Christmas in Port Augusta

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Light up & Shine

Date: from 9 December 2022

Port Augusta City Council would like to invite Port Augusta residents and businesses to register their Christmas light displays this December to help create a fun and exciting community Christmas Lights trail.

Get ready to light up on Friday 9th December 2022

Registrations are essential so a public trail and map can be developed and shared online and via social media.

Once registered only your address will appear on the public map, there will be no other information.

Please note: This is not a competition, just a fun and free trail to follow.

Register Online

by Monday 5 December 2022 or Phone 8641 9100 to register your light display.

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2022 Christmas Pageant

Date: 2 December 2022

Time: from 6:00 PM

Location: Port Augusta CBD

Join us for the Port Augusta Christmas Pageant.

Rotary Port Augusta & Port Augusta City Council

Everyone is invited. Free event.

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Twilight Christmas Market

Date: 2 December 2022

Time: 4:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Location: Barracks & Gladstone Square

Market stalls, food & entertainment.

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Christmas Table Styling Workshop

Date: 4 December 2022

Session 1: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Session 2: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Conference Room, Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, 144 Stuart Highway, Port Augusta

Cost: $15 per person

Have the best table setting this Christmas

Learn how to style your table to impress your guests this Christmas in this fun creative workshop.

Adelaide born and bred Markus Hamence has experience in a wide range of creative industries.

Markus has owned iconic furniture and homewares stores Louis Bond and BlackCherry, events hire company LB Events, and is influential in the South Australian Interior Design scene. Markus is also a lecturer in Interior Design at TAFE.

An accomplished compare, Markus has experienced hosting fashions on the field on race days, fashion parades, movie premiers and various workshops.

Throughout the last year, Markus has developed his new brand, The Botanic Designer, which sees him turn to his biggest love, Plants, into a career.

For further information check out

Numbers are limited and Bookings are Essential. $15 per person. Payments via credit card or in person prior to attending.

For Bookings Phone (08) 8641 9116

Planning to stay for lunch? Please book a table in our café in advance.

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Visit Santa's Workshop at Yarta Purtli Art Gallery

Dates & Times:

  • Friday 2 December: Approx 7:45 PM – 9:00 PM (after Christmas Pageant)
  • Wednesday 7 December: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 8 December: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 14 December: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Thursday 15 December: 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 17 December: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
  • Wednesday 21 December: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Location: Yarta Purtli Art Gallery, 6 Beauchamp Lane, Port Augusta

Join us for Christmas activities, photo opportunity, music treats and fun... a FREE family event not to be missed!

Santa's Workshop will be open for Christmas Family Photos & Activities (without Santa) Mondays, Tuesdays Fridays until 22nd December. Bring your own phone or camera.

A fun experience for children of all ages. Each session will contain Christmas activities, music and fun!

This FREE family Christmas experience is not to be missed. Enter Santa's Workshop where all the magic happens...

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Santa Claus is coming to Port Augusta

Santa and his helpers will be touring across Port Augusta visiting neighbourhoods during December 2022.

Touring commences at 6pm each night and  dates are:

This event is managed by generous volunteers, follow their facebook page to keep updated on Santa’s status.

Note: This event is weather dependant – changes may occur.

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Christmas Tree Festival

Dates & Times:

  • 16 December 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • 17 December 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
  • 18 December 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  • 19 December 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Flinders Room, Central Oval, Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta

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Community Christmas fete & Outdoor Movie

Date: 17 December 2022

Gates open: 5:00 PM

Movie (Elf): 7:00 PM

Location: Central Oval, Augusta Terrace, Port Augusta

Santa's Cave, Christmas Tree Festival, Food stalls, Carols.