It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas


Santa Claus is coming to town as the community wraps up for Singleton’s biggest Christmas party on Friday 6 December.

From craft groups and dance groups through to jolly St Nick himself, preparations for this year’s Christmas on John Street event are a demonstration that Christmas and community spirit is well and truly alive in Singleton.

A massive evening of music, food and fireworks is on everyone’s list, and Santa will be checking it twice with free photos at the Singleton Rotary’s North Pole grotto.

John Street will be overtaken by live entertainment and kids’ activities including jumping castles, balloon twisting and a petting zoo; Singleton Council art and craft; food trucks; more than 60 market stalls; and a truckload of cheer.

And if that’s not enough, Christmas On John Street is also Council’s first ever Waste Wise event with a focus on recycling and water refill stations on John Street for event goers to refill their reusable drink bottles in an effort to reduce unnecessary plastic consumption.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said this year was a true community event, with a host of groups involved in the fun.

“Christmas on John Street goes to the heart of community with people coming together to enjoy entertainment for all ages, delicious food from a range of food trucks as well as offerings on John Street, and of course Santa Claus and fireworks,” she said.

“This year is proving to be a true community event with Singleton’s own Santa Claus, hosted by the Rotary Club of Singleton, shampooing his beard as the Coffee and Craft ladies put the finishing touches on hand-made decorations for Santa’s Grotto in time for all the fun on Friday 6 December 2019 from 5.30pm.

“In keeping with tradition, Singleton firefighters led by Deputy Captain Joe Adamthwaite will chauffer Santa to the event in their 1960s Bedford vintage truck.

“There’ll also be entertainment by Singleton Town Band and St Catherine’s Catholic College choir, including soloists from Singleton High School and Singleton Public School, as well as performances from Urban Dance studio and Kayla Marshall Dance studio.

“And it’s all officially waste wise with a focus on recycling opportunities at the event including sustainable packaging products by all food vendors, and staff will be recycling all eligible items through Return and Earn stations with all proceeds to go towards the Mayoral Christmas Tree Appeal.”

Cr Moore said Ka-Boom Fireworks – supported by Yancoal – would cap off all the festivities.

“The best thing about the event is the wonderful festive spirit and sense of community that really takes over John Street, capped off of course by fireworks,” she said.

It’s a great occasion for people to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, as well as everything that’s great about Singleton.”

Road closures will be in place to facilitate the event at:

  • John Street between Gowrie Street and William Street
  • Pitt Street between John Street and Laurel Lane
  • Castlereagh Street between John Street and Laurel Lane
  • York Street between John Street and Laurel Lane
  • Burns Lane between John Street and the mall access road

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