Celebrate the spirit of the season at Christmas on John Street

Published on 28 November 2022

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Santa Claus is coming to town as the Singleton community wraps up for the town’s biggest Christmas party on Friday 9 December.

Bringing all the magic of the festive season, the much-loved annual event brings more than 5,000 people into Singleton’s town centre, and Mayor of Singleton Cr Sue Moore said this year’s event would be boosted even further by a $75,000 NSW Government Reconnecting NSW Communities Grant to deliver a sleigh of festivities and activities, including free professional Santa photos.

In keeping with tradition, Singleton firefighters will chauffer Santa to the event in their 1960s Bedford vintage truck, plus there’ll be live music and entertainment, food trucks, local wine and beer stalls, late night shopping and market stalls alongside Maker’s Alley with kids’ activities including yuletide and circus-inspired street performers, face painting, balloonist, jumping castles and free gingerbread and fairy floss.

To cap off festivities, an epic fireworks display – supported by Yancoal – will go off with a bang at 9pm from Rose Point Park.

“Preparations are in full swing for a massive evening of music, food and festive cheer, but the best thing about this event is the wonderful festive spirit and the sense of community that really takes over the entire town centre,” Cr Moore said.

“John Street will be transformed into Santa Claus Lane and overrun with jolly circus-style street performers including acrobats, a contortionist and bouncing elves plus performances from Singleton Town Band and local dance groups, and retailers will be open for late night shopping so you can check off all the items on your Christmas list.

“There will also be free professional photos with St Nick to capture the spirit of the season at Santa’s North Pole grotto, all thanks to Singleton Rotary.

“Christmas on John Street really goes to the heart of community with people coming together to celebrate the season, and I can’t wait to see as many people as possible from 6pm on Friday.”

Christmas on John Street is a free, accessible, family-friendly event. Secure your free ticket https://christmasonjohnstreet2022.eventbrite.com.au

For more information, visit www.christmasonjohnstreet.com.au