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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.

No, vertical consumption is now allowed at Adelaide Oval, including indoor spaces.

Take note of the allocated entry gate on your ticket. Have your phone with your ticket ready to go when entering the stadium. Patrons with special access requirements seated in Eastern Stand Level Five will need to use the lift located near the Victor Richardson gates (between the Riverbank and Eastern stands).

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

No, with the return to full capacity, the Northern Mound will return to normal.

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.

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.
  • 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, we endeavour to have to have as many food and beverage outlets open as possible. Every effort has been made to ensure ample staff are rostered for game day, however, we continue to face challenges with the staffing of shifts as a result of COVID-19 cases prohibiting people from working. We may at times need to close a kiosk or work our way through a longer queue, but, as always, our staff will be working hard to serve you as quickly as possible. 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, 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.

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