Since 1933, the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant has marked the traditional start to the festive season in Adelaide, with hundreds of thousands of happy faces lining the 3.2 kilometre route.
Every year, children and adults wait in anticipation for the floats, both old and new to come past as the magical parade brings the spirit and joy of Christmas to the streets of Adelaide.
The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is a magical, free community event, full of fantasy, floats, colourful characters, bands, dancers and more, shared by generations of Australians.
The Pageant began in 1933 and is one of the largest, free community parades in the world. Today it includes 174 moving theatrical sets including 270 certified clowns and elves, 65 floats, 18 bands, 4 Penny Farthings, 33 dance groups, 5 choirs and a live DJ/rapper.
National Pharmacies is the title sponsor of the Christmas Pageant, and a proud South Australian organisation.