Christmas where the Angas Flows is a free annual Strathalbyn community event that is a great way to celebrate the end of the school year. The event provides an opportunity for local businesses to thank the community for their support.
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 Inter-Church Council who also organise the children’s rides and entertainment . The event is covered by a total ‘Dry Zone’ (7am-7am) to encourage a fun family atmosphere.
Sponsor the Event
The Carols and entertainment are expensive components of the Christmas event, so businesses and organisations are invited to support the event with a sponsorship package.
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 email@example.com .
General Pageant Information
The Pageant starts at 6pm (with floats lining up in Rowe Street from 6.00pm) with SAPOL in the lead, followed by 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.
The winning float wins $200 prize money, plus takes home the Best Float Trophy (which was made by the Strathalbyn Woodshed).
Community Living Australia organises the pageant and encourages local businesses and organisations to enter a float into the pageant. You can download a pageant form or contact Lloyd Oppelaar at CLA on 8536 5888 or firstname.lastname@example.orgContact 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