Santas Workshop 2019

Christmas Windows in Rundle Mall

Immerse yourself in the magic of Christmas in Rundle Mall

We all deserve some joy this Christmas, so our elves have been working hard to make Christmas in Rundle Mall more magical than ever before, designed, built and created by local tradies, businesses, artist and creatives. We’re bringing you your most loved stories from Christmas, with moments like Christmas morning, baking puddings and enjoying delicious treats with friends and family, as well as reminding us the importance of Christmas, giving what we can and spreading joy and hope to those we love.

On behalf of the Rundle Mall Precinct, we invite you to Rundle Mall to experience the joy of Christmas in Adelaide, create memories and traditions with us over the festive season.

Rundle Mall is an iconic destination, the beating heart of Adelaide and a place every South Australian knows in their own, unique way. Discover the magic of Christmas with us in Rundle Mall.

‘Twas A Starry Night

Beneath the starry night, as children lay sleeping, Santa sets forth with the reindeer to deliver many a Christmas wish. Share your Christmas list with Santa when he’s visiting Myer and David Jones.


Herald the start of the festive season with the sweet sounds of South Australian choirs from near and far with Rundle Mall’s Voices of Christmas playlist.

The Nutcracker

Our friends at Adelaide Festival Centre bring the magic of The Nutcracker to life with a stage to showcase a Nutcracker-inspired gown by renowned South Australian couturier Paolo Sebastian.

Santa’s Workshop

This year, Santa and his elves are taking inspiration from South Australia’s clever creative community to make dreams come true Christmas morning.

We'd like to thank the very talented toymakers who made this window possible:

If you'd like to have some of these special toys in your home this Christmas, you can shop a selection of these brands in Rundle Mall at

Christmas at home

The excitement of Christmas morning, discovering the cookies are gone and Santa’s left gifts aplenty for our nearest and dearest.

Bring Rundle Mall into your home this Christmas with some our favorite picks from our much-loved retailers in the Mall

The Spheres as our muse

Celebrating the work of South Australian artists who have created these special works using the Mall’s Balls as their inspiration.

Tony Wilson

Tony is a proud Kaurna/Ngarrindjeri/Narrunga/Italian Australian artist based in Adelaide. He creates intricate and evocative artworks that explore themes of identity, collective resonance and connectedness. Tony's art practice is heavily influenced by his cultural heritage and local community. Drawing on his extensive travel abroad and interactions with people and environment, Tony seeks to find the commonality between people and universal truths that shape and influence us. Tony's art's practice includes contemporary Indigenous painting, photography and digital art.

Elizabeth Close

Elizabeth Yanyi Close is a Panaka skin Anangu woman from the Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language groups in Central Australia, and an established Contemporary Aboriginal Visual Artist based in Adelaide. She has spent the past 14 years crafting a dynamic multi-disciplinary visual arts practice that speaks to both her own, personal Connection to Country, and the concept of connection to place and space more broadly. She works in the mediums of 2D visual arts, large scale muralist installations and digital media.

Anna Dowling

Anna Dowling was born in Adelaide, South Australia. Anna is a descendant of the Badimia people of the Yamatji region in Western Australia. Working in ink on paper, she reflects on her mixed cultural heritage and draws on traditional symbols and patterns.

Anna works to create art that reflects the beauty, diversity and incredible value of Aboriginal culture. She seeks to further her artistic skills and knowledge by learning from artists and community leaders.

A Christmas Village

More than ever, we’re valuing the support of our neighbours, represented by each leaf of these handmade garlands by Adelaide’s Studio Botanic to show we are stronger together in our Christmas village, powered by the South Australian sun.

DIY Christmas Party

Someone say Christmas cr-afternoon? Take inspiration from Rundle Mall’s Christmas party and create your own Christmas cocktail, vinyl playlist and DIY paper garlands to get the party started.

How-to coming soon!

Mates matter

Celebrating the Australian mateship tradition in a year when it’s never been more important to look out for our friends and their wellbeing. Help break the stigma and start speaking about mental health today. Donate to LIVIN to connect our mates with the support they need.

All money raised will enable LIVIN to deliver our much needed LIVIN Well Mental Health Education and Stigma Reduction Program into schools throughout South Australia.

LIVINWell is a 45-minute mental health educational program building on LIVIN’s mantra that “It Ain’t Weak to Speak”. The program aims to break the stigma of mental health, enhance self-efficacy (both helping yourself and helping others) and encourage help-seeking.

LIVINWell is delivered by carefully selected, experienced and highly relatable facilitators with a blend of lived experience and mental health training.

How sweet it is

Inspire your Christmas dessert and tantalise your taste buds with this festive spread created by South Australian caterer Out in the Paddock. Download bespoke recipes from Out in the Paddock then shop the ingredients at Romeo’s Foodland and the look from David Jones.

Recipes coming soon!