One of the best things about the Christmas season in Australia is walking the streets on warm summer evenings enjoying all the Christmas lights which adorn family homes in the city, suburbs and country towns.
Lights of Lobethal Festival 2012
Every Christmas, the township and valley of Lobethal are lit up with the beautifully decorated homes and shops of the community. The Lights of Lobethal is the largest Community Christmas Light Display in the Southern Hemisphere and definitely worth a visit!
The lights are up from Sunday December 9th and the festival continues until Sunday December 30th. Opening times are 8.30pm to 11pm every night and entry is free! Lobethal is located just 35 km from Adelaide, so take a bus or drive to Lobethal for a uniquely Australian experience!
In many of the suburbs of Adelaide, the communities will gather together in a local parks to sing Christmas carols. Mimicking the Carols by Candlelight event held in Elder Park in the city of Adelaide, families bring their picnic rugs, a picnic supper, candles and singing voices to make music and celebrate the joy of Christmas together.
The events will normally start with a community concert, followed by the singing of the carols. Check the local city council websites