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Here’s how to spend Christmas in Cape Town
Meet Santa Claus and his elf, have a gourmet picnic, feast and other ideas
Last update: 21 December 2021
It’s Christmas and Cape Town is booming with events this week. Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, no-one is excluded and there are plenty of entertainment options. For example, you could lay out a gourmet picnic at Alluvia Wine, meet Santa Claus at V&A Waterfront or treat yourself to a three-course meal or buffet.
HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO PRE-CHRISTMAS
GET IN THE HOLIDAY SPIRIT WITH KÊRELS BY KERSLIG
Ladies, bring along your man, your dad and all your male friends to treat their families with a Carols by Candlelight dinner. Hermanuspietersfontein will be hosting a night market on 23 December with live music for sing-a-longs, a variety of food vendors and festive sparklers. There’ll be charcuterie boards, pancakes, vetkoek, pizza, burgers and more. Get there early for a good parking spot by the entrance of the market.
Where: Hermanuspietersfontein, Hermanus
When: 23 December, 2021; starts at 17:00
Cost: No entry fee
Hermanuspietersfontein | The corner of the R43 and Hemel en Aarde Road | Hermanus | 028 316 1875 | Facebook
VISIT SANTA CLAUS AT THE V&A SUMMER PALACE
Meet and take a picture with Santa Claus, who will be staying with Queen Halima at her Summer Palace at the V&A Waterfront from 11-24 December. Gimble, the naughty Elf on the Shelf, will also be visiting, and if you capture him on camera at the Waterfront during the day you can stand a chance of winning a R2 500 V&A Waterfront gift voucher. All you need do is share it on Instagram and tag @VandAWaterfront #joyfromafrica.
Where: V&A Waterfront
When: 15 December 2021 – 24 December; 11am – 5pm
V&A Waterfront | 19 Dock Road | 021 408 7600 | Instagram
THIS IS HAPPENING ON CHRISTMAS DAY
PICNIC AT ALLUVIA BOUTIQUE WINERY
Unpack and enjoy a Christmas picnic alongside a serene dam at Alluvia Boutique Winery, in Stellenbosch. The basket includes freshly baked breads, chicken, baked gammon, cranberry-and-brie sausage rolls, veggies and salads, bacon-and-halloumi bites, baked berry cheesecake and more. Book a spot for you and your loved ones.
Where: Alluvia Boutique Winery, Stellenbosch
When: 25 December, starts at 12pm
Cost: R545 per basket, feeds 2. Book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Alluvia Boutique Winery | Glen Arum Road, Helshoogte Pass | Stellenbosch | 021 885 1661 | Instagram
SAVOUR IN A THREE-COURSE MEAL AT FABER
Celebrate Christmas Day with a hearty lunch at Faber. This rustic restaurant is situated on Avondale wine estate and is offering a special family-style, sharing Christmas lunch. Dig into a 3-course menu, which includes a drink on arrival, a bread board, 2 starters, 1 main course, 2 side dishes and dessert. Booking is essential.
Where: Faber, Avondale
When: 25 December; starts at
Cost: R820 (adult), R170 (children under R12).
FEAST ON AN INDIAN BUFFET AT THE BURNER
The Burner, in Century City, is having a Christmas Indian buffet. It’s the perfect, no-stress Christmas lunch you can enjoy with family and friends. The buffet will include lamb or fish curry, chicken or veg breyani, rice and rotis, veggies and more options. Reservations are essential, so make sure to book a table in advance.
Where: The Burner, Century City
When: 25 December, 12:30pm-4pm
Cost: R365 (adults); R145 (children between 2-10 years)
The Burner | 3 Esplanade Road Century City | Cape Town | 082 442 7288 | Facebook
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