It’s the traditional start of the festive season, with more than 330,000 happy faces lining the 3.3 kilometre route to welcome Father Christmas. Children across South Australia look forward to the Pageant, and the magical parade brings the spirit and joy of Christmas to Adelaide’s city streets.
The first Christmas Pageant held in 1933, created by Sir Edward Hayward, who was the grandson of Mr E.W. Hayward; the Pageant featured approximately eight floats, four bands and ran for around 40, minutes with 200,000 spectators came to watch the Pageant. It’s a South Australian institution and an important part of the state’s event history.
In 2015 we’ll celebrate 83 years of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant and the joy and tradition it continues to bring to the community and visitors. This year the event’s theme is ‘Everybody’s a Star’ celebrating the fact that everyone, in one way or another, has something special to offer and is a star.
The entire South Australian community is invited to bring their biggest smiles and waves as they prepare to welcome Father Christmas – and a myriad of floats, walking sets, bands, dancing groups and clowns – when this spectacular procession arrives in Adelaide on Saturday 14 November at 9.30am.
This year’s theme is true to Credit Union Christmas Pageant values and also creates a great opportunity for all who view this special procession to tell the world about it. So join the 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant and help us celebrate all stars!
Check my previous post last year Christmas Pageant: Bring cheers to City.