Christmas in Charles Sturt

22 November 2022

Christmas is always a special time in our City.

It is a reminder to appreciate what is truly important, particularly given the changes and challenges we have all faced in recent times.

We’d love to connect and engage with you through a variety of Christmas programs we’re offering this festive season.

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Give the Gift of Reading program

Help us inspire a love of reading in children who may not have books at home this Christmas through our 'Give the Gift of Reading’ book donation drive.

Visit any of our libraries and community centres and donate a book between Monday 21 November and Wednesday 14 December. All books will be donated to UnitingSA to help bring joy to the lives of children in our community this Christmas.

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Christmas Food Drive

Embrace the true meaning of Christmas this festive season and donate towards our Christmas Food Drive for Foodbank South Australia.

You can donate non-perishable food items via our libraries and community centres between Monday 21 November and Wednesday 14 December to help us support those truly in need this holiday season.

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Santa Storytime

Santa will be a special guest at several of our Storytime sessions this December.

He will make appearances at our Civic, Henley and Findon libraries as well as Ngutungka West Lakes to help us all welcome the festive season.

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Letters to Santa

Post your letter to Father Christmas via our letterboxes located at all Charles Sturt libraries and community centres.

We'll be taking a list and checking it twice, so be sure to pop your mail into the letterboxes by Sunday 11 December.

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Christmas Events

Christmas is always a special time in our City and there's a variety of events and activities across our libraries, Ngutungka West Lakes and community centres to keep everyone entertained.

Community events submitted via our Submit an Event form with a Christmas theme will be listed via the link below for families to celebrate the festive season.

You can also explore our Eventbrite Collection for more details and to register.

Christmas events

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Christmas Bows on Trees

Many residents like to place bows on street trees during the Christmas season.

We think the bows are a great addition to add to the Christmas spirit in our community but we do ask that no physical damage occurs to the tree and they are removed before Monday January 23, 2023.

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Riverbank Christmas Light Display

The Riverbank Christmas Lights Display is an iconic South Australian tradition bordering our City along the River Torrens at Adam Street Reserve (corner of Port Road & Adam Street, Hindmarsh).

The lights display begins on the evening of Sunday 27 November and a range of amusements and activities will be available from Monday 28 November 2022 to Monday 2 January 2023 from 6:30pm each evening until late.

It is free to attend, however there will be a cost for amusement rides, food, refreshments, and gallery games.
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End of Year Opening Hours

We’re here to support you and your family over the end of year break, however our operating hours will be adjusted over the holiday period.

Find out more about our end of year operating hours across our Council locations and how you can still get in contact with us.

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Merry Christmas and happy holidays from all of us at the City of Charles Sturt

Christmas in Charles Sturt