Christmas comes to Adelaide this weekend, SA

Photo: SA Police

Father Christmas is coming to town! Thousands of families will crowd the streets of the Adelaide CBD as he makes his journey to the Magic Cave for the annual Christmas Pageant this Saturday (18 November), according to SA Police.

Now in its 85th year, the Pageant will be celebrating with over 172 floats and performers setting off down South Road towards North Terrace at 9.30am. Police will be there to keep an eye on things and ensure everyone has a magical morning.

Don’t forget to visit Police or a Credit Union vehicle to get a wristband for your little ones. Parents and caregivers are asked to clearly write their contact details but not their children’s name on the wristbands. Children and their parents are encouraged to say hello to police officers patrolling the pageant route, so they know who to talk to if they become lost or separated. It’s also a great idea to photograph your child in the outfit they are wearing before setting off.

If you are driving in the city on Saturday, expect significant delays as there will be numerous road closures in effect from 5am. The entire pageant route, including Victoria Square will be closed to vehicle traffic. For a full list of road closures visit:

After the pageant why not stop by the MFS Open Day. The free event will be held at the Adelaide Fire Station on Wakefield St between 11am – 2pm with plenty of free activities and games for the kids and emergency services personnel on hand to showcase vehicles and equipment. For more information visit:

Pageant Route Map

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