Visit these markets during the festive season

If you’ve left your festive shopping to the last minute, these festive markets are sure to offer gifts for everyone on your gift list!


Moonlight Markets

Each Tuesday evening from 20 November to 18 December: Bryanston, Johannesburg

The Bryanston Organic & Natural Market will be transformed into festive Moonlight Markets, lit up by the sparkle of festive lights. Be entertained by expert musicians and buskers or enjoy the children’s theater.

Venue: 40 Culross rd (off Main rd), Bryanston, Johannesburg

Time: 17:00 – 21:00

Cost: There is an entrance fee of R20 per adult with children under 12 entering free.

Contact: For more information call 011 706 3671 or visit

Jakaranda Kinderhuis Liggiefees

1–31 December: Pretoria

Make sure to visit the annual Jakaranda Kinderhuis Liggiefees for a spectacular festive celebration. The 21 houses will be decorated with thousands of lights and opened to the public for the festive season. Visitors can also look forward to live performances, a carousel, the big wheel and various stalls.

Venue: Jakaranda Childrens’ Home

Time: 18:00 or 17:00 on show nights - 22:00

Costs: R30 per ticket. Tickets will be sold at the gate.

Contact: Call 012 800 4700 or visit


4–9 December: Irene, Pretoria

Explore a treasure trove of handcrafted goods from more than 170 unique creatives and foodies at KAMERS/Makers. You can even shop your favourite Makers online at

Venue: Cornwall Hill College, Pretoria

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Costs:  Get tickets for R60 from or for R90 at the entrance – includes a limited edition KAMERS/Makers shopper bag and magazine. Multi-entry tickets: R120

Contact: For more information visit



Kroonheuwel Kersmark

4–8 December: Kroonstad, Free State

Choose from a variety of handmade, affordable Christmas gifts. The tea garden will serve quality coffee from the Royal Roastery along with delicious bites to eat. Evenings will be filled with live music and braai; perfect for the whole family.

Venue: 1 Verwoerd Street, Kroonstad.


  • 4th: 18:00 – 21:00
  • 5–7th: 09:00 – 19:00
  • 8th: 08:00 – 12:00

Cost: Free

Contact: Call Carina on 083 635 2851 or send an email to

Parys Kers-Kunsmark

14–23 December: Parys, Free State

Don’t miss the Parys Kers-Kunsmark where the whole family can join in the Christmas shopping fun! Enjoy a light meal and browse various stalls to find gifts for everyone.

Venue: Blikoortjies Kleuterskool, 18 Schilbach Street, Parys

Time: 09:00 – 18:00

Costs: Free

Contact: Call 082 9586312 for more.


Ekliefkrismis Kersmark

12–22 December: George

Shop at over 150 stalls at the Ekliefkrismis Kersmark. Décor, deli products and more will be on offer.  Expect unique, handmade gift at affordable prices.

Venue: Eden Place, Knysnaweg, George

Time: Weekdays & Saterdays: 09:00 – 18:00

Costs: Free

Contact: For more information visit or call 0723314335.

Boerevintage Gift Market

16–22 December: George

Visit the Boerevintage gift market for more than 150 stalls with exhibitors from all over South Africa. Expect quality handmade gifts, a deli section and a large selection of delicious food.

Venue: George Show Grounds

Time: 10:00 – 19:00

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information call 072 246 7677 or find them on Facebook.


Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market

1, 8, 15, 16, 17, 22, 29 December: Shongweni

This market hosts over 150 stalls, more the half of which offer delicious food and fresh produce. Pop in during the month of December for some Christmas shopping.

Venue: Lot 457, MR551, Shongweni


  • 1st, 8th & 15th: 06:30 – 13:00
  • 16th & 17th: 08:00 – 13:00
  • 22nd & 29th: 06:30 – 13:00

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information call Christine on 031 777 4686 or visit

The Festive Market

15–22 December: Hillcrest, KZN

Grab a basket and browse over 100 tables of locally-crafted Christmas goodies. Bring the family for a delicious meal and some festive spirit to kick off your Summer holiday.

Venue: Hillcrest High

Time: 09:00 – 19:00

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, call 083 795 0105 or visit

Blythedale Coastal Christmas market

19–23 December: Blythedale Beach, Durban

Stop by for a day filled with adventure and the best of local produce. Enjoy the slippery slide, quad biking, browsing the stalls or have a family picnic.

Venue: 4449 Blythedale Beach, Durban

Time: 09:00 – 16:00

Costs: Free

Contact: Call 061 820 3518 for more or find them on Facebook.


Locally Yours Market

17–19 December: Port Elizabeth

The Locally Yours Market invites you to come support local talent. Hum along with the musicians while you browse through the handmade product stalls and savour the foodie delights. There is also a play area for the children to enjoy.

Venue: Tramways Building, 16 Lower Valley Road


  • 17th: 13:00 – 20:00
  • 18th:  09:00 – 20:00
  • 19th: 09:00 – 17:00

Costs: Free

Contact: Call 082 785 4118 for more or find them on Facebook.



Pinelands Craft & Gift Fair

3-22 December: Pinelands, Cape Town

A wide variety of gifts include exquisite cards and Christmas decorations, delicious tasty treats, leatherwork, glassware, woodwork and more. Enjoy tea and cake or a light meal in the cafeteria, open all day.

Venue: Kent Hall, Pinelands High School


  • Monday to Friday 09:00 – 19:00
  • Saturday and Sunday 09:00 – 17:00 (open 16th Dec)

Costs: Free

Contact: For more information, call 082 661 6080 or find them on Facebook.

Simply South Gift and Craft Fair

3-22 December: Bergvliet, Western Cape

Simply South is a gift and craft fair, offering a wide range of good quality, unique hand crafted products, just in time for the festive season.

Venue: NG Kerk Constantia, Bergvliet


  • Weekdays 10:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday 10:00 – 17:00

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information, call 083 618 6366 or visit

Edgemead Christmas Market

7-22 December: Edgemead, Cape Town

The Edgemead Christmas Market is one of Cape Town's favourite indoor Christmas markets, featuring more than 250 of the Western Cape's finest crafters. Find something special for all of your loved ones.

Venue: Edgemead Community Hall, Cape Town

Time: 10:00 – 20:00

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information call 084 882 7546 or visit

Favourite Things Market

14–16 December: Gabrielskloof

Visit Gabriëlskloof in Bot River and make the most of 45 hand-picked stalls full of this season’s must-have goodies, from baked treats to rare finds.

Venue: Gabriëlskloof Estate, just outside Bot River, on the Swartrivier Road, off the N2.


  • 14th: 17:00 – 21:00
  • 15th: 10:00 – 18:00
  • 16th: 10:00 – 15:00

Costs: Free

Contact: For details, call 028 284 9865 or visit

Disakloof Gift Market

15-25 & 26-29 December: Betty’s Bay

Visit this indoor market, with over 75 exhibitors, for a treasure trove of eclectic, quality crafts, fashion, décor, gifts, jewellery, toys, art and handy goodies for men. Expect a well-stocked Deli section as well as a market cafeteria offering gourmet meals.

Venue: Disakloof Youth Campsite, Betty’s Bay


  • 15–23 & 26 – 28 Dec:  09:00 – 18:00
  • 24th: 09:00 – 13:00
  • 25th: Closed
  • 29th: 09:00 – 17:00

Cost: Free

Contact: For more information call 082 781 4597 or send an email to

Groote Post Christmas Country Market

16 December: Darling, West-Coast

Guests can expect delectable and beautiful country offerings including artisan foods, arts and crafts, as well as home-ware and décor. Groote Post’s well-loved wines will also be available for tasting and purchase. Look forward to various children’s activities like tractor rides, face painting and sand-art.

Venue: Groote Post

Time: 10:00 – 15:00

Costs: Free

Contact: For more information call 022 451 2202 or find them on Facebook.
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