WHAT DATE IS THE RAC CHRISTMAS PAGEANT?
Saturday 1st December 2018.
WHAT TIME DOES THE RAC CHRISTMAS PAGEANT START AND FINISH?
The pageant starts at 7.30pm, and will wrap after the last float reaches the finish area at approximately 9.30pm.
WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?
You can arrive any time, however you can only secure your spot along to pageant route after the road closures are fully in place.
Before this time, to ensure everyone's safety, DO NOT sit on the kerb or edge of the road.
WHAT IS THE RAC CHRISTMAS PAGEANT ROUTE?
Start: Corner of St Georges Terrace at William Street.
The pageant will travel along St Georges and Adelaide Terraces.
Finish: The bottom of Bennett Street.
WHERE SHOULD I SIT TO WATCH IT?
Prime viewing is anywhere south of the start line, St Georges Terrace and William Street, all the way to the corner of Adelaide Terrace and Bennett Street.
We recommend children sit at the front (behind the blue line), to give everyone the best view of the pageant.
Every year, the pageant draws very large crowds. Please consider this when planning your arrival time and viewing location. The start line at William Street is often a popular location, however not always the best spot to view the pageant. We suggest you move east down the pageant route to secure the best possible viewing location.
WHERE IS THE ACCESSIBLE VIEWING AREA
The viewing area will be located between Irwin Street and Victoria Ave on St Georges Terrace.
This area will be fenced and managed by security.
Due to the large crowd numbers and accessibility to this point we do recommend that you arrive early for easier access to this area.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
It is suggested you bring a blanket and cushion to sit on. Please do not bring chairs.
The RAC Christmas Pageant is an ALCOHOL FREE event.
Pets are not permitted at the event.
WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY RUBBISH?
Keep Perth beautiful. Event volunteers will be there on the night handing out rubbish bags for your convenience and there will be plenty of bins located along the pageant route for you to dispose of your rubbish. You can also help keep our city clean by taking your rubbish with you.
HOW TO GET THERE
There will be additional trains running on the Armadale/Thornlie line, Fremantle line, Midland line, Joondalup line and Mandurah line.
If you are travelling home on the Joondalup line, you will need to board at the Perth Underground only (and not Elizabeth Quay Station).
If you are travelling home on the Mandurah line, you will need to board at the Elizabeth Quay Station (and not the Perth Underground)
Please check the Transperth website or call the InfoLine on 13 62 13 to pre-plan your journey:
DRIVING AND PARKING
If you are adamant on driving, please take note of the road closures (below). There are various carparks that will be open for the evening, which we will share closer to the date.
Please be aware that you must use proper carparks, as the City of Perth have the ability to fine you if you are parked illegally.
Here are recommended car parks:
Convention Centre – Mounts Bay Rd
Concert Hall – Terrace Rd
Terrace Rd Carpark
Plain St Carpark
Elder St – Entry off Elder street only
His Majesty’s – Murray St
Pier St – Pier St
Fire Station – Murray and Hay St
Citiplace – Roe St
Major road closures will commence at 4.30pm.
Please see a full list of road closures here. We recommend you knowing which roads will be closed to avoid roadblocks on the day!
ALWAYS stay behind the blue line.
Please do not climb on or move any fencing or structures along the course. These have been put in place for a reason by Event Officials for the safety of everyone involved with the Christmas Pageant
WHAT FACILITES AND SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE ALONG THE ROUTE?
A complete map with all facilities and services will be released shortly.
This will cover where there will be bathrooms, First Aid, Constable Care and much more!
We recommend printing the map from this website and familiarising yourself with your surroundings and the services available.
WHAT IF I FEEL UNWELL?
Please head to St John Medical posts, which you can find at 6 different locations long the pageant route.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY CHILD IS SEPARATED FROM ME?
Constable Care will have four “Family Meeting Points and Lost Child Safety Stops” at prominent locations along the pageant route. If your child is separated from you, please head here first.
We encourage all parents/carers to take a photograph of their little ones before leaving home. On arrival at the Christmas Pageant please collect a ‘Constable Care Safety Sticker’ from one of the four locations mentioned above and add your contact details to it before sticking it inside your child’s clothing.