Where To Find Festive Holiday Fun For The Kids This December


‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than heading out with the family and taking part in all of the holiday season fun around Joburg! If this sounds like the ideal way to keep the little ones entertained (and to keep your sanity in check – we all dread that “Mom, I’m bored” phrase), then check out this list of destinations that has festive holiday fun lined up for the whole family.

Kids Festive Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun At Rosebank Mall – 15 to 24 December 2016

For something festive for the little ones to do while you’re finishing off your Christmas shopping, Rosebank Mall is offering Cookie Workshops from 15 – 24 December 2016 between 10:00 and 17:00 daily. Santa will also be making a special visit between 19 – 24 December 2016, giving families and kids the opportunity to get their photo taken with a Christmas legend.

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The Lipizzaner Christmas Festival – 04 to 23 December 2016

For a wonderfully exciting and vibrant Christmas outing for the whole family, don’t miss out on the Lipizzaner Christmas Festival which takes place at the Lipizzaner Centre in Kyalami between 04 – 23 December 2016. The audience will be enchanted by the magnificent, prancing white stallions which dance to both traditional classical music and Christmas song and carols by the Welsh Male Voice Choir. The best is the opportunity for kids to take part in the programme. And don’t miss out on meeting Santa Claus. Tickets are R160 per person,  available at Computicket.

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The Garden Of Lights at Emperors Palace – 02 December 2016 to 08 January 2017

Christmas isn’t Christmas without visiting the spellbinding Garden of Lights at Emperors Palace. From 02 December 2016 – 08 January 2017 between 19:00 – 22:00 daily, parents and children can step into a festive wonderland and dazzling light displays featuring colourful Christmas characters. To provide further amuzement there is a variety of funfair rides that are sure to thrill and excite the little ‘uns. Proceeds to this event will be donated to CANSA and the Peermont Children’s and Education Trust. Entrance is only R25 per person and tickets can be bought at Webtickets.

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Kids Festive Holiday Fun

Sandton City’s Festive Lineup For The Kids – 09 to 24 December 2016

Make sure your little ones don’t miss out on Dora & Friends, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Paw Patrol live at the Children’s Festive Wonderland at Sandton City from 09 – 24 December 2016. There’ll be four stage shows every day, plus three meet-and-greet sessions where kids will get the opportunity to meet their favourite cartoon characters. They’ll also have a blast with two giant Lego areas along with some face painting. To put the star on the Christmas tree, the Toy Kingdom train will be giving youngsters rides around the upper level of the mall while Santa will be sitting in his sleigh posing for photos. And since it’s Christmas, why not do a good deed and get your presents wrapped at one of the two gift-wrapping kiosks? At R10 a present, all proceeds will be donated to the Sandton SPCA.

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Holiday Fun At Montecasino – 09 December 2016 to 08 January 2017

Montecasino has plenty of fun in store to keep your children entertained this holiday season. Head to the Montecasino Bird Gardens to see the spectacular Flights Of Fantasy bird show, and take part of the Bird Gardens holiday programme which takes place between 12 – 15 December 2016. Book your spot now before it’s too late. Kids can also catch the latest blockbusters at Movies@Montecasino at half price until January. Or play a few arcade games at the Magic Company and blow off some steam at Laser Tag . Or maybe your beau fancies striking a 10 at the Ten Pin Bowling alley between 09 December 2016 – 08 January 2016. Also, Santa Claus will be paying a visit and taking photos with families and fans from 09 – 24 December 2016 at R80 per photo.

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Don’t Miss The Beach Festival At Silverstar Casino – 08 to 22 December 2016

Haven’t made your way to the coast this year? That’s okay, because Silverstar has brought the beach to Joburg with the Beach Festival which takes place 08 – 22 December 2016. Get ready for plenty of sand, sun and fun. Expect delicious seafood, cocktails and beach activities for young and old. During the day, kids can enjoy a whole bunch of contests including sandcastle building, tug-of-war, hoola hooping and ice-cream eating competitions. There is also an inflatable waterslide and face painting on offer, all under the watchful eyes of child-minders. And by night, the grownups get to enjoy the Beach Bar, calypso bands and DJs, limbo competitions and fire poi. And, don’t miss the Carols on the Beach on 16 December 2016 from 18:30 – 19:30.

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Magical Moonlight Markets At Bryanston Organic & Natural Market – 06, 13 and 20 December 2016

Not only is this the perfect destination to get those last-minute Christmas stocking fillers, but it’s also just the place to keep the kids busy with some crafty. The Magical Moonlight Markets will take place every Tuesday night from 17:00 – 21:00 until 20 December 2016. It offers kids the opportunity to craft their own special Christmas gifts. They can choose from ceramic painting, t-shirt painting, candle making, wood painting and even stone crafting. What a creative way to keep the little ones busy while shopping up a storm.

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