Top Things To Do In Jozi This Winter

I’m sure you’ve realised that its now, officially time to bust out the stockings and spencers – the chilly season is on its way! It’s probably really tempting to stay indoors, under the blanket, but if you’re looking to add a little excitement to your life, why not consider these awesome events, happening over the next few months in Joburg.

Top Things To Do In Jozi This Winter

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1. The Ice Age Exhibition

If you’re looking for a fun outing for the family (and maybe one that’s educational as well), then The Ice Age Exhibition is perfect! The exhibition, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre will have 45 moving, life-size animals as well as 11 animals in an interactive play area. Open from Monday to Sunday from 20 June to 8 August.

Tickets include drawing activities, and access to the sandbox area and the interactive game zone.

For more info on the exhibition, click here.


2. Disney On Ice

Most of you (and your kids) would have grown up watching Disney … now you get to see these much-loved characters on ice!

Disney on Ice brings together characters like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Alice and the Mad Hatter, Lilo & Stitch, Woody, Jessie and Buzz from Toy Story as well as the Disney Villains themselves in a magical medley. The show will be taking place at The Dome between 26 June and 5 July.

Click here for more info on the show.


3. Winter Jazz Festival

If you love celebrating music and the smooth sounds of the sax, then don’t forget to catch the Winter Jazz Festival this June.

The festival will feature the likes of Jonathan Butler, Judith Sephuma, and more! There will also be food and drinks available at the venue – The Big Top Arena at Carnival City – so get your tickets ASAP.

For more info on the festival, click here.


4. Coffee & Chocolate Expo

One thing most people love about winter – comfort food … and what could possibly comfort you better than coffee and chocolate!

The Coffee & Chocolate Expo is happening in July at Montecasino, and will feature chefs and connoisseurs from all around Joburg. You can also expect a chef’s theatre – where you will see celebrity chefs in a cook-off extravaganza – a coffee theatre, a chocolate workshop, a pairing workshop, a Cocoa Mokka music lounge and a Barista Jam competition.

The expo attracts over 22 000 people and is a great place to learn the trade, so if you don’t want to miss out, get your tickets at iTickets soon.

Click here for more info on the expo.


5. Christmas In July

Celebrate Christmas in July and give back to charity with The Forum this winter.

The popular events company will be hosting Christmas In July on 25 July at its White Light in Lanseria venue. You can look forward to a yummy 3-course menu and a glass of wine, in front of an amazing fireplace.

Plus, in anticipation of the South African Book Fair, The Forum will be donating books to literacy charities in and around Joburg.

For more info on The Forum, click here.


6. Chinese HotPot Extravaganza with the kitchen space

The kitchen space will be hosting a Chinese HotPot Extravaganza on 1 June in anticipation of the chilly winter season.

You will be seated around your own steaming pot of broth, and they also provide platters of vegetables, meats, seafood and a selection of noodles and dipping sauces to create your own banquet. Price per person will be R 250, which includes dessert and green tea. It will take place at the Cube Tasting Kitchen in Parktown North.

For more info, you can email the kitchen space at


7. The 702 Walk The Talk

While it may sound crazy to even suggest a fun day outside in winter, the 702 Walk the Talk is a great way to walk for a cause, belief or charity.

You can turn the walk, which is happening on 26 July, into a family event or even bring your little canine companions along. So … if perhaps, you’re all about doing the best you can for those that don’t have a warm place to sleep this winter, why not shed some light on this and take part in the race.

Tickets will cost you between R 120 and R 170, depending on your age and whether or not you plan to take part in the 5km, 8km or 15km walk.

For more info on this, click here.


Oh, and don’t forget – for even more amazing events to add to your social calendar this winter, visit


By Nicole Naidoo

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