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Wollongong City Council

Christmas in Wollongong

Wollongong has lots of activities for all ages to get into the festive spirit!

Learn about our local Christmas activities below, and make sure you check back regularly for the latest updates.

Christmas in the CBD

From finding the perfect gift, to pet photos with Santa, there's plenty of festive fun to be had in Wollongong CBD.

Visit the Wollongong CBD website to find out what's happening this Christmas season.

City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal

Spread some goodwill this festive season through the City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal. Your generosity will help make Christmas brighter for those in our community who are doing it tough.

Donations can be accepted between Wednesday 9 November -  Sunday 4 December, 2022.

You can contribute by donating unwrapped toys suitable for 0 - 16 year olds, gift vouchers, or online cash donations.

You can drop off your donations at the following locations:

Wollongong City Council Administration Building41 Burelli Street, Wollongong9am - 5pm weekdays.
Wollongong Library41 Burelli Street, WollongongLibrary opening hours
Wollongong Central Shopping Centre, Customer Service Desk200 Crown Street, WollongongOpening hours
South Coast Floor Coverings299 Keira Street, Wollongong9am - 5:30pm weekdays
Dapto Mall, Customer Service DeskMoombara Street, DaptoOpening hours
Dapto Library93-109 Princes Highway, DaptoLibrary opening hours
Corrimal Village270 Princes Highway, CorrimalOpening hours
Corrimal Library15 Short Street, CorrimalLibrary opening hours
Warrawong PlazaCorner King + Cowper Street, WarrawongOpening hours
Warrawong LibraryLevel 1, 67-71 King Street, WarrawongLibrary opening hours
Unanderra Library144 Princes Highway, UnanderraLibrary opening hours
Thirroul Library352-358 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, ThirroulLibrary opening hours
Helensburgh Library57 Walker Street, HelensburghLibrary opening hours

See the 'Our charities' section below for details about donating online.

Bikers Toy Run

Local bikers will ride from Shellharbour to Crown Street Mall, bringing donations for the City of Wollongong Giving Tree Appeal on Saturday 3 December

See our event page for more details.

Our charities

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

Anglicare logo

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.

St Vincent de Paul Society NSW - good works

Christmas events


Bring your family and friends, and join in one of our local community-organised carols events!

Details coming soon!

Christmas news and stories