Welcome the festive season with this round up of fun, adventurous and relaxing events for you to choose from. Mark these dates on your calendar for December, otherwise check out our events page for more.Outdoor and SportVital RunWHEN: 12/01/2012 - 00:00WHERE: Lourensford Wine Estate The 21km and 10km are off-road all on Lourensford Wine Estate. The two routes follows the same initial course with the first 3km challenging followed by most scenic views. The 10km meanders back mainly downhill and level running to the finish while the 21km continues contouring along jeep track and farm road along the foot of the Helderberg, passing Brinksburg dam including Champagne Corner. Another hill climb between 8 - 9km marks - the second half mainly downhill on easy forest and farm road. Participants can pre-enter online or enter on the day. Entries limited to 5000.Red Bull Flugtag WHEN: 12/09/2012WHERE: V&A Waterfront, Cape Town45 teamswill put their flying machines to the test in the Red Bull Flugtag challenge taking place at Cape Town’s V& A Waterfront on the 9th of December 2012. An eclectic mix of the über serious to the just plain ridiculous, teams have started building their contraptions in the aim to wow the crowd and hopefully achieve flight. Cape Town-based team, the Cape Mayans are excited to be amongst the chosen teams. “We chose our name based on the fact we’re from the Cape and that the Mayan calendar says the world will end twelve days after Red Bull Flugtag.” More info: www.redbullflugtag.co.za50 Miler Canoe MarathonWHEN: 12/01/2012WHERE: Umzinyathi, DurbanRace Enquiries: Call Chester on +27 (0)82 320-4141SA Paragliding Winelands OpenWHEN: 12/16/2012 WHERE: Porteville, Western Cape There will be two take off options as well as a separate staging area as the event takes flight in Porterville. Pilots need to be ready to fly between 10h00 and 11h00 to take advantage of the areas ideal conditions. This will be the last competition before the Paragliding World Cup to be hosted at the same venue in February 2013.Friends of St Francis Nature Areas 10km RunStart: 12/28/2012 End: St Francis Nature Reserve, Eastern CapeThe perfect race to shake off the excess of Christmas! The moderate and scenic 10km course is run through the St Francis Nature Reserve – make sure you take note of your footing along the rocky shoreline. The course returns past the lighthouse and the famous Seal Point surfing spot. Pre-entries are taken at the Cape St Francis Mini market between 4pm and 6pm on the evening before the event and again at the start from 7am. Walkers are welcome to take part in this special and unique holiday race run in the beautiful holiday venue that is Cape St Francis. Start: Main Beach Car Park Contact: Joan Brady on +27 (0)83 398-3948Music and ArtiTownship Wine FestivalStart: 12/03/2012 End: Gugulethu, Cape TownFor more info contact: Jeanie on 021 970 5333Carols by Candlelight and Night MarketWHEN: 12/07/2012 WHERE: Laborie Wine Estate, Drakeinstein Contact: Laborie Wine Estate on +27 (0)21 807-3390 for further information and bookings.Wavescape Film FestivalWhen: 12/08/2012 Where:Cape TownControversial cartoonist Zapiro will be decorating a surfboard, along with other well-known artists such as Guy Tillim, Brett Murray and Richard Scott, that will be exhibited from December 1st to 8th at the Field Office, in Barrack Street, Cape Town, and auctioned for charity on Thursday 8th December. Films this year include the avant garde production Year Zero, as well as hot surfing movies Leave a Message, Contact: Cian on +27 (0)21 674-0905 or +27 (0)79 026-0669 for more information.Umhlanga Summer Carnival WHEN: 12/08/2012WHERE: Umhlanga Main Beach and Village, KZN Contact: +27 31 312-1281Rock the River SAWHEN: 12/28/2012 - 12:14WHERE: Cape Town Ostrich Ranch Tickets: Available fr om Computicket or at the gate Contact: Telephone Ice Carstens on +27 (0)72 516-1703Wining, Dining,BeerThe Homestead Sponsorship Programme GalaStart: 12/01/2012 - 00:00 The Homestead Sponsorship Programme's 2012 Art Auction and Gala Dinner on Saturday 1 December makes supporting a worthwhile cause fun. Award winning chefs Luke Dale-Roberts of Test Kitchen and Giorgio Nava of 95 Keerom have joined forces with Johans Borman Fine Art to stage The Homestead Sponsorship Programme's main fundraising event for 2012.Luke and Giorgio will collaborate to create an inspirational menu for 100 patrons during a sit down dinner at the spectacular Old Land Bank Building Venue in Victoria Street, Gardens, Cape Town. Johans Borman Fine Art and specialist charity auctioneer Iain Banner will conduct the annual art auction in benefit of The Homestead Sponsorship Programme at the gala dinner event. Celebrity presenter Ashley Hayden, a passionate Homestead supporter, will be Master of Ceremonies for the night and Alwijn Burger of ALWIJN is the event planner for this fundraising effort which is generously supported by all the sponsors and artists involved.To book your tickets contact Sandalene Dale-Roberts on 072 910 2300 or firstname.lastname@example.orgDurbanville Beer FestWHERE: 12/08/2012 - 10:00 WHEN: Durbanville, Cape TownLive Rock and Blues bands will keep all entertained with Rock 'n Roll DJ's keeping the crowd rocking throughout the day while rivers of beer will keep your thirsts quenched. Full bar facilities will be available throughout the course of the event.