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The best Christmas markets and where to find them

It’s almost that time of year again, time for Christmas trees adorned with sparkly decorations, the familiar sound of Christmas carols, and the magical ambiance created by pretty twinkling lights. To help you get into the festive spirit, we’ve put together a list of enchanting Christmas markets for you to explore over the next couple of weeks. Christmas markets are a treasure trove of unique and handmade gifts that add a personal touch to your holiday gifting. Whether you’re searching for one-of-a-kind crafts, artisanal delights, or bespoke decorations, these markets offer a diverse array of options that are sure to delight the special people in your life. Christmas markets are a great place for the whole family. It’s a magical opportunity for the kids to see the festive decorations, take a pic on Santa’s lap, and eat too many sweet treats.

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Parkview Christmas Market, Joburg

1 to 3 December 2023

Nicarela Charity are excited to announce the Parkview Christmas Market‘s return for 2023 at George Hay Park. This destination will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland perfect for family, friends, and even your fur babies. Pop into the beer garden, indulge in oysters and champagne, enjoy the live music, and absorb the festive vibe. Also, stand a chance to win something amazing. There’ll also be tons of delicious treats, craft stalls, gift ideas, a massive kids zone for the little ones filled with fun activities. Entry fee is only R50 for adults, and little ones aged 12 or under enter the market for free! Tickets are available on Quicket.

Field Market, Sandton

11 November and 9 December 2023

Field Market Christmas Square

Mark your calendars for a festive extravaganza at the 2023 Christmas markets hosted at the enchanting Field & Study Park! This marks the pinnacle of Field Markt’s year, and they can’t wait to share this delightful experience with you and your loved ones.

Gather your friends and family for a joyous day outdoors, immersing yourselves in the holiday spirit. Discover unique and affordable Christmas gifts, explore local and handmade treasures, indulge in gourmet delights, and sip on delightful beverages. The air will be filled with live music, creating a perfect ambiance for kicking off the festive season in style.

Nickel Christmas Market, Pretoria

22 November to 3 December 2023

It’s that time of the year! Visitors are warmly welcomed to the Nickel Christmas Market, where the enchanting spirit of Christmas comes to life.

Guests can explore the market’s charming stalls. Here, you will discover a treasure trove of unique, handcrafted gifts, exquisite decorations, and delectable treats – perfect for bringing joy to your loved ones. Families and friends are encouraged to join in on this magical experience, where shared laughter, smiles, and the true spirit of giving abound.

Janice Honeyman Pantomime Peter Pan

Rehearsals have started and with only a few weeks to go until the opening of this year’s Janice Honeyman Pantomime Peter Pan, Joburg Theatre is excited to officially open for Panto Season!

All Star Christmas Market, Cape Town

9 to 23 December 2023

Hosted by All Star Markets this festive wonderland will be filled with enchanting stalls offering a wide array of carefully curated gifts, delectable food, and great coffee!

And, this year the market is expanding and has added a whole new tent to the mix, creating new opportunities for crafters to showcase their creations and for visitors to explore a wider range of unique products. There will be over 200 stallholders in attendance, so whether you are searching for handmade jewellery, artwork, or one-of-a-kind home accessories, All Star Market will continue to be your go-to destination!

Christmas Market and Movie Night, Durban

Get ready for the ultimate Christmas cheer at Park Square. Their beloved Market & Movie Nights are making a triumphant return. Mark your calendars because Friday, 1st December, is the date for their Christmas Market and Movie Night – an evening filled with festive magic, local treasures, and mouthwatering delights.

Gather under the twinkling stars with your friends and family, and don’t forget to bring your picnic blankets or comfy camping chairs for a cosy night out. Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere created by local stalls and food vendors showcasing their best offerings. It’s a fantastic opportunity to indulge in delicious food and drinks while exploring the vibrant array of goods.

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