Xmas is coming up – and once more, Cape Town is THE place to be! Next to all the popular restaurants with their delicious food and special cuisine for the festive season, next to the white sand beaches full of laughing kinds and competitive volleyball players, next to everybody in the busy streets and shops having fun there is something you only find in December – Christmas-markets!
Before running around headless, not knowing where to go and which one to visit, we put all our knowledge together and found out for you the important details – so just read below!
Also, in case you are still wondering how to spend New Years Eve – we have suggestions – from cosy little spots up to fancy party-nights!
X-mas markets in and around Cape Town
Durbanville Craft- and Nightmarket
Since 1984 one can visit that popular market in beautiful Durbanville every singel Saturday – in Decemerber, there is the possibility to also visit the insider spot in the Rust-en-Vrede Heritage Site on a Friday evening. Whoever might still be looking for Christmas presents: Nobody would leave this market uninspired and with empty hands. Self-made craft and curiosities by more then 120 artists are waiting to be bought and change ownership! Who rather just enjoys the atmosphere can sit underneat old shadow trees and wait for their partners to return with delectable bits and bobs to eat and drink. Live performances will complete the program. And all that with free entrance!
Friday, 5th and 12th of Dec, 17h00 – 22h00, Sat, 6th of Dec. 8h30-14h00
Rust-en-Vrede Heritage Site | Wellington Road | Durbanville | +27 (0) 72 173 1040
Between the 8th and the 21st of December, you might just choose whichever day suits you most to drive through to this must-visit-craft markket in stunning Pinelands Inside Kent Hall, from the youngest up to Grandparetns, all family members will have fun. Next to Christmas decorations, glassware postcards with festive prints, you can enjoy homemade cakes outsinde on the grass or inside the charming coffee shop.
Free entrance, Monday, 8th until Sunday 21sy of Dec., Mo-Fr 10h00-20h00, Sa-So 10h00-17h:00
Pinelands High School | Forest Drive | Pinelands|+27 (0) 82 661 6080
Simply South gitf- and craftmarket
Want to relax, feast, enjoy a festive atmosphere and get presents in a wide range of children’s clothing up to unique hand-made interior design? Then the X-Mas market at the NG Kerk Constantia is just what you need. And in case there is so much you like that you don’t have enough cash – just pay with your card!
Monday 8th until Tuesday 23th of Dec, Mo-Fr 10h00-20h00, Sa-So 10h00-17h:00
NG Kerk Constantia | Crn Ladies Mile und Firgrove Roads | Bergvliet | +27 (0)83 618 6366
Kirstenbosch Craft Market
Sunday, 14th and 21st Dec.: 9h00–15h00
Kirstenbosch Stone Cottages | Kirstenbosch Gardens | Rhodes Drive | Newlands
Willowbridge Christmas Night & Day Slow Markets
Wednesday 17th until Tuesday 23rd Dec.: 10h00–19h00
39 Carl Cronje Drive | Tygervalley | +27 (0) 21 886 8514 | +27 (0) 72 416 4890
Fab Ideas Christmas Gift Fair Kommetjie
Saturday, 13th until Tuesday 16th Dec.: Sat – Monday: 9h00–19h00 and Di 9h00–17h00
Kommetjie Primary Community Hall | Teubes Road | Kommetjie | +27 (0) 82 411398