The characters in the pageant are played by staff of our four sponsoring credit unions.

The bands in the pageant play on a rotation system and performance groups are selected each year to suit the pageant’s needs.

We are more than happy to receive enquiries from bands and performance groups with great ideas. Please send your performance group's contact information and a brief description of your ideas to cuatthepageant@sa.gov.au.

If your idea suits our artistic directional needs, you may just be asked to participate!

To be a character in the pageant you generally have to work at one of the sponsoring Credit Unions or be a friend or family member of someone who does. 

Sometimes there are competitions to allow credit union members or the general public to get involved in the pageant.

Keep an eye out for these chances and make sure to follow us on Facebook for updates on these opportunities. Good luck!

The pageant starts at the corner of South Terrace and King William Street at 9.30am and winds its way through the streets of Adelaide, finishing at the landing stage at David Jones at approximately 11.30am.

The 2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant was broadcast live on GEM at 10.30am in Adelaide and 11am nationally on Saturday 12 November.

Yes. Rudolph's Community Site is a special area in Wakefield Street that is reserved for regional schools and kindergartens that are over an hour drive away from Adelaide. 

The area is only accessible by an official pass. As the site is a reserved space, attendees can arrive later in the morning. There is also a special bus drop-off zone, a great team of volunteers to provide assistance and face painters to add a bit more fun!

Attendees are invited to bring along low chairs, picnic blankets and cushions to sit on. 

Limited passes are available on a first-in, first-served basis. 

To get on Rudolph's Community Site mailing list or confirm your school or group’s eligibility for 2017, please email pageantcommunity@sa.gov.au with '2017' in the subject line.

Yes. Rudolph's Community Site is a special reserved area located in Wakefield Street that is accessible only by an official pass. The Site caters for regional schools and kindergartens that are over an hour drive away from Adelaide as well as disabled or community organisations and special schools such as Novita and Cara.

There are also wheelchair only areas within Rudolph's Community Site. These can be accessed by people in wheelchairs and their carer or immediate family without wristbands and our friendly volunteers are there to help if needed.

Patients from the Women’s & Children’s Hospital (and their carer or immediate family) are also welcome at Rudolph's Community Site. Just show your WCH identification wristband to the volunteers on arrival at the Site.

The area is only accessible by an official pass. As the site is a reserved space, attendees can arrive later in the morning. There is also a special bus drop-off zone, a great team of volunteers to provide assistance and face painters to add a bit more fun! 

Attendees are invited to bring along low chairs, picnic blankets and cushions to sit on.

Disabled toilets are located nearby.

Limited passes are available on a first-in, first-served basis. 

To get on Rudolph's Community Site mailing list or confirm your school or group’s eligibility for 2017, please email pageantcommunity@sa.gov.au with '2017' in the subject line.


The pageant is traditionally held on the second Saturday in November. If this day falls on Remembrance Day (11 November), the pageant is moved to the Saturday before or after, depending on the year. 

Future Credit Union Christmas Pageant dates are:

18 November 2017