Avoid the stress of crowded malls and try these Christmas markets around the Eastern Cape

2019-11-21 18:00 - Thutolore Tsatsane
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'Tis the season to be jolly but there is nothing fun about being stuck in never-ending queues.

Every holiday-shopper flocks to their nearest shopping centre come festive season and all that means is overcrowded stores and zero parking. Beat the holiday blues this year and visit the nearest Christmas market for your gift collection.

The friendly Eastern Cape has stocked up on festive gems, whether you are in the more quiet parts of the province or the busy cities, you are guaranteed a quirky find. Whether you are looking for ingredients to create the perfect Christmas dessert or matching sweaters for the whole family, these markets will deliver. 

Come bearing empty shopping bags and a rumbling tummy to fully enjoy the fete. 

When: 6 November 2019

Where: Old Grey Sports Club, Port Elizabeth

Cost: Free entry

When: 27 - 30 November 2019

Where: Hoerskool PJ Olivier, Grahamstown

Cost: Free entry

READ: How to use your leave to get the most out of the Christmas holidays

When: 29 November - 1 December 2019

Where: Walmer Park, Shopping Centre, Port Elizabeth

Cost: TBC

When: 6 December 2019

Where: Greenfields, East London

Cost: Free entry

READ: The best things in life are free: 5 Things to do in PE without breaking your bank

When: 7 December 2019

Where: Eagle's Ridge Country House, Stutterheim, East London

Cost: Free entry

When: 14 - 17 December 2019

Where: Tramways Building, Port Elizabeth

Cost: Free entry

READ: Why the Eastern Cape is SA's adventure treasure trove

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