#JingleBells: Must-do Christmas Markets across SA

2017-11-15 21:00 - Ishani Chetty
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Cape Town – The Santa Clause season is around the corner and what better way to get your annual shopping done than at an exclusive and local Christmas market. We cannot believe that the year has flown by and it is time to prep for festivities and family get-togethers.

Commercial gifts for your loved ones are all good and well but local markets provide the opportunity to find something unique and memorable - purely because the items are handcrafted and often proudly South African.

Make a day out of it as you enjoy the live music, food and summer buzz while ticking off your ‘to –do list’. We may not have the snow but the sun and sea provide an even better atmosphere to celebrate the holidays.

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We have the ideal list of Christmas markets to check out across South Africa just for you.

Cape Town 

When: 21 November - 3 December 2017

Where: Corner of Main road and Three anchor bay road, Seapoint

Time: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:00, Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free.

When: 2 December 2017

Where: Topaz Way

Time: 11:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free.

When: 3 December 2017

Where: Deerpark cafe

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free.

When: 3 December 2017 

Where: Blue Bird garage food and goods market 

Time: 11:00 - 16:00 

Cost: Free.

When: 22 November - 2 December 2017

Where: Martinson Street, Union Park, Stellenbosch                                     

Time: Week days from 09:00 - 19:00 and Saturday from 09:00 - 16:00

Cost: Free.

#StellenboschKersmark2017 #gift #stellenbosch

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When: 2 December 2017

Where: Jolly Carp organic market 

Time: 10:00 - 15:00.

Cost: Free.

When: 2 December 2017.

Where: Waldorf School, Stellenbosch

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free.

When: 14 - 17 December 2017

Where: Kommetjie Primary School 

Time: 09:00 onward

Cost: Free. 

When: 2 December 2017 

Where: Kreuz Kirche, St Martini Church Long Street

Time: 14:30 

Cost: Free.

When: 4 - 22 December 2017 

Where: Kent Hall, Pinelands Highschool

Time: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:00, Saturday - Sunday 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free


When: 8 - 23 December 2017

Where: Edgemead Commununity Hall 

Time: 10:00 - 20:00

Cost: Free.


When: 1 - 10 December 2017

Where: Claremont, Cavendish Square

Time: 09:00 - 19:00

Cost: Free


When: 5 - 22 December 2017

Where: Strand, Broadway Boulevard and Da Gama Road

Time: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 19:00, Saturday 09:00 - 17:00

Cost: Free

When: 14 - 17 December 2017

Where: Kommetjie Community hall 

Time: Thursday 09:00 - 18:00, Friday 09:00 - 19:00, Saturday 09:00 - 20:00, Sunday 09:00 - 17:00 

Cost: Free.

When: 4 - 22 December 2017 

Where: NG Kerk, Constantia

Time: Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 20:00

Cost: Free


When: 1 - 3 December 2017

Where: Lourensford Estate, Somerset West

Time: Friday  16:00- 21:00 , Saturday 10:00 - 21:00, Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

Cost: Free


Joburg

When: 24 - 26 November 2017 

Where: George Hay Park

Time: 16:00 onward

Cost: Free

#parkviewchristmasmarket stunning evening!

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When: 12 - 23 December 2017

Where: Emperors Palace

Time: 09:00 - 21:00

Cost: R 10 per person, under 12 is free entrance


When: 3 December 2017 

Where: Country Pub, Midrand 

Time: 11:00 - 16:00 

Cost: Free

When: 11 November 2017

Where: The Big red barn 

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free 


When: 18 November 2017

Where: Ferndale, Randburg 

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Cost:  Free

Durban

When: 2 - 30 December 2017 

Where: Hillcrest

Time: 08:00 - 18:00

Cost: Free 

Pecan pie popcorn, nom Nom nom! #shongwenichristmasmarket #smithsbakeshop

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When: Every Saturday from 2 - 16 December 2017  and 6 January 2018

Where: Moses Mabhida stadium

Time: 09:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free

When: 1 December 2017 

Where: St. Henry's Marist college 

Time: 17:00 - 21:00 

Cost: Free

When: 1 December 2017 

Where: Little Leaders preschool, Glenhills

Time: 18:00 - 21:30

Cost: Free

When: 14 - 19 December 2017

Where: Inanda Road, Hillcrest

Time: 09:00 onward

Cost: Free

Port Elizabeth

Christmas in the Home

When: 1 - 3 December 2017

Time: 09:00  to 15:00

Where: Walmer Park, Shopping Centre
Port Elizabeth

Cost: R20 for adults, free for children under 12

Garden Route 

When:  1 December 2017

Where: Getafix cafe

Time: 17;00 - 21:00

Cost: Free

When: Open everyday except 25 December and 1 January 2018

Where: Keurboomsrivier

Time: 08:30 - 17:00

Cost:  Free

?? #thymeandagain

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When: Every Saturday

Where: Opposite Garden Route mall, George

Time: 08:00 - 14:00

Cost: Free

When: Every Friday 

Where: Narnia Village, Knysna

Time: 16:00  - 20:00 

Cost: Free 

I love being home. I love these people. ?? #noplacelikehome #holidayfun

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