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It’s all happening, and there’s something for everyone—world-class tennis, festivals, art, music, regattas, food, and fashion—the list goes on and on. It’s a magical time to come and stay at The Playford and take it all in.

The month begins with ‘From Tokyo to Paris’: Japanese Fashion at the Powerhouse Museum. You can view a decade of excess from outlandish designers of the 1990s, such as Helmut Lang and Maison Martin Margiela, who introduced a stunning new austerity that revolutionised fashion yet again.

There’s the World Tennis Challenge for tennis fanatics who love the whack of the racket. It’s a fantastic mix of current and past game champions competing over three action-packed nights at Memorial Drive. This renowned tournament has featured such legends as Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe, Martina Hingis, Yannick Noah, Mats Wilander, Pat Cash, and Henri Laconte.

If you enjoy music, and everyone does, you’ll love the Sounds by the River. Take a picnic and something to sip from South Australia’s finest, and sit back and enjoy some of Australia’s most celebrated artists on the banks of the mighty Murray at Mannum. Then there’s the battle of bikes, the two-peddle variety. It’s the Santos Tour Down Under. Take a critical position and watch the world’s best cyclists battle on South Australia’s streets. UCI World Tour points are on the line, and there’s always a brilliant atmosphere as this great event unfolds across the state. The Santos Tour Down Under is the largest cycling event in the southern hemisphere and brings together some of the greatest names in the sport.

Love the movies? Then why not roll up to the Moonlight Cinema? Summer under the stars? Bring a bean bag or a deck chair, sit back, relax on a manicured lawn, and be treated to new releases, cult favourites, and advanced screenings. It’s the ultimate in open-air entertainment. Speaking of the spectacular, how about ‘Thriller Live,’ featuring the unforgettable music and dance of Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five? This fantastic production celebrates one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Currently in its sixth year in London’s West End, the production has been seen by over 3 million people. A touring company of 45 extraordinary international and Australian musicians and crew will bring ‘Thriller Live’ to life in its Australian premiere.

Without a doubt, one of the best things about Adelaide is its beautiful beaches and coastline. That’s where you can enjoy one of the very special carnivals, Semaphore Summer. Every Sunday, the ever-popular seaside destination of Port Adelaide is transformed into a place of exciting entertainment for the whole family. There are thrill rides, bung trampolines, water balls, mega bounce/slide combos, sideshow games, dodgeball cars, and more.

If you’re a fan of Doctor Who, then you can’t miss this. ‘The BBC Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular’. You’ll experience the mysterious score of Doctor Who performed live. This spectacular will be compared to Peter Dawson, the fifth Doctor, and supported by a cast of Daleks, Cybermen, and friends from Doctor Who’s intergalactic adventures. Dr. Who fans will view classic footage, favourite recent scenes, and particular edited sequences of Peter Capaldi’s debut as the twelfth Doctor. Australia’s finest singers and musicians will perform Murray Gold’s dramatic music, including the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, the West Australian Symphony Orchestra, and the Metropolitan Orchestra from Sydney.

So, as you can see, plenty is going on in January. Why not book at The Playford, where you can stay in the heart of Adelaide’s burgeoning arts, culture, and entertainment precinct? Enjoy fine food and quality accommodation, and experience all the great things happening in and around this great city.

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