2022 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Float Reveal

Float Reveal for the 2022 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

With less than a month to go, the countdown begins to the 90th anniversary of one of South Australia’s most loved annual events – the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.

Two new floats will tour Adelaide’s streets on Saturday 12 November as the pageant returns to its traditional format, after being held at Adelaide Oval in 2020 and 2021.   The first float unveiled celebrates the 90th anniversary of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant and will make its way along the Pageant route surrounded by a 90-person brass band.  The second float is themed on a happy elf and a competition asking people to help come up with a name for the elf has been announced.

‘Celebrating Ninety Years’ Float

In keeping with the special anniversary theme, a new float titled ‘Celebrating Ninety Years’  is an unmissable 4.2-metre-tall design adorned with bright colours and sparkle will be surrounded by a 90-person community band as selected, directed and led by legendary jazz musician James Morrison on pageant day.

To secure a spot in the band and perform alongside Morrison, budding musicians aged 14 and over from across Australia were invited to submit audition videos, reflecting the nature of the biggest coming together of community in the Southern Hemisphere.

‘Happy Elf’ Float

The second float launched was themed on a happy elf design. The 4.3-metre-tall jolly elf represents the delight felt at being back on the streets and the tradition of breaking out the Christmas decorations for another year. A competition calling on people to help name the elf was announced, with the winner receiving reserved seating for a family of four on Pageant Day.

You can enter the competition online here

Brian Gilbertson, National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant Director said the 90th pageant is shaping up to be a huge celebration.

“We are extremely excited for this year’s National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant and the buzz from today’s float launch means the countdown is really on,” said Mr Gilbertson.

“It is clear just how much the pageant means to South Australian families and how much they are looking forward to welcoming the parade back to Adelaide’s streets this year.”

In this exciting year for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, new branding has been created to complement the refreshed National Pharmacies logo. 

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will return to Adelaide’s streets on Saturday 12 November 2022 for its 90th anniversary.

Read more about the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Christmas Pageant website.

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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