Something for everyone during season of treasures

2018-12-12 06:01
One of the treatment rooms at the Camelot Spa at The Boardwalk Hotel.Photo:SUPPLIED

One of the treatment rooms at the Camelot Spa at The Boardwalk Hotel.Photo:SUPPLIED

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THE Boardwalk, a premier entertainment hub in Port Elizabeth, boasts a jam-packed itinerary of events, shows and promotions over the upcoming festive season.

During the season of treasures, there is something for the whole family. True to its promise to deliver quality shows and entertainment to the Bay, The Boardwalk has an exciting line-up of events during the holidays.

Kicking off the festive line-up on Friday, December 14, it is the annual sparkler event around the lake between 19:00 and 20:00. The community is invited to light up the skies with a sparkler or a lighter and then watch the ever popular Boardwalk fountain show and join in the singing of Christmas carols.

Sparklers and lighters will be on sale at R20 each. All proceeds will go to local charities.

From December 16 to 22 there will be an entertaining puppet show for the little ones to enjoy.

The puppet show organised by The Boardwalk in conjunction with Obed Productions will be at 12:00 until 13:00 in The Boardwalk Amphitheatre.

Tickets cost R20 each and proceeds will go to charity.

On December 23 the ultra-classy Ian von Memerty reluctantly teams up with the unashamedly Philistine from De Aar, Gino Fabbri, for an outrageous musical comedy, Common and Class.

The uncommon combustible clash of breeding and culture pits drummer-comedian Fabbri’s dynamic drumming and guitar-playing against Von Memerty’s pyrotechnic piano-ism, resulting in a roller-coaster of musical contradictions.

Tickets cost R140 at Computicket.

ABBA mania is in the air once again as Centrestage pays tribute to the super swinging Swedes in their hit production, ABBA: Here We Go Again on December 27 and 28.

The performances start at 19:30 on both nights. Tickets cost R160 at Computicket.

Fans of Adele and Michael Bublé can look forward to a very special treat when talented Port Elizabeth performers, Robynn King and Thuba Myeki, pay tribute to them at The Boardwalk Amphitheatre in the Centrestage production, Chartbreaker Heartbreakers on December 30.

Tickets cost R140 each at Computicket or by calling Wendy on 082 661 6921. Groups of eight or more can enjoy a discounted price of R120 per ticket.

Fun for the kids

Santa is making a turn at The Boardwalk to meet his young followers. Children can have their photographs taken with the man himself at the Craft Workshop and also drop off their Christmas wish lists in the Santa Wish List box to stand a chance of winning a gift card worth R500.

Santa has been available for photographs since Monday from 12:00 to 16:00 daily and will be until December 23.

Children can also enjoy a host of activities at the Craft Workshop from 12:00 to 16:00.

Holiday packages are available for Kids Corner where children can enjoy a host of supervised activities while their parents have some grown-up fun.

Open from 08:00 daily, there are planned activities to entertain children from 09:00 until 17:00.

Activities include arts and crafts, picnics, cupcake and biscuit decorating, colouring-in competitions, movies and other fun indoor entertainment. The cost is R100 for four hours and R150 for six hours, including a snack.

Camelot Spa

While the kids are entertained, adults can savour some well deserved pampering at the Camelot Spa, which boasts a menu of sumptuous therapies designed to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul. Treatments offered at this tranquil spa include LPG endermologie – a revolutionary range of sports rehabilitation, deep tissue, relaxation, preoperative and anti-ageing treatments which are non-aggressive and 100% natural.

Visible results are evident after just three sessions.

Along with six treatment rooms, a nail bar and pedicure lounge, facilities include a rasul, floatation pool and Himalayan salt sauna.

Family activities

Other family activities include:

  • Speedway Go-Kart Track – an action-packed Grand Prix track for emerging speedsters situated behind Vodacom Amphitheatre. Minimum heights apply. Trading hours: 15:00 to 23:00 on Fridays; 10:00 to 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • The Magic Company – an amusement arcade with the latest computer and simulation games. Kids can choose from go karts, mini golf, bumper boats and a 3D/4D motion theatre. Trading hours: 10:00 to 22:00 from Sunday to Thursday; 10:00 to 00:00 on Fridays and Saturdays.
  • Adventure Golf – enjoy nine holes of adventure golf in tranquil surroundings with caves and water features. This is guaranteed fun for the whole family. Trading hours: 15:00 until late on Fridays and 10:00 until late on Saturdays and Sundays.
  • Nu Metro – Nu Metro at The Boardwalk boasts five plush theatres featuring the latest blockbusters, stadium racked comfortable seating, 3D screens and digital sound. View Nu Metro’s website for show times and to find out what’s on.
  • The Lighthouse’s Ten Pin Bowling – offers 16 lanes of 10-pin bowling, 14 pool tables, and a bar and lounge area with big television screens showing MTV and sports. Trading hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 until late.
  • Amusement park – children enjoy a range of kids’ rises including a Victorian style carousel, a jet ride, modern day shooting star, pirate boats and more. Trading hours: 15:00 to 23:00 on Fridays, and from 10:00 to 23:00 on Saturdays and Sundays.

Like The Boardwalk on Facebook and follow them on Twitter to stay up to date with their activities.

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