A Christmas in Berri: Local Events and Festivities

As we make our way through December and the days until Christmas Day disappear, some festivities are very much in order. Embrace a much needed community spirit after a difficult year this Christmas, and opt in to a handful of festive activities in the Riverland region. Residents and visitors alike are welcome this Christmas.

A festive ending to a difficult year

At SA Weekend Escapes, we believe that 2020 is the perfect time to embrace community festivities and take part in local events. Throughout this tricky year, South Australians have learned to support all things local and respect the fragility of small businesses and communities. 

As Christmas draws close, and people start looking for holidays, things to do, events to attend, experiences to engage in and things to buy, there’s no better time to focus on all things local.

In the Berri Barmera area, locals and summer tourists will discover another year of festive entertainment for people of all ages. An agenda throughout December and January packed with crafts, markets, events, games, and more, is available to not only residents, but anyone who’d like to take part.

Berri Barmera Council states:

“For local residents we encourage you to be a tourist in your own area and enjoy the fantastic events and locations on your doorstep… If you are a visitor we wish to extend a huge welcome to you and hope your stay in the Berri Barmera region is memorable. There is so much to explore and do in the beautiful Riverland, we thank you for choosing us to share your holidays with.” 

Festive events this Christmas in Berri

Accordingly, in this post we highlight a handful of activities on offer this December in the Riverland for you and your family. For those reading who are potential visitors this Christmas period, find our top recommendation for accommodation at the end of the post. 

Pop your colour with Jac Art Co

From the 14th until the 18th of December, the Kids Xmas Art Workshop kicks off at Berri Visitor Centre with Jac Art Co. Watercolours, crafts and pastels as well as other kid-friendly art activities are available during the week. Head home from a weekend in Berri with some handmade gifts made by your own children! Please call Berri Visitor Centre for more information.

Tabletop Game Day – Special Christmas Edition

On the 12th of December, Berri will be hosting a tabletop game day with the theme of Christmas. Families and groups are welcome to join in with a variety of games which will be available to both beginners and experienced game players. You can also bring your own game. A raffle and door prizes are also on offer! Head over to the Facebook page for more information!

Santas Cave 

On the 12th and the 19th of December in Berri, Santa’s Cave will be set up in the Alfrescos Building for the little ones in your family. Free face painting and a free gift for every child makes this one ideal for entertaining the kids this Christmas. 

Riverfront Carols by the River

On the 13th of December, Berri will be hosting a Riverfront Carols evening from 6pm – 9.30pm. Bring a picnic rug and a chair, and sit by the beautiful Murray River with the sound of carols as your soundtrack. Food and drink is also available.

Light up Christmas Lanterns

At Barmera Library on the 15th of December, children can join a workshop and make Christmas lanterns. Make sure you book a place by calling Barmera Library in advance. 

For more information and more events, click here!

Book a festive night away in Berri

Treat your family to a night away in Berri this December and enjoy festivities, food and wine, in the heart of the town. There’s a great deal going on for kids, who will be more than catered for.

If you’re looking for a night away in Berri this Christmas, you’ll probably be looking for four things: proximity to the river, a central location, excellent hospitality and a comfortable room. In this case, the Berri Hotel is absolutely your best bet. On top of having a gym, tennis court, outdoor pool and barbecue areas, the Berri Hotel is right near the Murray.

For more information about the Berri Hotel, and to check out the variety of budget – as well as more luxurious rooms – click here.

Have you ever been to Berri and revelled in the Riverland sun during the summer months? It’s impossible to regret. Click here to discover a multitude of things to do in Berri and the beautiful Riverland region. Kayaking, boat rides, hiking, wine-tasting: you name it, Berri offers it.