On the first day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me... Christmas messages from our community

On the first day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me... Christmas messages from our community

Near Myer Centre

A diverse collection of South Australian personalities and community champions share something special this Christmas, from recipes to poems and musings. Immerse yourself in some original creations such as an SA-dedicated poem from Cosi, magical words from children's author Phil Cummings and learn more about what Christmas means to personalities including Teresa Palmer, Jessie Spiby, the Premier Steven Marshall MP, the RAAF and more.

ILLUSTRATED BY: Doris Chang


On the second day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a celebration of human spirit

On the second day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a celebration of human spirit

Near Myer Centre

Christmas is a time we recognise the human spirit, reflect on the year that's been, the celebrations we've shared and the hard times we've overcome. Paying tribute to our community-minded state, we want to encourage kind-hearted Australians to support our country's agricultural industry and hard-working farmers who have faced huge challenges in 2018. Everything in this window is made from wool sourced from Bennett & Gregor in Gawler, and their Parana Park farm in SA. Do your bit with 'Buy a Bale', giving the much-needed gift of hay to farmers for their cattle in drought-affected areas. buyabale.com.au

DESIGNED AND CREATED BY: Alice McDonald & Tara Aitken


On the third day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a chance to celebrate with friends

On the third day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a chance to celebrate with friends

Near Gawler Place

Christmas ushers in the party season, so learn how to take your festive get together with family and friends to the next level with some serious event planning inspo. Step right up to the frosted pink glass and peek through the star cut-out to reveal our Christmas bon bon surprise: a nod to one of South Australia's treasures, the Big Rocking Horse.

DESIGNED AND CREATED BY: LENZO


On the fourth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… shimmering, splendour and glamour

On the fourth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… shimmering, splendour and glamour

Near Gawler Place

Nothing says Christmas like glitter, shiny baubles, sparkle and captivating festive lights. Be inspired by the glitz and glamour that represents this time of year with metallic colours and glittery trees for a magical twinkle! Can you guess how many baubles are in the window? Post a photo of the window on Instagram, caption the photo with your guess and add #RMBaubles for your chance to win a $1,000 shopping voucher.

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On the fifth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… the gift of generosity

On the fifth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… the gift of generosity

Near Apple Store

Giving and generosity create a spirit of togetherness within our communities at Christmas. It's a time when we think of those around us that need a helping hand, demonstrating compassion through giving. Backpacks 4 SA Kids provide resources that contribute to the care, safety and wellbeing of children and young people during periods of displacement from home and routine care. Please make a donation by dropping a coin in the slot to show you care.

backpacks4sakids.org


On the sixth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… original works of art

On the sixth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… original works of art

Near Apple Store

The festive season fills our talented South Australian artists with inspiration, moving them to create pieces that celebrate their personal Christmas experiences. Local creatives share their personal tributes to gift giving, including Meaghan Williams, who has created a stunning gift containing over 2,000 folded stars made of old street directory maps of South Australian regions. You can also see stunning original Christmas works of art by Tiff Manuell, Gavin Wanganeen, Eliza Piro and Julie White.

ARTISTS: Tiff Manuell, Gavin Wanganeen, Eliza Piro, Julie White and Meaghan Williams


On the seventh day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a Christmas fairy-tale

On the seventh day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a Christmas fairy-tale

Near Charles Street

To help us celebrate a fairy-tale Christmas, Adelaide couturier and designer of Paolo Sebastian, Paul Vasileff, exhibits his ethereal couture creations. A firm favourite on and off the runway and red carpets, Paul's creations have captivated a global audience.

Inspired by the nostalgic charm of a classic Christmas fairy-tale, the exhibition features couture pieces adorned with intricate handsewn snowflakes, floral motifs and delicate crystal embellishments, evoking a sense of enchantment and melodrama synonymous with the designer's work.

Together, the creations were handmade in the Adelaide atelier.

DESIGNED AND CREATED BY: Paul Vasileff of Paolo Sebastian


On the eighth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… Christmas carols

On the eighth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… Christmas carols

Near Charles Street

Nothing fills people with holiday cheer like the sweet sound of Christmas carols. Sung, played and recorded all over the world, they're a universal way of spreading love and goodwill throughout the season. Filling Rundle Mall with joy and festivity, hear the magical sounds of your Christmas favourites performed by choirs from across South Australia.

Don't miss Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's live performance on Rundle Mall Friday, December 7 5.45pm to 7.30pm.

SUPPORTED BY: Adelaide Symphony Orchestra


On the ninth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… handmade Christmas icons

On the ninth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… handmade Christmas icons

Near Charles Street

The Christmas season brings out our creativity and imagination as we decorate our homes, streets and communities. We have taken a look at the iconic symbol of Christmas, the tree, and used it as our inspiration for this window. JamFactory has brought SA designers, makers and artists together to contribute their own creative take on the humble Christmas tree, using various materials including ceramic, glass, wood and metal. Designed by JamFactory in collaboration with some of SA's finest craftspeople.

DESIGNED AND CREATED BY: JamFactory


On the tenth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…my favourite festive food

On the tenth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me…my favourite festive food

Near Novo

For many of us, Christmas is all about the food, from traditional yuletide recipes and Grandma's plum pudding to fresh Australian seafood and the perfect pavlova. Celebrate the wonderful produce our state has to offer with the ultimate feast featuring Haigh's Chocolates, South Australian wines, Riverland citrus fruits and Charlesworth Nuts. A Christmas lunch worthy of any table.


On the eleventh day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a place to create fond memories

On the eleventh day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… a place to create fond memories

Near Adidas

Our homes are the places which hold our most special Christmas memories, and every year they get a festive transformation as we express ourselves through creativity and bring a little Christmas cheer to the lead up. In a dedication to these places we love and depend on, local House Rules contestants, Jared Petrenko and Jess Dover, showcase their flair for what makes a family home feel warm and festive.

COLLABORATORS: Jared Petrenko and Jess Dover


On the twelfth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… Christmas wishes

On the twelfth day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me… Christmas wishes

Near Adidas

Christmas is an enchanting time for children everywhere, all on their best behaviour in the hope Santa will pay them a visit. If you want to share your Christmas hopes and dreams with Santa, write a wish and pop it into the Wish Box. At Christmas time you can wish for whatever you want – for your family to be safe, for special presents on Christmas Day, or for everyone in the world to have a happy Christmas!