Holiday Guide

2019-12-18 06:00

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) December Ibhayi S unshine Saunter : The route on the Western side of Nelson Mandela Bay is filled with many interesting places suitable for holidaymakers. There are two game farms to visit, horse riding to enjoy, golf, a farmyard ideal for kiddies and ice-skating at Bay West. There are also hiking trails to explore. Maps are available at NMB Tourism and hotels and guesthouses.

) 17 – 23 December Wish Lists: Little ones are called to meet Santa and post their wish lists at The Boardwalk. Children aged three to 12 can have their photographs taken with the man himself at the Craft Workshop between 12:00 and 15:00 and drop off their lists in the Santa Wish List box to stand a chance of winning one of six gift vouchers worth R400 each.

) 18 December Jan Blohm Band: Will perform live at The Music Kitchen in Newton Park at 18:00. Tickets are R150 per person. Contact The Music Kitchen at 041 364 1964.

Skank and The Roots: Will be live in concert against xenophobia and women abuse at Allenridge Civic Centre in Uitenhage from 16:00. Tickets at R50 per adult and R30 per child under 12 are available at www.quicket.co.za. Contact 084 922 3290.

St John’s Methodist Church: Will have Carols by Candlelight, featuring Arnu Oelofse on the organ, at their premises in Havelock Street, Central, at 19:00. Contact Kerryn at 082 904 8399.

Creative Art Holiday Workshop: Will be presented by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum for children aged seven to 15 from 09:00 to 12:00. The cost is R30. Learn how to make Christmas decorations with paper and other things. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron or old clothes. For bookings contact 041 506 2000.

) 18 December – 14 January Holiday Club: A kaleidoscope of fun-filled activities await at The Boardwalk where children under the age of 12. Located at the Kids Corner, the club is available daily until January 14, excluding Christmas Day. There will be craft work, games, kiddies’ movies, a jumping castle, face painting, electronic games, racing games and other indoor activities. The cost is R150 per day, or R80 for the four-hour package.

) 19 December Triathlon Summer Series: If thoughts of sprint, super-sprint, triathlon and duathlon get your blood pumping, then this is for you. An aquathlon, which is a swim version of these races, will also be available for those that aren’t able to run. It will take place at Pollok Beach from 08:30. Contact 041 484 7860 or visit www.zsports.co.za.

Creative Art Holiday Workshop: Will be presented by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum for children aged 7 to 15 from 09:00 to 12:00. The cost is R30. Get creative with pony beads and make beautiful gifts. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron or old clothes. For bookings contact 041 506 2000.

Weekend 5ummer Takeover: National radio station, 5FM, will bring a number of events to the party scene this summer, starting with ‘The Roger Goode Show’ at Savages Fine Food in Central for breakfast from 06:00 to 09:00. The ‘Thabooty Drive’ will then broadcast live from The White Tiger in Humewood from 15:00 to 18:00. Kyle Cassim will find himself at Black Impala for ‘Cassim’s Kitchen’ from 19:00.

) 20 December Weekend 5ummer Takeover: 5FM’s line-up continues with ‘The Roger Goode Show’ at Bocadillos restaurant and bakery in 6th Avenue, Walmer, from 06:00 to 09:00, while ‘The Thabooty Drive’ holds court at Tsogo Sun’s Garden Court, Kings Beach Hotel, from 15:00 to 18:00. The Beer Shack in Marine Drive will then host ‘The Weekender5’, where craft beer and good food will meet good vibes courtesy of 5FM DJs at 20:00.

Christmas Oldies: Will be hosted by Glams Entertainment at Malabar Hall from 20:00. DJ Phil will provide the music and The Pulse Band will also perform. Tickets are R50 at the door. Contact Angie at 071 986 5837.

) 21 December Windsong Bohemian Summer Market: Will take place at 142 Villiers Road, Walmer, from 10:00 to 15:00. There will be handcrafted goods, food stalls, activities for the kids and much more. Entry is free. Contact Zahn at 082 561 2426.

Fully Lit: The second edition of this event for the youth will take place at Dockside the Harbour at 18:00. It’s a platform for local artists and DJs to perform. General tickets are R80 and VIPs are R250. Contact Xolisani at 062 916 0054.

Mystery Ghost Bus: Will run its festive season tour, including ‘pub and grub’ stops, poltergeists, EVP recordings, dowsing rods, castles, a dark haunted room, graveyards and much more from 19:00 to midnight. Visit www.mysteryghostbus.co.za for more info.

Chippa United vs Supersport United: Soccer fans can watch this match live at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Prince Alfred Road, North End, from 20:15. Tickets ranging from R20 to R40 are available from www.ticketpros.co.za.

Boot Sale: Will be hosted by the Knights of Da Gama at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Grounds in Cape Road, Kabega Park. There will be crafts, home industry, bric-a-brac, clothes, books, food and much more. Proceeds go to charity. The gates will open at 06:00 for sellers and 07:00 for the public. Contact Duncan Taft at 083 357 2238.

Weekend 5ummer Takeover: 5FM’s weekend event will continue when Msizi James broadcasts live from Blue Waters Café on the beach in Summerstrand for the 5FM Top 40 charts and selective styles from 10:00 to 14:00.

One Africa Jazz: Forms part of the One Africa Festival and will take place at the Boardwalk ICC at 19:00. The show will be hosted by the veteran, Bra Stan Mosea. The line-up is an all-star internationally acclaimed talent that includes jazz veterans like Feya Faku, McCoy Mrubata, Andile Yenana, and Asanda Mqiki. Tickets at R250 are available from Computicket.

One Africa Indigenous Food Festival: Will take place at the Boardwalk Festival Lawns from 11:00 to 17:00. Entry is free. There will be over 20 diverse and indigenous food stalls from vendors that are exclusively based in the Eastern Cape. The festival is a family lifestyle event that is organised picnic style where music meets food. There will also be a safe play area for kids.

) 22 December Triathlon Summer Series: If thoughts of sprint, super-sprint, triathlon and duathlon get your blood pumping, then this is for you. An aquathlon, which is a swim version of these races, will also be available for those that aren’t able to run. It will take place at Pollok Beach from 08:30. Contact 041 484 7860 or visit www.zsports.co.za for more info.

Sards Sunday Christmas Market: Will take place at Sards Bark Park in Sardinia Bay Road from 09:00 to 13:00. There will be arts, crafts, gifts, live music, jumping castles, food trucks and much more. Entry is free. Contact Aidon at 083 567 6308 or visit the Sards Market Facebook page.

Bay Summer Fest: Will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 13:00. National artists will share the stage with some of the best PE has to offer. Tickets at R150 are available from www.ticketpros.co.za. Visit the Bay Summer Fest Facebook page.

St Mary’s Cathedral: Will have a Nine Lessons and Carol Service at their premises in St Mary’s Terrace, Central, at 18:00. Sing along with the choir and listen to readings which tell of the love of God. Contact 041 585 3047.

Art in the Park Christmas Trading: Will take place at St George’s Park. There will be art, crafts, food, bric-n-brac and much more. Stalls are free for children. Contact Maureen at 082 257 4691.

Bay Summer Fest 2019: Will take place at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium from 12:00. The Bay Summer Fest combines national artists with some of the best PE has to offer. Age restriction is 18. Tickets at R250 are available from www.ticketpros.co.za.

Weekend 5ummer Takeover: The line-up ends with Kid Fonque rounding off the 5FM 5ummer Takeover 2019 at Roof Garden Bar with a live broadcast from 17:00.

) 25 December St Peter’s Congregational Church: Will have a Christmas morning service at Happy Valley at 07:00. Bring a blanket or chair and join the celebration. Contact Rev. Norman at 084 474 2260.

) 26 December Triathlon Summer Series: If thoughts of sprint, super-sprint, triathlon and duathlon get your blood pumping, then this is for you. An aquathlon, which is a swim version of these races, will also be available for those that aren’t able to run. It will take place at Pollok Beach from 08:30. Contact 041 484 7860 or visit www.zsports.co.za.

) 27 – 29 December Ebubeleni Festival: The eighth edition of the popular lifestyle festival will feature award-winning, top of the charts acts. The Urban music leg will kick things off on December 27 at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium with a trinity of hot music genres of hip-hop, gqom and amapiano. Laughter will be added with a comedy night at the Boardwalk ICC on December 28. The line-up includes Ntosh Madlingozi, Siya Seya, Trevor Gumbi and Khanyisa Bunu. Enraptured and fired-up performances will then be at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on December 29 at the Main Event. On stage will be Zonke, Vusi Nova, Ami Faku, Tsepo Tshola, DJ Tira, Simmy, Zer012 Finest and many more. Tickets are available at Computicket.

) 27 December Jay: Will perform at The Barn in Greenbushes from 19:30 to 22:00. Tickets at R130 per person are available from Westway Tickets at 041 369 5422 or 082 487 3118.

) 28 December Beach Fun: Pack your towels and camp chairs for a fun day at Hobie Beach from 09:00 to 12:00. Algoa FM, together with KFC, will be hosting a fun morning for the whole family with plenty of prizes. You can take part in a Zorb challenge or tug-of-war. Algoa FM presenter, Roland Gaspar, will be entertaining the crowd and creating a vibe.

) 29 December Re-Seconds Market: Will take place at Walker Town Hall from 09:00 to 14:00. There will be live music, recycled, reused and revamped items, food trucks and stalls, and much more. There will be entertainment for the children as well. Entry is free. Contact 083 588 5823.

) 6 January Creative Art Holiday Workshop: Will be presented by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum for children aged seven to 15 from 09:00 to 12:00. The cost is R30. Experiment with doodle art and make a free-form drawing and transform it into a masterpiece. All materials will be provided. Bring an apron or old clothes. For bookings contact 041 506 2000.

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