The Community Christmas Pageant is an annual street parade of towed or self-propelled floats and walking groups made up of local businesses and community groups.
The parade is a way of celebrating the festive season in Esperance by way of public entertainment and celebration. It is a wonderful opportunity for local businesses, service clubs and schools to set up food stalls to raise money and awareness of their contribution to our community.
The pageant will take place at 4pm on Sunday December 8 in the centre of town.
Santa will attend the pageant and be available for photos after at Muesum Village.
You can post your letter to Santa at Santa’s Postbox that will be installed at the Museum Village on the afternoon of the pageant.
The Museum Village Markets will be happening in the morning and will also feature after the parade.
At 6pm the Soundshell will open, rug up and settle down with a picnic before you a treated with a special Moving Movies screening at 7pm.
THE POLAR EXPRESS
Late on Christmas Eve, after the town has gone to sleep, a boy boards the mysterious train that waits for him--The Polar Express.
When the boy arrives at the North Pole, Santa Claus offers him any gift he desires.
The boy asks only for a bell from the harness of Santa's reindeer. But on the way home, the bell is lost. Christmas morning, the boy finds the bell under the Christmas tree, and when he shakes it, the bell makes the most beautiful sound he's ever heard.
His mother admires the bell, but she laments that it is broken ... for, you see, only a true believer can hear the sound of the bell.
Running Time: 100 minutes
How to get involved
To REGISTER your walking group or float for the 2019 Christmas Pageant click here.
Floats and vehicles are not essential - we encourage walking groups to get involved too!
If your workplace has an interesting Vehicle this is a great oppurtunity to show it off to the Esperance Community.
Registrations CLOSE 4th December 2019.
Food vendors or those wanting a market stall at the markets should contact the Museum Village Markets Co-ordinator - Amanda - on 0415 388 420
Post your letter to Santa at the Esperance Public Library, The Visitors Centre or the Bay of Isles Leisure Centre in the weeks leading up until the pagaent. This year Santa has requested that you use pre-loved paper.
If you would like to use a template, you can find one HERE - please remember to print on recycled paper.