With Christmas just around the corner, it’s no surprise that the 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant is coming to Adelaide real soon! To celebrate, we’re offering one lucky family a money-can’t-buy VIP Pageant experience, thanks to People’s Choice Credit Union.

Adelaide will once again come to life this November, as hundreds of thousands of happy faces line the 3.3 km Pageant route along our city streets. Dating back to 1933, and an Adelaide institution, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant is regarded as one of the world’s greatest pageants.

This year we headed behind the scenes to Stardust Castle and were thrilled to have been able to see just how much work and time goes into the Credit Union Christmas Pageant each year.

If you’re heading there on the day, be sure to check out our TOP TIPS FOR A TIP TOP PAGEANT and make the most of your day out!

Thanks to our friends at People’s Choice Credit Union, one lucky family will win a money-can’t-buy Pageant experience for five on the day.

No need to brave the crowds to compete for the best vantage point, you’ll get a GREAT view in the VIP Stand! Sit back, take it in and enjoy the day with your family, thanks to our friends at People’s Choice Credit Union

To enter, simply complete the entry form below to go into the running! One lucky winner will be drawn and will take home the family pass for five!

It’ll be smiles all round when the Pageant comes to town!

IMPORTANT:  You MUST comment below with your favourite pageant memory as per the entry process. Failure to do so will render you an invalid entry and you won’t qualify to win.

Win a VIP Family Experience at the 2015 Credit Union Christmas Pageant

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  1. Linette Grzelak Reply

    When I took my son for the first time. It was also when we all put on red noses. Will never forget the look of excitement and joy on his face. Priceless

  2. Linette Grzelak Reply

    When I took my son for the first time. It was also when we all put on red noses. Will never forget the look of excitement and joy on his face. Priceless

  3. Seeing my sons face and excitement when he went for the first time and got to enjoy the sights and sounds of the pageant.

  4. Seeing my sons face and excitement when he went for the first time and got to enjoy the sights and sounds of the pageant.

  5. Lyn Dillon Reply

    It seems like forever since I’ve been to the pagent. My greatest memory is watching the amazing floats and larger than life animated characters. I first took my eldest daughter who then was 5. the look of excitement and the awe in her face was just breathtaking. She now is 25. Now we live in QLD and I have started a petition for QLD to have such a magical day as now I have another 3 wonderful young children I would love for them to experience what we would experience so long ago… no words can explain. My dear family in Adelaide send me photos to remind us and share with us this special day that we miss so much. all is left to do is hope that this entry is the winning one. What an amazing time our family would have..

  6. Lyn Dillon Reply

    It seems like forever since I’ve been to the pagent. My greatest memory is watching the amazing floats and larger than life animated characters. I first took my eldest daughter who then was 5. the look of excitement and the awe in her face was just breathtaking. She now is 25. Now we live in QLD and I have started a petition for QLD to have such a magical day as now I have another 3 wonderful young children I would love for them to experience what we would experience so long ago… no words can explain. My dear family in Adelaide send me photos to remind us and share with us this special day that we miss so much. all is left to do is hope that this entry is the winning one. What an amazing time our family would have..

  7. My daughter was two for our first pageant. We had just driven into the city and came around the corner into flinders street on foot. I am not sure if it was fear or excitement at seeing so many young children like herself dressed in costume, faces painted and hovering over their positions along the route. Or the pure joy on her face to be able to roam on the main road trying to draw with chalk. Or perhaps seeing the storybook characters come to life right in front of her and waving back just to her. But most of all the jolly old man with the big beard, rosy cheeks and a ho ho ho. I think that is my best memory of the pageant.

  8. My daughter was two for our first pageant. We had just driven into the city and came around the corner into flinders street on foot. I am not sure if it was fear or excitement at seeing so many young children like herself dressed in costume, faces painted and hovering over their positions along the route. Or the pure joy on her face to be able to roam on the main road trying to draw with chalk. Or perhaps seeing the storybook characters come to life right in front of her and waving back just to her. But most of all the jolly old man with the big beard, rosy cheeks and a ho ho ho. I think that is my best memory of the pageant.

  9. bec cooper Reply

    My favourite memory was only last year when i took both my girls, 3yrs & just over 12 months old.. their eyes on their faces were priceless! Melted my heart & knowing that all the stress of finding the right spot & getting in early enough was well worth seeing my girls watxh every single moment! Cant wait yo do it again this year!

  10. bec cooper Reply

    My favourite memory was only last year when i took both my girls, 3yrs & just over 12 months old.. their eyes on their faces were priceless! Melted my heart & knowing that all the stress of finding the right spot & getting in early enough was well worth seeing my girls watxh every single moment! Cant wait yo do it again this year!

  11. As a teenager at uni I worked at Johnnies and was able to participate in the pageant one year. The girls from our department were clowns and dolls and one of the guys was a centurion. It was a very early start and a lot of make up but it was a fantastic, one of a kind experience. I still have the photos too!

  12. As a teenager at uni I worked at Johnnies and was able to participate in the pageant one year. The girls from our department were clowns and dolls and one of the guys was a centurion. It was a very early start and a lot of make up but it was a fantastic, one of a kind experience. I still have the photos too!

  13. I can remember when I was 8 years old Mum and my Sister the night before stayed with a family friend in Gawler as we came from Gladstone. The morning of the pageant we woke up before the sun was up and woke our mum’s up. We travelled in on the train. I was so excited as we didn’t come often to Adelaide. I held my mum’s hand pointing at each float that passed so excited to see Father Christmas. We went to the magic cave and had an amazing day looking at everything. It was something I had never seen before. One of the best days of my Childhood. I would love to take my boys and give them a day they will remember and treasure just as much as I did.

  14. I can remember when I was 8 years old Mum and my Sister the night before stayed with a family friend in Gawler as we came from Gladstone. The morning of the pageant we woke up before the sun was up and woke our mum’s up. We travelled in on the train. I was so excited as we didn’t come often to Adelaide. I held my mum’s hand pointing at each float that passed so excited to see Father Christmas. We went to the magic cave and had an amazing day looking at everything. It was something I had never seen before. One of the best days of my Childhood. I would love to take my boys and give them a day they will remember and treasure just as much as I did.

  15. We never actually went and saw the pageant live when we were kids. Instead, me and my sisters would have a sleep over in the lounge room the night before and stay in our pj’s all morning and watch it on the telle. We would have lollies and think it was just the best thing ever!

  16. We never actually went and saw the pageant live when we were kids. Instead, me and my sisters would have a sleep over in the lounge room the night before and stay in our pj’s all morning and watch it on the telle. We would have lollies and think it was just the best thing ever!

  17. The first pageant I took my son too was a very special one, his first.

  18. The first pageant I took my son too was a very special one, his first.

  19. I have only ever been to the pageant a handful of times, the last probably being most memorable with our nephew over ten years ago. So much fun seeing his face light up watching the floats go by. We look forward to taking our 3 year old son this year for the first time and to see his reaction!

  20. I have only ever been to the pageant a handful of times, the last probably being most memorable with our nephew over ten years ago. So much fun seeing his face light up watching the floats go by. We look forward to taking our 3 year old son this year for the first time and to see his reaction!

  21. Rachel Dunn Reply

    Waiting for nipper and nimble and imagining i was the fairy princess sitting on them

  22. Rachel Dunn Reply

    Waiting for nipper and nimble and imagining i was the fairy princess sitting on them

  23. Maria Mendez Timoko Reply

    My family and I have never been to a pageant before. I’m sure that my kids will love to be there.

  24. Maria Mendez Timoko Reply

    My family and I have never been to a pageant before. I’m sure that my kids will love to be there.

  25. Karen Tatum-Hunnam Reply

    After leaving a life of DV with my then 4yo son – the next day my family convinced me to go to Pageant with them – my sister from Vic came with her family her husbands parents and brother were there, my parents came and my brother and SIL (who had just come back to ADEL to live) also came in – it was such a special and fun day, not only were we all together as a family for the first time in years, it was also the first time at the pageant for my son and his cousin (who were both 4 ) and the first time for me in about 20 yrs as I had been living away. Watching the kids faces for the first time is something I can never forget

  26. Karen Tatum-Hunnam Reply

    After leaving a life of DV with my then 4yo son – the next day my family convinced me to go to Pageant with them – my sister from Vic came with her family her husbands parents and brother were there, my parents came and my brother and SIL (who had just come back to ADEL to live) also came in – it was such a special and fun day, not only were we all together as a family for the first time in years, it was also the first time at the pageant for my son and his cousin (who were both 4 ) and the first time for me in about 20 yrs as I had been living away. Watching the kids faces for the first time is something I can never forget

  27. My first Pageant memory was over 35 years ago when it was the John Martins
    Pageant! it was every girls dream to be picked to ride on the beautiful Nipper or
    Nimble. I remember watching one of my school friends looking so proud up on the
    horse wishing it could be me. I have a 5 year old daughter and this year we are
    going to take the trip down to Adelaide from Brisbane so she to can experiance
    the joy of the Christmas Pageant as every child should see the magic that it is!

  28. My first Pageant memory was over 35 years ago when it was the John Martins
    Pageant! it was every girls dream to be picked to ride on the beautiful Nipper or
    Nimble. I remember watching one of my school friends looking so proud up on the
    horse wishing it could be me. I have a 5 year old daughter and this year we are
    going to take the trip down to Adelaide from Brisbane so she to can experiance
    the joy of the Christmas Pageant as every child should see the magic that it is!

  29. Poppy Kassaras Maio Reply

    My family and I have never had the opportunity to attend the Credit Union Christmas Pageant for various reasons. This prize would be an incredible opportunity for us to finally start this annual tradition with our three young children.

  30. Poppy Kassaras Maio Reply

    My family and I have never had the opportunity to attend the Credit Union Christmas Pageant for various reasons. This prize would be an incredible opportunity for us to finally start this annual tradition with our three young children.

  31. Katie Berryman Reply

    Last year was my most memorable pageant experience taking my son to his very first pageant. He was in awe the entire time loved it!

  32. Katie Berryman Reply

    Last year was my most memorable pageant experience taking my son to his very first pageant. He was in awe the entire time loved it!

  33. Jenny Woods Reply

    My late husband worked for a transport company back in the day when you could park a truck along the pageant route. On pageant day the employees & their families would climb up on the truck & have a great view of the pageant without having to worry about having your view blocked or blocking the people behinds view. We also had treats for the kids & it was just a lovely family day watching the amazing John Martins Pageant as it was then.

  34. Jenny Woods Reply

    My late husband worked for a transport company back in the day when you could park a truck along the pageant route. On pageant day the employees & their families would climb up on the truck & have a great view of the pageant without having to worry about having your view blocked or blocking the people behinds view. We also had treats for the kids & it was just a lovely family day watching the amazing John Martins Pageant as it was then.

  35. Claire Filsell Reply

    When I was a kid nobody dare organise another party/event on that day. I remember thinking every float was better than the last ! Unfortunately, I haven’t taken my 2 children yet (aged 7 and 18mnths) and I really want them to experience it, so it would be such a treasure. My son absolutely loves everything about Christmas.

  36. Claire Filsell Reply

    When I was a kid nobody dare organise another party/event on that day. I remember thinking every float was better than the last ! Unfortunately, I haven’t taken my 2 children yet (aged 7 and 18mnths) and I really want them to experience it, so it would be such a treasure. My son absolutely loves everything about Christmas.

  37. Being super excited on the 3 hour trip into Adelaide to see the pageant and the visit to the Magic cave afterwards and the magical wonderland that was filled with snow, lights, Christmas decorations, sleigh, elves and the photo with Fr Christmas to take home.

  38. Being super excited on the 3 hour trip into Adelaide to see the pageant and the visit to the Magic cave afterwards and the magical wonderland that was filled with snow, lights, Christmas decorations, sleigh, elves and the photo with Fr Christmas to take home.

  39. Michelle Green Reply

    My favourite memory was back in 1996 when I got to be in the pageant as a band member of the Tea Tree Gully Redbacks Concert Band. I was 16 and it was so much fun.

  40. Michelle Green Reply

    My favourite memory was back in 1996 when I got to be in the pageant as a band member of the Tea Tree Gully Redbacks Concert Band. I was 16 and it was so much fun.

  41. Sarah Blucher Reply

    My favourite memory was just last year when I took my then 2 year old girl to the pageant for the first time. She sat along the front row with all the other kids. They were all sitting still and watching the pageant go by, cheering and clapping. Except my daughter… She was sitting but dancing like crazy at the same time! Only kid moving in the row and she kept dancing the entire time! She loved her first pageant!

  42. Sarah Blucher Reply

    My favourite memory was just last year when I took my then 2 year old girl to the pageant for the first time. She sat along the front row with all the other kids. They were all sitting still and watching the pageant go by, cheering and clapping. Except my daughter… She was sitting but dancing like crazy at the same time! Only kid moving in the row and she kept dancing the entire time! She loved her first pageant!

  43. I came to adelaide in 2011 and accidently saw the paegent and its the best event I have ever seen… And every year I go and watch it. And this year my 18 month old little one is going to accompany me… yay… Hope I get a good spot to enjoy the whole event…

  44. Waking up really early in the morning to get down to the city to get front row access was so exciting. There would be huge crowds and great atmosphere.

  45. ivy fraser Reply

    Seeing the excitement
    on the kids faces when they see SANTA

  46. disqus_Yr8j2w4cvx Reply

    seeing the facial expressions when the large characters came about was priceless and to have as a life long memory to be spoke about over and over xx

  47. Nicole Woods Reply

    Dad worked for a transport company and one of his colleagues used to park a big old flat-bed truck across the King William St/Hindley St intersection. Myself and all the other kids were lifted up onto the flat-bed to enjoy the most amazing and unobstructed view of the pageant without the crush of the general public. We had so much fun!

  48. My favourite memory is sitting on my dads shoulders and feeling like I could see the whole world!!

  49. watching it on the tv and putting up our Christmas tree at home never been to pageant

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  50. Emily Woodbury Reply

    Watching it in my pajamas with my sisters. Just waiting and trying to guess when we will be able to see Father Christmas! Then knowing we can put out all our Christmas decorations out on display.

  51. Samira Bousalim Al-Ekhtiyar Reply

    Watching it on Tv with my siblings and going Awwww Wowwww
    Never watched it in real life

  52. going in to the city with my 3 kids, my sister and her 2 kids and our mum. Great company while we were waiting, the kids could play with their cousins, Nana enjoyed it all. We had a fabulous day out together!

  53. Rebecca Evans Reply

    I took my son to his first pageant just before he turned two and it was so stinking hot, I felt so bad for the CU staff in their costumes. We sat under the supporter bleachers and because they noticed we were in such a great cool spot almost every clown stopped to high five my son, they were such great sports and it made his day.

  54. Arriving early in the morning before the crowds arrive to get that perfect spot to see the jolly red man, letting the kids draw beautiful chalk Xmas artworks on the road. As the morning passes and the crowds have gathered watching all the kids playing together with bubbles and excited faces waiting for the parade to begin. Watching all the beautiful floats as they pass and hearing my kids squeal with joy every time a clown gives them a high five as they walk past.

  55. I only remember going to the Pageant once. I remember so many people and sitting eagerly at the front on the blue line. I loved the clowns and I remember the music and the bands. You can never forget the sound of bagpipes. I think my favourite was Humpty Dumpty and Nipper and Nimble. I will be going with my own children for the first time next week (my parents took them for the first time last year) Nd I am so excited!

  56. The pageant always meant it was time to throw up the Christmas Tree for our household; I can recall putting the tree up with a parent in each house I lived in whilst the pageant aired.

  57. Bruce Hockley Reply

    My favorite memory as a child was going to JOHN MARTINS CHRISTMAS PAGEANT early in the morning with my Mother as dad was dead. I was really with the bands and clowns, ahh memories

  58. Deborah Osborne Reply

    My Nana took me 40 yrs ago ,I was so excited ,bands marching & all the happy people

  59. Sarah Stringer Reply

    Watching it on the tv at home, waiting for it to finish so we could finally put the xmas tree up.
    Mum always made sure we watched all the pageant and didn’t miss a bit.

  60. Joan Connell Reply

    My fondest memory of the Pagent was sitting on a bench set up on a truck which was parked in King William st near the old Brecknock pub waiting for my favourite float. No not Father Christmas although he was pretty good….it was always Nipper….☺️☺️

  61. Linda Wallace Reply

    My fondest memory was when I was nineteen working in a department store in Rundle Mall.When the pagent was passing I winged I couldn’t see Santa and one of the girls hoisted me up so I got a glimpse of the jolly man in red.
    We laughed for hours,cos a staff member in the camera dept had taken a photo and it was hilarious.

  62. Lauren Miller Reply

    Christmas Pageants are so full of colour and excitement, children of all ages (young and old) enjoy them.

  63. Alex Solomon Reply

    I’ve always lived 400kms away from Adelaide but that never stopped me watching the pageant! I would dress up in my Christmas costume, sit eagerly in front of the TV and watch the floats go by. After the pageant it was family tradition to put up our Christmas tree! I have done this for 30 years, now it is time to pass this tradition onto my daughter!

  64. I just remember being so excited watching all the floats go by, waiting for nipple, nimber and Santa. Was the best.

  65. Watching the pageant as a five year-old with your family … makes Christmas so special and tangible. There’s nothing else that compares. As an adult watching your children’s faces at the pageant brings the whole experience full circle.

  66. Toni Toni Tuccia-Rowland Reply

    My favourite memory is going with my day & older sister as mum would be at work. I’d sit on my dad shoulders & watch in amazement & excitement waiting for Santa. Great times & memories I cherish.

  67. Niawithnat Reply

    We were living overseas and visited Adelaide at pageant time with our 3yo son. When I arrived with him on pageant day the streets were already full and we couldn’t see much. He was grumpy, tired, and restless. I lifted him to my shoulders when I saw any float I knew he’d like. I was almost wondering if this had been a good idea. But then I saw Nipper and Nimble were getting closer so I hoisted him up for a last time. He loved the horses. And then I felt his little body tense, and I knew he had spotted the guy who we’d really come to see. The joy that filled his body as he squeeled out Santa’s name brought tears to my eyes. Our wait was totally worth it. Now he is 9, we are living back in Adelaide. He is almost not believing in the Santa myth but I can sense there’s a part of him that appreciates the story. He asks questions and I tell him the modern day Santa is the keeper of the miracle of love and generosity of St Nicholas, whose remains are now in Venice. I share with him my belief in magic, and the importance of the tradition of joy, and hope, and would love to share the pageant with him one more time.

  68. Luisa Fernanda Dorman Reply

    Watching my two year old face with amazent at seeing the floats for the first time

  69. Skye Hayes Reply

    I have such fond memories of getting there really early as a child, barely light in the morning. My mum was always so organised with snacks and things to keep us entertained while we waited. I have always dreamt of sitting upon Nimble, in a beautiful dress, waving to the crowd. In fact, I still dream of that today 🙂

  70. Watching my boys drawing with chalk on the road like I used to as a child. It was so good to see the something so simple and timeless could still make my kids happy.

  71. Taking my son and myself for the very first time last year. As a child I always had to watch it on tv so last year was amazing to be there for the first time and sharing it with my then 2 year old made it all the more special 🙂

  72. My dad couldn’t come with us and my mum struggled to reach 5ft tall. I was stuck behind adults and couldn’t see a thing. Just as I was about to burst into tears (I was going to miss the Pageant Princess AND Santa!), strong hands reached down and picked me up, putting me on some very high shoulders. I looked down and there was my dad. His boss had let him skip work so he could come meet us. I don’t know how he found us in the crowd but watching the pageant on my dad’s shoulders is the most magical memory. I miss him daily but that memory always makes me smile. If I can give my children a memory half as magical as that, then I’ll have this parenting thing nailed.

  73. Kerri Pettigrew Reply

    Dont remember ever going to the pageant as a child so made sure my husband and I took our 3 year old, the look on her face was priceless; full of amazement, wonder and joy. I am so grateful this is a free event and having a better vantage point for a 4 year old to see would just be unbelievable.

  74. Meredith Mellor Reply

    The Christmas pageant is an ongoing family tradition but due to my husband being in the army, last year he unfortunately would miss out, our daughter was heartbroken! So I took her by myself, 6am to get a front row seat, when the pageant began we video called her dad so he could watch the whole thing with her! It may have looked like I was on my phone during the entire thing but we were just carrying on our family tradition!

  75. Dianne Childs Reply

    When I was little my family used to cram into my Nanna and Pa’s tiny unit and all watch the Credit Union Christmas Pageant together on their television, every year without fail. The oldies loved it as much as the kids! My Grandparents died a long time ago now, so it makes that family tradition all the more special.

  76. Lauren Ciantar Reply

    I grew up in the country and never got to go to the pageant as a child, we always just watched it on TV. My favourite memory is of taking my own two kids and seeing the excitement on their faces with each float and then sheer delight as Father Christmas approached.

  77. Samantha Read Reply

    My Favouite memory is seeing my sons face when he attended his very first pageant, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Totally worth the 4am start for me!

  78. Fi Messner Reply

    My memory brings a smile to my face..sitting on Dad’s shoulders every year to see the pageant, he never complained, I was so excited to see it!

  79. That I can remember I never went to a pageant as a young girl but would love to be able to give at least 4 of my six kids a never forgetful experience..

  80. When I was a very young boy my Uncle Bub took me to the Adelaide pageant. He put me on his shoulders due to the large crowd. As Santa came aong, I got excited, put my hands over his eyes unintentionally, just hanging on and was screaming ‘Look Uncle Bub look, its Santa”, oblivious to the fact he couldn’t see anything but the palms of my hands!!

  81. I’ve been in the pageant a number of times but my favourite memory is being part of the Fathers Christmas float the very first time I was in it

  82. Brooke Finkemeyer Reply

    My favourite memories have been superseded by the first time i took our first child, our daughter. Watching her eyes sparkle as the floats go by and the excitement when the big man arrives. We are still talking about it.

  83. Deborah Osborne Reply

    When I was young it was the best time ever ,so colourful

  84. Seeing my daughters face when the first float rolled past at the age of 18 months she had no idea what was happening until they appeared. It was a face of pure delight.

  85. Belinda Murray Reply

    Me and my 4 children have been to the pageant every year the first year was 27 years ago when my daughter was born we love going every year 🙂

  86. Valerie Wee Reply

    I haven’t been to any pageant day. It would be great to see for the first time.

  87. Jess Sharrock Reply

    I remember going as a child with my Mum and Nana (and continued this up until i was a young adult too!) It was such a special tradition that i would love to continue with my daughter as well as bring along her Nanny & great Nana as well! Family traditions are what make Christmas so special.

  88. Megan Louise Reply

    The best memory happens every year when the kids faces light up and as the floats go past they get more excited as the floats keep coming as they are going to see Santa sooner. No better time then seeing your kids happy.

  89. Tamara Moore Reply

    Waiting to see Nipper and Nimble and hoping that the following year I could somehow be chosen to ride Nimble….they are still my favourites and now my daughters too.

  90. Michelle Dee Reply

    Taking my kids to the Christmas pageant was always a memorable experience, seeing their faces light up as the floats, clowns, bands and dancers passed. But taking my first granddaughter to the pageant for the first time and seeing her face light up just like her mums did year’s before was amazing, and doing it again this year with all 3 of my grandaughters will create more wonderful memories for us all

  91. Olivia Bates Reply

    My favourite memory was taking my little boy for the first time…it was also my first time to as growing up my family didn’t celebrate Xmas. Seeing his little face light up made up for all the years of Xmas magic I missed out on. Its now tradition every year for us to go <3

  92. Michelle Taylor Reply

    My favourite memory is moving to Adelaide and taking my son who was 2yr to it, only to discover my husband who had grown up in SA had never been in person, was great all 3 of us got to experience our first Adelaide Christmas pageant together

  93. Sarah Talbot Reply

    Sitting on my dad’s shoulders as the floats rolled past

  94. My fave memory was taking my son to his first Xmas pageant. He was so excited as we were close to the start and got to see all the happenings

  95. Watching my dad, as one of the keystone cops, waving his baton and chasing a clown. It was wonderful to see him relaxed and having fun, a side of him I didn’t often see.

  96. Tamra Haynes Reply

    My favourite pageant memory is when I took my 2 children in 2011, my youngest was 1, and he saw the beginning, had a feed of milk and then proceeded to sleep through the rest of the pageant and woke up just in time to see Father Christmas! It’ll be great to take him again this year so he can see it all this time. 🙂

  97. Bethany Hamilton-moderate Reply

    The pageant day was so exciting in our house when I was a kid we were never able to vo in person but always had a wonderful time watching the telecast. Since having my own daughters I have keep the tradition going but have been lucky enough to be able to go two years ago. After a 4 am start we got a great positon and watching my 5, 3 and 1 year olds faces light up and how excited they were to high five anyone willing. Will be a memory that I will hold dear forever. Beth

  98. My favourite memory was from last year’s pageant, watching all the magic go past as I sat with my toddler on my lap, a look of absolute awe on his face (a feeling I remember well from my own childhood) and my unborn baby kicking away to the sound of the music. A week later my second son was born and I am so excited to take both my boys to the pageant this year and have my littlest boy experience the pageant for the first time ‘from the outside’.

  99. The pageant is this Saturday. Unless the tickets were posted today to country and some metro areas they may not get there by Friday. I recently posted a letter from the westrern suburbs of Adealide (about 1/2 from Mail Centre) before 5.00pm which went directly to the Mail Centre to be delivered to an eastern suburb about and hour from the CBD. It took 3 days. I got it out of the letterbox at its destination. I posted one to a country town south east of Melbourne and they received theirs the same day. They rang me that night to answer a question I had asked in it.

  100. Lenore Ernst Reply

    My favourite memory of the pageant would be last year. My son was nearly 1 and did not ever sit still yet for some reason he sat through the whole broadcast on channel 9 but I’m hoping this year will be my best memory with him there on the day.

  101. I have two. Coming all the way from Ceduna on the west coast to the big smoke to watch the pageant – who could want more!!! I remember being stung by a bee and the st John’s people came to help (their outfits were black and white then) after the pageant we went to John martins along with a everyone else. It must have been too much for a little girl from the country .. I remember saying I feel faint mummy and I don’t remember much after that!!

    The second was being able to take my two children in 2012 to their very first pageant and my husband to his first pageant ever as well. The look of awe on their faces just took me back in time – I’m glad they get to experience what I did as a little girl.

  102. Jessica Jamieson Reply

    My favourite memory is from last year, my son loves Christmas. Last year we sat down together to watch the pageant on telly. He was a bit little to watch the whole pageant but as soon as he seen Santa the excitement on his face was beautiful. I would really love to take him this year with his GarGar (granny) my mum as she isn’t well and the memories he makes would last a lifetime.

  103. Simone Lee Reply

    My favorite memory was when we travelled 160km 2 years ago to take our three kids for the very first time. We tricked them into thinking we were doing something boring and it wasn’t until the pageant started that the figured where they were and what they were going to experience! Those moments are priceless!

  104. Rain or shine, I was the first to wake on the Pageant day, and was the first to leave. 🙂

  105. My best memories of the pageant are watching it every year on tv from a young age until now.. Since having my 3 little boys have continued this tradition. As a family none of us have ever been. This would be a wonderful memory and opportunity to experience the pageant for the 1st time!

  106. Amanda Scott Reply

    Sitting on the curbside with my Mum, sister and brother drawing pictures with chalk waiting for the parade to start.

  107. Sarah Stephenson Reply

    My favourite memory is sitting on my father shoulders and watching the floats go by. I felt like I was on top of the world! I would to take my children and their grandfather and experience it together to create new memories!

  108. Rachael seymour Reply

    My parents never took me to the pageant as a child so when i was 22years old my best friend surprised me and took me to the pageant.. chalk and all.. was amazing!

  109. My memories of the Christmas Pageant are going along with my family and my beautiful grandparents and watching all the floats. I wished so hard that I would one day ride a float but alas it never came true. I’d love to take my kids for the first time so they can experience the wonder of the pageant.

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