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 bryanstonorganicmarket.co.za.
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 jacarandachildren.co.za.
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 shop.kamersvol.com.
Venue: Cornwall Hill College, Pretoria
Time: 09:00 – 17:00
Costs: Get tickets for R60 from plankton.mobi 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 kamersvol.com.
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
Contact: Call Carina on 083 635 2851 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Contact: Call 082 9586312 for more.
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
Contact: For more information visit ekliefkrismis.co.za 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
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
Contact: For more information call Christine on 031 777 4686 or visit shongwenimarket.co.za.
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
Contact: For more information, call 083 795 0105 or visit thefestivemarket.co.za
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
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
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)
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
Contact: For more information, call 083 618 6366 or visit simplysouth.co.za.
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
Contact: For more information call 084 882 7546 or visit edgemeadmarket.com.
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
Contact: For details, call 028 284 9865 or visit gabrielskloof.co.za.
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
Contact: For more information call 082 781 4597 or send an email to email@example.com.
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: FreeContact: For more information call 022 451 2202 or find them on Facebook.