It’s over for another year!

Thank you everyone who came to Christmas on Main Street, Saturday 2nd December 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Shopping, Markets, Live Music, Local Food & Food Trucks, Santa & Free Kids Activities Hosted by Traders!

Christmas On Main 2023

Welcome to…
Christmas on Main Street

Proudly presented by Samford & Districts Progress & Protection Association. (SDPPA)

Samford celebrates the spirit of Christmas on Saturday 2nd December. Christmas on Main Street will bring Samford Village to life from 5pm with a full evening of free entertainment and activities.  

Live music and street entertainment kicks off at 5.00pm and runs through until 8.30pm.

This is the perfect evening to come down to enjoy the best of Samford’s local talent, culinary delights and local stalls for unique Christmas gifts.

Kids' Activities

Jumping castle, face painting, craft activities & a special Storyland on the RSL lawns.

Entertainment

Street entertainers, performers, live music, Christmas carols & more!

Shopping & Stalls

Food trucks to cater for all tastes, many local business open and stalls galore – ideal for Christmas shopping. 

Xmas Suprise

And watch out for a special surprise guest from a faraway place driving by. Yule be amazed & the little deers too!

Local Musicians

Our Valley and surrounding areas are home to many gifted musicians. At multiple stages around Samford, you’ll be able to hear everything from delightful Christmas carols to rock, jazz and swing.

Roving Entertainment

As you wander along the streets, be entertained by stilt walkers, bubbles, hula hoopers, roller skaters, elves & more!

A gift From the SDPPA

A gift from the SDPPA …. Make a Free Take-Home Christmas Craft @ HMG Home Loan Storyland. Kindly hosted by Samford Pines Childcare. Make and take your kids’ Christmas crafts!

What’s On: Live music & activities

Join the festivities! Local live music, shopping, markets, food and free activities.

Not many sleeps left!

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Community Bank Samford Stage @ John Scott Park

The centre stage at John Scott Park will shine with music and activity throughout the evening. Featuring  a full music program with Christmas carols / songs, Oz rock, jazz and swing, plus an interlude for the prestigious Samford Community award presentation by Samford & Districts Progress & Protections Association Inc. between 6.30 and 6.40pm

Bring your picnic rug and enjoy the music, awards and adjacent craft and community stalls from 5.00 – 8.30pm.

MC: Councillor Darren Grimwade. Opening: Leah Hudson, President SDPPA.

Samford Community Bank
Grandmother Mulara

Grandmother Mulara

First Nations Welcome

Grandmother Mulara, an Aboriginal Senior Lore Woman, provides Acknowledgement of Country & a First Nations welcome for Christmas on Main Street.

John Scott Park: 5.00pm

Tessitura Acapella

Tessitura Acapella

Modern Christmas Songs

Five fine vocalists from Brisbane North delivering beautiful vocal harmonies. The group inject new life into old classics, with a wide repertoire evoking joy, excitement, & emotion, At Christmas, they’re absolutely at their best!

John Scott Park: 5.10 – 5.40pm

Sing It Samford Singers

Sing it Samford!

Christmas Carols & Songs

This popular event returns to sing your favourite Christmas carols, this year directed by choral director Sandra Milliken. Sandra is a highly experienced composer, arranger, conductor, teacher, & adjudicator. This 40+ voice community choir draws on singers from throughout the valley, presented by the Samford Progress Association.

John Scott Park: 6.00 – 6.30pm

Moreton Bay Big Band

Moreton Bay Big Band

Enjoy the high energy sound of the Moreton Bay Big Band on John Scott Park Stage. This eighteen-piece big band with talented vocalist Rose Salemanesa will present your favourite Christmas songs, along with some toe-tapping Oz rock classics, sensational swing tunes and jazz standards.

John Scott Park: 6.45 – 8.00pm

Download the lyrics to the Christmas Carols

Christmas Shopping

Shopping & stalls your thing? You’ll find everything here: jewellery, candles, handmade gardening products, art, pottery, glow products, handmade Christmas decorations & buntings, chicken-themed homewares & gardenwares, ceramics, ornaments, pet accessories, embroidery, clothing, books, jams, relishes, biscuits, sweets, herb blends, henna art, oils, skincare & more!

Samford Garage Stage @ Farmers Hall Precinct

Market stalls, lots of food, Live local music, drums, pipes, folk and blues from 5.30 onwards.

Samford Garage
Maureen John

John Hogan & Maureen DeWaal

International vocalist Maureen de Waal shares the spotlight with gifted local guitarist, John Hogan. This captivating duo is known for enthralling performances, featuring a diverse repertoire that spans many musical genres. Join them for a delightful evening filled with wonderful popular and blues songs and jazzy Christmas tunes.

Farmers Hall Outdoor Stage: 5.10-5.30 pm; 5.45 pm-6.25 pm

Clan Stuart Pipes

Clan Stuart Pipes & Drums

The Clan Stuart Pipes & Drums are based on the north side of Brisbane. The band was formed in 1999 and was named after the Stuart family, who made up many of its original members. The band welcomes anyone. 

Farmers Hall Outdoor Stage: 5.30 – 5.45 pm, then marching to John Scott Park

Kate B And Alex Mckean

Kate B & Alex McKean

Folk & Blues

Much loved local identity Kate B teams up with top blues guitarist Alex McKean. They met at the Maleny Folk Festival eons ago. Expect quirky folk, blues, and Christmas songs quirky and blues songs accompanied by instrumentalists playing strings of many shapes including guitar, Celtic harp, ukulele, delightful vocals, and a gentle groove.

Farmers Hall Outdoor Stage: 6.40 – 7.50 pm

HMG Home Loans Storyland @ RSL

This is the place to be! In addition to live music, we have face painting, craft activities, clay ornament painting, a library stall and a Wishmas Tree. The fun is from 5.10pm onwards.

Hmg Home Loans
Face Painting

Storyland in the RSL Grounds

Christmas carols, comic skits, books, children’s crafts and activities. Enjoy live Christmas Carols from Samford Scouts and Samford Community Singers, Moreton Bay libraries chillout zone – Papillon – face painter and craft activity, Pines Childcare – craft baubles activity, Wishmas Tree.

RSL Grounds: 5.00 – 7.30pm

Sing It Samford Singers

Samford Community Singers

A friendly, supportive group for all ages who encourage the love of singing in the beautiful Samford Valley. Songs embrace a wide range of modern and classical music. No auditions are required, and skills of all levels are welcome.

RSL Grounds: 5.10 – 5.30 pm, John Scott Park in Sing it Samford Carols 6.00 – 6.30 pm

Samford Scout Group

Samford Scouts

Our local Samford Scout Group and Scouts Queensland perform your favourite Christmas carols. Performing arts are integral to Scouting traditions of adventurous, fun, and inclusive youth programs that teach life skills and leadership.

RSL Grounds: 5.30 – 5.50 pm

Food Trucks

Whet your appetite with this! Doughnuts, potato twisters, hamburgers, hot dogs, bubble tea, fries, wings, grill / bbq, ice-cream and so many delicious cuisines – Chinese, Turkish, Malaysian & more! Trucks include: It’s a Wing Thing, Dotti & My Donuts, Twisted Spuds, High Class Burgers, Red Oriental, Yo-Get-It, Turkish Tucker, Charcoal Invaders, Legendary Loaded, Little Marnak Malaysian & Bubble Tea Time.

 John Scott Park, Farmers Hall, Market Burger lawn & Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital

Loan Market Scenic Stage @ Flametree

John Hudson Christmas On Main

John Hudson Duo

Guitar & Vocals

Samford local John Hudson, from Brisbane combo Valley 109, picks up the guitar with Tex to share some chilled popular rock favourites.

Flametree Financial, 6.30 – 8.00 pm

Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital

Samford Vets

Kids' & Pet Treats

Visit our loved local vets who are hosting a mini market, a fabulous photographer, food truck and reindeer food making.

Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital from 5.00pm onwards

Mooey’s Landscaping Centre

Kids' Activities & Food Trucks

Jumping castle, District Barber “Crazy Hair” fun and food trucks. It’s going to be packed!

Mooey’s Landscaping Centre, from 5.00pm onwards

Street

Entertainment

Roving entertainers will amaze with stilt walkers, LED hula hoopers, angels on skates, bubble blowers, and of course a certain someone who embodies Christmas will drive by too!

Thank you to our sponsors & supporters

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See you there, don’t be late!
Christmas On Main 2023

Thanks to Di Hodge and Adnic Photography for images. Some images provided by musicians.

Thanks to Samford’s DIGITALO for creating this amazing site.