Hello to all our Pageant supporters!

What a great morning we had at Stardust Castle today with our official 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant launch.

The opening to this year’s Pageant will literally blow you away.

I was so excited to announce today that this year’s 85th year of the Pageant would open with 85 pipers and 85 celtic dancers sign posted with a huge “85” to herald the message ‘Let’s Celebrate.’

It was also very exciting to reveal the new Royal Christmas Ball float which will carry the 2017 Pageant Royal Family presented by the Leukemia Foundation with Pageant Queen Megan and King Michael with professional ball room dancers setting the scene.

The Leukemia Foundation are also running a raffle as part of their new partnership with the Pageant this year. I urge everyone to purchase raffle tickets and spread the news so that in the lead up to Pageant day, the Leukemia Foundation are afforded every opportunity to raise funds for fellow South Australians suffering from debilitating and life threatening blood disorders.

We were also able to reveal Soft Toys, a three piece four metre tall Christmas rock band with artist and Cold Chisel harmonica player David Blight in situ on the float, adding the final touches.

Thanks to Nat Cook MP for addressing our guests and our naming rights sponsors, People’s Choice Credit Union, Beyond Bank, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union who were on hand with characters to help entertain guests with face painting, balloons, photos on floats and crazy mirrors from the former John Martin’s Magic Cave.

It was a great morning. The elves at Stardust Castle are creating some great floats and costumes for this year’s parade and I am confident that this is a Pageant not to be missed.

The team here at Stardust Castle look forward to seeing you all at this year’s Credit Union Christmas Pageant to celebrate Australia’s most magical family day experience heralding the start of South Australia’s festive season.

See you there with bells on.

Brian Gilbertson

Pageant Director

2016 Brian Gilbertson Credit Union Christmas Pageant Creative Director