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City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal

Make a difference to a child's Christmas.
The City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal supports two Wollongong agencies, St Vincent de Paul Society and Anglicare, by helping them make Christmas a special day for all children.

Unwrapped gifts or gift cards for children aged 0-16 years can be received until Monday 17 December at:
  • Council’s Customer Service area, 41 Burelli Street, Wollongong
  • Council libraries
  • Figtree Grove and Warrawong Plaza Customer Service Centre desks
  • iHub Visitors Information Centre, 93 Crown Street, Wollongong
  • The Central, UOW Innovation Campus
  • Novotel Northbeach
  • Port Kembla Golf Club
  • WAVE FM Warrawong
  • Wests Illawarra
  • Wollongong Central Customer Service desk, Level 1 Crown.

Alternatively, cash donations can be made through Wollongong City Council. 

29th Annual Bikers Toy Run

Hundreds of motorbike riders take part to bring toys for the Giving Tree which are then distributed in the Illawarra by local charities.

Join us on Saturday 1 December at Lower Crown Street Mall to welcome the motorbike riders as they arrive at 11am. Entertainment commencing at 10.30am with free facepainting, a jumping castle and live entertainment.

Don't forget to bring a gift for the Giving Tree!

Information for Bikers

The Bikers Run will depart at 10.30am sharp from the lower carpark at the Shellharbour Club.

For more information contact Ivan on (02) 0414 752 738

Community Carols

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas!

Find a Carols that is being held near you. We've compiled a list of all the carols events we're currently aware of. If you are running a community carols event in the Wollongong area which you would like included in the list below, please forward details to
Note that while we make every effort to give you accurate information, event details may change without notice. Please confirm with the organiser listed for each event.
Corrimal Carols - Friday 7 December
Ziems Park, Corrimal
Find out more here
Berkeley Christmas Carols - Saturday 8 December
Berkeley Community Park (Winnima Way)
Find out more here
Figtree Community Carols - Saturday 8 December
Figtree High School
Find out more here
Saint Saens' Christmas Oratorio – Saturday 8 December
Wesley Church on the Mall
Find out more here
Santa Fest: Wollongong Christmas Carols - Sunday 9 December
Lang Park, Wollongong
Find out more here
Carols in the Park - Sunday 9 December
Strachan Park, Princes Highway, Woonona
Find out more via
Carols on the Lawn: Corrimal – Sunday 9 December
9 Augusta St, East Corrimal
Find out more here
Wiseman Carols - Friday 14 December
Wiseman Park, Gwyneville
Find out more here
Dapto Christmas Festival - Saturday 15 December
Dapto Anglican Church, Moombara Street
Find out more here
Carols in the Burgh - Saturday 15 December
Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh
Keiraview Uniting Church Carols - Sunday 16 December
Wollongong West Public School, Phillips Avenue
Find out more here
Carols on the Lawn: Wollongong - Sunday 16 December
Market St, Wollongong
St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral
Find out more here
Wollongong Welsh Choir Christmas Carols - Sunday 16 December
Unanderra Community Hall, Unanderra
Find out more here
Austinmer Carols by the Sea - Sunday 16 December
Austinmer Beach Park
Hosted by Austinmer Anglican Church
Find out more here
Christmas Sing-along – Sunday 16 December
Wesley Church on the Mall
Find out more here
Community Christmas Carols - Sunday 22 December
The Woolshed,
601 Princes Highway, Yallah
Find out more here​

Christmas Eve Carols in the Cathedral – Monday 24 December
Market St, Wollongong
St Michael’s Anglican Cathedral
Find out more here
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