Christmas Carnival

The Alice Springs Town Council’s Christmas Carnival  permeates the Red Centre with festive fun and Christmas cheer!  
Todd Mall, Todd Street and the Council Lawns comes alive with buskers and rambling performers to entertain into the evening. Peruse the abundant markets stalls offering an assortment of delight just in time for that ultimate Christmas bargain.  Enjoy the feast of delectable global fare while meandering through the iconic Todd Mall to discover some of Alice’s talented performers.
King Marong & the Tamala Express will be  taking over the main stage and delivering an irrepressible rhythmical energy drawin on influences from across West Africa, from coastal Gambian highlife to deep Saharan Desert blues, King fuses the centuries old traditions of West Africa with contemporary styles, creating a vibrant blend of irresistible dance music. The Tamala Express is an 8-10 piece band featuring keys, guitars, traditional West African string instruments Kora and Kamelngonie and a vibrant horn section. With elements of afrobeat, funk, latin, reggae, dance hall and jazz it's a modern mix, underpinned by the deep roots of the traditional rhythms and melodies of Kings Manding heritage. So get those boogie shoes on and work those moves to the high energy grooves of world inspired Afrobeat explosions.
Excitement and magic can be found at the Secret Solar Garden bustling with child friendly fun and action. Get ready for Lino print workshops, water and music play for the little ones, funky disco beats to dance and twirl to and craft workshops.
The Alice Springs Public Library offers additional Christmas antics with activities held on the Council Lawn, including the chance for your child to win the opportunity to 'Switch on the Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Tree Lights' by taking part on the night. Plus there are children’s rides, face painting and a fireworks display kicked off by the official tree lighting from 7:45pm.
So make plans for the 2016 Alice Springs Town Council Christmas Carnival for a fabulous night of festive fun and surprises.


When: Friday December 2, 2016
Time: 5-9pm
Where: Todd Mall, Todd Street & Council lawns, Alice Springs 

For more information or to express interest in holding a stall please contact the Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or



Be advised of the following road closures:

-  between Gregory Terrace and Todd Street intersection from 4.30pm -9.30pm 

- Parsons Street from Leichhardt Terrace and Todd Street from Wills Terrace from 3pm -10pm

 Preferred car parking is along Leichhardt Terrace.