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City of Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant

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by Teagan Cox (subscribe)
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Get your head out of the sand, it's almost Christmas
If you haven't been into a large department store, watched the news, or been on Facebook lately you can be forgiven for not realising that Christmas season is just around the corner. It might only be October but stores are stocking their shelves with Christmas decorations, bakeries are making Christmas puddings, and Christmas events are being organised.

Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant
Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant (source: Onkaparinga Council)

One of the biggest events of the year for South-Adeladians is the annual Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant. The Pageant will be taking over Beach Road and the Christies Beach Esplanade with marching bands, festive floats, clowns, elves, and of course Santa.

Onkaparinga 2016 Christmas Pageant Facepainting
Onkaparinga 2016 Christmas Pageant Face painting (Source: Onkaparinga Council)

Viewers can line the route as the parade makes its way to the Esplanade, but the fun won't finish once the floats stop. Between 11am and 1pm festivities will be held in Rotary Park, including a petting zoo, face painting, artists, music, and Christmas stalls.
If your kids can't wait to see Santa in his cave after the pageant they can enter the 'Best Christmas Cracker' joke competition. The winner will get to sit in Santa's sleigh, helping him along the parade route.

Onkaparinga 2016 Christmas Pageant Santa
Onkaparinga 2016 Christmas Pageant Santa (Source: Onkaparinga Council)

If Christmas is big in your home the Onkaparinga Pageant is an unmissable event, so make sure to get there early on Sunday the 26th November to score a great vantage point. The pageant will begin at 10am. Remember some roads will be closed!

As with every Christmas event, there are some essentials that you can't forget:
Christmas cheer

Onkaparinga 2016 Christmas Pageant Sun Safe
Be sun safe! (Source: Onkaparinga Council)

Fast facts:
What? City of Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant
Where? Beach Road and Rotary Park, Christies Beach
When? Sunday 26th November, 10am 1pm
How much? FREE!

There is still room for stallholders at Christmas in Rotary Park, so visit the Pageant's Page for details on how to apply.

Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant
Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant Parade (Source: Onkaparinga Council)

Put the Onkaparinga Christmas Pageant in your calendar, we'll see you there!
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When: 10AM
Where: Christies Beach
Cost: Free
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