2013 Norwood Christmas Pageant

One of the great pleasures of moving to Adelaide was discovering the Adelaide Christmas pageants.

The most famous pageant of all is the Credit Union Christmas Pageant which has been held in the city in November every year since 1933.  So prominent is the city pageant that its date marks the first day of the 'official' Christmas period, with many Adelaideans putting up their Christmas decorations on the same weekend.

This morning my son participated in the 36th annual Norwood Christmas Pageant.  The Norwood pageant includes floats from numerous community groups including local businesses, schools, kindergartens, scouts groups, dance troupes, brass bands and choirs.  Today there were vintage police cars and belly dancers, magicians and stilt walkers, Morris dancers and bagpipers, and of course, Father Christmas on the final float.

My son marched with members of his cubs pack and had a great time waving to the crowds and wishing people 'Merry Christmas'.  Even better, after the pageant he was given a can of soft drink, an enormous chocolate doughnut and a bag of Christmas marshmallows by some of the organisers.

A thoroughly satisfactory morning for a young boy.
Just before marching (with lollipop)
With State Member for Norwood and Leader of the Opposition, Mr Steven Marshall

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