National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant announces Christmas Carols and Light of Hope Ceremony

South Australian Tourism Commission

Two unique elements of this year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant have

been unveiled following support from convenience retailer OTR.

In a year of firsts for the Pageant, audiences at Adelaide Oval and home viewers on

Channel 9 will be treated to a series of Christmas Carol performances throughout the

evening by the Australian Girls’ Choir and a powerful Light of Hope ceremony.

The Light of Hope ceremony will incorporate a truly memorable and poignant moment

involving 400 dancers and more than 1000 candles. Audiences at home and at the

Oval will be invited to join in with their mobile phone lights to help shine a light of hope

for the future.

The Australian Girls Choir will create an event spectacular as Adelaide Oval comes

alive with a 100 strong Choir singing carols on-stage alongside a soon to be announced

headline act.

“Each of these new elements to the Pageant have been creatively designed to

incorporate a simple, but powerful image, that shares a very important message – and

that is the message of hope, said Pageant Director, Brian Gilbertson.

“The Light of Hope will be a very moving feature of the Pageant, and one that we would

encourage all families at Adelaide Oval and at home to participate in through the use of

their mobile phones.”

Yasser Shahin, Executive Chair, OTR and Peregrine Corporation stated that these

two unique elements, which will both be presented as part of the National Pharmacies

Pageant for the first time, represent the joy and community spirit of the Christmas


‘The Light of Hope is set to be a centrepiece of the Pageant and a great symbol of

optimism for South Australians, after such a challenging year for many in our

community,” said Yasser.

“We’re delighted that with OTR’s support this wonderful event will be enhanced, at a time

when so many seasonal events have been cancelled in 2020″.

“This year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is about doing everything we can,

to bring the Christmas message of family, love, hope and joy to our state, from the City

to our suburbs, and regional communities” said National Pharmacies CEO, Vito


The 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is being held as a twilight parade on

Saturday 14 November 2020 at Adelaide Oval.

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