‘Tis The Season For Christmas Markets – 2017


Okay, so we told a porky. We didn’t find just five Christmas markets for 2017… we found 17! So, don’t let the hyperlink fool you, we went all out this year. ‘Tis the season to be shopping, feasting, carolling and spending time with your loved ones. And to get things rolling this festive season, here are a bunch of Christmas markets perfect for getting you into the spirit of the season. They’re all in order so you don’t miss out. Happy holidays!

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Bryanston Organic & Natural Market’s Moonlight Markets

Date: Every Tuesday night from 21 November 2017 to 19 December 2017

Just in time for the festive season, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market will be hosting their stunning Moonlight Markets once again. So, if you’re looking for a little magic to get you into the festive spirit, then don’t miss out on these markets every Tuesday until 19 December 2017. Gather your loved ones and explore their range of handcrafted Christmas gifts, decorations and items. And to delight your taste buds, there will also be a wide variety of delicious and nutritious snacks, meals and desserts on offer throughout the market.

Fresh2U Christmas Market

Date: 25 November 2017

This artisan food and craft market in Modderfontein brings you a festive market out in the countryside. Not only does Fresh2U Christmas Market make a great day out for the whole family, but it also offers a beautiful spot to relax and do a little Christmas shopping. This is the first of their three Christmas markets, offering everything from traditional food dishes to decadent baked goods, handcrafted goats cheese, breads and preserves. There will also be plenty of craft stalls, kiddies arts and craft activities to keep the children busy. The market is open from 08:00 to 14:00 and entrance is free. 

Parkview Christmas Charity Market

Date: 24 to 26 November 2017

The Parkview Charity Christmas Market brings you a Christmas-themed event perfect for all ages. This makes for a lovely festive celebration with all the bells and whistles as there will be over 80 stalls jam-packed with beautiful crafts and giftspiration, plenty of foodie delights that’ll treat your taste buds (including a champers and oyster bar, a gin bar and a beer tent), supervised kiddies entertainment as well as a range of live performances. These festivities will also be contributing to a worthy cause, as all proceeds from the event will go to the 30 beneficiaries of Nicarela Charity. There is an entry fee for adults and pensioners, kids under 12 get in free and a weekend package is also available.

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Boutique Christmas Market

Date: 25 to 26 November 2017

The Boutique Christmas Market is back for its second year, bringing visitors an exclusive festive shopping experience just in time for the silly season. This stunning market will be returning to The Park House of Events on 7 with a cheerful twist – Xmas Shaken & Stirred. This is the perfect place if you’re looking for a little festive inspiration and want to do some early Christmas shopping for unique gifts. Guests can enjoy a lovely day out with family and friends, tucking into some delicious food and sipping a gin while taking a break from your shopping spree.

Bryanston Country Club Christmas Market

Date: 26 November 2017

Head down to the Bryanston Country Club for their fun and festive Christmas Market! This annual family-friendly event will have everything from the festive spirit and gifting ideas to fabulous handmade arts and crafts, artisanal foods, live entertainment and kiddies activities to keep the little ones busy while you shop. The market will be open from 11:00 to 16:00.

The Joburg Vintage & Artisanal market – Festive Edition

Date: 26 November 2017

The Joburg Vintage and Artisanal Market puts a twist on the concept of a market. In this fast-food, fast-fashion and fast-paced world, we want more time to appreciate the old, the vintage, the slower side of life, and support the creative crafters who also enjoy taking their time to create their craft. The Joburg Vintage and Artisanal market aims to be the home of local vintage sellers and unique crafters of beautiful things. And this silly season, jwhy not join them for this Festive edition market, in the leafy lush gardens at Better in Saxonwold. Take a relaxed stroll around the gardens and get a taste of what the old-school crafters and traders have to offer. With special vintage items and handmade crafts on sale, this promises to be a unique way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Montecasino Christmas Village

Date: 29 November to 03 December 2017

Christmas time is all about spending quality time with your loved ones. And, if you’re looking for something fun to enjoy together as a family or to get you into the festive spirit, then Montecasino’s Christmas Village is just the place to be. There’s something for all ages, including lots of indulgent Christmas treats, family-friendly outdoor movies that will be screened on their brand-new big screen, plenty of giftspiration, a beautiful European-style Christmas Market and loads more! This is the perfect opportunity to shop for the perfect handcrafted gifts for your loved ones, enjoy the cheerful atmosphere and munch on plenty of traditional Christmas goodies, from hot roasted nuts and fruity Christmas cakes to mouth-watering biscuits and sweet candies.

The Wanderers Christmas Market

Date: 01 to 04 December 2017

The festive season is all about shopping, feasting, celebrating and spending quality time with your loved ones, and there’s no better place to do that than at the Wanderers Christmas Market. For four days, support local small businesses by doing a little convenient Christmas shopping while strolling through a collection of stunning market stalls filled with plenty of handmade goodies. There will also be free parking available. And for the little ones, there will be a playroom to keep them entertained while you shop and indulge your senses.

The Stables Village Market Christmas Weekends

Date: 01 to 03 December 2017 & 08 to 10 December 2017

The Stables Village Market is making the most of the holiday season by bringing you the exciting and festive Christmas Weekends. This is the perfect opportunity to celebrate the beginning of the silly season with a moonlight market, carols by candlelight and a Sunday market. Bring the entire family along as well as your furry friends and just enjoy the jolly atmosphere, it is the most wonderful time of the year after all. Picnic blankets are welcome during all three events. Candles will be on sale for Saturday’s carols by candlelight sessions. Entrance is FREE and the markets will take place at the following times: Fridays from 16:00, Saturdays from 17:00 and Sundays from 09:00.

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The Linden Market Xmas Edition

Date: 02 December 2017

Before the Christmas frenzy begins, visit The Linden Market’s #MarketInThePark X-mas Edition to get started on your shopping. From a beautiful Christmas tree and carols to loads of splendid gifts and special family time, the Emmarentia Botanical Gardens will come to life with all things jolly. Here, you will find treasures such as vintage designer clothing, antiques, jewellery and accessories, fresh flowers, organic skincare products, kiddies stuff, gourmet food, craft beer, bubbly and wine. And to celebrate the festive season, they’ll have a special lineup of Christmas carols, a talented group of singers from the UJ Choir – Voices Plus, the Awesome4some band, Nick May Band and Die Rooibos. 67 Blankets for Mandela will be knitting and selling Christmas tree decorations, so get your very own unique Christmas decorations while supporting a great cause. There will also be #Yogainthepark at 09:00, where you can enjoy the early morning summer air. Gates open at 9:00. Entrance is R20 per person and kids under 12 get in for free.

Christmas Folk Market & Fair

Date: 02 December 2017

It’s time to go outside and enjoy the festive season with the family at In The Forest’s Christmas Folk Market. Expect good food, loads of fun and fairies in the enchanted forest. Here, you’ll find magical fairies, brave adventurers, enthralling storytellers, talented singers, creators of all things crafty and lovely, as well as cooks, brewers and bakers. This market will make for a lovely day out and about in the countryside. Expect forest trails, fairy trails, a hay bale pond, a shipwreck sandpit, bike trails, archery, tomahawk tossing, tree climbing, forest zip lining, target shooting, juggling, hula hooping, an outdoor theatre and so much more.

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens Christmas Carols & Market

Date: 02 to 03 December 2017

Kicking off the festivities at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, don’t miss their stunning Christmas carols and market. The market will start off the celebrations with a variety of arts, crafts, food and unique gifts for all the loved ones in your life. The Christmas carols will start at 17:00, and guests will be entertained by the Soweto Marimba Youth band with their very high energetic, vibrant and talented musicians. Various very talented musicians will also perform at this event. This is a great spot to enjoy the joy and sing along to carol favourites such as Stille Nag, Jingle Bells, Bethlehem Star and much more. Normal entrance fees apply on both days until 14:00, thereafter the entrance fee will switch over to the concert fees.

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Country Market’s Christmas Market

Date: 03 December 2017

The highly anticipated annual Christmas Market 2017 at the Country Market is back with yet another stunning and jolly edition. Enjoy a lovely day out and about wandering and sussing out gorgeous stalls filled with exquisite items that’ll make great gifts and stocking fillers. Doing Christmas shopping and spoiling your loved ones has never been so easy. And to make it even better, you’ll be supporting local vendors, artisans and crafters. Entrance is free and there’s free parking.

Dainfern Christmas Market 2017

Date: 03 December 2017

Head to the Dainfern Christmas Market and enjoy an evening filled with the latest Miglio Jewellery designs as well as Carols by Candlelight, a great selection of artisanal foods to delight your taste buds, live entertainment to set the ambience, handmade arts and crafts that make stunning and unique Christmas gifts, and of course lots of fun things and activities for the kids to do. This market certainly makes for a fun and lovely day out with your family and friends.

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Garden Of Lights

Date: 08 December 2017 to 03 January 2018

If you’re heading to Emperors Palace this December, make sure you don’t miss out on this year’s edition of the Garden of Lights. It’s a festive must! The Garden of Lights is an epic celebration of all things Christmas. It’s a winter wonderland, light extravaganza and festive adventure all rolled into one exciting outing. Packed with loads of fun activities for the whole family, guests will be spellbound and filled with the spirit to mingle and jingle in the picturesque gardens at Emperors Palace’s stunning D’oreale Grande Hotel. The beautiful garden will be open daily from 19:00 to 22:00 depending on the weather and the entrance fee is R25 per person. Or you can get your hands on the Festive Family Package at R100 for a family of five. All proceeds go CANSA and the Peermont Children’s and Education Funds.

Field Market Christmas Edition

Date: 09 December 2017

For the last Field Market of 2017, the Christmas edition is here to bring you plenty of festive joy, love and cheerfulness. Pay this stunning market a visit and take a stroll underneath the trees through a collection of curated stalls filled with inspiration, quality local handcrafted items and deli products. And to delight your taste buds, enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and craft drinks, plus there will be live music for your entertainment. The kids can run wild at the large free play area offering loads of fun activities and your four-legged companions are more than welcome to join in on the fun as long as they’re on a leash. Entry is FREE and parking is R10 per car. All the parking proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Field & Study for upkeep and improvement of the park.

Sylvia’s Market’s Christmas Night Market

Date: 17 December 2017

Get your last minute gifts and stocking fillers done and dusted at Sylvia’s Market’s Christmas Night Market! Here, you can enjoy a jolly and merry setting filled with celebrations, the festive spirit, great food, wonderful crafts and lots of entertainment for both young and old. Make sure you follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with the wonderful line up of entertainers they have coming your way.

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