100 photos from Wollongong's scorching hot Santa pub crawl

Kate McIlwain
Updated December 11 2023 - 9:28am, first published December 9 2023 - 6:39pm

Sweltering heat was no deterrent as the doors of North Gong pub opened on Saturday afternoon, with Santas in all guises marching down Bourke and Flinders street towards their giant inflatable mascot.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain


For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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