The characters in the Pageant are played by staff of our four sponsoring credit unions.

The bands in the Pageant play on a rotation system and performance groups are selected each year to suit the Pageant's needs.

We are more than happy to receive enquiries from bands and performance groups with great ideas. Please send your performance group's contact information and a brief description of your ideas to

If your idea suits our artistic directional needs, you may just be asked to participate!

To be a character in the Pageant you generally have to work at one of the sponsoring Credit Unions or be a friend or family member of someone who does. 

Sometimes there are competitions to allow credit union members or the general public to get involved in the Pageant.

Keep an eye out for these chances and make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on these opportunities. Good luck!

The Pageant starts at the corner of South Terrace and King William Street at 9.30am and winds its way through the streets of Adelaide, finishing at the landing stage on the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue before delivering Father Christmas to the Magic Cave at David Jones at approximately 11.30am.

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant’s official charity partner is currently the Leukaemia Foundation.

Charities interested in being considered as the official charity partner of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant in the future need to email their expression of interest and contact details to

The Pageant is traditionally held on the second Saturday in November. If this day falls on Remembrance Day (11 November), the pageant is moved to the Saturday before or after, depending on the year. The 2018 Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 10 November.