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 Credit Union 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.
  • Bring blankets, rugs, low folding chairs and cushions to sit on - leave your ladders, scaffolding and pop-up shelters at home.
  • Please avoid using an umbrella while the Pageant is passing-if wet, bring a poncho.
  • Wait until the roads are closed to set up your blankets and rugs behind the Blue Honour Line.
  • Let children sit at the front behind the Blue Honour Line for the best view.
  • Please do not smoke around children.
  • Be sun smart and Slip, Slop, Slap. 
  • Visit a Credit Union Car to get a fun wristband for your child - phone numbers can be easily written on them. 
  • Take a photo of your child on your phone or digital camera on the morning of the Pageant - much easier than trying to remember what they were wearing.
  • Introduce your child to the nearest police officer so they know who to go to if they become lost.
  • Locate the nearest public toilets.
  • Have lots of fun!

Credit Union Cars are stationed along the route on Pageant Day 

Visit the friendly volunteers from People's Choice Credit Union, Beyond Bank Australia, Credit Union SA and Police Credit Union for fun giveaways including the Pageant program, sunscreen, souvenirs and even chalk for those who've forgotten theirs!

And remember, to help keep your kids safe, write your mobile number on their wrist or collect a 'lost kids' wristband from the Credit Union Cars.

We'd love you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and remember to tag us #cupageant!

The Blue Honour Line

The Blue Honour Line is a Pageant tradition and the key to a successful and safe event. 

By remaining behind the Blue Honour Line, you can ensure our performers have plenty of room to do what they do best. 

Letting children sit at the front behind the Blue Honour Line should make for an incredible view of the Pageant and, of course, Father Christmas!

If you wish to sit while watching the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, we suggest you bring rugs, cushions or low folding chairs - some folding chairs can interfere with other people's view. 

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! 

Sun Safety

Cancer Council SA has five steps to protecting your skin when the UV level is 3 and above:

Slip on sun protective clothing
Slop on SPF 30+ broad spectrum sunscreen
Slap on a hat that protects your face, neck and ears
Seek shade - there are plenty of shady spots around the Pageant route
Slide on close fitting sunglasses

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!

Missing Persons and South Australia Police

There is a large police presence on Credit Union Christmas Pageant day. You can introduce your child to, or point out the nearest police officer so they know who to go to if they become lost.

The best way to ensure that no one goes missing on Pageant day is to plan a place to meet up afterwards.Arrange a pre-determined time and meeting place in case you and your group get separated. Make sure everyone in your group knows when and where to go. Write a parent/guardian/carer’s mobile phone number on your child's arm with a washable ink so police and emergency services can make contact and reunite you with your child. You can also visit a Credit Union Crew Car for a fun wristband - contact phone numbers can easily be written on the band.

A parent, guardian or carer should make sure they know what their child is wearing on Pageant Day so a detailed description can be given to police and emergency services if they become lost. Take a photo of your child on your phone or digital camera on the morning of the Pageant. This might be easier than trying to remember what they were wearing!

In the unfortunate event that you should lose someone and are not promptly reunited, please contact the nearest police officer or go to the police stations at either 26 Hindley Street, 60 Wakefield Street or 1 Angas Street to file a "missing person" report.