Thursday, November 17, 2011

2011 Christmas Pageant

The Adelaide Christmas Pageant is an annual event held 6 weeks before the big day. This is one of the biggest events in the city and every year around 300.000 people  gather and watch the more than 60 floats parade through the city centre for 3.35km. The parade starts  at South Terrace, continues along King William Street and concludes on North Terrace where Father Christmas arrives at the Magic Cave in the David Jones Building. 

It is one of the traditions in Adelaide that the Christmas Pageant marks the beginning of Christmas celebrations, along with The Brewery Christmas Lights that winds along the Torrens River the start of Port Road,  the Lights of Lobethal and Carols by Candlelight.  Some families will start decorated their homes with lights both inside and out for all to see.

As this is my first pageant, I was very excited and took a lot of pictures. But next year maybe I'll just watch it on the television, even though the feeling won't be the same. Here are some of the pictures (believe me, there are many Please enjoy......