Lights, Pageant, Carols! Christmas Arrives in The City of NPSP This Weekend!

Lights, pageant, carols! Christmas arrives in the City of NPSP

The Parade, Norwood will be buzzing with families and excited children this Saturday 24 November as the much-loved Norwood Christmas Pageant marks the official start of Christmas in the City of Norwood Payneham & St Peters.

“Christmas is a great time in our City; there are plenty of things to do and see for residents and visitors,” says Mayor Robert Bria.

Mayor Robert Bria says that Christmas presents an opportunity for all members of our community to come together, connect and celebrate.

“The Norwood Christmas Pageant is always an exciting day for the pageant itself but also launching more than one month of family-friendly events and free Christmas activities hosted by the Council.”

The Council’s Festive calendar is jam packed with fun events, including the popular Twilight Carols at Linde Reserve on Friday 6 December.

“The Council’s Twilight Carols is the perfect opportunity to gather your nearest and dearest for a relaxing evening under the stars to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.”

Unfortunately cancelled in 2018 due to inclement weather, the Movie on the Oval will return this year with a screening of Saving Santa on Saturday 14 December at Norwood Oval.

Osmond Terrace will again be transformed into an outdoor gallery of wooden Christmas Trees for the Festive Gallery on Osmond, as children from 10 local schools decorate 24 six-foot tall wooden Christmas trees to be displayed on the Osmond Terrace median strip from 18 November 2018 until 3 January 2019.

“The Festive Gallery on Osmond is a great example of the Council collaborating with local schools and children to create a popular destination for residents and visitors during the festive season,” said Mayor Bria.

Christmas lights are always an attraction in our City and residents will be delighted with the impressive displays of lights and decorations which local residents have placed on homes along Ninth Avenue (from Royston Park to St Peters) throughout the festive season.

“We know that Christmas can be difficult for some, so the Council is again collecting books as part of Give the Gift of Reading.”

The community is encouraged to donate books, colouring or activity packs at the Norwood Town Hall and Council libraries, as well as donating non-perishable food to the Salvation Army or St Vincent de Paul on The Parade, Norwood.

For more information please contact the Council’s Events Unit on 8366 4555 or visit

What’s On

Norwood Christmas Pageant
10.00am–11.00am, Saturday 23 November 2019
The Parade, Norwood

Festive Gallery on Osmond
On display 18 November 2019 – 3 January 2020
Osmond Terrace, Norwood

Twilight Carols
5.00pm–9.00pm, Friday 6 December 2019
Linde Reserve, Nelson Street, Stepney

Movie on the Oval – Saving Santa
7.00pm–10.30pm, Saturday 14 December 2019
Coopers Stadium, Norwood

School Holiday Program
Christmas Slime | Tuesday 17 December 2019, 10.30am–11.30am at St Peters Library
Christmas Craft Maker Morning | Wednesday 18 December 2019, 10.00am–12.30pm at St Peters Library
Christmas Movie – The Grinch | Thursday 19 December 2019, 2.00pm–4.00pm at Payneham Library

Give the Gift of Reading
Until 20 December 2019
Donate a book, colouring or activity pack at the Norwood Town Hall or any of the Council’s libraries.

Visit for further details and other events over the Festive Season.

Don’t Forget! You can also head to the Urban Picnic Food and Wine Festival after the pageant on Saturday!

From Peter Combe, to Forage Supply Co to Adelaide Gin and a number of hidden east Adelaide gems, this is the place to be this sunny weekend. There will be kids’ entertainment and workshops across the two-day festival.

Father Christmas will also make an appearance – a perfect family outing.


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