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Posted on: Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Let the Festivities Begin

Christmas markets happening around the country

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

See our updated list for 2013 – Christmas Markets in South Africa

The countdown to Christmas has begun and with just over a month to go you are probably wondering what you are going to be filling the family Christmas stockings with or you might want to spend some quality time with your friends browsing around the various Christmas fairs and markets this festive season.

The Gonubie Christmas Fair in East London takes place from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 December and is always a popular event. The venue is the sports fields in Gonubie and you will once again be able to find fantastic gifts and stocking fillers to delight those close to you on Christmas morning …

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Expect to find more than Christmas gifts – outdoor furniture, accessories and fashion items as well as delicious food and yummy treats will be available. This market is sure to get you into a jolly mood and if you’ve had your fill of browsing through the stalls you can put your feet up and relax in the beer tent. All events will be organised by local charity organisations to raise much need funds!

The South Coast Christmas Market in Uvongo, KwaZulu Natal will be the first Christmas market on the Hibiscus Coast and runs from Sunday 13 December to Wednesday 23 December 2009. This being a popular holiday destination with more than 500,000 holiday makers expected it is an excellent place for a Christmas market.

With over 160 stalls you can be assured there will be something for everyone. If you’d like some more information on this market taking place in the Uvongo Town Hall please contact Elmarie on +27 (0)83 750-8447.

Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

Christmas is often associated with decadent food and lots of eating and Gauteng has a great opportunity for us to taste and purchase some delicious food and purchase some Christmas goodies at the Hazel Food Christmas Market. The market will run from Thursday 3 to Saturday 5 December 2009 at 32 Pinaster Street, Hazelwood, Pretoria Accommodation.

With over 100 stalls offering food, Christmas gifts and decorations you will find something to fill your shopping basket. For more information you can telephone +27 (0)83 554-5636.

The Pure Boland Christmas Market & Night Run in Worcester on Tuesday 15 December combines a place to purchase Christmas gifts and get a bit of exercise. Set in the beautiful Brandwacht valley with soothing melodies of Christmas favourites enjoy this market that offers food, wine and gifts as well as a host of other activities.

For those who are feeling a bit more energetic, why not take part in the 10km night run with a trail through the vineyards? The race starts at 19h00 and entry is R25 a person.

Don’t let Christmas creep up on you this year, avoid the mad rush at the shopping centers the few days before Christmas get yourselves to these markets!

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2 comments about Christmas markets happening around the country
  1. November 27th, 2009 at 10:52
    Dee Gelb says:

    Last year on 16 Dec, we attended a wonderful market in Pretoria central. How do we find out if it is on again this year?

  2. December 1st, 2009 at 13:11
    yumna says:

    Do you have any contact info for the person in charge of the Christmas market held in the town of Strand, Cape Town?

    Please let me know.

    Thanks