At 9:30am on Saturday 12 November, the whistle blew to signal the beginning of the 2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant!

People of all ages gathered along Adelaide's streets each November to welcome the Credit Union Christmas Pageant to town. It was the traditional start to the festive season in South Australia, with thousands of happy faces lining the 3.3 kilometre route.

Over 172 bright and colourful sets, including floats, bands, dancers and clowns entertained thousands of people, culminating in the arrival of Father Christmas himself in Adelaide.

The Pageant began on South Terrace at the corner of King William Street, and meandered through the city to finish on North Terrace at approximately 11:40am.

You can still view and download a copy of the 2016 route map here.

The Credit Union Christmas Pageant is traditionally held on the second Saturday of November, unless that day falls on Remembrance Day. This will happen in 2017.

As a consequence, the next Credit Union Christmas Pageant will be held on Saturday 18 November 2017.

2016 Credit Union Christmas Pageant