Gates to Adelaide Oval will open at 5pm. There will be a pre-Pageant ceremony from 6.30pm. The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will officially begin at 7pm and finish at approximately 9pm.


7pm - 9pm | Adelaide Oval and Live on Channel 9

For the first time in Pageant history, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will be a twilight event at Adelaide Oval due to current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 1933, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has been the traditional start to the Christmas season in South Australia. Thousands of people, young and old, line the city streets to welcome Father Christmas to Adelaide.

Traditionally, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is held on the morning of the second Saturday in November where floats, colourful clowns, bands, dancers and other magical characters make their way around the City of Adelaide. 

In 2020, the event will be a twilight event and will be broadcast on Channel 9 to thousands of homes and to communities around South Australia.

To celebrate the 88th year of the Pageant, the elves at Stardust Castle will be working away throughout 2020 on some exciting surprises. Stay tuned through our website, Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter for announcements relating to the magical new floats and exciting competitions you can enter for your chance to take part in this significant South Australian community event.

We can't wait to announce all of the exciting news!


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