ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Saturday 7 December 2013

Broken Hill Christmas Pageant 2013 today 6.00pm. Don't miss it!

Broken Hill Christmas Pageant 2012 float
corner Oxide and Argent Streets
Image courtesy Barrier Daily Truth
Entertainment/Community Event
Christmas is in the air in Broken Hill.  The annual Broken Hill Christmas Pageant begins tonight at 6.00pm local time. I'm sure there will be some great photos in the "Barrier Daily Truth" newspaper on Monday, not to mention many uploads to facebook pages all around, and of course, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube etc... Hopefully there will be many updates to various local's accounts, as it will help those who can't be there to not miss out on all the action.

At 4pm, the activities kick off with a Community Market in Beryl Street at the Centre for Community.

At 6pm the Pageant will begin and from 6.30pm an after party at Sturt Park will see the festivities continue and a float category award will be announced at 7.30pm. There is also a movie in the park as darkness falls - Elf, a family favourite.

The Pageant begins on the corner of Lane and Oxide Streets, the 35 floats will then head down Oxide Street until they reach and turn right into Argent Street (the main street in Broken Hill). The floats then travel down Argent Street until they reach Sulphide Street, where again they turn right. They then turn left into Blende Street where they will disperse.

Temperature gauge - West Darling Hotel
at corner Oxide and Argent Streets
where the Pageant turns into Argent Street
Activities at the after party include -

Santa, Food Stalls, Bouncy Castle,
Pony Rides, Games and Activities, HillFM
Dave Currie, Giveaways, Merry Go Round

I will put this event in my diary for next year as there are too many Christmas parties and events at home in Melbourne to make the trip this time. Hopefully I can make the trip next year. It is just one of the many Broken Hill events that I still look forward to attending in the future.

The Pageant and accompanying festivities will be a lot of fun for everyone.

Last year's Pageant was on 1 December 2012, see link here to my article about the event.

I would love to hear feedback from anyone who goes or who's been in the past.  What was it like?  What was your favourite float?  You get the idea ... don't be shy.

Cheers, Jane D

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