Winter Wonderland in Adelaide

It is that time of year again when the evenings grow longer and there is a crisp winter chill in the air. So, what better time to embrace the winter weather and have the perfect weekend getaway?

If you are looking for a city break in SA then Adelaide is an ideal choice. Pack your bags with plenty of winter warmers, wrap up and get ready to explore. There is no better time to visit this vibrant city, as for the first time ever, you can visit a true winter wonderland in Adelaide’s city centre. 

The Winter Village in Adelaide

The Winter Village has come to Adelaide for the first time! An outdoor pop-up event situated in the heart of the city at Torrens Parade Ground. The event runs until the 5th of September, so you still have plenty of time to discover this alpine-inspired winter wonderland in Adelaide. The Village is open 7 days a week and is free entry. There is plenty to explore within the village with attractions for all ages to enjoy. 

ice skating Adelaide

Get your skates on 

Start your day on the village ice rink, whether you glide over the ice like a pro or are more like Bambi on ice, a skate session is great fun for all the family. Don’t forgot to wrap up warm, you can pre book your tickets online and there is no need to worry about skates as these are included in your ticket price, each session gives you 45 minutes of skating fun. 

Indulge at the pop-up kitchen & bar

After all that excitement on the rink, wander down to the village ‘Sip Bar’ and warm up with a hot chocolate…or a hot toddy if you fancy something a bit stronger. The pop-up kitchen also has lots of delicious treats on offer, from giant pretzels to juicy cheeseburgers or for the sweet tooth fully loaded waffles topped with all sorts of goodies. 

snow in Adelaide

Watch it snow in Adelaide 

A definite must whilst you explore winter wonderland in Adelaide is experiencing a magical snow shower.  Great fun for the little ones, and the older ones as well! The snow showers run daily at set times of 12pm, 3pm, 6pm and 9pm. Immerse yourself in the falling snow and take advantage of the perfect photo moment.  

Dine in your own private Igloo

The Winter Village is open all day and night, if you are looking for a unique dinner spot then why not book one of the 21 private igloos. Set up with gorgeous soft furnishings and twinkling fairy lights, whether it is a romantic night for two or a family gathering, you can dine under the stars this winter.  The igloos can be booked for groups of 2-8 people and the cosy bubble is yours for 1 hour 45 minutes. Enjoy a grazing style feast with a drink of your choice all delivered to your igloo door. There are two delicious package options to choose from: standard or premium as well vegan, gluten free and kid’s options.

Before your visit make sure you check out the What’s on page, for weekly specials and events.

SA Weekend Escapes Top Hotel Pick 

Quality Apartments Adelaide Central is situated in a prime location to explore everything Adelaide has to offer and is only a 15-minute stroll to the Winter Village. This is an ideal spot for your city break. Offering stylish one- or two-bedroom apartments with all the amenities you need for your relaxing weekend.

Book direct and take advantage of their winter offer and receive a complimentary bottle of Penfolds Wine. 

More things to do in Adelaide this winter

For more tips and information on things to do in Adelaide this winter, check out our ultimate guide.