Santa Claus Pub Crawl 2017

The Santa Claus Pub Crawl is now in its 24th year. 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 is recognised as the longest continually run Santa Pub Crawl in the world and over 10,000 people are expected to attend this year.  Over $110,000 was raised in 2016!

The SCPC is also listed by NineMSN as one of the “Top Ten Pub Crawls in the World”

Get your Entry Wristbands at:

Entry Costs:
*Multi-venue wristband – $TBA – Green in colour – will only be sold online via our website – Valid until midnight at all participating venues – (sales managed through link), covers entry into ALL venues participating in SCPC subject to line-up and RSA (no door charge to pay at any of them), plus continuous entry on and off our shuttle buses throughout the evening, plus 2 x complimentary drink vouchers for NGH (valid before 3pm).

*Transport wristband – $TBA -Red in colour – entry just to North Gong Hotel and use of shuttle bus – anyone wearing a red wristband would still need to pay any normal entry fee to nightclubs they wish to attend. Red wristbands will be sold at gates of NGH also.

Neither of the wristbands guarantee entry to a venue – you will still need to line-up to show ID, if they are full or to meet RSA requirements.

The AfterDark Party Buses will provide a shuttle service around all the involved venues – circulating from 4pm-3am.
Entry wristbands are required to hop-on the buses throughout the night.


Funds will also be raised through accommodation venues donating a percentage of their room sales for the night. These venues include Mantra Wollongong, Novotel Wollongong, Adina Apartments, Pioneer Sands Towradgi, MarketView Hotel, KeiraView Accommodation and the Sage Hotel.

Use the Codeword “Santa2017” when making bookings for this donation to apply.

All money raised, along with all other donations, will go directly to provide assistance to disadvantaged children in the Illawarra through programs managed by the Salvation Army Wollongong.

Pub Crawl Itinerary

Sat 9th December 2017

Participants can choose their preferred venue’s from the range below:


12pm onwards:
Balgownie Hotel
Charles Hotel
North Wollongong Hotel
Coniston Hotel
Towradgi Beach Hotel (recommended for families)

5pm – onwards:
Pepe’s on the Beach
Town Hall Chamber
North Wollongong Hotel
His Boy Elroy
The Swallowed Anchor
The Illawarra Brewery
Towradgi Beach Hotel – (recommended for families)

7.30pm – onwards
Howling Wolf Bar
Illawarra Hotel
Harp Hotel
Ron De Vu
Red Square
Dicey Riley’s

9pm – onwards
Hotel Illawarra