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Big crowds gather for Perth RAC Christmas Pageant

With just 23 more sleeps until Christmas, Santa made an early pit stop in Perth tonight for the annual RAC Christmas Pageant.

The man in red was the highlight of the event for many, with returning pageant favourite floats including the Nativity, Captain Pageant and the Swan River Steamer also making appearances.

More than 200,000 people were expected to attend, with crowds of eager spectators lining St George’s Terrace hours before the event began to secure the best vantage points.

Father Christmas and his helper.Father Christmas and his helper.
Camera IconFather Christmas and his helper.Picture: Trevor Collens
Santa’s workshop float.Santa’s workshop float.
Camera IconSanta’s workshop float.Picture: Trevor Collens
Darth Vader made an appeared at the RAC Christmas Pageant in Perth.Darth Vader made an appeared at the RAC Christmas Pageant in Perth.
Camera IconDarth Vader made an appeared at the RAC Christmas Pageant in Perth.Picture: Trevor Collens

This year’s pageant featured 17 floats and 66 groups ranging from dancers to the Police Pipe Band and BMX riders.

Now in its 46th year, the pageant has become a firm fixture on the event calendar for many WA families, including the Davidson family from Gingin.

Mum Kim Davidson said they travelled to Perth every year especially for the Christmas Pageant, which she said was a great night out for the entire family, with three of her children also taking part in the pageant through their dance school.

Kim Davidson and son Luke, of Gingin (4).Kim Davidson and son Luke, of Gingin (4).
Camera IconKim Davidson and son Luke, of Gingin (4).Picture: Trevor Collens

“We come most years because it’s so much fun,” she said.

“I think the number of people attending is so high because so many children take part and that attracts all their family and friends to come watch.”

The pageant will be screened on TV ‪from 7pm on December 8.

2018 Perth RAC Christmas Pageant.2018 Perth RAC Christmas Pageant.
Camera Icon2018 Perth RAC Christmas Pageant.Picture: Trevor Collens
More than 200,000 people were expected to attend the parade.More than 200,000 people were expected to attend the parade.
Camera IconMore than 200,000 people were expected to attend the parade.Picture: Trevor Collens
The three wise men on camels.The three wise men on camels.
Camera IconThe three wise men on camels.Picture: Trevor Collens
VideoA very special Christmas message from WA MP David Templeman.

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