Illawarra Christmas carols guide 2017

​Friday, December 1

Corrimal Carols and Moonlight Movie, CORRIMAL

Held at Robert Ziems Park from 6pm. Gold coin donation at the gate with money raised donated to Bellambi Junior Surf Club. The movie Boss Baby will be screened at the event from 8pm.

Saturday, December 2

Dapto Christmas Festival, DAPTO

Held at Dapto Anglican Church, Moombara Street from 5pm until 8.30pm. Market stalls, Christmas carols, carnival food and fireworks.

Sunday, December 3

Bulli Anglican Church Carols and Markets, BULLI

Held at 66 Park Road, Bulli from 3pm to 8pm. A festive evening of artisan, homemade and fairtrade market stalls as well as carols and nativity play. There will also be food trucks. The nativity play starts at 6pm and the carols start at 6.30pm.

Fraternity Club Christmas Festival, FAIRY MEADOW

Held at 11 Bourke St, Fairy Meadow from 2.30pm. Market and food stalls, appearance by Santa, carnival rides and carols by candlelight. Tickets: $15

Wednesday, December 6

Carols by Glowlight, Albion Park Rail

Held at Albion Park Rail primary school from 5.30pm.

Friday, December 8

Shellharbour’s Carols by Candlelight, LAKE ILLAWARRA

Held at Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra. Kids concert at 5.30pm to 6.15pm; carols at 6.30pm to 8.30pm, and fireworks at 8.30pm.

Saturday, December 9

Berkeley Christmas Carols and moonlight movie, BERKELEY

Held at Berkeley Community Park, Winnima Way. Carols start at 5pm, movie screening of Elf at around 8pm. Includes Christmas songs, jumping castle and animal petting farm.

Figtree Community Carols, FIGTREE

Held at Figtree High School from 5.30pm to 9.30pm. 

Handel's Messiah performed by the Illawarra Choral Society, WOLLONGONG

Held at Wollongong Town Hall from 2pm. Meryl Jackson-Kew music director with soloists Jessica Harper, Angela Hogan, Blake Parham and Josh Salter, concert master Shaun Warden and organ Heather Moen Boyd. Tickets $30/25 from here or IPAC box office.

Sunday, December 10

Wollongong Christmas Carols, WOLLONGONG

Santa Fest will be held at Lang Park from 3pm. The Disability Trust and Salvos Wollongong have partnered up to present a free family-friendly Christmas carols sing-along. Live music, food stalls, kids activities and fireworks.

Woonona Lions Carols in the Park, WOONONA

Held at Strachan Park, Princes Highway from 6.30pm. Free glow sticks. Santa will appear. Sausage sizzle. Presented by Lions Club of Woonona.

Carols on the Lawn, EAST CORRIMAL

Held at 9 Augusta Street, East Corrimal from 5.45pm featuring The Voice finalist Amber Nichols. Bring a chair or blanket and a gold coin if you’d like a glow stick or something from the barbecue. 

Carols on the Green, THIRROUL

Held at Thirroul Bowling club from 12pm to 3pm. Putt putt golf, face painting, jumping castle, hole in one competition, Christmas hamper raffle and Santa visit. Bring your own blanket and enjoy a meal from the Boatshed Bistro.

Monday, December 11

Tis the Season - NSW Police Band, WOLLONGONG

Held at Wollongong Town Hall, corner of Crown and Kembla streets, at 11am. A mix of carols and contemporary pieces and the dance floor will be graced by Sydney’s Swing Katz. Come early and enjoy a free morning tea from 10am. Tickets: $27.

Tuesday, December 12

Carols in the Park, JAMBEROO

Held at Reid Park, corner of Allowrie and Churchill streets from 7pm to 9pm. Bring a blanket or a chair and settle in for an evening of carols supported by the Salvation Army Band. (Wet weather alternative Jamberoo Public School, Churchill Street, Jamberoo).

Carols on the Green, KIAMA

Held at Kiama Golf Club, 79 Oxley Avenue, Kiama Downs from 6pm to 8pm. Animal farm, face painters and special guest appearance from Santa.

Albion Park Carols, ALBION PARK

Held at Albion Park High School from 6.30pm.

Wednesday, December 13

Kiama Community Carols in the Park, KIAMA

Held at Hindmarsh Park, Terralong Street from 7pm to 9pm. Singers from local schools will perform. In the event of inclement weather, the carols will take place at Kiama Pavilion.

Friday, December 15

Wiseman Carols, GWYNNEVILLE

Held at Wiseman Park, Gwynneville. Sausage sizzle and kids activities from 6pm and carols, including puppet show for kids, at 7.30pm. Hosted by St John's Anglican Church Keiraville and St Brigid's Catholic Church Gwynneville.

Saturday, December 16

Carols in the Burgh, HELENSBURGH

Held at Rex Jackson Oval, Helensburgh from 6pm. Food and entertainment from 6pm, carols at 7.30pm and fireworks at 9pm.

Carols by the Harbour, SHELLHARBOUR

Held at Little Park, Addison Street, Shellharbour Village. Starts at 5pm with a family festival including face painting and crafts with fireworks at the end of the night.

Sunday, December 17

Carols on the Lawn, WOLLONGONG

Held at St Michael’s Cathedral, corner of Church and Market streets, Wollongong. Sausage sizzle from 5.30pm

Keiraview Uniting Church Carols, WEST WOLLONGONG

Held at ​33 Fisher Street, West Wollongong at 5.30pm. Jumping castle and activities from 5.30pm, food and barbecue from 6pm and carols service from 7pm to 8pm.

Austinmer Village Carols by the Sea, AUSTINMER

Held at Austinmer Beach Park from 7.30pm. BYO picnic and blanket. Hosted by Austi Anglican Church.

Carols in the Carpark, PORT KEMBLA

Held at Port Kembla Baptist Church, corner of Illawarra and Cowper streets, Port Kembla from 6pm. Children's activities, Animals of Bethlehem (petting zoo) traditional carols and sausage sizzle plus a special visit from Santa Claus.

Carols in the Hall, GERRINGONG

Combined churches event at Gerringong Town Hall, Fern Street from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Traditional carol singing, WOLLONGONG

Congregational Church will hold a traditional carol singing event at 33 Market Street, Wollongong at 7.30pm.

Wollongong Welsh Choir Christmas Concert, UNANDERRA

Held at Undanderra Community Hall, Princes Hihgway, Unanderra at 2pm. Musical director: Michael Sweeney Knapp. Old favourites and new numbers, songs from Wales, Australia, England, America, Sweden and Scotland. Light refreshments, $15 at the door.

Wednesday, December 20

Carols on Crown, WOLLONGONG

Held at Upper Crown Street Mall from 6pm to 9pm. Bring a cushion or blanket and sing along with Santa and his helpers. Stores and eateries will be open until 9pm.

Sunday, December 24

Christmas Eve Carols in the Cathedral, WOLLONGONG

Held at St Michael’s Cathedral, corner of Church and Market streets, Wollongong. 

Do you know of another Christmas carols event? Leave the details in the comments below.