Christmas Festival and Pageant 2019

When: Saturday, 7th December 2019

Where: Town Square & York Street

Time: 3 - 8pm Festival - 6 - 7pm Pageant

The Christmas Festival and Pageant is one of the biggest events in the region for the year. Bringing together all members of the community in collective celebration for the end of school semester and the start of the festive season.

Albany’s CBD comes alive beginning with the Festival in the heart of Albany. The Town Square transforms into a fun-filled hub of entertainment including family activities, roving entertainment, food vendors, and live local music.

York Street is lined with thousands of people awaiting the Pageant to commence which involves up to 45 floats and walking community groups that showcase their message in a creative demonstration.

Key Dates

  • 21 August 2019 – Pageant Registration Applications Open
  • 2 September 2019 - Community Events Program - Expression of Interest Applications Open
  • 4 September 2019 – Expression of Interest - Food and Coffee Vendor Stallholders Open
  • 6 September 2019 - Expression of Interest - Artist in Residence Program Close
  • 25 October 2019 - Christmas Festival & Pageant - Expression of Interest Applications Close
  • 1 November 2019 – Expression of Interest - Food and Coffee Vendor Stallholder Close
  • 15 November 2019 – Pageant Registration Applications Close
  • 18 November 2019 – Food and Coffee Vendor Stallholder fees are due

Expressions of Interest and Pageant Registrations are now open! Please complete and return the appropriate form/s to register your interest.

Artists in Residence Program

Expressions of interest sought

The Artist in Residence Program is a component of the Christmas Pageant that provides local artists the opportunity to engage with schools in creating a parade entry or installation work. The aim of the Artist in Residence program is to build a community focus for the Pageant through arts based community engagement as well as build the skills of both teachers and students in the development and presentation of creative projects.

The City of Albany is currently inviting artists to submit an Expression of Interest for involvement in the 2019 Christmas Festival Artist in Residence Program. Successful artists will be engaged by the City of Albany and paired with a school to assist students in creating a parade entry or display. All artists and community arts workers representing a range of art forms are welcome to apply. 
If you have any questions or to apply, please do not hesitate to contact Simone Klose, Events Coordinator at

2019 Christmas Pageant Artist in Residence Form

2019 Christmas Pageant Registration Form

Community Events Program - Food Vendor EOI Form