Whether you're new to the Pageant or a multi-year veteran, one thing is for sure - the sheer size of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant is something to behold!
With 3.3km of Pageant Route snaking through the City of Adelaide, it's easy to see why the annual event attracts over 300,000 people from around Adelaide, South Australia and even interstate!
Newbies in particular might be wondering where to start! If so, you've come to the right place! We understand that it can be hard to decide where to select your viewing spot for the Pageant, as each area has it's own special charm.
We've put together our list of top spots to watch the Pageant from, but wherever you decide, we recommend you arrive bright and early!
It’s not quite a 360 view, but Victoria Square affords one of the best and longest views of the Pageant procession. Here, the floats travel up King William Street from South Terrace to Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga before heading east along Wakefield Street through Reconciliation Plaza.
This is where it all begins, be there as the Golden Whistle is blown and your day is made as the Credit Union Christmas Pageant gets going and makes its way north towards Kintore Avenue. Of course, if you’re at this end of the route, you’ll be the first to see the man in red! It's also good because it means you can make your way out of the city after the exciting procession has finished without too much fuss!
See the procession float by as the Pageant completes its 3.3km journey from South Terrace to North Terrace. Of course, there’s no better place to see the Royal Family alight and welcome Father Christmas to Adelaide. Plus, it puts you in GREAT standing to walk right over the road into Rundle Mall for some Christmas shopping.
Watch the procession make its way through the tall buildings of Grenfell Street as journey nears its end. For the kids, there’s no better place to marvel at the sights of the floats as they meander through the concrete jungle!
How’s the serenity? It doesn’t get much better than Hindmarsh Square, where you can shade yourself beneath the trees while the procession takes a left turn from Pulteney Street into Grenfell Street.
See the full 2018 Credit Union Christmas Pageant route here.