Tag us in all your Pageant at Home activities by using the hashtag #pageantathome #nppageant @christmaspageant
While the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is going to be quite different from the traditional Pageant that we know and love, we have some exciting ways to keep Pageant Day traditions alive from home this year before watching this historic moment live on Channel 9.
Put up your family Christmas Tree
The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant marks the beginning of the festive season in South Australia. For many families it’s a day to put up the Christmas tree and start making homes feel festive. This year we are encouraging everyone who is watching the #pageantathome to put up their Christmas tree on Saturday 14 November before watching the very special 88th year of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant. We want to see how many families can get involved so we want you to put up your Christmas tree on Pageant day and tag #nppageant #pageantathome on social media for your families Christmas tree to be featured on our ‘Pageant Day Christmas Tree Series’ on our website.
It wouldn’t be Pageant Day without chalk drawings! Our favourite thing about Pageant morning is seeing all the bright, colourful and creative chalk drawings along the streets of Adelaide and this year we want to see how creative you can get at home! Watch our Chalk Drawing Masterclass video for some inspiration and see how you can draw some of your favourite Pageant characters!
National Pharmacies are giving away FREE giveaways with chalk, pencils and colouring in books at their stores in South Australia. Make sure you head into a National Pharmacies store and ask for a ‘National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant giveaway’ so you can continue this much-loved Pageant Day tradition.
Colour in your favourite Pageant Characters
National Pharmacies are giving away FREE colouring in books and pencils (and chalk!) in their stores which includes a 10-page colouring in book for you to get creative on Pageant Day! Decorate your favourite Pageant Characters before seeing them live on your television screens!
Get into the festive spirit on Pageant Day by baking some treats to eat while watching the National Pharmacies Christmas #PageantAtHome! South Australian chef Emma McCaskill and her daughter Grace have shared with us a delicious Banana Bread recipe that’s easy to bake with the kids on Pageant Day. Tag us in all your Pageant Day cooking festivities #nppageant #pageantathome.
This year we are excited to have the Australian Girls Choir and other special guests singing all your favourite Christmas carols throughout the night. You can follow along at home with our ‘Carols songbook presented by OTR’ which will be available to download from our website closer to the event!
Don’t miss your favourite floats and characters at this year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant! Make sure you download our float list so you can follow along at home.
Light a Candle for our Light of Hope Ceremony presented by OTR
We have some very special moments planned for this year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant including a powerful Light of Hope ceremony presented by OTR. The Light of Hope ceremony will incorporate a truly memorable and poignant moment involving 400 dancers and more than 1000 candles. We encourage you to light a candle with us for the ceremony and National Pharmacies have the perfect Christmas candle for the occasion. While collecting your free chalk and colouring in book from any National Pharmacies store, make sure you grab their Christmas candle while you’re there!
Set up your own Blue Honour Line
The Blue Honour Line was introduced in 1958 and marks the spot along the route for people to sit and stand to watch the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant. It was named the Blue Honour Line to encourage everyone to honour and respect the Pageant, for the safety of everyone attending. This year we want you to set up your own Blue Honour Line at home just like Pageant Day!
Dress up in your most Chrismassy outfits
Why not bring out the Christmas knits and really get into the Christmas spirit while watching the National Pharmacies Christmas #PageantAtHome! We would love to see everyone's outfits at home so make sure you tag us at #nppageant #pageantathome.
National Pharmacies will have some Bruto pyjamas and fluffy toy in their stores soon which will be the perfect outfit to wear while watching the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant! Stay turned for updates on when you can get your hands on these from @nationalpharmacies.