Christmas Pageant returns via Drive-thru

FATHER CHRISTMAS
FATHER CHRISTMAS

The Christmas Pageant will go ahead this year and it is welcoming news after the cancellations of the Smelters Picnic and New Years Eve celebrations.

Instead of a traditional-style pageant, the event will take the form of a drive-through Christmas Pageant, where families will be able to drive through a Beach Road route to view stationary float displays set-up at the Solomontown Beach.

The Christmas Pageant will go ahead in six weeks' time on Saturday, December 4, from 5pm to 8pm.

The drive-through pageant abides by the COVID-19 requirements and provides a COVID safe event to the community.

Cars will be able to enter from the Main Road through the Skate Park, onto Beach Road where stationary floats will be set up with their teams on the roadside spreading the Christmas cheer throughout the beach.

Members of the public will not be allowed to stop or get out of their car while in the closed-off event area and the drive-through route will be a 10kmh zone.

The entire beach area will be fenced and closed off to the public from earlier that day, only accessible to the pageant float participants, COVID marshals and volunteers.

Drivers and passengers will not need to scan the COVID QR code to enter the event in their vehicle.

Motorcycles pushbikes or open vehicles will not be allowed to enter the pageant drive-through route.

The Christmas Pageant committee are calling on businesses, organisations such as dance groups, schools, sports groups, church groups, kindergartens, playgroups and individuals to register and enter a stationary float.

The theme for the pageant is Celebrating 60 as it will be Port Pirie's 60th Christmas Pageant.

Entry forms can be found on their Facebook group, Port Pirie Christmas Pageant Floats and Volunteers or by emailing your interest at portpiriechristmaspageant@outlook.com.au.

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