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Regional Tourism Guide for Riverland Region
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Loxton Christmas Lights Festival
Date Sat 24th Nov 2018 to Mon 31st Dec 2018
Loxton Christmas Lights is a celebration of Christmas enjoyed by locals and visitors to the Riverland.
Street decorations (including a 10-metre high rope light Christmas Tree on the main roundabout), fireworks, a Christmas Tree Festival and 'Christmas Wonderland' are features which help create a magical world of colour and lights.
Festival goers enjoy more than 400 paintings and coloured light displays on 'Santa's Walk' which illuminates a cluster of streets in the town.


The festival commences with 'Light Up Day' on the last Saturday in November and continues until December 31 each year. The festival attracts thousands of visitors to the region to enjoy a wide range of activities to help capture the spirit of Christmas.

Morgan Christmas Pageant
Date Sat 8th Dec 2018
On Saturday December 8th the Riverfront Fair will commence at 3.00pm and the pageant will start at 6.00pm. There will be Christmas bags for the kids, food, craft and amusement stalls and you and your family can enjoy live music followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
2019 Loxton Mardi Gras
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
The 62nd Loxton Mardi Gras is a family fun day featuring a colourful pageant of community floats, marching band, vintage cars and the crowning of ambassadors, with money raised going towards community projects. Find a spot on the lawns of East Terrace and enjoy this wonderful parade. This year's theme is "Showtime".
East Terrace is also filled with food, craft and market stalls to enjoy. Enjoy a bite to eat while watching the ambassador crowning which is part of the program of events.
2019 Nippy's Loxton Gift
Date Sat 23rd Feb 2019
Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is one of the richest foot racing events in South Australia after the Bay Sheffield, and features the richest 1,000m Open race of Professional Athletics in Australia. The annual twilight event attracts over 130 high calibre athletes competing in 50 non-stop races under handicap conditions for exciting finishes. With FREE admission, Nippy's Loxton Gift Carnival is a great night out for the whole family to enjoy the spectacle and competition of the State's top athletes, as well as local sporting teams, racing for lucrative prize money. Full catering provided by the Loxton Sporting Club, or bring a picnic dinner and soak up the atmosphere of this unique and exciting event in the Riverland.