Have a Jolly Christmas With The Kids


The festive season is upon us. Soon we will be occupied with Santa visits, enchanting light shows, delicious feasts, colourful gifts and as many Christmas markets as we can get. To make life a little more jolly, we’ve compiled a list of all the best festive delights, activities and stocking fillers for the kids. Read on to find out more. 

Have A Jolly Christmas With The Kids

Christmas Baking

One of the best things about Christmas is all the delightful treats! From mince pies and sugar cookies to gingerbread and trifle, Christmas baking makes our hearts, and tummies, happy. The fun and delicacies makes all the mess worth it. So grab the kiddos, put on those aprons and get baking! And, don’t forget the best part – licking out the mixing bowl!

To see our favourite festive baking recipes, click here.

Christmas Treats

If baking isn’t your thing, we don’t blame you. It’s hard work baking up a storm in the sweltering Joburg summer. But that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out on the delightful Christmas treats and snacks! Instead, have festive-themed confections like popcorn snowmen and strawberry Santas. Or, why not let the kids decorate ready-made cupcakes, brownies or cookies in the festive spirit?

To see our tastiest Christmas treats, click here.

Christmas Decorations

Store-bought Christmas decorations aren’t only expensive, they’re also low quality. For more affordable and special decorations, why not DIY them? The kids will have a blast crafting their own creations. Snowflakes, mini Christmas trees, ornaments, garlands and wreaths can all be made with items already around your home. And the kids will sure be thrilled when they see their crafts proudly displayed on the tree.

To see our great Christmas craft guide, click here.

Christmas Movies

What better way to get into the festive spirit than with a few classic family Christmas movies? Not only are these enjoyable for the whole family, but it will get mom, dad, the kids and the grandparents spending quality time together. With the likes of Home Alone, How The Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nutcracker, your family will be in the spirit of the season humming Christmas carols in no time.

To see our most beloved Christmas movies, click here.

Christmas Villages

There is nothing that’s sure to delight the little ones quite as much as a Christmas village, complete with merry music, sparkly lights, sweet indulgences and a visit from Santa Claus himself! Luckily, Joburg is packed with villages offering all this and more. Delight your whole family with these magnificent light displays, giant Christmas trees, a visit to Santa’s Workshop or even a magical carnival, Christmas style.

To see our list of Christmas villages to take the kids to this December, click here.

Christmas Events

It’s Christmas. And no one wants to be cooped up in the house all December long. So, pack up the family and head to one of these joyous events. The kids can give Santa their Christmas wish lists or spend an evening marveling at enchanting light displays. While they’re occupied, you can finish all your shopping for the holiday season without stepping foot inside an overcrowded mall!

To see our top Christmas events for kids, click here. 

Christmas Stocking Fillers

Speaking of Christmas shopping, what are you getting the kids for Christmas? No idea? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. We took a sneak peek inside Santa’s Workshop and found the best stocking fillers for the little ones. What kid wouldn’t love a bubble gun, gooey slime, water balloons or chalk bombs? Gift the children with these, and they’ll be set for a summer of fun.

To see what Santa has hidden in his bag of toys, click here.

We at Joburg.co.za wish you and your family a safe and merry Christmas. 

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