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 cuatthepageant@sa.gov.au.

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 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be broadcast live on Saturday 18 November 2017 on Channel 9 at 10.30am in Adelaide and replayed the same day on Channel 9 at 7.00pm. At this time the national telecast time is still to be confirmed! Download the 9Now app as the Pageant will be streamed live at www.9now.com.au

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is partnering with the Leukaemia Foundation for the next 12 months as the event’s official charity partner.

The Leukaemia Foundation will have the opportunity to run fundraising initiatives in conjunction with the event to raise funds for their charity.



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 cuatthepageant@sa.gov.au



Rudolph's Community Site is a special reserved area located on Wakefield Street that is accessible only by an official pass. 

Please note applications for official passes to Rudolphs' Community Site are now exhausted, and access to this site is fully booked.

The site caters for the following groups with pre-arranged official passes:

  • Regional schools and kindergartens
  • Community and disability organisations
  • Special schools (such as Novita, and Cara)

Patients from the Women's and Children's Hospital (and their career or immediate family) can access the Site with their WCH identification wristband upon arrival.

Those requiring wheelchair access (and their carer or immediate family) can do so without wristbands or official passes

Disabled toilets are located nearby.

As the site is a reserved space, attendees can arrive later in the morning. There is also a special bus drop-off zone, and great team of volunteers to provide assistance and face painters to add a bit more fun! 

Attendees are invited to bring along low chairs, picnic blankets and cushions to sit on.

To get on Rudolph's Community Site mailing list or confirm your school or group’s eligibility for the 2018 Credit Union Christmas Pageant, please email pageantcommunity@sa.gov.au.

Rudolph's Community Site is a special reserved area located on Wakefield Street that is accessible only by an official pass. 

Please note applications for official passes to Rudolphs' Community Site are now exhausted, and access to this site is fully booked.

The site caters for the following groups with pre-arranged official passes:

  • Regional schools and kindergartens
  • Community and disability organisations
  • Special schools (such as Novita, and Cara)

Patients from the Women's and Children's Hospital (and their career or immediate family) can access the Site with their WCH identification wristband upon arrival.

Those requiring wheelchair access (and their carer or immediate family) can do so without wristbands or official passes

Disabled toilets are located nearby.

As the site is a reserved space, attendees can arrive later in the morning. There is also a special bus drop-off zone, and great team of volunteers to provide assistance and face painters to add a bit more fun! 

Attendees are invited to bring along low chairs, picnic blankets and cushions to sit on.

To get on Rudolph's Community Site mailing list or confirm your school or group’s eligibility for the 2018 Credit Union Christmas Pageant, please email pageantcommunity@sa.gov.au.


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. 

Future Credit Union Christmas Pageant dates are:

18 November 2017