Christmas on John Street

Santa Christmas on John Street
Deck the halls, hang the stockings and get ready to rock around the Christmas tree – Christmas on John Street is back in 2022, transforming Singleton's Town Centre on Friday 9 December from 6 - 9pm. 
A massive evening of music, food and fireworks is on everyone’s list, and Santa will be checking it twice with free professional photos at the Singleton Rotary’s North Pole grotto. John Street will become Santa Claus Lane, overrun with circus-style street performers including acrobats, a contortionist and bouncing elves, performances from Singleton Town Band and local dance groups, food trucks, market stalls and laneway bar, plus kid's activities like jumping castles, face painting, balloon artists, and free ginger bread and fairy floss. Retailers will also be open for late night shopping so you can check off all the items on your Christmas list. The evening will finish off with a bang with a fireworks display.


  • Fireworks supported by Mt Thorley Warkworth’s Community Support Program
  • Santa’s grotto, proudly supported by Singleton Rotary, with free photos with Santa
  • Late night shopping
  • Market stalls
  • Live music and DJ
  • Food trucks and Laneway Bar
  • Yuletide and circus- inspired street performers including bouncing elves, acrobats and contortionist
  • Face painting
  • Balloonist
  • Jumping castles
  • Performances from the Singleton Town Band and local dance groups
  • Roaming Llamas and mounted police
  • Christmas Cookie decoration station
  • Circus workshop

Food Trucks

  • Newcastle Spiral Spuds
  • Southern Smoke
  • Crafty Street Eats
  • Sammys Tucker
  • The German Haus
  • Emmy’s Gozleme
  • Sofrito Paella
  • Soft Serve Hunter
  • Choux Pattisserie
  • Tropical Sno
  • G Free Donuts
  • Cold Rock Mobile Ice Cream
  • Sweets N Treatz
  • Hello Lemonade
  • The Messy Barista

Laneway Bar

  • Kombi Keg
  • Winmark Wines
  • Kawal Rock Distillery
  • Around Hermitage Wine Tourism Association

Event Map

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Performance schedule

*Subject to change

Laneway Bar
6.15-7pm Honey Duo
7.15 - 8pm Honey Duo
 8.15 - 9pm  Honey Duo

John Street 

6 - 6.45pm Singleton Town Band 
6.20 - 6.50pm Hunter Urban Dance School
6 - 9pm 

Cookie Workshop (until cookies run out)

Arts and crafts activities

Kid's zone

 6.10pm Contortionist
6.20pm  Lollypop Lyra
6.40pm Contortionist
6.50pm Contortionist
7.30 - 8.15pm  Singleton Town Band
7.20 - 7.50pm Hunter Urban Dance School
7.20pm Contortionist
7.40pm Contortionist
7.50pm  Lollypop Lyra
8.10pm Contortionist
8.20 - 8.50pm  Hunter Urban Dance School
8.20pm  Contortionist
Roving Entertainment 
6 - 6.30pm 

Bouncing elves
Balloon bikes
Lollypop Lyra

6 - 6.45pm Llamas
Mounted police
7 - 7.30pm Bouncing elves
Balloon bikes
Lollypop Lyra
7.15 - 8pm Llamas
Mounted police
8 - 8.30pm Bouncing elves
Balloon bikes
Lollypop Lyra
8.15 - 9pm Llamas
Mounted police


Ryan Avenue Carpark

6 - 9pm

Jumping Castle
Free fairy floss (until sold out) 
Circus Works workshop


The event is ticketed (but free). Ticketing our free community events means we know how many people to expect at events to guarantee we have enough food, beverage and entertainment options available, and ensures we can report accurate attendance data to funding bodies, enabling us to secure grants to enhance future events. 


Road Closures

The following roads will be closed from 1pm-11pm on Friday 9 December for the event:

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

Signed detour routes will be in place during the period of the road closures.

Christmas on John Street is supported by a NSW Government Reconnecting NSW Communities Grant.