Community Calendar


December 2012

Location: TODD MALL
Starts: 14-12-2012 at 5:00 PM
Ends: 14-12-2012 at 9:00 PM
Contact: For more information please contact the Community Projects Officer, 8950 0505 or

The ASTC Christmas Carnival is a free family friendly community event jam packed with activities, kids fun, market stalls and live entertainment.


Todd Mall, 5-9pm:

Market stalls
Roving performers

Under the Sails:

5pm: Run to Fire - If its funk you feel, if gritty world grooves make you move, and a touch of the blues is what you freely choose.....RUN TO FIRE!! With their eclectic, earthy and uplifting sounds, RUN TO FIRE will keep light in the night, and like a spark, share the music around.

6.15pm: Bec Matthews - A short attention span has served Bec Matthews well, as she has drifted between her love of Kora (West African Harp), guitar, various other West African strings and other things. Her musical style and instrumentation reflects her eclectic tastes and a globe trotting past. Swinging from stomping swamp blues to classical West African folk songs and a myriad of styles in between, Bec Matthews is an artist of diverse talent. With her stories of misadventure with African witch doctors to songs speaking of our own stark inequalities, Bec will take you on a journey to far flung corners of the globe and back.

8pm: In Tatters are a popular local Alice Springs group of experienced musicians playing songs made popular from the 50's to the 80's. So get your shades out; your retro fashion on, slick your hair back and get rockin' and rollin' to the sounds of In Tatters.


Uniting Church Courtyard:

6pm: Alice Springs Town Band


Kid's Secret Solar Garden, 5-9pm

Make a Christmas decoration or decorate a Christmas Crown
Roving performances
Chalk pavement art
Write & post a letter to Santa
Hula hoops


5pm: Roving Fairies
6pm: Kid 'n' Me
7pm: Studio B
8pm: Steph Harrison


Todd Street & Council Chamber Lawns, 5-9pm:

Desart Members Art Centre stalls
Participate in the Christmas badge making competition for a chance to win the opportunity to 'Switch on the Christmas Lights'
Free cup and saucer fair rides
Dazzling silent disco
Face painters


Council Stage:

5pm: The Bulilit Group, a group of 8-12yr olds performing modern and traditional Filipino/Spanish dance.
5.50pm: D'Fabuluz is an adult dance group performing Bollywood and traditional Jota Mocadenia Spanish dancing.
6.15pm: Premium Blend play acoustic guitar and sing Country and contemporary middle of the road music for your enjoyment.
7.10pm: Badge competition judging and announcement of winner.
From 7.30pm: Mayor's Speech & Switching on of the Christmas Tree lights plus FIREWORKS.
7.45pm: Ltyentye Apurte Drummers are a bunch of young drummers from Santa Teresa School aged 9-14 yrs who display great skill and comprehension of the West African ensemble drumming style that characterises their sound.
8.15pm: Studio 3 is a group of musicians consisting of Temoana Ponga, Paul Bryers and Dave Stagg with a variety of musical talents.