Sunday, December 4, 2011

Perth Christmas Pageant

Today was Perth's 2011 Christmas Parade - although here they call it the Christmas Pageant. It was great - with over 100 floats, loads of colour, energy and noise (even in the hot weather).

Lucky for Sarah and I - we got a spot in the shade under some big trees - right at the front on the grass. I don't know how hot it was............ but we would not have managed without the shade. Here is Sarah waiting patiently for the Parade to her long sleeved winter top that she insisted on wearing.

Sarah was very very lucky that the lady sitting next to us - with 3 little girls had taken a spare summer dress - that she let Sarah wear when she got too hot for her winter shirt.

One of the first to come along was Fat Cat. Fat Cat is a pretty important figure in WA. Every night at 7.30pm Fat Cat comes on TV and tells the Boys and Girls that it is bed time. Sarah loves Fat Cat.....although when he is on the ground close by - she runs away!

There were Knights, Dragons, Castles and Princesses.

And Clowns on Funny Bikes.

This Young Giraffe was having a great time - entertaining the crowd.

There were loads of colourful Dance groups

These are WA Gold Miners!

And when these guys came along I said - "Look Sarah, those people are riding Ostrich's"....and the little boy next to me pipes up and says - "Arhhh - I think they're Emu's"!!!

Lady birds, Tinkerbell and Fairy's

And then came.....................SANTA!!

1 comment:

Patrice said...

Wow looks terrific, lots of colour and fun. Sounds like a fabulous day out. How fortunate to be sitting near a mum of girls - Sarah might listen to you next time you tell her what to wear lol.