Credit Union Christmas Pageant


People of all ages gather along Adelaide's streets each November to welcome the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. It's the traditional start to the festive season in South Australia, with more than 320,000 happy faces lining the three kilometre route.

In 1933, the first Christmas Pageant delivered Father Christmas to what was then Rundle Street - what we now know as Rundle Mall. In 2017, to commemorate 85 years of Pageant magic, the Credit Union Christmas Pageant will deliver Father Christmas to the corner of North Terrace and Kintore Avenue. He will then make his way down Gawler Place into Rundle Mall before taking up residence at the Magic Cave at David Jones.

As this route is a first for the Christmas Pageant - please take the time to look over the PAGEANT ROUTE MAP.

Here's what you need to know:

Credit Union Christmas Pageant


Saturday 18 November 2017


Adelaide CBD - see route map


9.30 am

Road Closures

Various road closures will be in place to accommodate the Pageant including North Terrace, King William Street, Grenfell Street and Pulteney Street.

For a full list of road closures, click here

Car Parking

Myer Centre Car Park will be open from 1 pm, with access from North Terrace.

Get your first hour car parking FREE, at the Myer Centre Car Park when you spend $10 or more in one day at the Myer Centre and validate your car park ticket along with your receipt, at the Customer Service Desk on the Ground Floor, prior to exit.

UPark Gawler Place will be open from 1.30 pm.

Take advantage of their $8 flat fee rate for Pageant Day.

Wilson Parking Adelaide Central will be accessible for entry via Rundle Street then Austin Street until 9 am and exit onto North Terrace from 1 pm.

Take advantage of their $10 Pageant day rate.

Rundle Place Car Park will be open from 1 pm, with access from Grenfell Street.

Public Transport

There will be FREE public transport on Pageant Day from the first service of the day until 2.00 pm for all buses, trams and trains and additional services will run to ensure you can get into the city for work or to watch the Pageant.

For more information, click here

Christmas Pageant Gallery

In honour of the 85 year milestone, we've put together a little historical gallery of the Christmas Pageant.

For more information visit