November Contest -Tourist - Adelaide
Every year since 1933 (except a couple of the war years) we have had a Christmas Pageant through our streets. It heralds the arrival of the Christmas season and is a major event for locals and tourists alike. Kids spend the whole year looking forward to the Pageant. I read somewhere it is the largest in the world... There are floats including a giant kangaroo and our new pandas, clowns, marching bands and dancing girls, numerous characters - and at the very end Santa. This is his arrival in town and the start of all the kids going to sit on his knee and put in their wishlists. Of course being a biggish city we have more than 1 Santa - but this is the one the kids all want to see!!
I struggled to choose something for this page because we have many beautiful old buildings and lots of history but I wanted to capture that Adelaide is not 'just another city' - we have something really unique! I have seen the Macy's Day Parade but I think this is better... come visit and see!!!
pics I used were from the Credit Union website who sponsor our Pageant since the original Department Store was bought out