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All the spectacle and wonder of Christmas time!

Events & Activities.

The Lights of Lobethal have been lighting up the Lobethal Valley for over sixty years and 2022 will see the return of the festivals most iconic events, some reimagined for a new generation. 

In addition to the historic and ever-popular Christmas Light Displays, and insta-worthy driving trails, the Lights of Lobethal Festival in association with presenting partner, RAA, are looking at making this year’s event even BIGGER and BRIGHTER with a full schedule of events to inspire and delight. 

So keep watching our social media pages as we release all the exciting announcements for a brand new Christmas season in 2022 filled to the brim with Festive atmosphere!

Bring the whole family and rediscover the spirit of Christmas in Lobethal. 

Lobethal is home to numerous licensed venues where you can enjoy a Christmas tipple responsibly, however, The Lights of Lobethal Festival is a family event, so please leave your drinks at home and keep it a Dry Zone (see dry zone map here).

The Lights of Lobethal Festival is a Covid Safe Event. Please ensure to adhere to all SA health directives at all times when visiting the festival and associated events. We will endeavour to keep the community updated on any alterations to the schedule of events due to unforeseen changes in restrictions or updated health directives.

The only thing we want our Festival Super-spreading through the community is Christmas Cheer!

Living Nativity

2022 Dates TBC

Immerse yourself in the true reason for the season as a collective of the Hills Christian Church Community brings to life the Story of the Nativity.

With nightly performances of a  traditional re-enactment of the events of the first Christmas, complete with a real baby “Jesus” and a large menagerie of animals, the Living Nativity is a shining light and perennial favourite in the Festival Calendar.

Come and experience for yourself the True Story of Christmas!

Christmas Markets

2022 Dates TBC

2021 saw the inclusion of the BRAND NEW and very successful Twilight Christmas Markets held in conjunction with Fabrik Arts & Heritage.

It was a weekend filled with gorgeously talented artists and creatives, with a delectable array of food and drinks for visitors to enjoy as the evening air was filled with music…

We are thrilled to be working on even more exciting market events to highlight our incredible Hill’s Community all perfectly timed for you to finish your Christmas shopping and fill up your festive table with handmade and locally produced treasures.

Details on all Christmas Markets to be held as part of the 2022 Lights of Lobethal Festival will be announced later in the year.



Valley of Praise Christmas Maze

2022 Dates TBC

Main Street, Lobethal 

Valley of Praise Christmas Maze was a welcome new addition to the Lights of Lobethal for 2021.

The Festive trail comprised a series of stops along the main street where children could explore what our festival has to offer. Each had something to find, including a few little surprises children were able to take home.  

From the reindeer farm complete with giant inflatable reindeer and bag of reindeer food to take home, from candy cane lane, a favourite for sweet tooth’s young and old to the culmination of magical light display of artwork by local children, presented by Illuminart.  

In 2022, the Christmas Maze will again be re-imagined to ignite the fun and immerse our youngest festival attendees with new ways to see and discover the Lights of Lobethal Festival. 

Lobethal Pageant

2022 Date TBC

Historically, Lobethal’s Main Street has come alive with the spirit of Christmas on the 23rd of December as the community (and Santa! shhhhh) come together to celebrate the Annual Christmas Pageant Parade. 

Though recent events such as the devastating 2019 bushfires and Covid restrictions has meant that Santa has visited our town with a lot less pomp and splendor than in the past, all the elves are working hard to ensure the return of this hallmark of the Lights Of Lobethal Festival in 2022

As always, we are encouraging expressions of interest from Pageant Floats, Performers or Participants. To register your interest please click the link below or email 

Please be sure to check our social media pages and stay tuned for updated information about this year’s Pageant event!


Music, Dance, Art, Performance, Laughter… 

The Lights of Lobethal Festival invites all musicians and street performers to showcase their talent by bringing our streets to life throughout the duration of the festival.  

Please register expressions of interest by filling out the Vendor Registration Form.