What Is It?

Visit the Lycée Jules Verne Christmas Market this coming weekend for delicious food, shopping and family fun. Hosted at the Lycée Francais Jules Verne school in Morningside, this annual event is a must-visit. So, come and experience French flair in the heart of Johannesburg. We'll see you there!

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 09:00 - 15:00.

Where Is It?

Lycée Francais Jules Verne, Corner Bauhinia and Cestrum Morningside, Ext 40, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Free entrance.

For more information 

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What Is It?

The Animal Anti-Cruelty League invite you to Johannesburg's Carols in the Barn 2019 initiative. Bringing families and community together to celebrate the start of the festive season. All the while raising valuable funds for the animals under their care and protection.

A beautiful children’s choir will perform Christmas carols, accompanied by a Marimba band from local schools. Music groups and artists will also serenade and entertain guests between the carols. An artisanal market will allow guests a chance to get in some early shopping, with pony rides and Santa’s arrival entertaining the children whilst parent relax in the tranquil atmosphere of the Penbritte Equestrian Centre.

Picnic baskets will be available to order, along with yummy farm style pizzas from the onsite Saddle and Spur restaurant. Don't miss out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 23 November 2019 at 17:00 - 20:30.

Where Is It?

Penbritte Equestrian Centre, Cayman Road, Eikenhof, Johannesburg South. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R20 for children and R50 per adult. Get yours here.

For more information

Visit their website for more information.

What Is It?

Join 27 Boxes in Melville for an awesome month of Christmas celebrations. Kicking off with Carols at the Boxes, this chic urban market will host two Christmas movie nights and shopping events over December. So, bring the kids for a fun night out. Not only is there great artisan food here, but there is tons of entertainment for the whole family to enjoy. Plus, you can get all your Christmas shopping done! Pick up some truly unique handcrafted gifts here, or have your gift custom made by 27 Boxes' talented makers and traders. Christmas at 27 Boxes is not to be missed, so mark your diaries now!

When Is It?

Saturday, 7 December 2019  - Carols at the Boxes
Thursday, 12 December 2019 - Christmas Night Market
Saturday, 14 December 2019 - Christmas Movie Night
Thursday, 19 December 2019 - Christmas Night Market
Saturday, 21 December 2019 - Christmas Movie Night

Where Is It?

27 Boxes, 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is free.

For More Information

Follow 27 Boxes on Facebook for more information or email [email protected] for further details.

What Is It?

Celebrate the start of the Christmas season at Ngwenya Country Market in Muldersdrift. There will be the usual craft stalls, food and drink, as well as jolly entertainment. Don't miss out on this merry experience. We'll see you there!

The market is dog-friendly, too, so bring your best furry pals along for some special treats.

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 09:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

Ngwenya Country Market, Shady Lane, Muldersdrift (off Beyers Naude & R114 Muldersdrift), Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For more information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Details: 011 796 3000 | [email protected]

The Xmas Show at Garden World

Date: Sunday, 08 November 2019 from 11:00

Join Garden World for a magical evening of pure entertainment with a Christmas twist. There might not be carols, but this is a Christmas show you don't want to miss! Stars of radio, stage and screen will be bringing Joburgers a one-night-only, top-class variety concert jam-packed with magic tricks, singing, instrumental pieces, fun and loads of surprises. There will be a bar service available for the adults, non-alcoholic drinks for sale for the kids, food stalls, craft stalls – what more do you need for an evening of a sheer holiday celebration? Tickets cost R190 per person. Bookings are essential so make sure you book with Magriet or Corné on 011 957 2545 or 011 956 3003.

Christmas Carols Service & Family Picnic

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 from 17:30 – 19:30

Head to Dainfern College for their annual Christmas Carols and Christmas Market. Make your way to the Multipurpose Hall for the Carols Service starting at 18:00, which will be followed by the Christmas Market in the JP Block. Gather the family and don’t forget to take along a picnic basket filled with holiday treats for this festive evening.

Wonderland of Lights

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2019 - Sunday, 05 January 2020

The Wonderland of Lights and Market promises to outshine any other family holiday activity this festive season, with over 100 lights on display. The display will take place at Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort, and contains over 13 unique themed stages lighting up the already beautiful botanical conservatory. There will be an 11 foot Gingerbread Man, an army of Nutcracker Soldiers, Santa's reindeer and a larger than life Christmas Grinch. Make sure you get your tickets now!

The Drakensberg Boys Choir Noel Concert

Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - Wednesday, 04 December 2019

This is a show that'll definitely delight your ears. Enjoy a selection of Christmas Carols by The Drakensberg Boys Choir, who'll take centre stage at the Linder Auditorium and perform their Noel Concert for ONE NIGHT ONLY. The Cantare Children’s Choir and Bronberg Children’s Choir will also be performing at this special concert. Tickets cost between R80 - R175 per person and can be bought from Webtickets.

1 Fox Xmas Market

Date: Saturday, 07 December 2019 - Sunday, 08 December 2019 from 19:00

Get into the festive spirit with the 1 Fox Xmas Market in Ferreirasdorp. Celebrate this special time of year with your family and friends in a great venue, offering a line-up of live music, delicious market food to delight your taste buds and refreshing drinks. And because it's Christmas, entry is free!

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens Christmas Carols & Market

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019

Why not enjoy a day out and about at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens? Not only to do some hiking, exploring and eagle watching, but also for festive gift shopping and to sing a few of your favourite Christmas carols. Throughout the afternoon, there will be a Christmas market and in the evening there will be festive carols by candlelight and live entertainment by The Welsh Male Voice Choir of SA and various artists. Get your tickets for the carols here.

Bryanston Organic & Natural Market’s Moonlight Markets

Date: Every Tuesday night from 19 November 2019 to 17 December 2019 from 17:00 – 21:00

Just in time for the festive season, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market will be hosting their stunning Moonlight Markets once again. There will be plenty of entertainment to get the whole family into the festive spirit, including magicians, jugglers, buskers, a Christmas-themed puppet show and carols. Christmas isn’t Christmas without carols! Plus, more than 120 carefully selected vendors will be showcasing original gift ideas, wholesome food and authentic crafts. It's a magical night under the stars. R20 gets the adults in and children under the age of 12 get in for FREE. Parking is always in demand, rather take an Uber if you can.

What Is It?

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet? Don't leave it to the last minute this year. Rather visit the first ever Boutique Christmas Market on the piazza at Bedford Centre! Come and find uniquely crafted gifts, perfect for filling Christmas stockings. The kiddies can also have a ball of a time playing on the jungle gyms and astroturf at the piazza. See you there! Don't forget your festive hats and Christmas cheer.

When Is It?

Thursday, 14 November 2019 & Friday, 15 November 2019 at 15:00 - 20:00.

Where Is It?

Bedford Centre Piazza, Corner Smith and Kirkby Road, Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is free.

For more information

Follow Bedford Centre on Facebook for more information.

Details: 011 622 1840 | [email protected]

What Is It?

The Montana Boulevard Christmas Market is going to be one for the books! With Santa and his Elves running the party, there will be festive cheer all around. Plus, for all of you nifty shoppers, the market will be offering Black Friday deals on all Christmas goodies. There will also be free gin and wine tastings, as well as an 80s jump party! Bring the whole family, because Christmas shopping just got a whole lot more fun!

When Is It?

Friday, 29 November 2019 & Saturday, 30 November 2019.

Where Is It?

Montana Boulevard, Silvergrass St, Pretoria, 0182, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entry is free.

For more information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Nature's Majesty

Simply Majestic Garden Centre and Restaurant in Germiston is a well-hidden wonderland. If you happen to stumble across it, then prepare yourself to be impressed. Their garden centre welcomes you with the scent of blooms and earthy soil. You can find all your garden needs here, from tools, to potting soil, fertiliser and the cutest garden gnomes. They also stock garden furniture, bird feeders and an assortment of porcelain trinkets. But, once you have made your way through the plethora of plant life, it becomes clear that this is not all the Simply Majestic Centre has to offer.

Simply Majestic

Edwardian Accents

At the heart of the Centre is an Edwardian-style cottage, complete with brocade finishing and wraparound porch. However, this cottage offers more than its quaint appearance. It is partitioned into various shops and businesses, which include a hairdresser, estate agents, dressmakers, an arts and crafts store and a wedding boutique! Talk about a one-stop retail experience. Pop into as many stores as you can, because you never know the treasures you may find.

The Simply Majestic Centre has one last secret in store - a sweet family restaurant perfect for birthdays, kitchen teas and intimate wedding receptions. With an outdoor play area and al fresco seating, the Simply Majestic Restaurant is ideal for weekend brunch with the kids. I distinctly remember being told an elaborate story by one of the waiters here, about the tree which is at the centre of the playground. With its wide trunk and low hanging branches, this is a child's dream. Ripe and ready for climbing, the staff at the restaurant spin tales of faeries and elves who live right at the very top. The kiddies are sure to love this added element of wonder, so bring them by as soon as you can.

The restaurant is famed for their traditional English scones served with fresh strawberry jam and cream. Paired with a strong pot of tea, this is Sunday afternoon snack heaven. Simply Majestic also serve up a pretty decadent chilled berry cheesecake. The next time you are in the mood for a little indulgence, give it a try.

Night Time Wonderment

Good news, Simply Majestic hosts a monthly night market! A community-driven effort, this market showcases the best the centre has to offer. It is also family-friendly, offering a number of fun activities to keep the little ones busy. This November, Simply Majestic will be welcoming in the holiday season with their Christmas Night Market, featuring craft and food stalls galore, Christmas themed music, reptile displays and great coffee for the grown ups. Renier Van Straaten and Taye Brink will provide the entertainment for the night. Don't miss out!

When Is It?

Friday, 29 November 2019 from 17:30 - 21:30.

Where Is It?

Simply Majestic Garden Centre, 90 Webber Road, Lambton, 1401 Germiston, Gauteng.

Click here for more information.

Details: 011 827 7202 | simplymajestic.co.za | [email protected]

Have you visited Simply Majestic before? Let us know about your experience!

What Is It?

Kick start your Christmas shopping and festivities at this fun Italian Club! Here you get to browse through food stalls, arts and crafts markets, indulge in an amazing cuisine, craft beer and shop till you find the perfect Christmas gift! This makes a fun family outing for every member of the family. So round up everybody and join in!

Where Is It?

Italian Club Johannesburg, 7 Marais Road, Bedfordview, South Africa

When Is It?

Thursday, 21 Novemeber 2019 and Friday, 22 November 2019.

How Much Is It?

Entry is R10 for adults. Kids enter free.

For more information

Click here for more information.

Details: 011 453 0587 | [email protected]

What Is It?

The Urban Markets are the masterminds behind some of the biggest markets in the city. Bringing you the Horwoods Family Market, the Urban Life Market at Stoneridge Mall and now the St Dunstans Christmas Market! Join the school in celebrating the impending festive season with craft stalls, yummy food and live entertainment. It’s the perfect way to get into the holiday mood. 

When Is It?

Saturday, 16 November 2019 from 10:00-16:00.

Where Is It?

St Dunstans College, 54 Millburn Street, Rynfield, Benoni, Gauteng. 

How Much Is It?

Not communicated. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates. 

For more information

Contact Urban Markets on www.theurbanmarkets.net | 082 896 8000 | [email protected]

What Is It?

St David's will host their eighth Christmas Market this November. The St David’s Christmas Market has become an annual highlight on the school calendar. As always, you can expect a lovely atmosphere, in which the St David’s community comes together to support one another in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

This Christmas Market supports the many people in the community who derive or supplement their income from crafting and from small niche businesses. The market also supports a number of charities and community organisations who are represented by St David’s.

You can expect to find quality hand-made, unique and exclusive goods at this fun family fare. Plus, there will be delicious food and drinks on sale. Over 100 crafters will be set up to bring you Christmas goodies, cheer and well wishes. 

So, bring your family and friends and come and enjoy the morning with St David’s as they kick off the Christmas season with a bang! 

When Is It?

Sunday, 10 November 2019 from 09:00 - 14:00. 

Where Is It?

St David's Marist Inanda, 36 Rivonia Road, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Not communicated. 

For More Information

Follow their Facebook page for more information.

Details: 011 215 7600 | [email protected]

What Is It?

Give back to man’s best friend this festive season at A New Hope Dog Rescue’s FURRstive Market and Adoption Day. There will be lots of stalls, pony rides and the opportunity to meet the sweet and goofy dogs looking for their furever homes. It’s sure to be a blast, so don’t miss it! 

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 from 10:00 - 15:00. 

Where Is It?

A New Hope Dog Rescue, Plot 28 Nooitgedacht Road, Kliprivier, Gauteng. 

How Much Is It?

Entrance is a tin of dog food or R20 per person at the door. 

For More Information

Follow them on Facebook for more information. 

Details: 082 410 4236 | [email protected]

What Is It?

In dire need of stocking fillers? Then, don't miss out on the annual Black Horse Brewery Christmas Market. While you may have to drive aways out of the city, it will be well worth it to experience this one-of-a-kind Christmas crafters fair in the heart of the Magaliesburg. With great craft stalls, awesome food, fresh craft beer, wine, gin  and vodka accompanied by live music. The Black Horse Brewery Christmas Market is definitely one you won't want to miss!

When Is It?

Sunday, 8 December 2019 from 10:00-15:00.

Where Is It?

Black Horse Brewery, 32 Bekker Schools Road / R98, Seekoeihoek Valley, Magaliesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free!

For more information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Details: 082 453 5295 | [email protected] | blackhorse.co.za

What Is It?

Emperors Palace is the place to be this December. Not only will they be hosting their annual Festival Of Lights in the gardens, but the Crafters Fair Christmas Market will also be there! Come and browse through a variety of stalls, selling scrap booking necessities, jewellery, toys, decor items, gifts and much more. Of course, you can find Christmas-themed goodies here too. So, don't miss out on this family-fun experience at Emperors Palace!

When Is It?

Tuesday, 10 December 2019 - Sunday, 22 December 2019, from 09:00 - 21:00 daily.

Where Is It?

Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance costs R10 per person. Children under 12 enter for free.

For More Information

Visit their Facebook page for more information about this event.

Details: www.craftersfair.co.za | 083 417 5000 | [email protected]

What Is It?

Bring the family along for a wonderful Christmas Carols experience at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens. Join in a medley of all your favourite Christmas carols. Or, take a stroll through the night market, showcasing hand-crafted products and goodies perfect for Christmas stockings. There will also be a delightful display of lights, including the jolly Gingerbread man, an army of Nutcracker Soldiers, Santa's reindeer and a larger than life Christmas Grinch! Don't miss it.

When Is It?

Friday, 29 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019.

Where Is It?

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Malcolm Rd, Roodepoort, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R80 for adults, or R40 for children. You can also book a family package for two adults and two children at R200.

Click here to book yours.

For More Information

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What Is It?

Christmas is finally here! Come and celebrate the joys of the season at the Linden Market Christmas Edition out in Emmarentia. As always, there will be a fantastic selection of artisan food goodies to tuck into, as well as craft stalls, live entertainment and family fun. Plus, the market is dog friendly (provided your pooches are well trained and kept on a leash). Enjoy a day of shopping, eating and listening to Christmas carols in the Botanical Gardens, presented by Joburg's top makers, designers and artisans. The super popular bubbly garden will also be in full swing, so you can sit back, relax and soak up the sunshine.

Linden Market Spring

The old TLM favourite Date-a-Dog initiative, brought to you by CLAW and Benji and Moon, will also be there. Take one of their worthy rescues on a stroll around the market. All stalls will be participating in a yellow dot sale - any item marked with a yellow dot is discounted at up to 20% off!

In the spirit of the festivities, TLM will also be hosting a cookie making workshop. Spend some quality time with the kids and make your own creative Christmas cookies to enjoy.

In addition, The TLM lineup promises to kick the holiday season off with a bang. You can look forward to the likes of Rubber Duc, Georgetown band, Jack and June and Brother Brother, heading in all the way from Cape Town. The little ones will be entertained by Father Christmas on stilts, a jumping castle, slime-making, canvas painting and face painting.

So, bring your family, friends, acquaintances or even your colleagues along to the Linden Market Christmas edition for a year-end celebration. Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 and Sunday, 01 December 2019.

Where Is It?

Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, 45 Thomas Bowler St, Emmarentia, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance costs R30 per person, or R50 for a two-day pass. Book yours here.

For More Information

Visit their website for further details, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/thelindenmarket

Twitter - twitter.com/thelindenmarket

Instagram - instagram.com/thelindenmarket

Contact them on +27 79 509 6446 or via email at [email protected].

What Is It?

Enjoy this Christmas Night Market at Nelson Mandela Square this festive season. It's the perfect addition to things to do this holiday. It will be an artisanal market experience under the African sky, with entertainment and an array of handcrafted delicacies. Entertainment includes live music. you can also enjoy the stalls trading in artisanal products, delicious gourmet street food, and craft beverages.

When Is It?

Sunday, 16 December 2018 - Monday, 17 December 2018

Where Is It?

Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For More Information?

For more information visit the Facebook page or the Nelson Mandela Square website.

What Is It?

The Mexican Craft-makers' Workshop is inspired by Mexican traditional craft. This workshop will be in conjunction with the Day of The Dead (Dia de los Muertos) where Mexicans celebrate their loved ones who have departed. You'll be making Nichos frames (traditionally used as decorations to honour loved ones), Frida Kahlo-inspired floral wreaths, Calacas sitting skeletons and more! This workshop is for anyone who has a love of crafts. If craft-making isn't your cup of tea, then you can check out the all-day Christmas Market on the Corner.

When Is It?

Saturday, 24 November 2018 from 10:00

Where Is It?

The Henry George Gallery, 45 6th Street (Corner 3rd Avenue), Parkhurst, Johannesburg

How Much Is it?

Entrance is R75 per person which includes everything you'll need for the class.

For More Information?

For more information visit the Facebook page or email [email protected]

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