called “Young artists paint my world”

We thought it was “Star Wars”, but in fact the name of the platform is “Galaxy 2000” ???

“Little Red Riding Hood”

“Alice in Wonderland”

A dragon that sometimes emitted smoke from its nostrils

funny clowns3 ran between platforms 9000

This is the number you can call the North Pole

This is a group of Aboriginal guys leading a kangaroo

Classic Christmas scene

Zoo platform with local stars – pandas Wang Wang and Funi 92 9000 9000 9000 9000 Christmas tree

Climax platform with local Santa Claus

Me memory

It is interesting that in Australia Santa Claus is not called Santa Claus, but Father Christmas.

Many people ask me why they decorate shops so early and make a parade in honor of Christmas. I can only guess that they just want to awaken the spirit of the holiday in people and at the same time raise their purchasing power)))

90,000 ★ 14 of the most popular tourist attractions in Adelaide and easy day trips ★

Elegant and sophisticated, Adelaide is the fifth largest city in Australia and is justifiably proud of its rich heritage. Like Melbourne, this vibrant capital of South Australia remains untainted by the colony’s past.Instead, free immigrants, mostly from Britain, founded Adelaide between Australia’s rugged southern coast and the foothills of Mount Lofty. Its layout has been meticulously crafted to provide a joyful sense of order balanced by a relaxed atmosphere.

Today, the prosperity of Adelaide, built on mining and agriculture, continues to be proudly displayed. Magnificent private mansions and large public buildings play an important role in today’s heights. Museums, galleries and gardens are some of the city’s finest treasures, and art lovers can indulge in an operatic, symphonic and thriving live music scene. But despite these big tourist attractions, the parks are called the city, the wide boulevards seem refreshingly empty, and the countryside and day trips are just 20 minutes away from the hustle and bustle.

See Also: Where to Stay in Adelaide

1 North Terrace

University of Adelaide Mitchell Building

A beautiful North Terrace decorated with historical and cultural treasures, the North Terrace is a great place to take a city tour. Parliament House, at the intersection of King William Street and North Terrace, is perhaps the most imposing building in Adelaide with its monumental colonnade. Straight down the street, cheek on cheek, the State Library of South Australia, the South Australian Museum and the Art Gallery of South Australia offer a triple dose of art and culture and are the city’s top three attractions. Frontier , Main Campus University of Adelaide Host of the Mitchell Building, one of the city’s finest examples of the Gothic Revival style.Other North Terrace treasures include the Migration Museum, Iyer’s Historic Home, and Adelaide Botanic Gardens, Green Finger’s Dream.

2 Adelaide Botanical Gardens

Adelaide Botanical Gardens

Walk the wrought iron gate at the east end of North Terrace and enter Botanical Treasure Wonderland. Founded in 1855, the Adelaide Botanical Garden includes educational themed plantings such as medicinal plants, a Mediterranean garden, Australian native species, and wetlands designed to trap enough water to eventually irrigate the entire area.

The Museum of Economic Botany in Santos provides an insight into the important role that plants play in everyday life through a series of permanent collections. Other garden favorites include the Palm House, a bicentennial lowland rainforest conservatory, the Amazonian night-blooming water lilies and Australia’s oldest alley at Moreton Bay Rice. Walking through the museum and gardens, visitors can enjoy lunch in a café or restaurant. Another of the three public gardens, Boft Botan Botanical Garden is also worth a visit for the 100 hectares of cool climatic plants and a heritage rose garden.

Hours of Operation: Weekdays Feb-March 7:15 p.m. 6:30 p.m., 7:15 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 7:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., June to July, 7:15 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, September 7: 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm, October to November from 7:15 am to 6:30 pm. On weekends and public holidays, the gardens open at 9 am. Free guided tours, daily, 10:30 am from the Visitor Information Center

Admission: toll free

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide

3 Art Gallery of South Australia

Art Gallery of South Australia Amanda Slater / photo revised

In the heart of Adelaide’s cultural district, the Art Gallery of South Australia presents one of the finest collections of art in Australia. The elegant Victorian building, built in 1881 and overlooking a colonnade, sets the tone for outstanding works. The collection crosses all mediums, from sculpture, paintings, textiles, metalwork and photography to ceramics, jewelry and furniture. The Australian collection covers colonial days to the present, including art by the Torres Strait Islander Natives. Renaissance and modern works stand out in European art, while Asian exhibits are Iceland’s only Islamic gallery.Important North American pieces are also on display, as well as some evocative avant-garde sculptures.

Opening hours: daily, from 10:00 to 17:00, with closed Christmas day

Admission: free, except for special exhibitions

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide

Official website: / agsa / home

4 Museum of South Australia

Museum of South Australia Nathan / photo modified

Museum of South Australia, adjacent to State Library , is a leading research center known for its Aboriginal heritage collections . ..In addition to the excellent Australian collection, visitors can view artifacts from the South Pacific Islands at the permanent Pacific Culture Gallery, look at Egyptian antiquities, and learn about native flora and fauna at the South Australian Biodiversity Gallery. Kids love natural history exhibits with stuffed animals, fossils and skeletons. Afterwards, visitors can stop by the café for a bite to eat, or browse the gift shop for postcards, books and souvenirs.

Opening hours: open daily from 10 am to 5 pm, closed Christmas and holidays

Admission: free

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide

Official website: http: //

5 State Library of South Australia

State Library of South Australia State Library of South Australia … / photo modified

State Library of South Australia surprises for the first time with its dramatic juxtaposition of old and new. The Spence Wing, with its sharp lines and glass façade, offers modern amenities and free Wi-Fi. From here, visitors should request directions from the original library housed in an adjacent 1884 French Renaissance building known as Mortlock Wing .The entrance to this grand old space is a step backwards.Tiered galleries peer high above the edges, clad in elaborate wrought iron balustrades, and staircases reach leather books neatly propped up on wooden shelves. The highlight of this memory in old libraries is the flood of natural light pouring into the glass dome in the roof. The Mortlock Wing is also well worth a visit for its special collection of works on South Australian history.

Address: North Terrace and Kintore Avenue, Adelaide

Official website: http: //

6 Adelaide Central Market

Adelaide Central Market Jono Haysom / photo modified

A few steps west of Victoria Square , on the south side of Grote Street , Adelaide Central Market is a favorite shopping destination and one of the oldest covered markets in the world. Founded in 1870, these vibrant markets feature fresh fruit and vegetables, flowers, baked goods, cheeses and a mouth-watering array of multicultural culinary delights.After visiting the food stalls, shoppers can enjoy a meal at one of the many cafes in the area or at Asian restaurants nearby. Chinatown , Visitors must bring their own handbags or baskets. Saturday nights are a good time for bargain hunters, with some sellers cutting prices to move their products.

Opening hours: Open Tue-Sat 7: 00-3: 00

Location: Between Gauger and Grote Street, Adelaide

Official website: http: //

7 Adelaide


In sheltered and surfing St Vincent Bay , the seaside village of Glenelg is a popular escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. To get here, most visitors take the 25-minute ride on the only surviving tram in Adelaide, which departs from Victoria Square in the city center. As well as its beach attractions and many tourist attractions, Glenelg has a fascinating history.The first group of free settlers landed from HMS Buffalo at Holding Bay, making it the oldest European settlement on mainland South Australia. The sidewalk café bar, boutique hotels and lively summer entertainment add a sense of celebration, and tourists will find plenty of family-friendly rides. Kids can catch the thrill of Beach House , an amusement park filled with attractions including a giant waterslide, bumper boats and a Ferris wheel. Those looking for a quieter visit can bask on the beach or throw line from the pier.Sailing and swimming with dolphins are other popular activities.

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8 Adelaide Zoo

Giant Panda

Affiliation Adelaide Botanical Gardens Northwest Adelaide Zoo was founded in the late 19th century and was very fond of its educational center and charismatic animal collection. Giant pandas are the stars here, delighting young and old alike. Other popular attractions are aviaries, orangutans and EnviroDome , an interactive visitor center with a vertical garden and terrarium.Kids will love the zoo where they can cuddle, kiss, and feed the molded friends of furry and feathered farmers, as well as kangaroos, quokkas and wallabies.

Opening Hours:

  • Panda Exhibition 9:45 – 16:45
  • Zoo 9:30 – 16:45
  • Reptile House 10:00 – 16:30
  • Night House 10:00 – 16:30
  • Walking Aviaries 9:30 – 16:30
Admission: Adult $ 32.50, Child (4-14) $ 18, Concession $ 23, Family $ 85

Address: From Road, Adelaide

Official Website: http: //

9 Cleland Wildlife Park

Hand Feed Kangaroos

Less than 20 minutes from downtown on the northwest slopes of Mount Lofty, Cleland Wildlife Park cares for a cute and cuddly bunch of Australian animals in the natural environment. Kangaroos, wallaby, potooro, and emmu roam freely in wide open spaces, and visitors can wander among them, feed them, and enjoy large gatherings. Photographers will have the opportunity to take some great pictures, and interactive guardian presentations will provide interesting insights into the animals and their habitats.For an additional fee, visitors can tame a koala and take home a souvenir photo.

Hours: Daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm, Christmas Closed

Admission: Adult $ 20, Child (4-15) $ 10, Concession $ 16, Family $ 50

Address: 365 Mount Lofty Summit Rd, Crafers

10 Adelaide Festival Center

Adelaide Festival Center

5 minutes walk from the hotel North Terrace and Rundle Mall , Adelaide Festival Center was Australia’s first multipurpose arts venue and excites both locals. and tourists with their lively cultural calendar.Its white tent roof structure is a distinctive landmark along the Torrens River. In addition to the large 2,000-seat Festival Theater, it has several smaller theaters, a banquet hall, an illuminated gallery, and an amphitheater for concerts and concerts.

The center houses the highly acclaimed Adelaide Arts Festival with theater, opera, ballet, exhibitions, lectures and writers readings. Those without time to attend the event can join the behind-the-scenes tour of the dressing rooms and performance spaces.Ample parking and easy accessibility add to the appeal of this multi-faceted location.

Address: King William St., Adelaide

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11 Ayers Historic House Museum

Ayers History Museum eGuide Travel / photo modified by

Ayers House is one of the finest examples of Regency architecture in Australia. Originally a modest house, built in 1846, he owned from 1855 to 1878 by Henry Ayers, over the years Prime Minister of South Australia. Ayers transformed it into an elegant 40-room mansion with a large new dining room and ballroom. It is now owned by the National Endowment of South Australia and is a popular event venue, but visitors can have a guided tour of the house. During the tours, guests will learn fascinating tidbits about the social history of the period, as well as the life and work of Sir Henry Ayers. The interior is renowned for its beautiful decorative paints on the interior walls and ceilings. The exhibition features a splendid collection of decorative arts, furniture, silver and artwork, as well as changing exhibitions.The entrance to the house is only allowed with a guide.

Opening hours: Open Tuesday to Friday. From 10:00 to 16:00, weekends and holidays 1-4 hours

Admission: Adult $ 10, concession $ 8, child (13-16) $ 5, child 12 and younger and members of the National Fund

Address: 288 North Terrace, Adelaide

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12 Victoria Square

Victoria Square Chahann Bosszi / photo modified

In the city center, at the intersection of Grote and Wakefield Streets, King William Street overlooks the renovated Victoria Square, an event venue with beautifully designed gardens. The square is also known for its original name Tardanyanga. In the shadow of modern high-rise blocks (among them the Hilton Hotel), several beautiful buildings of the 19th century have been preserved. On the south side are the imposing magistrates, Courthouse (1851) with a Doric colonnade and neoclassical Supreme Court (1868). On the east side of Victoria Square is the Treasury Building adjoining the City Hall and St. Francis Xavier Cathedral (1856-1926).

Other features of the square include a statue of Queen Victoria and the charming John Dowie fountain with figures representing South Australia’s three main rivers, Murray, Torrance and Onkaparinga. Victoria Square is also home to the popular Adelaide Central Market , and the city’s only surviving tram runs from the square to the seaside suburb Adelaide , North of Victoria Square, busy pedestrian Rundle Mall runs east of King William Street. lined with large department stores, boutiques and arcades.

13 Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide Hourann Bosci / photo modified

Port Adelaide, about 14 kilometers northwest of the city center, is a popular tourist destination with museums, restaurants and well-preserved heritage buildings. Most of the city is a state heritage area. A number of imposing 19th-century buildings, such as the 1879 customs house and courthouse, testify to the city’s early prosperity as a thriving port.Top tourist diversions include dolphin cruises and a clutch of intriguing transport-themed museums, including the National Railroad Museum, the South Australian Aviation Museum and the South Australian Maritime Museum, where visitors can view interesting exhibits on the region’s sailor history. Seafood lovers head to Fishing Wharf Markets on Sundays to buy fresh fish straight from the boats.

14 Migration Museum

The Migration Museum, housed in a beautifully restored former Adelaide refuge, traces three centuries of South Australian immigration history. From Aboriginal history to colonization to the impact of immigration on their culture and local communities, visitors can experience the pioneering spirit and diverse cultures that have changed the face of South Australia. The personal stories of some immigrants add a poignant note to this worthwhile museum, and interactive displays will keep children entertained.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10 am-5pm, weekends and holidays 1-5 pm, closed Christmas and holidays

Admission: Free with additional donation, guided tours are available at an additional cost

Address: 82 Kintore Ave, Adelaide

Official website: http: //

Where to Stay in Adelaide for Sightseeing

We recommend these excellent hotels in the city center, close to Rundle Mall and the city’s main attractions:

  • Mayfair Hotel: luxury boutique hotel, heritage building, contemporary decor , comfortable beds, high tea on weekends.
  • Majestic Roof Garden Hotel: mid-range price, great location, spacious rooms, roof garden.
  • Adina Apartment Hotel Adelaide Treasury: 4.5-star hotel, historic building, lovely courtyard, studios and self-catering apartments.
  • Ibis Adelaide: Budget prices, great location, free Wi-Fi, floor-to-ceiling windows.

Day Trips from Adelaide

Barossa Valley and Clare Valley

Barossa Valley

Barossa Valley, surrounded by Prussian and English immigrants, is about an hour’s drive from Adelaide Airport and one of Australia’s oldest grape regions.Food will be in heaven here with a variety of fresh produce and fabulous restaurants. In addition to all the gastronomic delights, visitors will find some cultural treasures in the region such as heritage trails, cooking schools, craft shops, galleries and museums. A little further, the rolling green hills of Claire Valley also nurture a rich grape history and a thriving gourmet food culture.

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  • Top Tourist Attractions in the Barossa Valley

Fleurier Peninsula

Horseshoe in Victor Harbor Bay

Less than an hour south of downtown Adelaide, the Fleurier Peninsula is one of the most popular vacation spots in Adelaide. Rolling hills, farms, fantastic surf beaches as well as upscale bait eateries and urban plungers looking for a slower pace. Victor Harbor is the largest and one of the most popular cities on this rugged peninsula. From here, guests can hop aboard a seasonal whale watching cruise or fishing charter, cruise one of the swelling ones on the south coast, cast off a line off one of the windy beaches, or take the Granite Island horseback tram with its dwindling Little Penguin colony.Goolwa, the Murray River, is another popular peninsula as well as the inland towns of Strathhalbin and Compass Mountains.


Hahndorf Ken Day / photo modified

In the beautiful Adelaide Hills , about 20 minutes from the city center, Hahndorf is the oldest surviving German settlement in Australia, established in 1839 by German Protestants from East Prussia. Street trees, half-timbered houses and spire-covered Lutheran churches fill the city with European village charm, and many farms and German restaurants will delight gourmets.

A great place to start the tour is the former school house from 1857, which houses a visitor center and Handorf Academy, an art gallery highlighting local artists. Hahndorf is famous for one of its talented residents, Sir Hans Heissen (1877-1968), a landscape painter from Germany who came to Australia in 1883 and later built an Alpine-style house on the outskirts of Handorf. Today, visitors can take a tour of his home and studio known as Cedars, stroll through the colorful gardens and see some of his paintings.Visitors can easily spend a relaxing day in this charming fruit-picking village from nearby farms, browsing artisan shops and galleries, and dining at the award-winning restaurants.

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Coronavirus: Moderna announces 94.5% vaccine effectiveness | Coronavirus of a new type SARS-CoV-2 and the COVID-19 pandemic | DW

The world community is fighting the second wave of the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the infection has been detected in almost 55 million inhabitants of the planet.According to the Worldometer portal, more than 1.3 million people have died from the consequences of the pulmonary disease COVID-19 caused by the virus, and over 38 million patients have recovered. DW follows the events of Monday, November 16 (Moscow time).

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President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev stated that two Kazakhstani vaccines are among the world’s most promising biological products and are undergoing clinical trials. “The most important task of the government is to launch the domestic vaccine into production without delay.It is necessary to simplify the procedure for temporary registration and complete the construction of a plant for experimental and industrial production of vaccines, “he stressed. In addition, according to Tokayev, an agreement has been reached with Russia on the construction of a plant on the territory of Kazakhstan for the production of Russian vaccine against coronavirus.

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In Austria the number of new coronavirus infections fell slightly the day before the second lockdown took effect.Authorities reported 4,657 new positive tests within 24 hours. These indicators are not yet particularly optimistic, since on Monday the numbers are usually lower than on other weeks, which is associated with the collection of information on the spread of infection on weekends. A statistical model predicts that this week the number of new infections detected in Austria will average 7,000 per day. The country’s health minister, Rudolf Anschober, warns that Austria is approaching the potential of its health system.

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EU countries failed to agree on a new draft EU budget for 2021-2027, which, among other things, included the costs of restoring the economy affected by the pandemic. At the meeting on November 16, the permanent representatives of the EU members failed to reach a unanimous decision, which was necessary for the further procedure, due to the position of Hungary and Poland.

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To curb the coronavirus pandemic, the federal government Germany and its 16 states are urging citizens to further limit their private contacts.Thus, they should completely abandon private parties; they are encouraged to gather for private meetings with friends and acquaintances only within the framework of two permanent households, including children and adolescents in these families. This decision was made by German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and the prime ministers of the 16 federal states of Germany on Monday at their videoconference.

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At the headquarters of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, 91,355 91,356 65 cases of coronavirus infection have been reported since the beginning of the pandemic.This information was confirmed to AP by the WHO press service. At the same time, about half of the cases were confirmed by employees who work from home. The rest are people who continued to work at the headquarters of the organization. As the press service told AP, WHO officials are conducting an internal investigation, the purpose of which is to find out why the strict hygiene and preventive measures taken in the organization failed to prevent the spread of infection at its headquarters.

The pandemic canceled the traditional Christmas markets

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Christmas market in Dortmund (Archive photo)

Slightly less than 80 percent of traditional Christmas markets in Germany will definitely not take place in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the fate of about 13 percent is still unclear. Such data are provided by the German Trade Association. It has serious implications for intra-city trade: “Christmas markets are an important factor in attracting customers to pedestrian zones and urban centers.If they disappear almost completely, it will be a serious blow to the “internal trade of the city. According to experts, about a quarter of the annual income of city shops is made in November-December.

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The second wave of coronavirus in Italy poses a serious threat SARS-CoV-2 infection prisoners and employees of Italian prisons . According to Italian media, more than 200 prisoners and 110 employees of two prisons in Naples have been positively tested for coronavirus.Experts are calling for better living conditions for prisoners in the notoriously overcrowded penitentiary institutions. Human rights activists point out that to date, almost 54 thousand people have been imprisoned in Italy.

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The European Commission has agreed with the German company Curevac on a contract for the purchase of 405 million doses of coronavirus vaccine. According to the chairman of the commission, Ursula von der Leyen, this is the fifth framework agreement of Brussels with pharmaceutical companies developing promising vaccines against SARS-CoV-2.The politician noted that negotiations are also underway with the American firm Moderna, which has published promising test results for its vaccine.

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The Twitter accounts of the co-founders of the pharmaceutical company BioNTech Ugur Sahin and his wife Özlem Türeci are fake. The German pharmaceutical company, which has found itself in the spotlight in connection with the development of a successful coronavirus vaccine, has already told the management of the microblogging service that its co-founders do not have any personal accounts and asked them to delete them.Earlier it became known that Twitter had already blocked two fake accounts of Shahin and Tureji to which several thousand people were subscribed.

Sweden introduces restrictive measures

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Sweden drastically restricts social contacts. From November 24, a maximum of eight people will be able to gather together. Cafes and restaurants are required to stop working at 22.00 until February 2021. Prime Minister Stefan Leuven announced new measures to contain the coronavirus pandemic. In particular, he made urgent recommendations to limit private contacts as much as possible. Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 177 thousand cases of infection have been recorded in Sweden. Sweden ranks 21st in the world in terms of deaths per million population.

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Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the admission of visitors to Lenin’s mausoleum and to the necropolis near the Kremlin wall in Moscow is terminated from November 17. As stated in the Federal Protection Service, the admission is closed for an indefinite period.

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The largest international agricultural and food exhibition Green Week in 2021 will be held online. According to the organizers, such a decision was made in connection with the high rates of coronavirus infection in Germany. In 2020, the exhibition in Berlin was attended by over 400 thousand people. Online Green Week will be available on 20 and 21 January.

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Morgues in hospitals in the Ivanovo region cannot cope with storing the bodies of patients who have died from COVID-19.This was stated by the director of the regional health department Arthur Fokin. “The load (on the pathological service) has increased significantly, so now we are looking for additional refrigerating chambers, since the morgues can no longer cope with storing bodies until they are handed over to relatives,” the press service of the regional government quoted him as saying. According to official data, since the beginning of the pandemic, 13 646 cases of coronavirus infection have been officially registered in the Ivanovo region (149 times were diagnosed per day).203 patients with a confirmed diagnosis of coronavirus infection have died. Over the past 24 hours, the mortality statistics have not changed.

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Coronavirus a day before of the match between the national teams of Ukraine and Switzerland on football was detected in three more Ukrainian athletes. Eduard Sobol, Yevgeny Makarenko and Dmitry Reznik are isolated in their hotel rooms, and the national team is awaiting the decision of the local authorities about the possibility of holding the match in Lucerne, Switzerland on November 17, the Ukrainian Football Association reported.

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The daily increase in infections in Iran (13 053) has become the maximum since the beginning of the pandemic. The total number of infected reached 775,121 people, 41,979 patients with coronavirus died, 564,699 recovered and were discharged.

Moderna vaccine efficacy – 94.5 percent

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The American pharmaceutical company Moderna reported that its vaccine against coronavirus was 94.5 percent effective.At the same time, the company indicated that it is still about the results of preliminary studies. The announcement had a positive impact on the stock exchanges of London, Madrid, Milan, Paris and Frankfurt.

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The causative agent of COVID-19 was identified with the Prime Minister of the African Kingdom of Eswatini Mandvulo Ambrose Dlamini . The head of government has quarantined and will continue to work from home. He reported the absence of symptoms and reminded fellow citizens of the importance of following the instructions of doctors.

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will “make enormous efforts” to ensure that as many participants and spectators as possible are vaccinated IOC Thomas Bach. However, “we never said we could make it (vaccination. – Red .) A requirement,” he stressed. The IOC wants to convince as many foreign participants as possible to accept the vaccine and “could take these costs” on itself, the head of the committee added without specifying details.

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The National Medicines Administration of China has authorized the German company BioNTech and its partner Fosun Pharma from the PRC to proceed with the second phase of clinical trials of the vaccine in mainland China This is a drug with the still working name BNT162b2, developed by BioNTech in conjunction with the American corporation Pfizer. According to the study, the creators of the vaccine reported that its use reduces the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 90 percent.

A strict quarantine has been announced in Buryatia

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In Buryatia retail trade facilities have been suspended for 2 weeks. Restaurants, cafes and other catering establishments can sell takeaway or deliver food from November 16 to 30. In addition, cinemas, beauty salons, baths and saunas will be closed for 2 weeks. Pharmacies are faced with a shortage of medicines, and every day more and more beds are required in medical institutions for patients, explained the head of the republic, Aleksey Tsydenov, of strict restrictive measures.According to him, 82 percent of the beds reserved for patients with COVID-19 are occupied in Buryatia, but in Ulan-Ude this figure has reached 90 percent. The virus in the region was detected in 15 109 people, 283 patients died, 12 846 recovered, the operational headquarters said.

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In Pakistan 2128 new infections were detected over the past day, it follows from official data. This is the maximum increase since mid-July. In total, the virus was confirmed in 359,032 people in the country, 7,160 patients died, 323,824 recovered.

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The economic consequences of the pandemic threaten the continued operation of almost 60 percent of retail outlets in German cities, according to a survey of the Retail Association (HDE). Traders are faced with a low number of buyers and a drop in turnover, which in the second week of November was well below the level of the previous year.

PACE President Hendrik Dahms

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President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Hendrik Dahms interrupted his visit to Moscow due to possible contact with an infected coronavirus.According to Interfax, Dams is returning home, but the fact of infection has not yet been confirmed. According to a source of the agency, for this reason, Dams’s meetings with the chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko and with the speaker of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin have been canceled.

In Russia – almost 23 thousand new cases of coronavirus infection

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In Russia 91,356 91,354 91,353 22,778 new cases of new type of coronavirus infection were registered over the past day.This is a new maximum of the daily increase of . The total number of infected in Russia has reached 1 million 948 thousand 603 people. 303 patients died per day. In total, 33,489 people have died in the country since the beginning of the epidemic. The number of active cases in the country at the moment is 461 265.

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In Russia, in Sakhalin Oblast , a check is being carried out on the fact of a collective appeal of the medical staff of the Kholm Central District Hospital to the local media. More than 30 doctors report violations in the intensive care and anesthesiology department, where 91,354 mass infections of the medical staff with coronavirus occurred. Doctors complain about the lack of personal protective equipment, doors and delineation into zones according to the degree of danger.

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The authorities Mongolia decided to temporarily close the automobile checkpoints on the Buryat section of the Russian-Mongolian border, the Far Eastern Customs Department reports.The official Ulaanbaatar wants to reduce the risk of the spread of infection. From November 16, 2020 to January 18, 2021, the movement of freight transport through the Kyakhta-Altan-Bulak checkpoint was suspended, and entry into Russia through the Khankh-Mondy checkpoint was suspended for an indefinite period.

In Ukraine, the number of deaths is approaching 10 thousand

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Disinfection of an ambulance in Kiev

In Ukraine, the virus was confirmed in 545 689 people (daily increase 9832).Of all those infected, 9697 died, 244,197 recovered. Most patients with COVID-19 are in Kiev (51 499), Kharkiv region (48 179) and Lviv region (37 466), least of all in Kirovograd region (3710), the Ukrainian Ministry of Health noted.

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In Moscow over the past day, another 72 patients with coronavirus have died, the operational headquarters said. In total, since the beginning of the epidemic in the Russian capital, more than 510,000 infections have been detected, 7859 people with pulmonary disease COVID-19 have died.

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US states Michigan and Washington increase restrictive measures. For example, in Michigan, universities, restaurants and event venues will be closed from November 18, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said. In Washington, restaurants and fitness studios will be closed from the same day, and residents will be prohibited from gathering in groups of more than 5 people in the open air, Governor Jay Inslee said. The United States accounts for a fifth of the world’s confirmed infections.

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The number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany over the past day increased by 10,824 to 801,327, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). The death toll rose by 62 to 12,547 people. Weekend data usually does not reflect the dynamics of the situation, since not all land departments transmit information in a timely manner.

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The Olympic Games in Tokyo , postponed to 2021, will be held at the appointed time, despite the fact that the world still has not dealt with the coronavirus pandemic.This was agreed in Tokyo by the head of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.

New outbreak in Australia

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Coronavirus reappeared in Australia : In the southern city of Adelaide, authorities have confirmed at least 17 new infections. This is the highest number of cases reported in the region since April. The outbreak is associated with a hotel where Australians who have returned from overseas travel are in quarantine.In early November, Australia reported no new cases of coronavirus for the first time in months.

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Vaccine in development by Johnson & Johnson

The American company Johnson & Johnson has begun a new study at a late stage in the development of its experimental vaccine against the Ad26COV2 coronavirus in the UK. Patients received either two doses of the vaccine or a placebo 57 days apart.Johnson & Johnson uses the common cold virus to inject the genetic material of the Sars-CoV-2 virus into the body and trigger an immune response.

In parallel, the company is conducting a study involving 60,000 subjects to determine whether a single dose of vaccine provides sufficient protection against infection.

In Germany, it is expected to tighten anti-epidemiological measures

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The authorities of Germany are going to tighten the current restrictions of the “soft lockdown” introduced on November 2.The main task is to further narrow contacts, in particular, according to the agency dpa, children and adolescents will be allowed to meet only with one “constant friend” in their free time, and for adults only meetings with representatives of one “permanent friendly household” will be allowed.

In addition, children of all ages and teachers may be required to wear masks when in school. The restrictions will be discussed on Monday, November 16, via videoconference between Angela Merkel and the heads of the federal states.

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The number of coronavirus infections recorded in USA on Sunday exceeded 11 million. The last million infections were detected in just 6 days. Experts from the George Washington University on CNN warn that if the mandatory restrictions are not introduced, the number of coronavirus victims could exceed 2,000 a day in a few weeks.

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Prime Minister Great Britain Boris Johnson went into self-isolation after contact with a person who was diagnosed with coronavirus.He himself suffered COVID-19 back in April and spent several days in intensive care.

Chronicle of the pandemic November 14 >>>

Map of the spread of coronavirus in the world, compiled by Johns Hopkins University

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