Credit Union Christmas Pageant

It’s that time of year again! With Christmas just around the corner, there is no better way to get into the Christmas Spirit than joining in on the festivities at the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. At 9:30am on Saturday 10 November, the whistle will blow to signal the beginning of the 2018 Credit Union Christmas Pageant- the 86th year of the Pageant!

Marked as one of the most iconic events on the South Australian calendar, thousands of people from near and far line the city streets to welcome Father Christmas to Adelaide. There are over 172 bright and colourful sets to feast your eyes on, including, floats, bands, dancers and clowns.

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant starts at the corner of King William Street and South Terrace in Adelaide and weaves its way through the city hitting Victoria Square, Wakefield Street, Pulteney Street and Grenfell Street before delivering Father Christmas to the Magic Cave at David Jones on North Terrace. Be sure to arrive early to snag a spot in the front row on any streets marked on the Pageant route!

Where to stay? With a number of hotels throughout the Adelaide CBD, you can get right up close to the action and enjoy the Credit Union Christmas Pageant with a front row seat!

  • Adelaide Royal Coach: Affordable Adelaide accommodation, just a short walk from the city parklands and Rundle Street. Offering ideal location with just a 5-minute walk to the Pageant Route!
  • Adabco Boutique Hotel: Situated on Wakefield Street (part of the Christmas Pageant Route!), this independent boutique hotel is right in the heart of the Adelaide City.
  • Mayfair Hotel: Offering luxury accommodation on the corner of King William Street, this luxury hotel will give you prime location to view the Credit Union Christmas Pageant.
  • The Adelaide Meridien Hotel & Apartments: Apartment-based living in North Adelaide, right near the Adelaide Oval and the Adelaide Zoo. This is the ideal location to catch the free bus right into the city and come back to enjoy a big breakfast at Angus&Co!

Photo credits via (FB) Credit Union Christmas Pageant