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Christmas where the Angas Flows is a free annual Strathalbyn community event that has been running for many years.  It’s a great way to celebrate the end of the school year and provides an opportunity for local businesses to thank the community for their support.  The event is covered by a total ‘Dry Zone’ (7am-7am) to encourage a fun family atmosphere.

The highlight of the event is the Christmas Pageant that winds its way through the main streets of Strathalbyn, finishing up at the Soldiers Memorial Gardens. Community Living Australia co-ordinate the Pageant.

Carols by Candlelight and the Evening Fireworks are also part of the event. Carols by Candlelight is organised every year by the Strathalbyn Church Inter-Council, they also organise the children’s rides and entertainment .

Sponsor the Event

The Carols and entertainment are expensive components of the Christmas event, so every year, we invite business and organisations to support the event with sponsorship in order that Christmas Where the Angas Flows is as enjoyable as possible.

Crowds on the day have exceeded 3,000 people, and sponsors’ names are included on the “big screen” at the event.  If you would like to support the event with sponsorship please download the sponsors pack or contact Sue Eckert at pseckert@adam.com.au .

General Pageant Information

The Pageant starts at 6.30pm (with floats lining up in Rowe Street from 6.00pm) and meanders it’s way through town.

Community Living Australia (CLA) encourages local businesses, community groups and not-for-profit organisations to enter a float into the pageant. You can download a pageant form or contact Lloyd Oppelaar at CLA on 8536 5888 or lloyd.oppelaar@claust.com.au

Pageant floats and entrants line up along Rowe Street (entering from East Terrace end) from about 6.00pm onwards. SAPOL leads the Pageant at 6.30pm, followed by the larger vehicles like the CFS, balloon burner and prime movers. Larger vehicles are encouraged to be at the front of the line (so arriving earlier rather than later is better for these) with others following as they arrive. The Pageant finishes near Mill Street, with those walking using the Mill Street footpath. All floats and larger vehicles complete their journey in Colman Terrace and must wait for the road closure infrastructure to be removed. Normal road rules apply once outside the road closures.

The winning float wins $200 prize money, plus takes home the Strathalbyn Christmas Parade Best Float Trophy (which was made by the Strathalbyn Woodshed).

Contact CLA for more information and keep updated on all things Pageant at our Facebook page.

Pageant Float Winners

2018 – Winner: Strathalbyn Lutheran Church 

2017 – Winner Strathalbyn Pony Club

2016 – Winner: Strathalbyn Strikers Soccer Club

2015 – Winner: Strathalbyn Lutheran Church

Runner Up: Strathalbyn Strikers Soccer Club

2014 – Strathalbyn District Health Service

2013 – Strathalbyn Auto Collectors Club

2012 – Cancelled due to bad weather

2011 – Strathalbyn District Health Service

2010 – The Hive Salon

2009 – Flowerworx Strathalbyn

2007 – Strathalbyn Racing Club