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Celebrate Christmas in style!

Handel’s Messiah

Handel's Messiah is one of the best known and loved choral works. Going to a performance of it is an important and uplifting part of many people's Christmas Handel's Messiahseason. The Illawarra Choral Society performs it every second year in the Wollongong Town Hall with its magnificent organ. 

The choir will continue the tradition on Saturday December 9 at 2pm. The Messiah will be performed by the choir and guest soloists, organ and orchestra, directed by Meryl Jackson-Kew.

Where: Wollongong Town Hall
When: 9th December, 2pm
Cost: Adult: $30, Children under 16: $10, Student: $25, Concession Pensioner/Senior: $25, Group: 10+ $20pp
Contact: 0428 326 605

Bookings are essential; please click here for more information.



Tis the Season - The nsw police band police

Presented as part of Music in the Morning, swing into the festive spirit with carols, dance and music featuring the NSW Police Band and Sydney Swing Katz.

They welcome back the NSW Police Band, to celebrate the festive season.  NSW Police Band

Star vocalist Belinda Parsons and the NSW Police band will delight with a mix of traditional Christmas carols and well-known contemporary pieces.

A highlight from last years program, Wollongong Town Hall’s dance floor will once again be graced by Sydney’s Swing Katz, Australia's premier swing performance dancers.

Come early and enjoy a delicious free morning tea before the show.

Where: Town Hall Wollongong
When: 11th December, 11am
Cost: $27 Adults
Contact: 02 4224 5999

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Christmas big bash cb

There’s no better way to celebrate the festive season and year of hard work than with the Christmas Big Bash package!

It’s the perfect event for corporates or any sized small groups to come together for one huge night of festive fun!

This event is an annual sell-out!

  • Festive cocktails and canapés on arrival
  • Three course plated dinner
  • Five hour beverage package*
  • Live entertainment
  • Photo opportunities with Santa
  • Christmas decorations and themes
  • Games and prizes

Where: City Beach
When: 16th December 7pm - Midnight
Cost: $129 pp
Contact: 02 4228 3188

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Carols on the Lawn

Carols on the Lawn is a laid-back outdoor Christmas Carols service at St Michael's Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong. Join them on the lawn between Marketview  Carols on the Lawnand St Michael's Anglican Cathedral. They'll have a modern band rocking the classic carols, as well as a Bible talk, and something fun for the kids. Come at 5:30pm for a sausage sizzle dinner!

P.S. And why not wear your favourite Christmas outfit for the photo booth?


Where: St Michael's Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong
When: 17th December 2017, from 5:30pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 02 4228 9132

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Carols on crown

Sing along with Santa and his helpers to all your favourite Christmas tunes.

Carols on Crown

Don’t miss this event from 6pm to 9pm, featuring the Gateway City Church Choir and Wesley Church singers, plus your hosts from i98fm. 

Bring a cushion or blanket and some Christmas cheer to join the fun!

City Centre stores and eateries will be open until 9pm.

Where: Crown Street Mall
When: 20th December 6-9pm.
Cost: Free
Contact: citycentre@wollongong.nsw.gov.au

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Carols in the Cathedral

Carols in the Cathedral: select from two timeslots: starting 5pm or starting at 7pm. Carols in the Cathedral

Join them for their classic carols service in the Cathedral on Christmas Eve, led by their Christmas choir, for the simplicity of favourite carols interspersed with traditional Christmas Bible readings. 

Select from the same two time slots as above.


Where: St Michael's Anglican Cathedral, Wollongong
When: 24th December, from 5pm or 7pm
Cost: Free
Contact: 02 4228 9132

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Christmas day luncheon at towradgi beach hotel: sold outtbh

Christmas is the 'most wonderful time of the year', spent with family and loved ones.

Towradgi Beach Hotel invites you to their Christmas Day Luncheon. They cook and clean and you get to indulge in a delicious seafood and carvery buffet. Make the most of your time with your family and enjoy it hassle and stress free.

Spaces are limited and bookings are essential.

Where: Towradgi Beach Hotel
When: 25th December 12pm
Cost: $70 per Adult / $20 per Child (under 12 years) SOLD OUT
Contact: 02 4283 3588

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Christmas day luncheon at novotel wollongong novotel

Deluxe Christmas buffet, beer, wine, soft drink, kids activity room and a visit from Santa.
Christmas Lunch Extravaganza!

Bookings are essential.

Where: Novotel Northbeach Wollongong
When: 25th December 12 -3pm
Cost: Adults – The Deck - $185, General Seating - $175; Children- (14-17 yrs) $105, (10-13 yrs) $50, (5-9 yrs) $35, (0-4 yrs) Free.
Contact: 02 4224 3111

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Christmas day at windjammers Restaurant 

Deluxe Christmas buffet, beer, wine, soft drink, egg nog on arrival, face painting and a visit from Santa.

Christmas Day Lunch at Windjammers Restaurant lunch

Bookings are essential.
Where: Windjammers Restaurant, Novotel Northbeach Wollongong
When: 25th December 12:30 -3:30 pm
Cost: Adults –- $175; Children- (14-17 yrs) $105, (10-13 yrs) $50, (5-9 yrs) $35, (0-4 yrs) Free.
Contact: 02 4224 3111

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Christmas Day Dinner at Windjammers Restaurant dinner

Bookings are essential.
Where: Windjammers Restaurant, Novotel Northbeach Wollongong
When: 25th December 6-10pm
Cost: Adults –- $135; Children- (14-17 yrs) $105, (10-13 yrs) $50, (5-9 yrs) $35, (0-4 yrs) Free.
Contact: 02 4224 3111

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Christmas Day Lunch at City Beach

This year, give your family the greatest Christmas gift of all: a Yuletide gathering minus the mess and preparation. Their delectable seven course festive menu is  Christmas Day at City Beachfive star, they’ve curated a special feast which they are sure the whole family will love.

As well as an inclusive beverage package and Christmas theming and bonbons, they’ll have a face painter for the kids and even a visit from Santa himself.

Their stunning seaside facing function room will offer you a stunning ocean view and private balcony access is a wonderful place to relax between courses.

Where: City Beach
When: 25th December
Cost: Adult: $150, Under 18’s: $100, Under 12’s: $75, 0-2 Years: Free
Contact: 02 4228 3188

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Christmas Day at Headlands

Let them do the cooking for you!

Enjoy an a-la-carte breakfast or a 3-course roast-inspired shared style lunch with all the family favourites & more! Christmas at Headlands

Breakfast from 7:30am (bookings only)

3-course Shared Style Lunch: 12pm-4pm (bookings only)
Adults $110pp
Kids $60pp

Where: Headlands Austinmer Beach
When: 25th December, Breakfast: 7:30am/ Lunch 12pm – 4pm (bookings only)
Cost: Adults: $110, Children: $60

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Christmas Lunch at crooked river wines crooked

Crooked River Wines, located in Gerringong on the beautiful NSW South Coast will be hosting Christmas Lunch this year!

Enjoy a traditional Christmas menu of gourmet meats and salads and a glass of bubbles.

Wine Club members receive a discount. Ask about how to join their Wine Club for free.

When: 25th December 12-2:30pm
Where: Crooked River Wines, Gerringong
Cost: Adults $160, Children: under 12 $80, under 3 $20
Contact: P.02 4234 0975 or sales@crookedriverwines.comBookings are essential!

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