Brought to you by one of the most scenic, the most central and the most top-rated tourist destinations in South Africa, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront Magic of Christmas Show!
Definitely one for the kids, this is an interactive show featuring music, songs, dance and other festive surprises for the whole family to enjoy. There will be naughty elves, plenty of photo opportunities and chances to meet Merry Clause and her Candy Cane dancers.
The ensemble is completed by all the favourites including Toy Soldiers, Jingle Bells and the beautiful Snow Fairy
Ths show travels from one part of the Waterfront to the other, so make sure you’re at the right place at the right time (first floor between YDE and Mr Cobbs at 20:15).
Every year Lourensford Wine Estate adds fifteen to twenty pop-up stalls to its’ existing market and puts on a magical market with all things sparkly and festive.
It’s a whole weekend long and jam-packed with awesome goodies, beautifully situated on the stunningly scenic and historic estate replete with sprawling lawns and majestic trees.
The big U-shaped structure plays host to 80+ stores and stalls, ensuring that you will eventually find that “special something” you’ve been hunting for. You senses will be assailed by uniquely handmade wares and original art, delectable food and organic and locally sourced artisanal produce.
For many years the amphitheater at Oude Libertas has placed host to the annual Christmas sing-along to ring in the festive season.
Many memorable traditional Christmas songs will be performed by an accomplished choir, full orchestra and several hand- picked soloists. Don’t worry if you can’t recall the words, song books will be available.
For the charitable side of Christmas you are encouraged to bring gifts or donations which will be handed a charity that benefits children in need.
The Twelve Apostle Hotel has the unique distinction of being located along a long stretch of unspoiled natural coastline, boasting unparalleled views of ocean sunsets.
For their Christmas eve dinner they really roll out the red carpet with a huge selection of breads, cold buffet, hot buffet, carvery and desserts. You can enjoy all manner of South African and international delicacies to your heart's content.
Among the many delicious things on offer the carvery will be featuring Cajun barbeque spiced beef fore rib with a pink peppercorn jus and an oven-roasted leg of lamb marinated with rooibos and thyme jus.
Dig in and be merry, the food will be divine and the atmosphere relaxed.
Hohenort is a luxurious and old-world wine estate in Constantia and is surrounded by nine acres of perfectly manicured and award-winning gardens. It is a visual spectacle to behold and their wine and food is also far beyond all expectations.
There is a set menu (with vegetarian options if you wish) that include starters such as Kroondal duck variation smoked breast, confit leg and Mousseline, toasted Brioche, almonds, blackcurrant gel or an atlantic ocean yellowfin tuna Viscaina pepper, jalapeño compressed apple, cilantro and cucumber salad with sour cream.
For twenty years carols by candlelight have been held in one of the most beautiful locations on god’s green earth, Kirstenbosch Gardens. Once again it is the “it” item on the Christmas calendar (for good reason).
The main attraction is the Cape Town Concert Brass and Male Voice Choir performing traditional Christmas carols, perfect for all ages and beautiful to wave your glow stick to.
The botanical garden itself is a century old historical masterpiece and serves as the backdrop to large scale choral singing, Table Mountain echoing back at you, song sheet in hand. It’s stunning and not to be missed, a truly Capetonian institution.
Come early, the “seated” area on he lawns is unreserved and fills up very quickly!
This is the time of year that we focus on giving, to ourselves and our loved ones. So it is only fitting that we incorporate an opportunity to give to those whose outlook on the festive season may not be as fortunate as ours.
The Valley Development Project and Cape Point Vineyards have managed to raise funds for and provide fourteen meals per month, to an average of about seven hundred children, between the ages of one and seventeen years old in the local communities of Masiphumelele and Ocean View.
ALAS Academy will be singing the carols, a mix of old favourites and upbeat new renditions.
Hot Water will also be performing, bringing their unique mix of kwela, mbaqanga, sakkie-sakkie, ghoema, maskandi, kwasa kwasa, folk, blues and indie-pop rock (just go, you’ll be amazed).
You’ll be supporting a good cause and having a great time, with wine, views, music and more!
Over two-hundred and thirty crafters come bearing their goods to display, sell and negotiate over. Edgemead Christmas market has become a bit of an institution and flocks of loyal followers come back year after year to enjoy the fare and get lost in the Christmas lights.
Exhibitors come from as far afield as Mossel Bay, Vredenburg and Riversdale to bring you hand made products straight from the source.
Think trinkets and keepsakes, little magical items to hang on things. Fairies and blankets and handcrafted miniature windmills. All the items have been locally sourced and created by local artisans and a large amount of the proceeds from the market are funneled back into the community and charitable organisations.
Eagerly anticipated and well-loved, this market will be around for a long time to come!