Join Us For Christmas on Main Street 2022

Saturday 3rd December 5:00pm to 8:30pm
Shopping, Markets, Live Music, Santa, Activities & Entertainment in Samford

2022 Christmas Main Street

Welcome to…
Christmas on Main Street

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

Samford celebrates the spirit of Christmas on Saturday 3 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.

Kids' Activities

A special Storyland for children on the RSL lawns, with storytelling, books, activities & face painting


Street entertainers, performers, live music, a massed choral event & Christmas carols in three locations

Shopping & Stalls

Roving performers, face painting, food, craft stalls, & more local traders open all evening

Xmas Suprise

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

Local Musicians

Our Valley and surrounding areas are home to many gifted musicians, and Christmas on Main Street puts them on show. Enjoy live music performed by a dozen acts at outdoor stages, in and near venues, and busking style gigs up and down the street. 80 musicians in total to enjoy!

Roving Entertainment

As you wander along the street, be entertained by bubble blowers, angels on stilts and Christmas fairies. Listen out for our local Town Crier heralding all the fun activities we have planned. And don’t forget the flame thrower performing his incredible skills after dark.

A gift From the SDPPA

You can make a beautiful Christmas decoration to take home as our gift. Join Pia and friends from The Cultural Crusader in Storyland at the RSL grounds, where you will find all the treasures you need to make this sustainable Christmas decoration.

What’s On: Live music & activities

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

Not many sleeps left!








Community Bank Samford Performance Stage

The newly refurbished stage at John Scott Park will shine with music and activity throughout the evening. Full music program with massed choir singing Christmas carols and songs, jazz and Latin bands, and the park will be filled with craft and community stalls from 5.00 – 8.30pm.

MC: Councillor Darren Grimwade. Opening: Michael O’Sullivan, President SDPPA.

Samford Community Bank
Aunty Delme Barton

Auntie Delmae Barton

First Nations Welcome

Australia’s Dreamtime Diva, Auntie Delmae Barton again provides Acknowledgement of Country and a First Nations welcome for Christmas on Main Street.

John Scott Park: 5.00pm

Trichotomy And Danny Widdicombe

Trichotomy & Danny Widdicombe

Jazz & Blues Combo

Qld Music Award winners for Best Jazz Song, this cross-genre collaboration blends modern-folk song writing with finger style guitar and virtuosic jazz musicianship.

John Scott Park: 5.10 – 6.00pm

Sing It Samford

Sing it Samford!

Christmas Carols & Songs

A brand-new event presented by the SDPPA and produced by Chris Bowen. Local professional Choral Director Nick Tyler leads a 40+ voice massed choir, singing your favourite Christmas carols, joined by talented soloists.  Featuring local choirs, Samford Community Choir, Mt Nebo’s Peace ’n’ Choir, and Heartsong Choir. Soloists: Sharon Kemp & Monica Haworth.

John Scott Park: 6.15 – 7.00pm

Wendy Murray Triple Moon

Wendy Murray with Triple Moon

Smooth Latin Sounds

Another local favourite, Wendy is a musical chameleon, colours & flavours of jazz, blues, Latin, folk, and cabaret. Wendy appears with the talented Triple Moon – smooth Latin sound and lively beats.

John Scott Park: 7.15 – 8.30pm

Featured Choirs

Peace ‘n’ Choir

Mt Nebo Community Choir

Peace ‘n’ Choir, an a cappella choir with members from Mt Nebo, Mt Glorious, Samford Valley and surrounds. Songs from diverse vocal and cultural traditions and contemporary music. Core themes are love, environmental respect, and celebrating the human spirit.

John Scott Park: 6.15 – 7.00pm

Samford Community Singers

Samford All-Abilities Choir

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 required and skills of all levels are welcome.

John Scott Park: 6.15 – 7.00pm

HeartSong Choir @ Samford

Samford All-Abilities Choir

All voices are welcome at this community-based choir!  Share harmony, movement & music with new friends while you up-skill your singing. This group spends more time laughing than singing – great medicine for the soul!

John Scott Park: 6.15 – 7.00pm

Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital Country Centre Performance Stage

Live local music, kids craft activities, Santa’s Mailbox, food from 5.00 – 8.30pm.

Samford Valley Veterinary Hospital
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, and emotion, At Christmas they’re absolutely at their best!

Country Centre Stage: 5.10 – 5.40pm

John Hogan And Matt James

John Hogan & Matt James Duo

Popular Classics

This highly experienced duo on guitars and vocals perform an eclectic mix of your popular favourites. Enjoy artists such as Hoagy Carmichael, Grover Washington Junior, Eric Clapton, Jackson Browne, Cat Stevens, Redgum and every shade between.

Country Centre Stage: 5.40 – 6.10, 6.40 – 7.10pm

Amelie Farren Music

Amélie Farren

Indie Pop

A talented young Samford singer-songwriter, Amélie published her first songs in 2020. Playing guitar, piano, ukulele, and bass, Amélie released her first single at eleven and has collaborated with producers for Kate Miller-Heidke, The Church, and Selfish Sons.

Country Centre Stage, 6.20 – 6.40pm

Kate B And Alex Mckean

Kate B & Alex McKean

Folk & Blues

Local identity Kate B teams up with top blues guitarist Alex McKean. They met at the Maleny Folk Festival eons ago. Expect quirky folk and blues songs, delightful vocals, multiple string instruments and a gentle groove to carry it all.

Country Centre Stage: 7.20 – 8.30pm

Mooey’s Landscaping Centre: Live music & kids activities

Don’t be surprised to hear lots of animal noises as you enter Main Street. Craig Doyle Real Estate and Mooey’s have gone all out so your kids can cuddle some baby animals at their farm. While you wait in line, you can have your face painted, eat some yummy food and be entertained by live music from Shazza Bell. The fun is from 5.00 – 7.00pm.

Mooeys Craig Doyle

Sharryn Bell

Country Music Favourites

Talented singer / guitarist and a much-loved Dayboro local, Sharryn’s repertoire spans pop, rock, and country, from old classics to new favourites. She performs widely at Country Music Festivals, and across the Brisbane region.

Mooey’s Landscaping Centre, 5.20 – 7.00pm

Childrens Petting Zoo

Kids' Activities

Petting zoo, popcorn, face painting and chillout zone.

Mooey’s Landscaping Centre, 5.00 – 7.00pm

Storyland presented by Samford Garage

The RSL grounds will be transferred into a magical Storyland for kids with interactive storytelling, activities, carols and a chillout zone from 5.10 – 7.00pm.

Samford Garage

Storyland in the RSL Grounds

Storytelling, books, children’s craft activities and singing. Enjoy MBRC libraries chillout zone – sensory play, bean bags, playdough; Christmas books / gifts marquees; take home Christmas craft activity; Santa’s mailbox; Wish-mas tree activity, and live Christmas carols.

RSL Grounds: 5.10 – 7.00pm

Samford Scouts Carols

Carols from Samford & QLD Scouts

Our Scouts will be performing your favourite Christmas carols! The singers are a mix of ages from 5-25 years. Performing arts are integral to the Scouting traditions of adventure & fun.

RSL Grounds: 5.45 – 6.15pm

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Flametree Financial: Live Music and performers

John & Tex Duo

Chilled Live Music

John & Tex Duo – popular guitar & vocals. Samford local John Hudson, from Brisbane combo Valley 109, picks up the guitar to share some chilled popular favourites. As the lights go down, be amazed by a spectacular flame-throwing performance. 

Flametree Financial, 7.30 – 8.30pm

Farmers’ Hall: Live music, food & craft stalls

Outside the Farmers’ Hall you’ll find Samford Stags’ famous hot food, craft markets & live music from 5.30 – 8.30pm.

Kelsey Berrington

Kelsey Berrington

Indie Folk

Kobble Creek singer / songwriter with songs straight from the heart. Brisbane born Kelsey is also half of indie folk duo Freight Train Foxes, Queensland Music Awards blues & roots finalists.

Outside Farmers’ Hall: 5.30 – 6.45pm.

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Gav Cook

Gav Cook (aka Semeil)


Gav has been making music for 10 years as both singer / guitarist of West End rabble-rousers The Mouldy Lovers and alt-folk collective Old Semeil, who released their debut album in 2021.

Outside Farmers’ Hall: 7.00 – 8.30pm.

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Little Tree Bake & Brewhouse: Live music

Seven Of Ska

Reggae, Funk & Soul

Be wowed by rich Jamaican reggae, infused with soul, jazz, and funk, underpinned by the grooves of ska. Watch out for Highvale locals Tim LeFever on trombone and Dave Rule on bass in this seven-piece instrumental group.

Little Tree Bake & Brewhouse 6.00 – 7.30pm



Roving entertainers will amaze with stilt walkers, angels on skates, bubble blowers, and of course – incredible flame throwers. And Santa’s elves advise to watch out for Santa to drop by too!

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

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

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