Preparations are in full swing for Saturday night’s Alinta Energy Christmas Pageant and the finishing touches are being made to mark 50 years of magic.
Western Australia has celebrated Christmas with a street parade for half a century.
From humble beginnings in the 1970s, the parade has grown with Perth.
It looked a little different last year thanks to COVID, but this year it’s back on St Georges Terrace and being welcomed back with a bang.
Last year a much smaller event was held at Langley Park.
This year there will be a fireworks display to open the show at 7.30pm.
Then dancers, musicians, and performers will appear along with a 20-strong convoy of floats including many Channel Seven personalities.
But you may have to look closely – as some of them will be in disguise.
The pageant will kick off at the top of the Terrace at William Street, then will make its way down Victoria Avenue before finishing at Langley Park.
There will be road closures in place from 7am Saturday, but plenty of extra trains running to and from the city.
There will be QR code stations to enable people to check at the event.
But organisers are urging anyone who has tested positive to COVID, or is awaiting a test result, to stay home.
The same applies to anyone experiencing flu-like symptoms.
To find out more about this year’s pageant, click here.
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