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Upcoming events and activities for parents and babies, toddlers and school aged children in the Wollongong and Illawarra area.

Disclaimer: The details of each event are subject to change and may be weather reliant. Please contact individual event holders prior to attendance to confirm details. Some events require pre-booking.

Young Entrepreneur’s Program 2020 - FREE Information evening for students and parents!

Wednesday 11 December, 2019

6pm - 8pm

Ages: Suitable for students aged between 7-18.
Cost: FREE Information Evening
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
FREE Information Evening for parents and students that will further explore the benefits of the program, what is offered and enrolment information for Term, 1, 2020
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Wanting to launch your own business in 2020? – Join our Empowering Women’s Program

FREE Information Evening: Thursday 12 December, 2019

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Ages: For women of all ages looking to launch or grow their business.
Cost: FREE
Venue: Zig Zag Hub
Zig Zag Hub are excited to launch their next Empowering Women’s Program! Fast track your business idea!
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SantaFest Outdoor Cinema Wollongong!

Saturday 14 December, 2019

7pm for a 7.30pm screen start time.

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Cost: FREE Community Event
Venue: Lang Park
To get the kids in the right Christmas spirit, we'll be screening the family friendly "Arthur Christmas" (see snippet of movie below) via a MASSIVE screen for all to see!
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McDonalds Illawarra Santa Fest Carols Wollongong

Sunday 15 December, 2019

4pm - 9pm

Ages: All ages, family-friendly event!
Cost: FREE Community Event
Venue: Lang Park
Come and enjoy the evening of carols, food and family fun and get into the Christmas spirit - everyone welcome! Fantastic evening fireworks display!
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​Calming Today's Anxious Kids with Maggie Dent, Dr Kaylene Henderson & Allison Davies. Wollongong. Early Bird Tix until 18 Jan 2020.

Saturday 21 March, 2020

8.45am-3.30pm

Ages: Understanding and supporting anxiety for anyone who lives or works with children birth-12.
Cost: $165-$250 (early bird & payment plans available until 18 January, 2020)
Venue: Novotel Wollongong
After a four-city tour in 2019, we're bringing this fantastic conference to Wollongong in March 2020. Join three well-respected, leading Australian experts for a clear & practical exploration of the fastest-growing health concern in childhood – anxiety.
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Christmas in the City! Festive season FUN has arrived at Wollongong Central! Santa photos, Workshops, Sales + MORE!

Until 24 December, 2019

Ages: All ages
Cost: Paid and FREE activities
Venue: Wollongong Central & Wollongong City Centre
This sales event is not to be missed – there will be city wide entertainment and activities for the whole family to enjoy, along with promotions and offers that will ensure you tick off that Christmas list early!
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Shellharbour Skate and Surf Festival

 to    Fri 6 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour
Address: Shellharbour NSW
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Surf and Skate Festival Shellharbour

Various times - check event schedule

 to    Sat 7 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Shellharbour Skate Park
Address: The Farm- Killalea Reserve Shellharbour NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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The Drama Studio - Bats

7.30pm  to 9.25pm   Tue 10 December 19 to  Wed 11 December 19

Venue: IPAC
Address: 32 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Adult: $35 Children U12/Student: $22 Pensioner/Senior: $22

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FREE Little Kids Christmas Disco! - Woonona Bulli RSL

10am  to 12pm    to  Wed 11 December 19

Venue: Woonona Bulli RSL
Address: 455-459 Princes Hwy Woonona NSW 2517
Ages: Suitable for pre-school children
Cost: This is a FREE event and bookings are essential!

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FREE Christmas Breakfast

8am  to 9.30am    to  Thu 12 December 19

Venue: Dapro Ribbonwood Centre
Address: 93 - 19 Princes Highway Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Twilight Christmas Market - Shell Cove

5pm  to 8pm    to  Thu 12 December 19

Venue: The Waterfront - Shell Cove
Address: Shops 1 & 2, 100 Cove Boulevard Shell Cove NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Christmas Roving Entertainment at Figtree Grove

10am  to 1pm   Fri 13 December 19 to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Figtree Grove Shopping Centre
Address: 19 Princes Hwy Figtree NSW 2525
Ages:
Cost: FREE

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Christmas Twilight Markets

From 6pm  to     to  Fri 13 December 19

Venue: Bulli Hospital Building
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost:

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Bauble Night at Village Practice

6.30pm  to 8.30pm    to  Sat 14 December 19

Venue: Village Practice, Woonona
Address: 24 Park Rd Woonona East NSW 2517
Ages: Kids need to come with an adult - suitable for 5 years and up
Cost: FREE

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Figtree Community Carols

5.30pm  to 9pm    to  Sat 14 December 19

Venue: Figtree High School
Address: Gibsons Road Figtree NSW 2525
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE entry, low cost rides and food vendors

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Hidden Forest Festival

Gates open 2pm  to    Sat 14 December 19 to  Sat 14 December 19

Venue: Blackbutt Forest, Shellharbour
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Early Bird - $42.89 General Admission - $56.19

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Christmas Twilight Edition - The Farms Market

4pm  to 8pm    to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Killalea State Park
Address: Killalea State Park Shellharbour NSW 2529
Ages: All ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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FREE Santa Photo (One Agency)

2pm  to 4pm    to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Guest Park, Fairy Meadow
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Santa Photo for families, kids and pet!

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ROCK THE BLOCK 2019 - Street Beatz Hip Hop Wollongong End of Year Concert

11am  to 6pm    to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Street Beatz Hip Hop Wollongong
Address: Unit 8 / 83-85 Montague St Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer ticket link

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Santa Fest Wollongong 2019

5pm  to 9pm    to  Sun 15 December 19

Venue: Lang Park, Wollongong
Address: Lang Park Wollongong NSW 2517
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Children's Christmas Craft - Kiama Library

10.30am  to 11.30am    to  Wed 18 December 19

Venue: Kiama Library
Address: 7 Railway Parade Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: Primary school-aged children
Cost: FREE

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Elf School - Wollongong City Library

10am  to 12pm    to  Thu 19 December 19

Venue: Wollongong City Library
Address: 41 Burelli Street Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 3 - 5 years
Cost: FREE

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Home Alone | Dive in Movies @ Jamberoo Action Park

6pm  to 7.30pm    to  Sat 21 December 19

Venue: Jamberoo Action Park
Address: 1215 Jamberoo Rd Jamberoo NSW
Ages: RATED: PG
Cost: FREE on the day with any entry admission paid.

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Bulli Foragers Market - Christmas Twilight Market

5pm  to 10pm    to  Sun 22 December 19

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Grevillea Park Road Bulli NSW 2516
Ages: All Ages
Cost: FREE entry

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Callala Carols

4pm  to 8.30pm    to  Sun 22 December 19

Venue:
Address: 44 Emmett Street Callala Bay NSW 2540
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Coledale Markets

4th Sunday of the Month

9am  to 3pm    to  Sun 22 December 19

Venue: Coledale Public School
Address: 699 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Coledale NSW 2515
Ages: All Ages
Cost: Gold coin entry

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New Year’s Eve - Wollongong

 to     to  Tue 31 December 19

Venue: Belmore Basin, Wollongong
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Kids HONK! Band - HONK! Oz Festival of Street Music

Officially runs from Thursday 5pm through to Saturday Afternoon 3pm.

 to    Thu 9 January 20 to  Sat 11 January 20

Venue: Wollongong Conservatorium of Music & The Wollongong Arts Precinct
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: 9-13 years of age
Cost: Registration is $25 - includes a 2016 HONK! Oz T-Shirt

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Illawarra Folk Festival 2020

9am  to Late   Thu 16 January 20 to  Sun 19 January 20

Venue: Bulli Showground
Address: Slacky Flat Bulli NSW 2518
Ages: All ages
Cost: Varying prices - please see website Earlybird Camping ends 23rd December 2019

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Albion Park Show

8.30am  to 11pm   Sat 18 January 20 to  Sun 19 January 20

Venue: Albion Park Showground
Address: 108A Tongarra Road Albion Park NSW 2527
Ages: Al ages
Cost: Children under 5yrs - Free Saturday Adults: $15.00 Children: $10.00 Aged Pensioners: $10.00 Family: $40.00 Sunday Adults: $10.00 Children: $5.00 Aged Pensioners: $5.00 Family: $25.00

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Operation Ouch - Anita's Theatre

1pm  to 4.45pm    to  Wed 22 January 20

Venue: Anita's Theatre
Address: 264 - 270 Lawrence Hargrave Drive Thirroul NSW 2515
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer booking link

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172nd Annual Kiama Show

8.30am  to 10.30pm   Fri 24 January 20 to  Sat 25 January 20

Venue: Kiama Showground
Address: 2 Bong Bong Street, (off Manning Street) Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: $5 - $35

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Australia Day Aquathon 2020 + Warrigal Fun Walk

8am - 10am (Acquathon). 10am (Walk)  to 11.15am (Presentation)    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Wollongong Boat Harbour
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages, all abilities!
Cost: Refer website for registration costs

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Australia Day Celebrations - Breakfast by the Lake

7am  to 10am    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Reddall Reserve
Address: 13 Reddall Parade Lake Illawarra NSW 2528
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Entry/$4 breakfast

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Australia Day Celebrations across Kiama

Early till late

 to     to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Across Gerringong, Jamberoo, Kiama Downs and Kiama
Address: Kiama & surrounds NSW
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE and at cost

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Australia Day Fireworks

From 9am  to     to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Wollongong Harbour
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Australia Day in Wollongong

8am  to 9pm    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: Belmore Basin, Flagstaff Hill & Lang Park
Address: Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE Events

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Australia Day Ozzy Doggy Show

3.30pm  to 4.30pm    to  Sun 26 January 20

Venue: The Ozzy Doggy Show will be held opposite the northern end of Lang Park, near Wollongong Harbour.
Address:
Ages: All ages
Cost: Pre-registrations are open until 5pm Monday 13 January. Use our online form to sign up.

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132nd Berry Show

7.30am  to 10pm   Fri 31 January 20 to  Sat 1 February 20

Venue: Berry Showground
Address: 35 Alexandra Street Berry NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: Refer website

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ROCK SWAP - Illawarra Lapidary Club Inc

8am  to 2pm    to  Sun 23 February 20

Venue: Stuart Park
Address: George Hanley Drive North Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: Suitable for all ages
Cost: FREE

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Kiama Jazz & Blues Festival 2020

All day event

 to    Fri 6 March 20 to  Mon 9 March 20

Venue: Multiple Venues, Kiama
Address: Kiama NSW 2533
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Moonlight Movies - Figtree: The LEGO Movie

Gates open at 6pm  to 10pm    to  Sat 14 March 20

Venue: Roy Johanson Park, Figtree
Address: Euroka Street West Wollongong NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Maggie Dent: From the Sandpit to Adulthood

7pm  to 9pm    to  Mon 16 March 20

Venue: St Luke's Dapto
Address: Moombara Street Dapto NSW 2530
Ages: Parents & Carers
Cost: Early Bird Ticket - $20 until Nov 30th 2019. Tickets - $35 each

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Sculpture in the Garden - Wollongong Botanic Gardens

9am  to 5pm   Sat 4 April 20 to  Thu 23 April 20

Venue: Wollongong Botanic Gardens
Address: Murphys Avenue Keiraville NSW 2500
Ages: All ages
Cost: FREE

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Wings Over Illawarra 2020

Gates open: 9am. Flying Display begins at 10:30am  to    Sat 2 May 20 to  Sun 3 May 20

Venue: Illawarra Regional Airport
Address: Airport Road Albion Park Rail NSW 2527
Ages: All ages
Cost: Tickets start from $20

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