Christmas in Wollongong will be a bit different in 2020, but for those celebrating, there are still plenty of activities for all ages to get into the festive spirit.
Details of local activities are below. Make sure you check back regularly for the latest updates.
City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal and Bikers Toy Run
Our annual City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal and Bikers Toy Run is more important than ever this year, and the generosity of our community will shine bright as it always has.
To keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year we're asking for online donations to these two charities: St Vincent de Paul Society and Anglicare. They'll use your donation to help buy and safely distribute food, gift vouchers and toys for those most vulnerable in our community over the festive season.
Pick a charity below to donate or find out more.
Anglicare is a Christian not-for-profit organisation supporting people at all stages of life. Anglicare cover Sydney, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, Illawarra, Shoalhaven and Northern Inland areas.
To make a financial donation to Anglicare, please visit the Anglicare donation webpage
More information about this charity can be found on the Anglicare website
The St Vincent de Paul Society assists people experiencing poverty and inequality, and works to shape a more just and compassionate society.
To make a financial donation to the St Vincent de Paul Society, please visit the Vinnies fundraising page.
Visit the St Vincent de Paul Society website to find out more about this charity.
Bikers Toy Run
For the past 30 years, local bikers have revved up to collect toys for our Giving Tree Appeal. This year, there are six pop-up locations around Wollongong where you can drop off gifts and toy donations across two weekends.
Saturday 28 November
9:30am - 11:30am - Carpark adjacent to Figtree Community Hall, 11 Princes Hwy, Figtree
1pm - 3pm - Crown Street Mall, Wollongong City Centre
Sunday 29 November
9:30am - 11:30am - Carpark adjacent to Corrimal Library, 15 Short Street, Corrimal
1pm - 3pm - Bulli Park, Trinity Row, Bulli
Saturday 5 December
9:30am - 11:30am - Carpark at Dapto Ribbonwood Centre, 93-109 Princes Hwy, Dapto
1pm - 3pm - Warrawong Plaza, at 15 minute carpark with access via Cowper Street, Warrawong
If you're in a position to contribute, gift vouchers and toys suitable for ages 0-16 years will be much appreciated.
Donated items will be quarantined before being safely distributed by Anglicare and the St Vincent de Paul Society.
If you feel unwell with COVID-19 symptoms, even mild ones, stay home and get tested for COVID-19. For more information, please visit the NSW Health website.
See our full calendar for more events.