Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is traditionally held on the second Saturday in November. 

If this day falls on Remembrance Day (11 November), the pageant is moved to the Saturday before or after, depending on the year. 

In 2023, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is on Saturday 4 November, as remembrance day falls on the 11th November.

Yes! The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has returned to the streets of Adelaide.

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is in Adelaide, South Australia. Traditionally the Pageant route travels around the streets of the Adelaide CBD.

The street parade will depart from South Terrace at 9:30am, delivering Father Christmas to the Adelaide Town Hall about 11:30am.

Explore the 2022 route map here.

The characters in the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant are played by staff of our naming rights partner National Pharmacies. Visit National Pharmacies for more information.

The bands in the Pageant play on a rotation system and performance groups are selected each year to suit the Pageant's needs.

We are more than happy to receive enquiries from bands and performance groups with great ideas. Please send your performance group's contact information and a brief description of your ideas to [email protected].

If your idea suits our artistic directional needs, you may just be asked to participate!

Sometimes there are competitions to allow the general public to get involved in the Pageant.

Keep an eye out for these chances and make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on these opportunities. Good luck!

Charities interested in being considered as the official charity partner of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant in the future should email their contact details to [email protected]

Yes, we are planning for a great broadcast for those wanting to watch the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant from home. More information will be released with broadcast details closer to the event. 

Rudolph's Community Site is a special reserved area located on Wakefield Street that is accessible only by an official pass. 

The site caters for the following groups with pre-arranged official passes:

  • Regional schools and kindergartens
  • Community and disability organisations
  • Special schools (such as Novita)

Disabled toilets are located nearby.

As the site is a reserved space, attendees can arrive later in the morning. There is also a special bus drop-off zone, and great team of volunteers to provide assistance.

Attendees are invited to bring along low chairs, picnic blankets and cushions to sit on.

To get on Rudolph's Community Site mailing list or apply for your school or group's eligibility for the 2022 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, please email [email protected]

Naming Rights Sponsor

National Pharmacies