Winning Floats 2017 Pageant

The Port Pirie regional community came out in droves on Saturday night to support their much loved Christmas Pageant and to catch the fun, Christmas shopping, food and festivities at Christmas in the Park regardless of the chilly, windy weather. Well done to all the participants of the floats – the businesses, organisations and private floats for all the preparation and making the event so wondrous and magical for the children and families, without you the pageant just wouldn’t happen.

There were many great creative and festive floats which didn’t make it easy for the judges Lynne Akker, Hon Geoff Brock MP and Mayor John Rohde to decide on who to award as best floats.

Port Pirie Christmas Pageant Float Judges Mayor John Rohde, Lynne Akker and Hon. Geoff Brock MP.

Best Business Float was awarded to the Federal Hotel and the Billygoat Hill Band in their old Bedford truck providing great music.

Best Organisation Float was awarded to Ballet Technique’s elegant Dance of the Maypole

Best Private Float was awarded to ‘Thai Siam Christmas Pageant’. The costumes were outstanding and actually sourced from Thailand.

Best Spirit of Christmas Float was awarded to the Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy for their magical ‘Winter Wonderland’

Congratulations to these amazing winners and to all the people involved with all of the floats that were part of the  Port Pirie Christmas Pageant.

Photos courtesy of Kathy Gould, Hip Photography.

Christmas in the Park – Stallholders Map

Before and after the Christmas Pageant soak up the magic at Memorial Park, Saturday December 2nd, 2017. Festive Food, Fun and Christmas Shopping from 5.30pm to 10pm on Christmas Pageant Night!

There will be children’s rides, Face-painting, Santa’s Photo Booth by Hip Photography and the amazing pipe and brass bands playing all night in the Rotunda adding to the festive, joyous atmosphere.

What a line up! Be part of the magic – check-out the 2017 Stallholders lists and maps below.

Download pdf of the 2017 Christmas in the Park Stallholders list here: 2017 stall list

Download pdf of the 2017 Christmas in the Park Stallholders Map here: 2017 stall map

Downoad pdf of the 2017 Christmas in the Park Stallholders Rules here: Stallholders Rules

For more details on both the Christmas Pageant procession and Christmas in the Park click through here


1 Week until the Christmas Pageant! – Float Line-up Now Available!

We’re very excited to bring you the 57th Port Pirie Christmas Pageant 2017 Float Line-up! The children will absolutely love this year’s line-up with lots of great fun floats to mesmerise and bring the magic of Christmas to their vivid imaginations, creating lifelong memories.

The Port Pirie Christmas Pageant commences at 7pm (our second evening pageant) on Saturday December 2nd, 2017 with Christmas in the Park from 5.30pm-10pm.

Congratulations to all the businesses and organisations that participate and of course to the amazing Port Pirie Christmas Pageant Inc Committee and Sponsors – without all of these individuals there would be no pageant.

We have a Fantastic 2017 Float Line-up!




or download the Pageant Float Order pdf here: 2017 Pageant Float Order

If you’ve entered a float and need to know where to bring it on pageant day and also where your float will be parked for the start please go to the Enter Float page on this website for more detailed maps of this information:

With only 7 sleeps to go until the big event, now is the time to get your Christmas cheer, picnic rugs and deck chairs lined up and ready for the big night. And remember Christmas in the Park is on the same day starting at 5.30pm – 10pm.. with lots of food, drink, Christmas shopping stalls to add to the fun and festivities of this great calendar event for the Port Pirie region. See you there!


Have you registered your Float or Stall yet?


Registrations must be received online, by post or email by Friday November 17th, 2017

Register online at

Take a look at the inspirational Floats that were judged best in their category at the 2016 Pageant:

2016 ‘Best Organisation Float’ Awarded to Port Pirie Regional Gymnastics Academy.

2016 ‘Best Business Float’ Awarded to the Environmental Health Centre

2016 ‘Best Private Float’ Awarded to the Ernie Polley and his Elves.

2016 ‘Best Neon Themed Float’ Awarded to Hip Hop Bounce.

2016 ‘Best Spirit of Christmas Float’ Awarded to The Terrace Clinic.

Who will win Best Floats for 2017?

2017 Christmas Pageant Posters

Our 2017 Event Posters will be hitting the streets soon…. remember to enter your float, stall or volunteer by Friday 17th November, 2017. Limited Spaces available, get in first. A BIG THANK YOU to AUTOMATIC PRINT, 77 Esmond Rd, Port Pirie who donated the printing of our pageant event posters again this year! Thank you for your support to the event and the community.

Please share this poster in your school newsletters, on your websites and social media and let’s make this the biggest most exciting Christmas Pageant yet!

Download the pdf from the website link below. (scroll down until you see the pdf link on this page)

Click here for more information

Registrations Close in 1 month!

Have you registered your float or stall yet? 



Registrations must be received online, by post or email by November 17, 2017

Register online now!

Do you want to be part of the magic?

Registrations for floats, stallholders and volunteers are now open at our website!

We need volunteer Lines-people at the pageant, to volunteer please click here:

Register at our Smelters Picnic Tent

Come and see us at the Port Pirie Christmas Pageant Registration Tent in Memorial Park on Smelters Picnic Day, Wednesday 27th September, 2017. You can register your float, stall or register as a volunteer or pick up some forms.

If you’re entering a float we’d love to see some of the people walking alongside your float dressed as clowns! We can provide the clown costumes and even some free clown training by a qualified clown! They simply need to fill out our ‘Volunteer’ form either online here or pick up some forms on Smelters Picnic day.


We’re also looking for volunteers to help us on the day at the Port Pirie Christmas Pageant, Saturday 2nd December, 2017 as Linespeople, Marshalls, Clowns, Elves, artistic team, logistics.

‘Be part of the Magic’ We love to have you join our happy, vibrant team!