After a break of nearly two years, we are now counting the days until the streets of Perth burst into life for the 44th Channel Seven and The West Australian Christmas Pageant.
Saturday 3rd December 2016 – lock the date in your diary now!
Enjoy the fun and festivities as your favourite floats and characters, including clowns, dancers, TV personalities and many more join santa and his reindeer for this ultimate annual Christmas event.
The 2016 parade will start at 7.30pm, and it will follow almost exactly the same route as last time, starting on St Georges Terrace (at William Street) heading East along the Terrace all the way to until the finish line at Ozone Parade. Note that this year the parade will NOT turn into Plain Street. Further route details below:
- Parade will start on ST GEORGES TERRACE, at the cross of WILLIAM STREET.
- The parade will then head East down St Georges Terrace, on the southern side of the road, crossing Barrack, Pier, Irwin, Victoria, Hill, Bennett and Plain Streets.
- The parade will then end on reaching OZONE RESERVE, at which point the parade vehicle and participants will enter a secure (on Ozone Reserve).
Top Tips for 2016:
- No. 1 rule of the night – STAY BEHIND THE BLUE LINE.
- With up to 400,000 people expected, it is important to have fun and be courteous to everyone.
- Arrive early to get a good spot for your family, especially if you have little ones. Remember that at popular points along the route the crowd can get over 15 persons deep and viewing from the back is very difficult.
- Remember that if you turn up late you WILL NOT get a good spot.
- Take snacks and water with you. And bring something to keep the kids amused while they wait.
- New for 2016 – If you get the munchies, some food vendors will this year be positioned at various points along the route.
- If you’ve got little kids, then a well timed toilet break prior to 7.30pm will mean that they don’t miss out on the fun of the floats. Expect long queues at the toilets.
- A significant number of roads will be closed for the event and if you plan on driving into Perth, then do your research. Otherwise use public transport