Adelaide’s much-loved Christmas Pageant will go ahead in 2020 in one form or another in spite of COVID-19 restrictions, according to South Australia Police.

SA’s Police Commissioner Grant Stevens yesterday confirmed that he will do everything in his power to make sure the event can go ahead.

Questions have been asked over the viability of the pageant, which often draws crowds in excess of 300,000 people.

In a press conference , Commissioner Stevens said that authorities will do their best to allow South Australians to greet Father Christmas in the traditional way.

“We let Easter bunny in so our plan is as much as possible, to allow Father Christmas to arrive in SA as he normally does,” Commissioner Stevens said.

Stevens did, however, concede that it is still too early to make a call on the final plans for the event and wouldn’t rule out a crowd-free Christmas Pageant.

“Everything’s up for consideration if it means we can deliver an event … we do have a bit of time up our sleeves.”

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