The Easter Bunny will make an early delivery on Saturday, hiding eggs along Crown Street Mall as part of Destination Wollongong's Easter celebrations.
Kids and their families can get a choccie hit ahead of schedule and enjoy activities including an egg hunt, face painting, arts and crafts, jumping castle and rides, as well as a petting zoo full of cute and cuddly creatures and roaming live entertainment from the Hot Potato Band.
A number of retailers in the mall are also holding a one-day sale.
Destination Wollongong marketing manager Tabitha Galvin said the event, between 11am and 2pm, would make full use of the city centre space.
"We want to make the city centre more than just a shopping precinct, we want to make it an entertainment precinct where families can enjoy themselves," she said.