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4th Annual Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch in Adelaide - Everyone Welcome

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Adelaide Botanic Gardens

(Santos Museum of Economic Botany lawn) · Adelaide

How to find us

On lawns in front of the Santos Museum of Economic Botany - if lost, call Annie on +61 413 593 804

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4th Annual Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch 2016

***Everyone welcome - including newcomers, expatriates, repatriates, migrants and international students to Adelaide, Christmas Day orphans, people who are single, married, couples, families, students, tourists, migrants, local residents, Australian citizens, children, adults, young or old, any faith or religion - if you are looking for an alternative option for Christmas Day please join us - this event will go ahead - rain hail or shine. Free to attend, bring your own food and wear your own name tag.***

Christmas Day can be a lonely occasion if you are a long way away from family and friends.

It is also difficult if the traditional rituals cannot be recreated - as far as I know, there has never been snow in Adelaide on Christmas Day!

Even if you do not normally celebrate this religious occasion, it is still nice to have 'something to do' on Christmas Day as plenty of people at work will ask you 'what are you doing for Christmas?'


n 2006, Newcomers Network hosted an event in Catani Gardens, St Kilda (Victoria) and in 2007, we moved to the Queen Victoria Gardens next to St Kilda Road and opposite the Victorian Arts Centre. In 2016, Sue Ellson will be hosting the 11th Christmas Day BYO Picnic Lunch in Melbourne.

These annual events started in Sydney in 2010, Perth in 2010, Brisbane in 2011 and Adelaide in 2013.

We usually have between 10 - 50 people attending - bringing bikes, footballs, cricket bat and balls, frisbees, dogs, friends or coming on their own.

What to Bring

• a name tag with your first name on it
(a simple sticker or piece of paper and pin will do)
• hat, sunglasses, sunscreen
• whatever you would like to eat, drink and share (including water)
• picnic mat and/or chair (if you have one)

Public Transport

For all public transport options to this venue, please visit Adelaide Metro (

Finding the Group
We can never be 100% certain as to how many people will turn up on the day, but as this is our 4th year hosting the picnic, we are expecting a good sized group.

If you could take a couple of photos and post them on our Facebook Group or Facebook Page , that would be fantastic!

Also Listed Online

Annie will be in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany and available by phone on [masked] if you cannot find the group. This event is also being promoted on the following websites

• Newcomers Network (
• Eventbrite (
• Facebook (

Christmas Day Picnic Lunch Videos

- fun spy version

- longer descriptive version

More Information

Visit (
Email adelaide [at]
Telephone Annie [masked] (at the Museum in Adelaide) or Sue Ellson (hosting in Melbourne) [masked]

Under the large Cyprus Tree opposite the entrance of the
Santos Museum of Economic Botany
Adelaide Botanic Gardens
Plane Tree Drive
Adelaide South Australia 5000
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Adelaide, South Australia, 5000, Australia

We look forward to seeing you there!

Register Online

If you would like an email confirmation, you can also register online at (

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