Twilight to bring the summer vibes to Singleton

Published on 09 January 2023

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A free outdoor cinema will headline festivities in Townhead Park as part of Twilight on 25 January, marking Australia Day in Singleton.

The annual sunset community event will also include a host of entertainment including live music, roving entertainment, food trucks, slip and slide, reptile display, jumping castles, giant outdoor games, face painting and sensory area.

The fun will continue on Australia Day with a BBQ breakfast and the Citizen of the Year award ceremony at Singleton Civic Centre.

Mayor of Singleton, Cr Sue Moore said the Australia Day eve event was a great way to kick off the festive spirit while revelling in all that is great about being Australian.

“After having to cancel last year’s event due to COVID-19, we’re really excited to see Twilight return in 2023 with a jam-packed program of free family-friendly entertainment in the newly completed Townhead Park precinct from 6.30pm,” she said.

“Twilight is the perfect celebration of what it is to be an Australian, and what better way than to kick back and enjoy a summer sunset with family and friends.

“Roll out your picnic blanket on the green and enjoy the food trucks and plenty of free family fun — activities like jumping castles, face painting and the reptile show will keep the kids entertained, and the outdoor cinema under the stars will be the perfect way to cap off festivities as the sun goes down.”

Singleton’s official Australia Day proceedings, including the address by special guest Dr Emma Beckett, the announcement of the Singleton Citizen and Young Achiever of the Year and citizenship ceremony will be held on Australia Day at the Singleton Civic Centre on 26 January 2023. The traditional BBQ breakfast for a gold coin donation will kick off at 8am, followed by the official ceremony at 9am.

“Australia Day is a really important event on our calendar where we get to recognise the people who make our community better, and to celebrate what makes Singleton the best place to live, work and visit,” Cr Moore said.

“I am also very excited to be welcoming 15 new Australian citizens at our official ceremony — it’s a very special day for our newest residents and their families, and it’s always such a pleasure to share in their joy.

“It’s a great program for people of all ages to come together to mark what we all have in common as Australians, and I encourage as many people as possible to be part of it.”