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Our favourite parts of the 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant:

Relive the magic!

In a history-making first, the 2020 event was delivered to South Australian families in a new format at Adelaide Oval, celebrating the charm and delight that the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant brings.

You can relive the magic anytime with our 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant DVD!

Float Design 2021 Competition

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant have announced a float design and building initiative with the South Australian Living Artists (SALA) Festival for the 2021 event.

Aligning with independent arts organisation SALA, the competition is open to all South Australian artists in design, drawing, painting or sculpting. The winning float design will be brought to life to appear in next year’s Pageant. The winner will also receive $2,000 in prize money generously donated by National Pharmacies.

Australia's Home of Christmas

Australia's Home of Christmas

Since 1933, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has grown to become one of Australia's most cherished events, celebrated every November with the support of National Pharmacies and the South Australian Tourism Commission's events arm, Events South Australia.

As the Southern Hemisphere's largest public parade, it marks the official welcoming of Father Christmas to Australia, with the man in red greeted by well over 325,000 excited parade-goers in 2019 waving their favourite floats by from behind the 'Blue Honour Line'.

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

National Pharmacies is the title sponsor of the Christmas Pageant, and a proud South Australian organisation. Since opening its first dispensary in Adelaide in 1911, National Pharmacies has expanded to 51 pharmacies across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, and 20 Optical Stores in South Australia and is proud to partner with the event to continue captivating generations of Australian children.


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