National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

Second Saturday of November

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The Christmas Pageant is a South Australian Christmas tradition which takes place on the second Saturday of November. Families line city streets to welcome the festive season and of course, Father Christmas to Adelaide.

The pageant began in 1933 and has grown each year, now comprising of over 60 floats and 1,700 volunteers. The pageant parades down the city centre on King William Street, full of colour, activity and music, with floats which celebrate Australia and Christmas.

The parade concludes on North Terrace, where Father Christmas alights his sleigh, greets the crowd and heads to his home until Christmas eve, the Magic Cave, housed in David Jones Department store.

A great Christmas event for families, ensure you arrive early to secure a viewing space along the parade route, taking public transport and bringing snacks is encouraged!

The City of Adelaide is proud to be supporter of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.