The 2020 National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is ON, and Here is everything you need to know to enjoy the pageant.
In an historical first, this year’s Pageant will be a twilight event held on Saturday November 14 at Adelaide Oval. With capacity restricted to 30,000 spectators.
Making the Pageant Special from Home
While the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is going to be quite different from the traditional Pageant that we know and love, there is still some exciting ways to keep Pageant Day traditions alive from home this year before watching this historic moment live on Channel 9.
Put up your Christmas tree – If you usually put your tree up when you get home from the pageant why not put it up while watching the pageant
Chalk drawings on your driveway -Grab the chalk and fill your driveway with the drawings you’d usually do on the pageant road
Christmas Cooking – Enjoy some family time baking some Christmas goodies together
Dress up in your best Christmas Costume – Pull out your costumes and get dressed up in your best Christmas outfits
Blue honour line – Setup your own blue honour line at home to view the pageant from
Make sure you tag your pictures and videos from your Pageant at Home activities by using the hashtag #pageantathome #nppageant @christmaspageant
A COVID-safe crowd of 30,000 will be able to attend the theatre production style event with it also to be broadcast live on Nine and 9Now for those who can’t be there on the day.
“I don’t want to be the premier who cancelled Christmas”, said Premier Steven Marshall, last month at the Pageant Launch.
Kids in Adelaide were in attendance at a media calls in September and October to get the lowdown. Here’s what we know
- Up to 20,000 tickets will be made available through a ballot style system to give everyone a fair and equal chance to get tickets. Details above.
- All the floats we love will be there and will enter the oval from the northern end and do up to 2 laps of the oval and exit.
- It will look more like a theatre production than the normal street parade we’re used to. There will be music, dancing, carols and the floats.
- Two new floats have been unveiled to look out for this year, themed ‘Yellow Brick Road’ and ‘Nipper & Nimble’
- It will be broadcast live on Nine and 9Now. “Made locally and hosted by Brenton Ragless and Kate Collins, we can’t wait to share it with South Australian audiences, exclusively on Nine and 9Now.” said Sean O’Brien, Managing Director of Nine South Australia.
- And the most important detail. Father Christmas has been granted an extra special COVID pass to enter S.A on November 14 and HE WILL BE THERE!