We suggest you pick out your spot along the 3.3km route by reference to the 2014 route map when it becomes available closer to Pageant day. Crowds start to gather early (from 4.30 am), so remember to allow plenty of time to secure a great spot to welcome Father Christmas and his friends.
Due to road closures along the pageant route, access to the city and finding car parks can be difficult. Some roads close from 5.30am. All of them are closed by 7am. Please do not place blankets or chairs on roadway until after the roads have been closed. While several car parks remain open, access to them before and after the pageant may be restricted. Public transport is a quick and easy way to get to the Credit Union Christmas Pageant. For further information about public transport routes and times, visit Adelaide Metro before planning your day.
For carpark access or for further information on council services, visit Adelaide City Council.
Catch Adelaide Metro public transport to the Credit Union Christmas Pageant
Adelaide Metro provides extra buses, trains and trams for the Credit Union Christmas Pageant, including extra rail substitute buses.
There are always a lot of people around, so more time is needed to travel to the city than your usual journey would take. And due to extensive road closures, tram services do not operate in the city during the pageant and many normal bus services are detoured until city roads reopen after the event.
Get your Metrocard or Metroticket before you get on board, and remember two kids under 15 travel free with an adult using a daytrip ticket on pageant day!
If you are travelling with a pram or stroller, it would be appreciated if you could fold it down prior to boarding for the safety and convenience of all passengers. And please remember that all undercover public transport waiting areas are smoke-free.
The Government of South Australia and Adelaide Metro hope you are all looking forward to the 2014 Credit Union Christmas Pageant!