At 9:30am on Saturday 18 November, the whistle will blow to signal the beginning of the 2017 Credit Union Christmas Pageant - the 85th year of the Pageant!

Since 1933,the Christmas Pageant has been the traditional start to the Christmas season in South Australia. Thousands of people, young and old, line the city streets to welcome Father Christmas to Adelaide.

To celebrate the 85th year of the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, the elves at Stardust Castle are planning some big surprises! Stay tuned through our website, Facebook Page, Instagram and Twitter for announcements relating to the 2017 Pageant route, magical new floats and exciting competitions you can enter for your chance to take part in this significant South Australian community event.

People of all ages gather along Adelaide's streets each November to welcome the Credit Union Christmas Pageant to town.

Over 172 bright and colourful sets, including floats, bands, dancers and clowns entertain thousands of people, culminating in the arrival of Father Christmas himself in Adelaide.

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is traditionally held on the second Saturday of November, unless that day falls on Remembrance Day. This will happen in 2017.

As a consequence, the next Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017.

2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant