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Top December Events 2019 - Wollongong

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Published November 7th 2019
See what’s happening at the Gong this December
This December, be entertained with the list below of free & ticketed events across Wollongong and surrounds.

Events include festivals, family-friendly, concerts, Christmas, NYE, and more.

1. The Nutcracker- Christmas Concert
When: Sunday, 1 December 2019: 9:30am & 11:30am
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, The Music Lounge, Cnr Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong
Cost: Adults & Children: $15pp & Family of Four: $50 per family
Details: This family-friendly concert will be celebrating the magic of Christmas, with musical delights. Be transported by Tchaikovsky's wonderful world of The Nutcracker with this combination of a classic story and captivating music. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wollongong Town Hall Facebook


2. The Animals Concert
When: Wednesday, 4 December 2019: 6:30pm-11pm
Where: Centro CBD, 28 Steward St, Wollongong
Cost: Tickets range of $65-$99pp
Details: The Animals are one of the most important bands in the British Invasion. This Concert will showcase all their classics, including "The House Of The Rising Sun", "We've Gotta Get Out Of This Place", "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood", "It's My Life", "Don't Bring Me Down", "Boom Boom", and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Centro CBD Facebook


3. Science of Cocktails
When: Friday, 6 December 2019: 6pm-8:30pm
Where: Science Space, 60 Squires Way, North Wollongong
Cost: $35pp
Details: This event will feature some of the city's most talented bartenders that will be showcasing the science behind preparing modern cocktails and cuisine. There will be an exploration of physics, chemistry, and biology about everything from alcohol's components and cocktail creation to inebriation and dreaded hangover. Tickets include a signature welcome cocktail, complimentary cocktail tastings, live music, grazing table, light bar snacks, science activities, hands-on science demonstrations, and classic Science Space Programming. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Science Space Wollongong Facebook


4. Fairgrounds Festival
When: Saturday, 6 & 7 December 2019
Where: Berry Showground, 35 Alexandria St, Berry
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This family-friendly festival will include a massive lineup of entertainment, workshops, activities, live bands, performances, shows, silent disco, trike track for under 6's, giant obstacle course, art & craft, jumping castle, sports arena, Games on the Green, competitions, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Fairgrounds Festival Facebook


5. Surf & Skate Festival
When: Saturday, 7-15 December 2019
Where: See website.
Cost: Free
Details: This festival will be jam-packed with entertainment and will involve four main elements, bringing together the region's best skateboarders, surfers, artists, and musicians. There will be competitions, events, workshops, exhibitions, activities, and more. Click here for the website.

6. A 'Very Merrigong' Christmas
When: Monday, 9 December 2019
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Cnr Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong
Cost: Pre-sale Tickets: $28.50pp & Door Tickets: $30pp
Details: This Christmas event will feature festive humour Show. Roy Best along with award-winning and actor Michelle Fitzmaurice will be performing all the favourite Christmas Carols and contemporary Christmas songs. Tickets include a delicious morning tea from 10am. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Wollongong Town Hall Facebook


7. Bandaluzia Flamenco
When: Friday, 13 December 2019
Where: Wollongong Town Hall, Crn Crown & Kembla Streets, Wollongong
Cost: Tickets range from $30-$45pp
Details: This powerful and explosive modern flamenco performance will showcase Bandaluzia the acclaimed modern flamenco ensemble led by ARIA award-nominated guitarist Damian Wight. The performance will showcase mixed elements of other genres, including the rich harmonies of jazz, the exotic melodies of Orient, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Bandaluzia flamenco Facebook


8. Figtree Community Carols
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Where: Figtree High School, Gibsons Rd, Figtree
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will showcase all your favourite Christmas Carols, face painting, activities, entertainment, carnival rides, BBQ, firework displays, food & drink stalls, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Figtree Community Carols Facebook


9. Hidden Forest Festival
When: Saturday, 14 December 2019: 2pm-10:30pm
Where: Blackbutt Forest Reserve, Wattle Rd, Blackbutt
Cost: See website for ticket pricing.
Details: This festival will be tucked away in the magical setting of Blackbutt Forest and will feature carefully crafted medley of local and national artists, food & drink stalls, live performances, entertainment, and more. Do not forget to bring your picnic blanket! Click here for the website.

10. McDonalds Illawarra Santa Fest Carols
When: Sunday, 15 December 2019: 5pm-8pm
Where: Lang Park, Marine Drive, Wollongong
Cost: Free
Details: This family-friendly Christmas event will be packed with Christmas festivities, entertainment, performances, Christmas Carols concert, amusement & carnival rides, food trucks, face painting, firework displays, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Santa Fest - Wollongong Christmas Carols Facebook


11. Christmas Lunch
When: Wednesday, 25 December 2019: 12pm-3pm
Where: Steamers Bar & Grill, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong
Cost: Adults: $145pp, Children (4-12yrs): $75pp & Children under 4yrs: Free
Details: Celebrate Christmas with a Yuletide gathering minus the mess and preparation. There will be a 7-course festive menu. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Steamers Bar and Grill Facebook


12. NYE 2019
When: Tuesday, 31 December 2019
Where: Steamers Bar & Grill, 1 Marine Drive, Wollongong
Cost: Adults: $165pp, Children (12-17yrs): $100pp & Children under 12yrs: $65pp
Details: Celebrate NYE with entertainment and great vantage point of the 9pm firework displays. There will be a 7-course exquisite course and 4 hour beverage package. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from Steamers Bar and Grill Facebook


13. North Gong Hotel NYE
When: Tuesday, 31 December 2019: From 5pm
Where: 3 Flinders St, North Wollongong
Cost: See website.
Details: Illawarra's biggest and best New Year's Eve event will be returning this NYE and will feature a spectacular lineup of performances featuring Will Sparks, Joe Fletcher, Jessie Blotch, Emalia Jane, and more. Click here for the website.

Image Courtesy from North Wollongong Hotel Facebook
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