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What is there to do at christmas?

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    Guest Meggs!

    Hi, my mum and i (13) are planning to spend 3 or 4 months in adelaide as part of our round the world trip (for a year)

    As we will be in Adelaide over Christmas, I was wondering what sort of things their are to do!

    Thanks!

    Meggs!

    :cute:

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    Guest jill wright

    Good question Meggs

     

    Sorry can't answer it myself as still in England but am very interested in reading your replies cos I love Christmas more than anything and its one of my biggest fears that it may not be as good in Adelaide (of course its bound to be different with climat etc),

     

    Jill

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    Guest Meggs!

    Hi Jill,

    Thanks for replying!

    I love Christmas too!

    Are you moving out to Adelaide?

    Megan

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    Guest sarahsmartiepants

    Christmas is one of the bad things here! There is next to no christmas spirit!

    In the Uk everywhere would be decked out for christmas and although the shops here are the pubs are not. You would have christmas music everywhere you go, but not here.

    It seems like just another day off for most people, there seems to be more enthusiasm for easter:err:!

    New year is more of a deal, You have to make plans for a different christmas, you cant have the same because it is not dark or cold. So you dont see the fairy lights much!

    You will be looking at summer clothes instead of winter ones, all those things go to make you feel christmasy when you come form the UK.

    Our first christmas was not so good but this christmas was good in the pool all day then the beach on boxing day!

    sarah

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    Guest smit
    Good question Meggs

     

    Sorry can't answer it myself as still in England but am very interested in reading your replies cos I love Christmas more than anything and its one of my biggest fears that it may not be as good in Adelaide (of course its bound to be different with climat etc),

     

    Jill

    Ive heard a lot of poms say that they would go back for a visit to UK at christmas time rather than summer, just to get a bit of atmosphere.Its not quite the same here! Someone shook my hand at Easter and said " have a good easter"though!!!:o

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    There is a build upto christmas here, it is just different to what you're used to.

    The build up starts with the Christmas Pageant. This is usually the 1st or 2nd Saturday in November. King William St in the centre plus some others along the route close at 7am in the morning. People come into town and reserve places along the way with chairs and have breakfast. It starts about 9.30 and there are about 70 floats, roving clowns, dancers , bagpipe and brass bands. Everyone waits and waits then the Police Greys are spotted, these horses always lead the parade. At the end is the float that brings Father Christmas to town. The float stops in North Tce outside David Jones and Father Christmas takes up residence in The Magic Cave, until Christmas Eve. Nipper and Nimble are the two rocking horses from the floats that also go in the Magic Cave and kids can ride on them.

     

    The shops put up christmas decorations. Some people decorate the outside of their houses and the newspapers list where they are. The gardens on the bank of the Torrens in front of the brewery light up with the Christmas lights display. We always go here on Christmas Eve. In Lobethal, a town in the hills there are lots of lights in the main street. You can get a coach trip there or drive, its about 40 mins out of Adelaide. People put up their christmas trees around this time also.

     

    A huge christmas tree is put up in Victoria Square in town. Most council areas also run their own smaller Christmas pageants.

     

    It is different , for one it's not dark outside at 3. It can be hot, or it can be cool and rainy. I guess you have to make your new family traditions now you are living in your new country. Some things don't suit here cos it's not winter. Christmas signals the start of summer....long lazy days of beaches, swimming pools, bbqs, cheap fresh fruit like cherries, peaches, mangos, grapes and sitting out the back having a long cool drink of choice with friends.

     

    Rachel

     

    Christmas day is definitely a family day. People visit friends and family.

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