A Christmas market guide for 2019

Christmas is described as “the most wonderful time of the year”. Here’s a Christmas market guide to help you find the perfect gifts for loved ones – while you enjoy all the end-of-year festivities!


Clansthal Christmas Craft Market

Join the Clansthal community for a relaxing Christmas market in a serene garden, and help raise funds for the Clansthal conservancy!

Venue 111 Pig & Whistle Drive, Clansthal

Date 8 December, 2019

Time 9:00 – 14:00  


I Heart Market

The I Heart Market celebrates the gift giving season with a special focus on South African entrepeneurship. It’s a haven for conscious consumers keen to support small business owners.

Venue The HayStore, Albert Terrace, Point Waterfront, Durban

Date 7; 14 and 21 December, 2019

Time 9:00 – 14:00


Bryanston Christmas Moonlight Market  

The whole family will love the 2019 Christmas Moonlight Market! You can shop while the kids enjoy live theatre and crafting – this market promises to inspire the Christmas spirit in all of us.

Venue 40 Culross Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg

Date 19 November – 17 December, 2019 

Time Every Tuesday: 17:00 – 21:00

Entrance R20 for adults; free for under-12s


Liggies Fees Jacaranda Children’s Home

Don’t miss the magical lights display at the annual Liggies Fees! You can expect music shows, laser shows, a Big Wheel, a carousel, train rides, arts and crafts stalls, and food stalls this festive season!

Venue Jacaranda Children’s Home, East Lynne, Pretoria

Date 1 – 31 December, 2019

Time 18:00 – 22:00  

Entrance R30 per person

Back to Earth Christmas Night Market

The monthly Back to Earth Market (which falls on the first Wednesday of each month) turns into a special Christmas market to start December festivities off with a bang. It showcases various handcrafted items and seasonal treats to share with the family.

Venue Old Grey Sports Club, Port Elizabeth 

Date 4 December, 2019

Time 17:00 – 20:00


The Wanderers Christmas Market

The Wanderers Christmas Market aims to make Christmas shopping a pleasure for all – and you get to support your local crafters and small businesses. Expect to find quality vendors such as Bella Ciao, Jolly Pots, Interior Collection, Playtime Soups and more!

Venue 21 North Street, Illovo, Johannesburg

Date 2 – 9 December, 2019

Time 9:00 – 19:00 


Photo: Irene Village Market Facebook page

Irene Village Christmas Market

The Irene Village Market offers wholesome family entertainment this holiday season with various locally made artisanal eats, crafts, clothes, collectables and more. The proudly South African arts and crafts market also offers Segway and Acrobranch for children.

Venue The Big Red Barn, 7 Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein 

Date 7 and 14 December, 2019

Time 9:00 – 13:00


For the kids…

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping at Randburg’s Cresta Shopping Centre and check out the fish feed at the CrestAquarium. The exhibit showcases more than 32 Indo Pacific Ocean reef fish and offers tons of photo opportunities for the family album!

Venue CrestAquarium, Randburg

Date 7; 14; 21 and 28 December, 2019

Time Between 12:00 and 12:20 (subject to change)


Free State

Parys Kers- Kunsmark

The Parys Kers-Kunsmark promises gifts galore, family fun, good food and great entertainment!

Venue 18 Schilbach Street, Blikoortjies Kleuterskool, Parys

Date 14 – 23 December, 2019

Time 9:00 – 18:00


Garden Route 

EkLiefKrismis Market

The annual 10-day EkLiefKrismis Market offers plenty of special Christmas shopping moments. The market showcases outstanding creativity and quality local products as well as live entertainment and fun activities for the kiddies.

Venue Eden Place, Knysnaweg, George

Date 10 – 20 December, 2019 

Time 9:00 – 18:00


Boerevintage Gift Market

Passionate about the South African economy, the Boerevintage Gift Market presents more than 150 stalls offering handmade gifts, baked products, preserves and artisanal treats. The charming Redberry Farm also offers fun for the family with strawberry picking, pony rides, pedal go-carts and more!

Venue Redberry Farm, George  

Date 16 – 21 December, 2019 

Time 9:00 – 17:00


Eastern Cape

Photo: Grant Liebenberg

Locally Yours Christmas Market 

The annual Locally Yours Christmas Market celebrates all things local, including gifts, food, art, live music, furniture and crafts.

Venue Tramways Building, 16 Lower Valley Road, Port Elizabeth

Date 14 December – 17 December, 2019 

Time Saturday: 13:00 – 19:00; Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00; Monday: 09:00 – 18:00; Tuesday: 09:00 – 16:00                 


Western Cape 

Pinelands Craft & Gift Fair 

Every December, the Pinelands High School Kent Hall presents an array of local crafts perfect for end-of-year gift shopping. Browse through items from festive greeting cards and Christmas decorations to Christmas-themed treats, handmade leatherwork and more.

Venue Kent Hall, Pinelands High School, Cape Town

Date 02 December – 22 December, 2019 

Time 9:00 – 19:00


Edgemead Craft and Gift Market

The popular Edgemead Christmas Market showcases some of the Western Cape’s finest crafters with gifts, crafts, eats, toys and more – you can expect more than 250 stalls!

Venue Edgemead Community Hall, Edgemead Drive, Cape Town 

Date 5 – 22 December, 2019 

Time 10:00 – 20:00


Disakloof Gift Market

The Betty’s Bay, Disakloof Gift Market showcases a unique selection of jewellery, crafts, décor, toys and art. The Disakloof campsite adds a peaceful charm to the market experience with an exceptional selection of artisanal eats.

Venue Diskloof Youth Campsite, Clarence Drive, Betty’s Bay 

Date 14 – 29 December, 2019

Time 14 – 23 December: 9:00 – 18:00; 24 December: 9:00 – 13:00; 26 – 28 December: 9:00 – 18:00; 29 December: 9:00 – 13:00



Our Favourite Things Market

This market features stylish collectables, handmade and homemade products. Enjoy a glass of Gabriëlskloof wine while you browse the stalls and enjoy the picturesque views that Gabriëlskloof has to offer.

Venue Gabriel Estate, Swartrivier Road, Gabriëlskloof

Date 13 December – 15 December, 2019

Time 13 December: 17:00 – 19:00; 14 December: 10:00 – 18:00; 15 December: 10:00 – 15:00

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