Plan ahead to have a merry Christmas Pageant day on our roads

3 November, 2023

RAA is reminding South Australians to plan ahead if they’re heading to the CBD tomorrow, where there will be several roads closed for the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant.

Major Adelaide roads including King William, Pulteney, Franklin, Flinders, Pirie and Wakefield Streets will all be closed between 5am – 1pm to make way for the annual Christmas celebration.

A full list of road closures can be viewed at

RAA Senior Manager Safety and Infrastructure Charles Mountain urged all road users to plan ahead before heading to the city on Saturday morning.

“Adelaide’s Christmas Pageant is a fantastic community celebration that brings thousands of children and families into the city,” Mr Mountain said.

“But it means many roads in the CBD will  be closed and those that are open will be  busy with traffic and pedestrians, so everyone intending to travel through or near the area should plan ahead to ensure they have a merry Saturday on our roads.

“If you plan on driving to the Pageant, on-street parking may  be difficult to find so check the availability of off-street parking and allow plenty of time.

“Public transport is a great option and there will be free public transport throughout the morning but check out the Adelaide Metro website for the full list of available services.

“If you’re there especially early, wait until the roads are officially closed before setting up your blankets and rugs on the road surface.

This year’s pageant will follow the usual route commencing in South Terrace, turning right into King William Street, along the western roadway of Tarntanyangga boundary then right into Reconciliation Plaza and Wakefield Street Flinders Street, left into Pulteney Street, then to North Tce, King William Street and finishing near the Town Hall.

“If you’re not going to the Pageant, keep in mind that there will be several roads closed in the morning and lots of children around, who are some of our most vulnerable road users, so plan ahead and drive to the conditions.”