Christmas 2016 Market Guide – South Africa

With the festive season just around the corner, we "wrap up" a list of popular Christmas Markets in South Africa, where you can find fantastic food and unique presents for your loved ones.

Summer is a wonderful time to visit all the amazing food and craft markets we have scattered throughout our beautiful country, and supporting your local small businesses is just one of the many small things you can do towards promoting an eco-friendly and sustainable community.

With the festive season just around the corner, we “wrap up” a list of popular Christmas Markets in South Africa, where you can find fantastic food and unique presents for your loved ones.

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Bryanston Organic Christmas Moonlight Market  – Sandton

Every Tuesday Evening from Nov 22nd – 20th December 2016
From 5pm – 9pm
Culross Road, Bryanston, Sandton

Christmas Night Market – Melrose Arch

23 & 24 November 2016
Wednesday & Thursday: 4pm – 9pm
Melrose Arch Piazza & Whiteley Road

Night Fox Market – Johannesburg

Friday 25 November 2016
12pm – 10pm
14 Alexander Street, Ferreirastown 

The Market Shed will be open for our monthly night market. This is the perfect marketplace to enjoy a little Christmas shopping and tuck into some delectable food. Together with the market, LPV Distillery, Mad Giant and Good Luck Bar are open for a great night out on the town with family and friends.

Avril Elizabeth Home Christmas market – Germiston

Saturday, 26 November 2016
9am – 3pm
11 Castor Road, Fishers Hill, Primrose

Christmas Village – Monte casino, Fourways

30 November – 4 December 2016
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 9pm
Sunday: 10am – 9pm
Monte Casino, Outdoor Piazza, Cnr Monte Casino Blvd & Witkoppen Rd, Sandton

Join us for a magical family experience with a craft market, outdoor movie screenings and carols.
Come along and shop for the perfect, handcrafted gift for family and friends, soak up the atmosphere and sample traditional Christmas fare like hot roasted nuts, fruity Christmas cakes, mouth-watering biscuits and all the delectable tastes associated with this special time of the year.
Kids will be entertained with a dedicated kiddies area and the opportunity to whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear while Mom and Dad browse for gifts that will bring delight to the faces of loved ones.

Parkview Charity Christmas Market – parkview

25 -27 November 2016
Friday: 3pm – 10pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 10pm
George Hay Park, Parkview

Cost: R50 Entrance, R80 Weekend Pass,R30 Pensioners

Market in the Park, The Linden Market – Emmarentia

3 December 2016
Saturday 9am – 7pm
Thomas Bowler Street, Entrance opposite Roosevelt High School, Emmarentia
Cost: Entrance R10 Parking R10 JoburgParks

We didn’t want to create yet another traditional flea market, that’s why it is our vision to bring you a highly curated lifestyle experience with a special focus on local, handmade and stylish products & the best christmas gingbread houses!

Instead of going to a shopping mall, we want you to enjoy a beautiful day of music, wine, food and shopping. There will also be a kiddies’ area and ample parking.

Christmas at 1Fox @TheSheds – Johannesburg 

2 – 4 December 2016
2 December: 12pm – 5pm
3 December: 10am – 10pm,
2pm – 6pm Live Entertainment in Market Shed
7pm – 8:30pm Christmas Carols with Gauteng Opera
4 December: 10pm – 4pm
2 Fox street, Johannesburg

Rusty Hook Xmas Market – Roodepoort

Sunday 4 December 2016
From 10am
22 Wilge Street, Roodepoort

Market for the whole family. Live music and great food. Child minding and kids entertainment

pretoriaPRETORIA

KamersVOL geskenke -IRENE

28 November – 4 December 2016
9am – 5pm
Southdowns College (Open Window campus), Irene, Pretoria

Cost: R50 online www.plankton.mobi , R70 at the entrance, R100 for a 5-day pass

We are excited to return to Gauteng for KAMERS/Makers Irene, Pretoria at Southdowns College (Open Window), a trendy venue that perfectly reflects this uniquely South African event, sponsored by Absa.
Expect a celebration of local design, craft, art, music, food, wine and more.

The Country Market at Country Pub – Midrand

4th December 2016
11am – 4pm
35 Cedar Road, Corner Main & Cedar Road, Kyalami

Fresh2U Farmers Christmas Market – Modderfontein

Saturday 26 November 2016
8am – 2pm
Franz Hoenig Haus Gardens, 30 High Street, Modderfontein

TRANSORANJE CHRISTMAS MARKET – PRETORIA West

25 November- 4 December 2016
Monday – Saturday: 9am – 7pm
Sunday: 9am – 3pm
School for the Deaf, car WF Nkomo Street and Transoranje

Christmas Market Fundraiser for the deaf with more than 300 exhibitors with unique products for young and old from all over SA. Gifts, Arts & Crafts, Food & Beverages

NICKEL XMAS MARKET – KUNGWINI WELFARE ORGANISATION – pretoria east

3 – 18 December 2016
9am – 6pm
Put 214, Graham Road, Zwavelpoort

Sunday Buffet – Every Sunday (12:00 – 14:00) Adults – 100 p.p Children under 12 R50 p.p

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KROONHEUWEL KRISMISMARK – KROONSTAD

29 November – 3 December 2016
29 November: 6pm – 9pm
30 November – 2 December: 9am – 7pm
3 December: 9am – 12pm
1 Verwoerd Street, Kroonstad

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Haenertsburg Christmas Market

2 – 4 December 2016

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I Heart Christmas Market – Durban

3, 10 and 17 December 2016
9am – 2pm
Moses Mabida Soccer Stadium, Durban

Wrap It Up – The Christmas Gift Market – empangeni

11 December 2016
10:00 – 17:00
Umfolozi Hotel Casino and Convention Resort, 2 Copper Dr, Empangeni

Cost: R30 per adult, kids under 12 free

KZN Christmas Market Festival – hillcrest

13 – 17 December 2016
15 & 16 December – Food Night Market

Tuesday to Friday: 9am – 8pm
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
City Hill Auditorium and Conference Centre, 1 Greenmeadow Lane, Hillcrest

Shongweni Christmas Farmer’s & Craft Christmas Market Extravaganza – hillcrest

15 – 18 December 2016
Thursday 15 December: 2pm – 7pm
Friday 16 December: 10am – 4pm
Saturday 17 December: 6:30am – 1pm
Sunday: 18 December :10am – 3pm
Alverston Road, Shongweni

Cherry Fig Christmas Night Market – HiLLCREST

Friday 25 November 2016
4pm – 9pm
Crinkley Bottom park, 167 Inanda Road, Waterfall

Come and join us for a night of fun for the whole family.
Food Stalls, Arts & Crafts, Local Exhibitors, Face Painters, Santa Claus kiddies to bring their wish list, Cash Bar, Live Music and much more. Buy local this Christmas

eastern-capeEASTERN CAPE

Christmas in the Home – port elizabeth

1 – 4 December 2016
9am onwards
Boardwalk Port Elizabeth, Marine Drive, PE, Eastern Cape

Cost: R20 for adults, free for children under 12

GONUBIE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS FAIR – East London

19 – 21 December 2016
Gonuble Sports Grounds

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CAPE TOWN GIFT MARKET – SEA POINT

22 November – 4 December
Weekdays: 9am – 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9am – 5pm
Sea Point City Hall, corner of Main Road and Three Anchor Bay Road, Sea Point In and around Cape Town

Crafters from all over South Africa and Namibia exhibit their wares, ranging from something for the home, toys, edibles and art

Stellenbosch Kersmark – SUNNINGDAle

23 November – 3 December 2016
Weekdays: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 9am – 4pm
Martinson street, Union Park, Stellenbosch

Christmas Schoolyard Market
- sunningdale

25 and 26 November 2016
9am – 1pm
Elkanah House High School, Sunningdale

Adventsbasar – CBD

26 November 2016
From 10am
St Martini Church, 240 Long Street, CBD

German handmade Christmas ornaments, advents wreaths and fabulous food.

Adventsbasar – Belville

26 November 2016
From 2:30pm
Lutheran Kreuzkirche, 33 Middle Street, Bellville

German handmade Christmas ornaments, advents wreaths and fabulous food.

Oude Libertas Christmas Night Market – Stellenbosch

2 December 2016
5pm – 10pm
Oude Libertas Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

Slow Food Market’s Christmas Market – Stellenbosch

3 December 2016
10am – 2pm
Oude Libertas Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

FRENCH CHRISTMAS MARKET – SEA POINT

Saturday 3 December 2016
9.30am – 4pm
Ecole Française du Cap – Kings Road, Sea Point

Camphill Village Christmas Market – Somerset west

4 December 2016
10am – 2pm
Camphill Village West Coast, Kleindassenberg Rd, off the N7, near Atlantis

Lourensford Estate – Somerset West

2 – 4 December 2016
Friday & Saturday: 4pm – 10pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm

PINELANDS CRAFT & GIFT FAIR – PINELANDS

5 – 22 December 2016
Mon-Fri: 9am – 7pm (incl public holiday)
Sat & Sun: 9am – 5pm
Kent Hall, Pinelands High School, Forest Drive

Simply South Gift and Craft Fair – bergvliet

5 December – 22 December 2016
NG Kerk, Constantia, c/o Ladies Mile and Firgrove Rds, Bergvliet

MADE IN THE CAPE FESTIVAL FAIR – CLAREMONT

6 – 18 December 2016
Mon – Sat: 9am -7pm each day
Sunday: 9am – 5pm
Cavendish Square, Dreyer Street, Claremont

The very best in local design, decor & gifts

EDGEMEAD CHRISTMAS MARKET – EDGEMEAD

8 – 22 December 2016
10am to 8pm every day, including Sundays
Edgemead Community Hall, Edgemead Drive, Cape Town

Each year more than 250 of the Western Cape’s finest crafters travel from as far as Mossel Bay, Riversdale and Vredenburg to take part in the market.

THE GIFT MARKET @CURRO – HERMANUS

9 – 22 December 2016
Monday – Sunday: 10am – 6pm
Curro Private School, Sandbaai, Hermanus

EkLiefKrismis Market – George

9 – 22 December 2016
Eden place, Kraaibosch, GEORGE (Old Rademachers)

Spier Festival of White Lights -Stellenbosch

10 December 2016
From 7pm
Spier Wine farm, Baden Powell Drive

Cost: R165 for Adults; R65 for Children under 12

Stanford Street Festival – Stanford

11 December 2016
Queen Victoria Street, Stanford (Overberg Region)

FAB IDEAS CHRISTMAS MARKET GIFT FAIR – KOMMETJIE

15 – 18 December 201
Thursday: 9am-5pm; Friday-Sunday: 9am-7pm
Kommetjie Community Hall, Teubes Road, Kommetjie

GABRIELSKLOOF ‘OUR FAVOURITE THINGS’ MARKET – BOT RIVER

16, 17 & 18 December 2016
Friday: 5pm – 9pm Friday night (booking essential): R100 per person, includes a table, glass of wine and live music
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 10am – 3pm
Gabrielskloof Estate, Swartrivier Road, off the N2 in Bot River

Blaauwklippen Twilight Christmas Market – Stellenbosch

16 – 20 December 2016
4pm – 10pm with Sunday 18 December a “marathon” market from 10am – 10pm
Blaauwklippen Estate, Stellenbosch

CAPE TOWN GIFT & FOOD AT THE CASTLE OF GOODHOPE – CAPE TOWN

20 – 23 December 2016
20 – 22 December: 9am – 9pm
23 December: 9am – 4pm
Darling Str & Buitenkant Str, Foreshore, Cape Town

BOEREVINTAGE GIFT MARKET – GEORGE, WESTERN CAPE

19 – 23 December 2016
Daily from 9am – 6pm
George Show Grounds

The Boerevintage Gift Market is an annual holiday market held in December offering a wide selection beautiful gifts, décor, jewelry, delicious deli products, kids entertainment, a Cash Bar, live entertainment and just a lovely, relaxed holiday vibe.  

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