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 2023, transforming Singleton's Town Centre on Friday 8 December from 5.30 - 9.30pm. 
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 roving entertainers, performances from Singleton Town Band, Singleton Theatrical Society and other musical acts, food trucks, market stalls and laneway bar, plus kid's activities like jumping castles, face painting, and workshops.
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.


2023 Christmas on John Street event information

  • Fireworks supported by Yancoal
  • Free photos with Santa in Santa’s Grotto, proudly supported by Singleton Rotary
  • Late night shopping
  • Valley Markets
  • Workshops - bauble decorating with One Agency, Santa’s Storytime, Christmas cookie decorating, Circusworks, and Santa’s postbox workshop
  • Roving candy canes and balloon bikes
  • Performances from Singleton Town Band, Singleton Theatrical Society, DJ, musicians, and dancers
  • Face painting
  • Velcro wall
  • Jumping castle
  • Basketball hoops
  • Food trucks and Laneway Bar
  • Burns Lane Chalk Artist Activation

Food Vendors

  • Tasty Road Sydney
  • Lou Lou's Snack Shack
  • Newcastle Spiral Spuds
  • The Cob Van
  • Rolling Schnitzel 
  • Southern Smoke
  • The German Grill Haus
  • Emmy's Turkish Gozleme
  • Choux Patisserie
  • Cold Rock Mobile
  • Swirl n Dip
  • Sweetz n Treatz
  • G Free Donuts
  • Slice of Sin
  • Tropical Sno
  • Serendipity Coffee Van
  • Soft Serve Hunter
  • Singleton rugby Club BBQ
  • Salvation Army BBQ

Laneway Bar

  • Hunter Bartender
  • Glandore Wines Pty Ltd
  • Kawal Rock Distillery
  • Two Rivers Wine Co
  • Moorebank Vineyard

Road Closures

The following roads will be closed from 1pm-11pm on Friday 8 December 2023 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.

Event Map

COJS 2023 Event Map