Glenelg celebrates 60 years of the Christmas Pageant

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This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Glenelg Christmas Pageant. This magical event has entertained generations of local South Australian children and families since 1954.

This year we want your help to celebrate our 60th. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and share your memories of our Pageant.

Perhaps you were a Pageant Queen or Princess or maybe you attended the very first Pageant in 1954. Whatever your story we would love for you to share your memories with us.

Tell us using the story tool below, write your experiences and even upload photos and images. Your photos and memories will be used to promote the 60th anniversary of this great South Australian event via print and social media!






This year marks the 60th Anniversary of the Glenelg Christmas Pageant. This magical event has entertained generations of local South Australian children and families since 1954.

This year we want your help to celebrate our 60th. We want to hear your stories, see your pictures and share your memories of our Pageant.

Perhaps you were a Pageant Queen or Princess or maybe you attended the very first Pageant in 1954. Whatever your story we would love for you to share your memories with us.

Tell us using the story tool below, write your experiences and even upload photos and images. Your photos and memories will be used to promote the 60th anniversary of this great South Australian event via print and social media!






Do you have a Glenelg Pageant Story to share? Share your experiences and memories from the last 60 years of the Glenelg Christmas Pageant...

Tell us in a paragragh or two your experiences and select the picture icon in the grey bar to upload a photo or image to your submission.


Thank you for sharing your memories with us.

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  • Rocket Ship

    by John, about 4 years ago

    Not sure which year it was but our youngest son Phillip was very upset that Father Christmas would not be able to come down from his lofty perch high in the cockpit of a rocket ship on the back of a truck.

    He was so upset that we rang a friend of ours and asked him to pretend that he was Father Christmas and to assure Phillip that he had come down from the rocket ship and would be able  to deliver presents on Christmas day.

    ps would love to have a photograph of this float if anyone has one.

  • Happy days

    by KM, about 4 years ago

    We were tasked with handing out balloons to the excited crowd and it didn't take long.

    "May I have one?"

    "Me too?"

    "May I have a few, it's for my grandchildren"

    "Have you got any left?"

    After 5 minutes standing in Moseley Square with 100 balloons, no. Not one left.