30+ Upcoming SA Christmas markets


Cape Town – The days of buying generic Christmas gifts are long gone. 

Yet, so many parents rush into big, commercial stores the day before Christmas to buy a whole lot of nonsense their kids don’t want – and they can’t afford! 

You need to go about festive shopping right. You need to plan, and you need to start well in advance. 

The best places to find thoughtful, creative gifts for your loved ones would be at the plenty of good SA markets. 

Many established markets have special Christmas markets especially for festive shopping – so you’re bound to find something special at one of these. 

Not only are the goods you find at markets original, they’re also proudly South African  - which make for an even better shopping choice. 

We’ve lined up the best dedicated Christmas markets coming up this jolly season.

Here they are, in order of region and date:


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In and around Johannesburg & Pretoria


Moreleta Christmas Market
When: 28 October - 7 November  
Time: 09:00 - 20:00
Where: NG Moreleta church, Pretoria East 
Cost: Free


Italian Club Johannesburg Christmas Market 

When: 20 - 21 November 
Time: Friday 15:00 – 20:00; Saturday 09:00 – 14:00   
Where: Italian Club Johannesburg, 7 Marais Road, 2007 Bedfordview, 
Cost: Free


Norfest Christmas Fair
When: 24 - 28 November 2015
Time: 09:00 - 19:00
Where: Northfield Methodist Church, Benoni
Cost: Free

Parkview Charity Christmas Market
When: 27 – 29 November
Time: Friday: 15:00 – 22:00; Saturday: 10:00-22:00; Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00 
Where: George Hay Park, Parkview 
Cost: Contact them for info



French Christmas market 
When: 28 November 
Time: 09:00 - 13:00 
Where: À la Bouffe Bistro, 32 Seventh St, Linden
Cost: Free


Stonehaven on Vaal Christmas Market
When: 29 November - 20 December 
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Where: Stonehaven, Vanderbijlpark 
Cost: Free


Emperors Christmas Market
When: 11 - 20 December 2015
Time: 09:00 - 21:00
Where: Emperors Palace 
Cost: R10 per adult; Free for children under 12 
 


1Fox @TheSheds Urban Christmas Picnic 
When: 15 December 
Time: 17:00 onwards 
Where: 2 Fox street, Johannesburg
Cost: Free


In and around Cape Town 

Stellenberg Christmas Market
When: 21 October - 7 November 
Time: 10:00 – 20:00 every day 
Where: Community Hall of the NG Church in Stellenberg. 
Cost: Free


V&A Watershed Christmas Market 
When: 25 November 2015
Time: 16:00 - 21:00 
Note: The Watershed opens for trade from 10:00, however the Market will only commence with the arrival of food trucks at 16:00 
Where: The Watershed, 17 Dock Road, V&A Waterfront
Cost: Free 


Stellenbosch Kersmark 
When: 25 November - 5 December 
Time: Weekdays 09:00 - 19:00, Saturday 9:00 - 16:00
Where: Martinson street, Union Park, Stellenbosch
Cost: Free


Oude Libertas Christmas Night Market

When: 27 November
Time: 17:00 – 22:00 
Where: Oude Libertas wine estate, Stellenbosch
Cost: Free 

   



Adventsbasar
(German handmade Christmas ornaments, advents wreaths and fabulous food.) 
When: 28 November
Time: from 10:00 
Where: St Martini Church, 240 Long Street, CBD
Cost: Free 



Adventsbasar
(German handmade Christmas ornaments, advents wreaths and fabulous food.) 

When: 28 November
Time: 14:30 
Where: Lutheran Kreuzkirche, 33 Middle Street, Bellville
Cost: Free


Christmas Schoolyard Market

When: 28 November 
Time: 09:00 – 13:00  
Where: Elkanah House High School, Sunningdale
Cost: Free

 


 Slow Food Market's Christmas Market
When: 27 - 29 November 
Time: Friday 27 November: 17:00 - 22:00, Saturday 28 November: 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday 29 November: 16:00 - 21:00 
Where: Oude Libertas wine estate, Stellenbosch 
Cost: Free 


Paarl Christmas Market 
When: 2 – 5 December
Time: Weekdays 09:00 – 18:00; Saturday 09:00 – 14:00 
Where: Under the trees, Noorder-Paarl 
Cost: Free


French Christmas Market 
(A Christmas market where you celebrate with the French community in Cape Town. THe will be lots of French delicatessen.)

When: 3 December 
Time: 09:30 – 14:30 
Where: The French School in Cape Town in Kings Road, Sea Point
Cost: Free

 


Spier Festival of White Lights
When: 4 December
Time: 20:00
Where: Spier Wine farm, Baden Powell Drive
Cost: R160 for Adults; R60 for Children under 12


Lourensford Christmas Market 
When: 4 - 6 December 
Time: Friday from 16:00 - 22:00; Saturday from 12:00 - 22:00 and Sunday from 10:00-15:00
Where: Lourensford Wine Estate, Lourensford Rd, Cape Town
Cost: Free


Edgemead Christmas Market
When: 4 - 20 December 
Time: 10:00 - 20:00
Where: Community Hall, Edgemead Drive
Cost: Free


Kloovenburg Wine & Olive Christmas Market Day
Date: 5 December 
Time: 09:30 - 15:00
Where: Kloovenburg Wine Estate, Riebeek Valley
Cost: Free




Willowbridge Beers & Gears Christmas Market
When: 5 - 6 December 2015
Time: 10:00 – 19:00  
Where: Willowbridge Shopping Centre, Durbanville
Cost: Free



Camphill Village Christmas Market 
When: 6 December  
Time: 10:00 - 14:00
Where: Camphill Village, Atlantis
Cost: Free 


 
Pinelands Christmas Market
When: 7 - 22 December 
Time: Weekdays 09:00 - 19:00, weekends 09:00 to 17:00
Where: Pinelands High School’s Kent Hall
Cost: Free 


NeighbourGoods Christmas Night Market

When: 10 December 
Time: 17:00 – 24:00 
Where: Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, Cape Town
Cost: Free 

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Kommetjie Fab Ideas Christmas Market
When: 11 - 16 December 
Time: 09:00 - 19:00
Where: Kommetjie Community Hall, Teubes Road, Kommetjie 
Cost: Free



Gabriëlskloof Estate’s Favourite Things Market
When: 11 - 12 December 
Time: 11 December 17:00 - 21:00; 12 December 11:00 - 21:00
Where: Gabriëlskloof Estate, Swartrivier road, N2, Overberg
Cost: Free



Blaauwklippen Twilight Christmas Market 

When: 15 - 19 December 
Time: 17:00 – 22:00
Where: Blaauwklippen, Strand road, R44 
Cost: Free


KwaZulu-Natal

The Festive Gift Fair
When: 21 - 22 November 2015
Time: 0 9:00 onwards
Where: Greyville Convention Centre, Durban 
Cost: R20 for adults; Free for Children under 16

 
Uvongo Christmas Market
When: 4 December - 9 January 
Time: 09:00 - 18:00
Where: Uvongo, South Coast
Cost: Free



I Heart Christmas Market
When: 12 and 19 December 
Time: 09:00 - 14:00
Where: Moses Mabida Soccer Stadium, Durban
Cost: Free





KZN Christmas Market Festival
When: 15 – 19 December
Time: Weekdays 09:00 – 20:00; Saturdays 09:00 – 13:00  
Where: 1 Greenmeadow Lane, Hillcrest, KwaZulu-Natal
Cost: Free


Shongweni Christmas Farmer’s & Craft Christmas Market 
When: 16 December 2015
Time: 09:00 to 17:00
Where: Alverston Road, Shongweni
Cost: Free


Ballito Christmas Market
When: 16 - 23 December
Time: 09:00 - 16:00
Where: Burnedale Farm, Salt Rock Road, Umhlali
Cost: Free

Other

Christmas in the Home
When: 26 - 29 November 
Time: 09:00 onwards
Where: The Boardwalk Hotel & Spa, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape
Cost: R20 for adults, free for children under 12




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