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National Pharmacies Christmas Pageant

In 1896, Mr Edward Water­field Hay­ward — the then own­er of the John Mar­tin & Com­pa­ny Lim­it­ed, estab­lished the Mag­ic Cave’. It was a Christ­mas fan­ta­sy world, to sup­port chil­dren’s cul­tur­al her­itage and pro­vide a joy­ful com­mu­ni­ty Christ­mas expe­ri­ence.

The first Christ­mas Pageant was held dur­ing the Great Depres­sion in 1933, some thir­ty-sev­en years after the cre­ation of the Mag­ic Cave. The Christ­mas Pageant escort­ed Father Christ­mas to the Mag­ic Cave.

Cre­at­ed by Sir Edward Hay­ward (Mr Bill), who was the grand­son of Mr E. W. Hay­ward; the Pageant fea­tured approx­i­mate­ly eight floats, four bands and ran for around 40 min­utes. 200,000 spec­ta­tors came to watch the Pageant.

The Pageant encour­aged the devel­op­ment of artists, with a team of artists, car­pen­ters, wardrobe design­ers and mechan­ics all involved in the Pageant.

The Pageant tra­di­tion has con­tin­ued since then, shar­ing the mag­ic of Christ­mas with dif­fer­ent gen­er­a­tions of children.

FREE EVENT — Sat­ur­day 9th Novem­ber, 2019 — 9:30am till 11:30am

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