It’s all about the kids at the 2017 Clare Christmas pageant


The main street of Clare will once again be packed full of smiling faces and fantastic floats as the Lions Clare Christmas Pageant makes its way through town on Friday, December 8.

The parade will kick off at 6.30pm, and will see hundreds of pageant-goers line the streets to soak in the festive air.

The pageant is especially great for the kids, who will love the huge variety of fun and friendly faces, floats, cars and animals that make their way past as the parade heads south from the northern roundabout to finish at the Clare Oval main gates.

From music to mustangs, and some cheeky little elves, the pageant is sure to be a blast filled with colour and lollies. The Lions Clare Christmas Committee, who organise the pageant and festivities, will also be responsible for Xmas street decorations. Make sure you get to Ennis Park this year, which is sure to delight. 

Furthermore, the best decorated businesses and houses will receive prizes donated by the RAA. Buy a ticket in the giant stocking raffle, which can be viewed at Beyond Bank. Organisers would like to thank Beyond Bank, the Clare and Gilbert Valleys Council and all other Clare businesses who have helped.

Entries for floats are still being invited and volunteers are still welcome. Contact Ron Wurst on 0430 500 352 or Ros Catford at Madec on 8841 4000.

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This year will see the revelry of the Clare Christmas Pageant continue well after the parade has finished, with a great after party in the works on the night.

The party will see all pageant-goers flock to the Clare Oval at the end of the parade, from about 7pm, where a night of frivolous fun and entertainment awaits.

Organisers this year have gone above and beyond to ensure there is something to keep everyone happy, from the youngest member of the family to the oldest.

The evening will, among other things, feature great live music from the Clare Primary School Choir, the Clare High School band and Matt Allan. This will be in addition to other fantastic live entertainment.

The popular Bubble Sports will make a triumphant return, as will the bungee running, fly on wall and Sumo wrestling for those who are looking to get active. 

Perhaps the best part, there will be a single $5 charge for as many of the above activities as you can fit in. 

There will also be jumping castles, a merry-go-round, lots of food and drink stalls and the Clare Bowling Club will operate a licensed bar. 

Father Christmas is always in a good cheer when he comes to Clare. 

He will again be the star of the pageant and will be at the Oval for the party, checking children's behaviour and receiving requests from children who have been good.