The Santa Claus Pub Crawl

On Saturday 14th December 2019 the North Wollongong Hotel will again host the annual Santa Claus Pub Crawl. This event raises funds for the Salvation Army through donations, merchandise & wristband sales. Last year we saw approximately 10,000 getting involved in the festivities over the day.

The Santa Claus Pub Crawl has been going for over 20 years. It was originally started by a small group of friends as a means of raising some Christmas spirit – and having some fun at the same time. This event the longest running Santa Pub Crawl in the world and over $120,000 was raised in 2018!

The only requirement is for participants to dress in something Xmassy – even just a hat will suffice. In previous years costumes have ranged from Santa's, Xmas trees, presents, reindeer, angels, elves – Santa Elvis's have made an appearance too.

Funds are raised via donations from venues, accommodation providers, selling merchandise and via Lucky Door Prize entries at the North Gong Pub. This money, along with all other donations, will go directly to the Salvation Army to provide assistance to disadvantaged children in the Illawarra area.

The Santa Claus Pub Crawl is held every year on the Second Saturday in December, with this year falling on Saturday 8th December. This year the crawl is going to start even earlier at North Gong with a best dressed competition in the afternoon. Make sure you arrive early and beat the lines.

All money raised is donated to the Salvation Army for use in the Illawarra area.

Invite your friends....the more...the merrier!!!

New Years Eve at North Gong

After a massive 2018, on the back of five years of maximum capacity events, North Gong hotel is cranking it up for yet another unmissable New Years Eve Party. Hosting some of the biggest names in electronic music with this incredible lineup featuring Will Sparks, Joel Fletcher, Jesse Bloch, Emalia Jane plus heaps more, this year's lineup will not disappoint!

With 3 stages, over 10 acts, 8 bars and a sound and lighting stage set up that would rival a musical festival, what better way to reign in the New Year under our infamous glowing tree, surrounded by 5000 friends.

North Wollongong Hotel proudly presents sell out events year after year, and this is set to be no exception! Visit Northgong NYE to get your tickets and avoid missing out!

Dog Day

The Illawarra's best and biggest day for dogs is proudly brought to you by Pound Paws and North Wollongong Hotel, celebrate dog rescue with a whole heap of tail-wagging activities!

With Live Entertainment, Rescue Dog Stalls and Adoption Parade, Puppy ball pit, DOGA (yep, Doggo Yoga), Sausage Dog Ninja Warrior, Best Trick and Best Dressed Dog competitions, plus all of the doggie Business Stalls you could think of!

Special Dog Activities

  • Doggie Crystal Healing

  • Dog Massages (to help reduce dog anxiety)

  • Professional Dog Head Shots (Puppy Paw-traits)

  • Doggie Finger Painting (Is your dog the next Pet-casso?)

  • Doggie Photobooth (Humans you can participate in this one too, we have lots of props which will make the perfect @INSTA)

  • Doggie Treat Samples

  • Dog Hair Chalk

  • Doggie Behaviouralist

  • Pup Ice-Cream

PLUS more to be announced as we get closer to the date!

Human Activities

  • Pat all the dogs

  • Love all the dogs

Proudly supporting Illawarra canine rescue organisations and charities.

Check out the Events Section on our Facebook Page for more information!