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Posted on: 23 October, 2017

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on John Street with event scheduled for 24 November

The bells have already started jingling at Singleton Council with planning well underway for the annual Christmas on John Street event this year.


All the fun and festivities of Singleton’s annual community Christmas party will hit John Street on Friday 24 November 2017, with a packed program of entertainment and activities sure to have even the most ardent Christmas grinch celebrating the most wonderful time of the year.


John Street will become Santa Claus Lane from 5 p.m. as street performers, market stalls and children’s entertainment take over the pavement, complete with a main stage and performances by Singleton Town Band, Theatrical Society and roving carols by Singleton Choir.


And of course, there’ll be a visit by the jolly man himself culminating with fireworks on the riverbank at Rose Point Park at 8.30 p.m.


The following road closures will apply to facilitate the event:

  • John Street will be closed between York and William Street;
  • Pitt Street between John Street and Laurel Lane;
  • Castlereagh Street between John Street and Laurel Lane; and
  • Burns Lane between John Street and the mall access road.


The event is being presented in partnership between Council, Singleton Business Chamber and the Rotary Club of Singleton.


Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said Christmas on John Street had become one of the most anticipated community events of the year and 2017 would be bigger and better than ever to meet ever-increasing expectations.


“It seems to come around quicker every year, and it’s amazing to think that we’re only a month out from this year’s event,” she said.


“Seven thousand people turned out last year and I have no doubt they’ll be back for more this year.


“There’s an amazing program of live entertainment including circus performers and performances by Singleton Town Band and Singleton Choir, around 100 market stalls and a designated area for children’s activities including a jumping castle, slide, face painting and animals from Oakvale Farm Animal Nursery.


“But 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.”

General Manager Jason Linnane said he was looking forward to an even bigger crowd heading into John Street to enjoy the entertainment and festivities in modern John Street.


“Even in this day in age, the main street continues to play a role as the economic and social heart of communities and it’s wonderful to see people coming together,” he said.


“This event is a great way to showcase the transformation of John Street over the past few years, and a great credit to the Council staff who plan these events and those who keep our Town Centre looking its best not only at Christmas but every day of the year.”

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