Handy tips for making the most out of the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

With only three sleeps to go until one of South Australia’s most cherished events makes its comeback to the streets of Adelaide, we want to help families plan their National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant day in the city with some handy tips!

Pageant Day is one of the biggest days in South Australia and we want to make sure your day is as easy as possible!

Here are some handy tips to ensure your visit to the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is a breeze!

Top Tips for Pageant Day:

  • Before you make your way into the city, study the Route Map so you know where to go, and remember to bring a copy with you.
  • Use public transport to avoid the traffic.
  • Arrive early to get the best spot.
  • Arrange a meeting spot and a time to meet up in case you and your group are separated during the day.
  • For security reasons, please do not leave any bags or personal items unattended. If you see any suspicious items or behaviour, please report it to Police, Pageant officials or security.
  • Bring some colourful chalk to decorate the Pageant route while you wait for the starting whistle.
  • Bring plenty of snacks – leave the barbeque at home.
  • Bring plenty of cool drinking water – freeze a water bottle the night before for an icy treat and visit one of the SA Water hydration stations for top ups.
  • Bring blankets, rugs, low folding chairs and cushions to sit on – leave your ladders, scaffolding and pop-up shelters at home.
  • If you do set up a chair, make sure you leave enough room for children to sit in front of you – they don’t take up much room but they’re our biggest fans!
  • Wait until the roads are closed to set up your blankets and rugs behind the Blue Honour Line.
  • Avoid using an umbrella while the Pageant is passing-if wet, bring a poncho.
  • Remain behind the Blue Honour Line, this way we can ensure our performers have plenty of room to do what they do best.
  • Please do not smoke around children.
  • Be sun smart and Slip, Slop, Slap. Don’t forget to apply plenty of sunscreen before you go outside to allow it time to protect your skin and reapply throughout the day. Remember – you can still get burnt even if it’s cloudy and overcast!
  • Introduce your child to the nearest police officer so they know who to go to if they become lost.
  • Get a lost child / vulnerable people wristband. All Police officers will have wristbands for children that you can write your phone number on, this way police and emergency services can make contact and reunite you with your child if they become lost.
  • Take a photo of your child on your phone – this way a detailed description can be given to police and emergency services if they become lost. In the unfortunate event that you should lose a child and are not promptly reunited, please contact the nearest police officer or go to the police stations at either 55 Hindley Street or 176 Grenfell Street to file a “missing person” report.
  • Locate the nearest public toilets – you can check out the Route Map which displays the closest toilets along the pageant route.
  • Check out the National Pharmacies stalls for some fun Christmas merchandise.
  • Take lots of snaps and tag us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram using #NpPageant

And most importantly, have lots of fun!


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