Singleton's 2017 Christmas on John Street event a huge success | PHOTOS

Christmas cheer was aplenty along John Street on Friday, November 24 as the community gathered to help celebrate the beginning of the festive season.

Hundreds flocked  to the main street to get started on their Christmas shopping, enjoy some street eats and mingle among friends. 

With market stalls, roaming performers, live music and more, there was something for everyone. 

The hot weather didn’t discourage those eager to spread the Christmas spirit, including the man himself – Santa.

Handing out lollies and giving plenty of high-fives, Santa made his special appearance at the event, sending the kids into a festive frenzy of excitement.

Later in the evening, Yancoal put on a fantastic display of fireworks to end the night with a bang.