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The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant is returning in 2021!

The 89th National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will be held at Adelaide Oval on Saturday 13 November, allowing a COVID-safe crowd to attend the treasured event.

  • Saturday 13 November 2021
  • Pre-Pageant entertainment 5:15pm
  • Pageant commences 7:00pm
  • Pageant concludes 9:00pm

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will be broadcast exclusively and LIVE in South Australia on Channel Nine and live-streamed on 9Now for those interstate.

Event Information

Public Transport

Your ticket to the event is also your ticket to FREE travel on dedicated Express bus, train and tram services.

For details regarding the services please visit the Adelaide Metro website.

Car Parking

Open from 4:00pm.

North Car Park (permit and limited casual parking) – Access via Montefiore end of Pennington Terrace
East Car Park (limited disability parking only) – Access via King William Road, northbound
Oval #2 – CLOSED
University Lane – CLOSED
Torrens Parade Ground – CLOSED

Road Closures

Pennington Terrace: 10:00am – 10:30pm
War Memorial Drive: 3:00pm – 10:30pm
King William Road: 8:30pm – 10:30pm
North Terrace: 8:45pm – 10:30pm Victoria Street to King William Road

National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

Lost Child/Person Procedure at Adelaide Oval
We are encouraging everyone attending the Pageant to take a photo of their child/vulnerable person and retain this on their mobile when at the Oval.

There will be wristbands available at turnstiles and at merchandising booths for parents/guardians/carers to write on and put on the wrist of their child/person they are responsible for. Please bring a permanent marker with you so you can write your information on the wristband.

Should you and your child/vulnerable person become separated, please immediately alert a member of staff, security or police.

SA Health Pop-Up Vaccination Hub
For the 89th National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant, SA Health will be providing Pfizer vaccinations for persons 12+ years, who are willing and eligible, in their pop-up vaccination hub. Located on the Eastern Plaza, walk-ins will be accepted 4-7pm, or until the allocation is exhausted – whichever comes first. For those seeking more information on COVID-19 vaccinations, please visit the SA Health website.


Additional Family Facilities
There will be additional family and changing facilities available for the Pageant. Please ask Adelaide Oval event staff (wearing blue or white) on the night to be directed to the nearest facility.

Family Friendly Food & Drinks
There will be family-friendly food and beverage options available at retail outlets and kiosks throughout the stadium. Fairy floss, popcorn, ice cream, chocolate, fruit boxes, fresh fruit salad and sandwiches will also be available.

For more FAQs about the Christmas Pageant, visit their website here.

Sensory Safe Space
A temporary sensory safe space has been set up in Suite 55 on level 4 of the Eastern stand. Capacity is limited to 20 so we ask patrons to please only use the space for short periods if required. Please approach staff if you need assistance navigating to the space.

COVIDSafe Measures

Adelaide Oval has collaborated with SA Health and SAPOL to put in place measures to ensure events are as safe as possible.

To a certain degree, these measures will only work if everyone plays their part in keeping Adelaide Oval COVIDSafe.

How you can play your part

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, Suite 55 in level 4 of the Eastern stand will be setup as a temporary sensory safe space for this event. Capacity is limited to 20 so we ask patrons to please only use the space for short periods if required. Please approach staff if you need assistance navigating to the space.

Family-friendly food and beverage options will be available at retail outlets throughout the stadium. Including Fairy floss, popcorn, ice cream, chocolate, fruit boxes, fresh fruit salad and sandwiches.

The National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant team are encouraging people to not to bring prams due to the limited space available and COVIDSafe measures that are in place. However, they understand this is not going to be possible for some, so will have a monitored pram parking area located outside the South and East gates that will operate like a cloaking system. Please note that prams are not allowed inside Adelaide Oval and the National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant will not be taking responsibility for any missing valuable or personal items.

Yes. All food and beverage consumption, indoor and outdoor, must be seated.

Take note of the allocated entry gate on your ticket. Have your phone with your ticket ready to go when entering the stadium.

Gates open from 5:00pm. Please arrive at your earliest convenience to swiftly move through the entry process in a COVIDSafe manner.

Yes, all hospitality and function spaces meet density requirements and are individually QR coded on entry.

The Northern Mound is not in use for this event.

You will need to bring a mask with you to wear a mask at all times and in all areas, including when seated, except when eating and drinking. Limit the number and size of bags you bring and have any bags ready for inspection as you approach your entry gate. This will make security checks faster and safer. Bags small enough to be stored under a seat will be permitted into the venue. Cricket or sporting bags longer than 30cm are not permitted. As an outdoor venue, we recommend dressing comfortably and appropriately for weather conditions. Note that there are no cloaking facilities. Dress code and information regarding restricted or prohibited items can be found in our Conditions of Entry.

Depending on the details of your situation, you may be eligible for a refund. We recommend reviewing the Ticketek Refund FAQs and Conditions prior to making a claim. Alternatively, you can transfer your ticket to a friend via the “share” button at the bottom of your mobile ticket – this is a single transfer sharing opportunity. Detailed mobile sharing FAQs can be found on the Ticketek website here.

Yes, all tickets purchased via credit card will automatically be refunded back to the original credit card that was used at the time of booking. For tickets that were purchased by EFTPOS, cash, or a credit card that has now expired, one of the ticketing team will contact you to finalise the refund. Please note this process may take multiple business days to appear back in your bank account.

For the latest information relevant to South Australia and any current restrictions in place, please visit the SA Health website.

Yes. In line with our approved SA Health COVID Management plan, all staff will be wearing face masks at all times and in all areas.

All staff, artists and patrons are reminded to keep at least 1.5m wherever possible. Maximum capacities are in place for all areas of the stadium, including backstage and office areas, corporate spaces, and lifts.

If you can, use the stairs or escalators. Lift usage will be restricted to people with mobility needs and a maximum of four people at any time.
Try to avoid touching stair rails, door handles and other touchpoints. Sanitise your hands regularly and always do so before eating.
At the end of the event, please remember to keep your distance from other people. Only use the Riverbank Footbridge if you are travelling by train. Please use other routes if heading into the city.

We all have a part to play in keeping Adelaide Oval COVIDSafe:

  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell.
  • Wash your hands often and cover coughs and sneezes in your arm.
  • Wear a mask and keep 1.5m from others wherever possible when entering, moving around and exiting the stadium.
  • Use the COVIDSafe check-in QR Code when you arrive.
  • Sit in your designated seat.
  • Follow the advice of all stadium staff.
  • If your health is vulnerable, talk to your doctor about what is appropriate for you.
  • If you develop any cold or flu symptoms after the event, PLEASE get tested for COVID-19

Yes, bars and kiosks adjacent active seating bays and hospitality spaces will be open. Please note, Adelaide Oval food and beverage outlets only accept payment by card. For those patrons who may attend with cash only, card exchange booths are located around the stadium.

Yes. Only select seating rows will be clear, in accordance with the SA Health approved COVID Management Plan. You will likely have people seated either side of you, in front and behind. Please sit in the seat designated on your ticket.

Yes, hand sanitiser stations are at all entrances and throughout the stadium. Patrons are encouraged to wash their hands before and after using the bathroom and to sanitise frequently. To avoid queues and congestion, we recommend patrons bring their own as well.

Yes. Under the COVID Management Plan it is a mandatory requirement from SA Health for patrons to wear a mask at all times and in all areas, including when seated, except when eating and drinking. Under 12 year old are not required to wear a mask. You will need to bring your own mask.

Each person visiting the venue must check-in using the QR code or by signing via the paper attendance record. In addition, ticket buyer information is recorded at purchase. Please make sure your details are correct when you purchase tickets.

Yes, you will need to check-in via a QR code. Download the mySA GOV app before you arrive and check-in outside the stadium. If you need to sign-in using a pen and paper, you may do so at the information desk before, during or after the event.

Patrons are allowed to bring small quantities of food and non-alcoholic beverages for personal use only. As per the Adelaide Oval Conditions of Entry, visitors are not allowed to bring in eskies of any size or type (including foam eskies), cans, tins, metal containers, glass bottles, glass containers or alcoholic drinks. Please note that there is no self-catering in corporate facilities.

Conditions of Entry