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10.12.11

Barmera Christmas pageant 2011

Its one of my favourite events during the festive season....
The good ole Barmera Christmas pageant.
The street is blocked off.....
it fills up with people.....food vans and sideshows....
and we all wait along the footpaths for the parade to begin.
This year was perhaps even bigger and better than last....although Im sure I say that every year.

A lot of the local businesses and community groups get involved...
the floats are loaded with adults and kids alike...
and just as many walk alongside.
They throw lollies into the crowd...much to the delight of the kids lining the sides...... Bella got the hang of it after awhile....and ended up with quite a stash.





Of course Father Christmas is a main attraction....

This year we had an extra treat...
Briony...Jarrad and Hannah joined their work float.....and were dressed in a 'Grease' theme...
They looked fabulous in their bobby socks....and quickly posed for a photo as they went by.



After the parade had passed.....we lined up for the girls to meet with Santa in his cave...
Bella was shy but polite....she answered almost all his questions with "yep"....

Brookie wasnt impressed at all... and so Alex got to sit on Santas lap as well....
maybe next year she will be happier.


Then after dark we all assembled on the lawns around the oval for the fireworks display....
This year it was spectacular.... and the finale was amazing.
(I couldnt take a photo of fireworks to save myself....but I wanted to finish my post with a pic...so please shut your eyes and imagine THE MOST AMAZING fireworks...and thats what we were treated to)


So there it is....a very quick wrap up of a lovely evening....another reason why I love to live in the Riverland.

2 comments:

  1. That looks like so much fun Mardi! Everyone looked fabulous...and I love all the pics!

    Sheree xx

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  2. Sounds like a fabulous family time Mardi... love all the gorgeous pics... and the 'Grease' crew :))

    Jenny x

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