Christmas Charity Events In The City


The festive season is upon us. It’s a time for family visits, delicious food, generous gifts and giving back. And what better way to give back than by supporting these Christmas Charity Events?

Christmas Charity Events

Parkview Charity Christmas Market 2019

  • Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 – Sunday, 1 December 2019.
  • Venue: George Hay Park, Corner Waterford Avenue And Lurgan Road, Parkview
  • More Info: Visit this Facebook page for more information about this event.

Get your Christmas shopping done early while supporting a worthy cause. Join the Parkview Charity Christmas Market 2019 and browse through their selection of stalls selling delectable food and unique trinkets. Or have a blast with the many fun activities and entertainment on offer. All proceeds from the market will be donated to charity. 

Garden Of Lights

  • Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 – Sunday, 5 January 2020, from 19:00 – 22:00 daily.
  • Venue: Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park.
  • More Info: For more information, visit their website

For just R25 per person, you and your family can enjoy a spectacle of lights. You can also visit and take a photo with santa, visit Santa’s Workshop, the Mystic Castle and the Magic Sweet Shop. If you’re hungry after all the festivities, stop by at the food stalls for some Frosty Melts, Smile Donuts, Gourmet Chariots and more. All proceeds will be donated to charity. Booking is essential and the event is weather dependent. 

Spoil A Rescue This Christmas

  • Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 8:00 – 11:00.
  • Venue: Pug Rescue SA, 80/1 Nielsen Road Benoni North Argicultural Holdings, Benoni.
  • More Info: For more information, visit their website or Facebook page. For bookings, email info@pugrescue.co.za.

This Christmas, spread the joy by giving some much-needed attention to the pugs and honourary pugs of Pug Rescue in Benoni. For the cost of R20 or a tin of Husky with gravy, you get to spend an hour enjoying the wags, snorts and glob of the wonderful pooches waiting for their furever homes. Visitors can choose between the 8:00 slot and take the dogs for a walk, or the 10:00 slot, where they can cool down at the pug pool party. If you’re not available on 1 December, then join Merry Pugmas on Saturday, 7 December 2019 for a day of fun.

Christmas Spectacular

  • Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019 at 10:00, 13:00 and 16:00.
  • Venue: Alexander Theatre, 36 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
  • More Info: Visit their website for more information or email them at info@hillsong.co.za.

This Christmas, head to the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein for a Christmas Spectacular. Presented by Hillsong South Africa, this family-friendly musical stage show is bound to get even the Grinch in the festive spirit. Feel the jingle in the air as you enjoy a live performance of all your favourite Christmas carols. And in true festive spirit, the funds raised from this show will go towards bringing some festive joy through Hillsong’s community outreach programme.

FURRstive Christmas Market & Adoption Day

  • Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 10:00 – 15:00.
  • Venue: A New Hope Dog Rescue, Plot 28, Nooitgedacht Rd, Kliprivier.
  • More Info: For more information, visit their Facebook page

Animal lovers, unite. Visit A New Hope Dog Rescue for their FURRstive Christmas Market & Adoption Day. Entry to the event costs just R20.00 or a donation of a can of tinned dog food. The day will be filled with loads of fun, from pony rides to market stalls. Spend the day meeting all the beautiful furbabies looking for their furever homes. 

Drinking Olympics

  • Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 14:00 – 00:00.
  • Venue: Boa Vida Cafe, 159 Elizabeth Road, Boksburg.
  • More Info: For more information, check them out on Facebook. To book, email adkkelly@gmail.com.

PET RESCUE, in association with Women For Animals Alliance, will be hosting a very special Christmas Charity event this festive season. This Christmas, gather your friends, co-workers and family members and drink for a rescue. Bookings can be made for a team of four members and includes a welcome drink. All funds raised from this joyous event will go towards animal charities in the area to help them survive the up-coming busy season.

What A Feeling

  • Date: Saturday, 7 December 2019 at 11:00 – 17:00.
  • Venue: Giovanni Pane Vino Fourways, Erf 173, Rietfontien Farm , Portion 2, IR Magaliesig, 2191 Johannesburg.
  • More Info: Check them out on Facebook or email woof@pawsrus.co.za for more information.

Join Paws R Us SA and Pekingese Rescue of South Africa this December for a throw-back party unlike any other. Let out your inner 80s child and dance away to the classics from Madonna, Michael Jackson and U2. Apart from the delicious a la carte menu, visitors can bust a move on the dance floor, get refreshments at the cash bar, browse through the craft stalls or take a snap at the adorable shelter dog photo booth. All proceeds will be used to suppawt shelter dogs during the festive season.

Picnic With Carols

  • Date: Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 18:00 – 22:00.
  • Venue: Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre, Plot75, OldBHS/Pta Road, Vaalbank, Bronkhorstspruit
  • More Info: Follow them on Facebook for more information. For bookings, contact 013 932 3941 or email marketing@wetnose.co.za.

Wetnose Animal Rescue Centre invite you to join them for a delightful picnic this joyous season. Bring your friends and family along for a magical evening under the stars, complete with Christmas carols and a special screening of The 12 Dogs Of Christmas. If you’d rather not make the trip at night, join them for a day of wagging tails and sloppy kisses while spoiling the shelter’s animals before the Christmas rush hits.

Special Mention: Santa Cause For Paws Pledging

  • Date: The final date for drop-offs is Sunday, 1 December 2019 and Tuesday, 31 December 2019 for donations.
  • Venue: Various locations across South Africa.
  • More Info: For more information, visit their website or Facebook page.

Santa Cause For Paws is an animal welfare organisation and online store that aims to make a difference in the lives of animals in shelters this Christmas. They plan to do this by collecting boxes of treats for puppies, kittens, cats and dogs and dropping them off at various shelters on Christmas Day. You can help by pledging to donate a box, containing 2 things yum, 1 thing warm, something fun and something useful. Or, you can offer out your workspace or home as a drop-off zone. Help put the wags back in the tails of unwanted and abandoned animals this Christmas.

Do you know of any other Christmas events for charity? Let us know in the comments section below!

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