Mannum pageant, toy run on weekend

Ho, ho, ho: Santa will be paying Mannum a visit on Saturday for the annual Christmas pageant. Photo - William Bailey.
Ho, ho, ho: Santa will be paying Mannum a visit on Saturday for the annual Christmas pageant. Photo - William Bailey.

Christmas festivities continue in the Murraylands this week with Mannum celebrating the arrival of Santa with its annual pageant and fireworks display and the Callington Toy Run bringing together people who want to spread the spirit of giving.

On Saturday people will be lining Randell Street, in Mannum, from 6.30pm to watch the town's Christmas pageant before enjoying a street party with live music, free kid's activities, stalls, food outlets and, of course, Santa.

To cap off a wonderful day there will be a spectacular riverside fireworks display at 9.30pm.

The Motorcycle Riders Association of SA will be holding its 41st Toy Run on Sunday, leaving from Victoria Park to arrive at the Callington Oval.

Riders will be donating toys and raising funds for St Vincent de Paul.

The run starts in Adelaide at 11am and will travel via Glen Osmond Road to the freeway before taking the turn-off to Callington.

There will be live music, entertainment, food stalls and a show and shine, with a $5 admission which goes to St Vinnies.