National Pharmacies open applications for the public to be in the 2023 Christmas Pageant!

For those of us longing to be an elf, clown or other festive character in Adelaide’s iconic Christmas Pageant, you now have your chance.

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It’s long been the most coveted ticket in South Australia, certainly during the festive season, but it’s been one that was out of reach for most Adelaide folks.

Adelaide’s Christmas Pageant has long been a closed door situation, with employees of the major sponsors, and various marching bands and dance groups being the only people able to participate.

For those of us longing to be an elf, clown or other festive character, you now have your chance.

Applications have just opened to join in on the magic. And it’s easy as pie to apply.

To be eligible to apply, you simply need to be 16 years or older and hold a current National Pharmacies membership. Positions are limited, so apply ASAP and be a part of the action.

The 2023 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 4th November 2023. The street parade will depart from South Terrace at 9.30am, delivering Father Christmas to the Adelaide Town Hall about 11.30am.

Since 1933, South Australians have welcomed the start of the festive season with the Southern Hemisphere’s largest public parade, with this year marking 91 years of Pageant magic.

Pageant Director Brian Gilbertson said the event is expected to draw a significant crowd.

“On average, upward of 300,000 people have lined the streets for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant to welcome Father Christmas to South Australia,” Mr Gilbertson said.

“I encourage all South Australians to come along bright and early to the event, save your favourite spots behind the blue honour line to be a part of our huge Pageant family as Father Christmas comes to town and heralds the start of the Christmas season.”

Registrations to be a part of the Pageant close 11.59pm Sunday 30 June 2023.

Apply here.

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