What Is It? 

The city is turning from the soft purple of the Jacarandas to that celebratory red, green and gold! You guessed it, the festive season is fast approaching! It’s happening in every mall and store near you. Decorative trees are sprouting. Lights are twinkling. All the tinsel is glistening. And there's a jingle in the air, reminding us that it’s about to become the most wonderful time of the year.

Christmas Spectacular

December is a mere two weeks away and, as the countdown to the holiday season begins, Hillsong South Africa has just the thing to start your month off on a rather spectacular and merry note.

Christmas Spectacular is a highly entertaining musical stage show that'll have you humming, dancing and singing along to all your favourite Christmas carols in true festive spirit. Hosted by Hillsong South Africa at the iconic Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein and the South African State Theatre in Pretoria Central, this fun and extravagant Christmas production is a holiday must for the whole family.

Christmas Spectacular

Best of all, you can help spread the Christmas cheer to those most in need, as funds raised through the show will support Hillsong’s community outreach programme in Gauteng, this Christmas.

Make it a season to be jolly!

When Is It?

Johannesburg Show: Sunday, 01 December 2019

Show times are as follows:

Pretoria Show: Saturday, 14 December 2019 and Sunday, 15 December 2019

Show times are as follows:

Christmas Spectacular

Where Is It?

How Much Is It?

Christmas Spectacular

For More Information

For more information about Hillsong South Africa or the Christmas Spectacular, visit hillsong.co.za.

You can contact them on [email protected].

Don't forget to like and follow them on Facebook and Instagram:

Christmas Spectacular

Janice Honeyman's 32nd Year At The Helm

Can you believe that veteran stage director, Janice Honeyman has been behind the wheels of the annual Pantomime for 32 years? In 1987, a fresh-faced Honeyman created her first ever Panto at the Alexander Theatre in Braamfontein. Three decades on and she has just as much fun as ever bringing Joburg audiences a big-budget Christmas musical with a unique South African twist.

Honeyman presents Jack and the Beanstalk on stage at Joburg Theatre for the first time since 2012. Featuring a stellar cast, vibrant set and costumes and the year's biggest music hits, this Panto spectacular is well worth taking the kids to this holiday season. After all, what would December be without Janice Honeyman's iconic blend of song, dance and fairytale magic?

Young Blood

While the directorship behind the Pantomime is well seasoned, the young cast brings an air of frivolity and fun to the stage. Making their Panto lead debuts, Zolani Shangase (as our hero Jack The Joller) and Dezlenne Ulster-Weale (as Raspberry Rose) will have the little ones giggling in fits of laughter, gasping in awe and sighing in admiration. I must admit that the tired tale of boy meets girl, boy saves girl from hungry tyrannical giant, is a little stale. These characters nevertheless endear themselves to audiences young and old. However, their vocal prowess is somewhat outshone by the more mature cast members. But their portrayal of a young romance is sweet, nonetheless.

Other youthful standouts include Gugu Dhlamini and Ashleigh Butcher as Jack's twins sussies, Sjoepied Suzy and Sagkop Sally. Their constant references to 'Snapchat, Insta and #everything' can be tedious, but their physical performances make up for this. In fact, the entire backing cast delivered great physicality in the well choreographed dance sequences. Kiddies will love the display of acrobatics and quick-footed moves.

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Golden Eggs and Golden Oldies

Before I give a round of applause to the dames and villains of this Panto, I must mention the two absolute stars of the show - Henrietta the Hen and Daisy the Cow. The clucking chicken, performed by Noni Mkhonto, had the audience in stitches of laughter. However, it was super cute Moo Daisy who won the hearts of all, including Jack the Joller. Well done on your utterly convincing performances!

Now, onto the big guns of the production. This year's Panto is truly a star-studded affair, featuring bigwigs Lelo Ramasimong, Germandt Geldenhuys, Clive Gilson and Neo Motaung as the Dames, Dudes and lovable Good Fairy. Each delivered a noteworthy performance, but the Panto crown goes to Germandt Geldenhuys this year. His portrayal of Jack's hefty mother, Mies Miemie Mosbolletjie-Melba, was outstanding. With vocals like this, he is sure to go very far in the theatre world.

Of course, I have yet to mention this year's super villain. Played by actor, comedian, writer and and radio host, Casper de Vries, Hendrink Hideoso had the children booing with complete conviction. Surprisingly, de Vries seemed uncomfortable in his role. Perhaps as the show runs he will become more accustomed to playing the 'baddie'. Nevertheless, his presence is undoubtedly a big draw card for grannies and super fans.

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A Magnificent Giant

Jack and the Beanstalk was my first ever Panto experience way back in the early 2000s. While the show has adapted with the times, the set remains almost the same. The mechanical giant was as terrifying as ever, while the magical growing beanstalk had kids gasping in wonder. I must concur that the overall stage picture was one of the most vibrant Pantos in recent years. With 1980s resplendence, the costumes and disco lights create an atmosphere of celebration. This is a great way to kick off the silly season, all the while keeping the kids entertained. Go see it now!

Janice Honeyman's Jack and the Beanstalk will be staged at Joburg Theatre on the Mandela Stage until Sunday, 22 December 2019. Book your tickets here.

For More Information

Visit the Joburg Theatre website for more information, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/joburgtheatre

Twitter - twitter.com/joburgtheatre

Details: 163 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg | [email protected] | Box Office Tel: 0861 670 670

Time To Get Shopping!

Christmas is just a few weeks away, and The Crazy Store has everything you need to make this jolly occasion extra special.

No matter your festive season needs - from stocking fillers, toys for the kids and Christmas decorations - The Crazy Store is your one-stop shopping destination for a stress-free Festive Season.

Offering a wide array of gifting and festive options across 18 product categories, you’re guaranteed to find just what you need to get your into the holiday spirit.

The Crazy Store has over 375 stores nationwide to cater for convenience and ease of shopping. Head to your nearest store to tick everything off your Christmas list – you might need a bigger stocking!

This offer is valid from 01 November 2019 to 24 December 2019. 

Crazy Store

Christmas Gifting Ideas For The Whole Family

Running low on gifting ideas for your loved ones? Then be sure to visit The Crazy Store ASAP. You'll never have to worry about keeping your loved ones entertained this holiday season! They've just unwrapped a bunch of entertaining gifts for all ages:

To view their festive catalogue, click here.

Crazy Store

All Your Festive Decor Needs, Sorted

Time to put up that Christmas tree and decorate your home will all the bells and whistle, tinsel and twinking Christmas lights. But if you need to stock up on some new festive decorations, then be sure to head to the Crazy Store and see what they have in store for you.

For More Information

To join The Crazy Store community and to keep up to date with the latest promotions, visit www.crazystore.co.za.

Also, follow @TheCrazyStoreSA on InstagramFacebook and @TheCrazyStore on Twitter.

'Tis The Season!

There’s plenty of reason for cheer as Hyde Park Corner this holiday season! The centre is getting its festive season programme underway with its time-honoured tradition of a tree-lighting ceremony – which promises to be even more fabulous this year. Coinciding with the celebration of Hyde Park Corner’s ‘Fifty & Fabulous’ birthday, the Love the Lights spectacle will take place on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 and will be its most memorable yet.

What To Expect

The family-friendly event will feature something for all ages. The lineup includes kids entertainment, the show-stopping lighting of the tree, and headliners Timothy Moloi and Adam Howard’s Joburg Big Band will be performing all your favourite festive hits.

Festivities in the Centre Court kick off at 17:30 on Wednesday 06 November 2019, with the live performance starting at 18:00. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, with sing-alongs, dance routines, craft activities, and more. Early Christmas shopping is a must, with stores trading until 20:00 on the evening.

Contribute To A Great Cause This Festive Season

In the spirit of the season, visitors are invited to participate in Hyde Park Corner’s Love the Sounds initiative, by bringing their pre-loved musical instruments to be donated to the Music Enlightenment Project, a community-based NPO situated in Braamfontein.

The initiative was founded in 2009 with the aim of creating a world where the lives of children and communities are enriched and transformed through the experience, practice and performance of music. Their holistic approach involves creating successful futures for children by developing not only their skills as musicians but also their life skills through music education.

Donations of musical instruments can be made at designated areas in Hyde Park Corner throughout November and December.

For More Information 

For more information on what’s happening at Hyde Park Corner, visit www.hydeparkcorner.co.za or on Facebook @HydeParkC or Twitter @HPCHydePark.

You can also contact them on 011 325 4340.

What Is It?

Have you got your Boney M and Michael Buble records out yet? Christmas is almost upon us, so why not visit the Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel in Pretoria for a jazzy concert in the gardens? Performed by Italian jazz pianist and singer Francesca Tandoi, this concert is all about putting a spin on your old Christmas favourites. Featuring swinging jazz renditions of popular tunes associated with the holiday season, plus songs from the American Song Book. So, throw those old records out, because you won't be needing them this holiday season.

When Is It?

Thursday, 12 December 2019 from 20:00-23:00.

Where Is It?

Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel, 87 Jim van der Merwe Rd, 0157 Pretoria, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R175 per person. Get yours on iTickets.

For more information

Follow them on Facebook for more information.

Details: www.kleinkaap.co.za

What Is It?

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year! Kick off the festive season with Majestic Garden Centre as they host their first night market event. There will be an array of food and craft stalls, as well as fun activities for the whole family. Don't miss out.

When Is It?

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

Where Is It?

Simply Majestic Restaurant, 90 Webber Road, Lambton, 1401 Germiston, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For more information

Click here for more information.

The Auto & General Theatre on the Square delivers world-class productions, catering to a wide variety of audiences. From stand-up comedy, to drama, kiddies theatre and musicals, the Theatre on the Square has it all. If you have never visited this classy Sandton performance centre, then now is the time. Adorned in red velvet textures, the venue screams upmarket cabaret with a South African twist. Check out their 'Wall of Fame', which features all the talents who have graced the stage over the years. The bar is always the centre of attraction just before the start of a show. Serving up sweet wines, whisky and non-alcoholic drinks, this is the perfect place to prepare yourself for the wonder of stage magic.

Theatre on the Square

The 200-seater main theatre is comfortable and spacious. Again, the red seats give the auditorium a feeling of worldliness. Of course, being right in the heart of Sandton at Nelson Mandela Square, you would expect nothing less. But, if you have ever imagined what it might be like to visit an independent theatre space in London or New York, this may be as close as you can get while still on Jozi homeland.

Between October to December 2019, the Theatre on the Square will be hosting a fantastic line-up of shows. Here are our top picks for the season:

Fawlty Flowers

There is only one Fawtly Towers - the BBC's most popular sitcom ever made. Starring John Cleese as the slightly out-of-his-head English hotel manager, Basil Fawty, Fawlty Towers still has fans to this day. Comedians and theatre professionals, Annie Robinson and Mark Mulder, proudly claim themselves as the South African Fawtly fan faction.

Bringing you Fawlty Flowers! at the Theatre on the Square in October, Annie and Mark will treat you like a dinner guest at the infamous Torquay Hotel! Come and enjoy a little British wit and nonsense with them.

When Is It?

Tuesday, 15 October 2019 – Saturday, 26 October 2019.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R75 per person and may be purchased online via the Computicket website.

Gertrude Stein and a Companion

October is South African Pride Month. Come and celebrate your diverse identity at the Theatre on the Square with Gertrude Stein and a Companion, directed by Chris Weare.

20th-Century poet and novelist, Gertrude Stein and her lifelong partner, Alice B. Toklas, defied the rules of gender and sexuality in a time when it carried far greater consequence. Roaming in literary circles with the likes of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Hemmingway and Picasso, Stein and Tolkas became icons of their time.

Gertrude Stein and a Companion is set in Bohemian Paris. Exploring Stein and Tolkas' complex relationship, the play is sensitive and charming. Whether you are celebrating Joburg Pride, or are simply in search of a cleverly written play, this is a must-see. Get your tickets now!

Theatre on the Square

When Is It?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 – Saturday, 16 November 2019.

Show times:

Tuesday – Friday at 20:15

Saturday at 18:00 and 20:15

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per person. Get yours here.

Joburg Film Festival

The Joburg Film Festival returns this November for its third year of awe-inspiring local and international film content. The Auto & General Theatre on the Square is one of the Joburg venue hosts for the 2019 festival. Screening a curated selection of films over six days, the Theatre on the Square promise to bring a renewed artistic film culture to the Sandton CBD.

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When Is It?

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 – Sunday, 24 November 2019.

To see the full programme, participating venues and ticket prices, check out the Joburg Film Festival website.

All You Ask of Me 

This show has all the classic musical hit numbers, all in one show. At this show, you can expect to experience the likes of Don’t Rain On My Parade, The Winner Takes It All, I Dreamed A Dream, Memory and Never Enough. Carly Graeme performs these songs and more of your favourites in All You Ask of Me. Accompanied by Rowan Bakker on piano, Carly will take you on a journey through musical theatre history.

Perfect for your end of year office get-together or family outing, All You Ask of Me is pure theatrical fun. You won't have to think too hard at this one, so sit back and enjoy the music!

Theatre on the Square

When Is It?

Tuesday, 26 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R100 per person. Book yours online via Computicket.

My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm In Therapy!

Closing off 2019 at the Theatre on the Square is Steve Solomon's hilarious family dramedy, My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish and I'm In Therapy! Starring lead actor Michael Richard, this play is "one part lasagna, one part kreplach and two-parts Prozac". You need not be Jewish or Italian (or in therapy) to resonate with the stories based on Solomon's family. All you need is to know what it's like to leave a family dinner with a headache and heartburn.

End your year with this side-splitting look at what it means to be part of an eclectic family. When yours gets to be too much over the holiday season, the theatre will always be there to help you see the lighter side of life.

Theatre on the Square

When Is It?

Tuesday, 03 December 2019 - Saturday, 21 December 2019.

**Ticket prices will be announced soon!

For More Information

Visit the Auto & General Theatre on the Square website for more information about the theatre and these upcoming shows. You can also follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/Auto-General-Theatre-on-the-Square

Twitter - twitter.com/TheatreOnSquare

Details: 011 883 8606 | [email protected] | Nelson Mandela Square, Cnr Rivonia Rd & Sandton Drive, Sandton, Johannesburg.

What Is It?

RMB WineX 2019, SA’s premier wine festival, celebrates 20 years of bringing Joburg wine lovers the greatest range of prestigious wines from both local and international brands. Join in the celebration of what’s hot in the wine world with award-winning winemakers and celebrities; expand your wine horizons with wine launches and bespoke winemaker tastings.

At the RMB WineX 2019 fair there will be more than 150 exhibitors. Representing a number of big brand names, newcomers to the wine scene, boutique wineries, wine routes and associations, imported stemware, charcuterie and cheeses, olives and olive oils, oysters and designer storage options.  Sample from around 800 wines - mostly local made, including fine brandy and Cape Ports. However, you can also indulge in a fair selection of international wines and champagnes too.

RMB WineX 2019

Food-on-the-move deli meals will ensure that show visitors won’t go hungry. After tucking into something scrumptious, buy your holiday season wine supply at Shop @ Show and enjoy the convenience of direct delivery to your door.

The RMB WineX 2019 fair is not to be missed, so get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Friday, 1 November 2019 from 17:00 - 21:00 daily.

Where Is It?

Sandton Convention Centre, 161 Maude Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R147.50 - R180 per person. Book yours here.

For more information

Visit winex.co.za for more information, or follow RMB WineX 2019 on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/RMBWineX

Twitter - twitter.com/RMBWinex

Instagram - instagram.com/explore/tags/RMBWineX

Details: 011 482 5936 | [email protected]

What Is It?

DJ Black Coffee brings you the second edition of Music Is King this December. Taking place at the iconic TickerPro Dome, Music Is King is coming back strong. Featuring the ultimate in music, art and fashion, this concert is not to be missed.

Black Coffee pioneered the Music Is King concert in 2018. This international concert experience lit up the Dome last December, featuring stellar acts such as Nasty C, Lady Zamar and Riky Rick. This year's concert is sure to be even bigger and better, so keep your ears to the ground to be the first to find out which artists will be headlining. This year's line up has:

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When Is It?

Saturday, 14 December 2019.

Where Is It?

TicketPro Dome, Cnr Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, Northriding, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R375 - R1950 per person, and you can get your Johannesburg tickets here!

For more information

Visit their website for more information, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram.

Contact them on 082 319 7040 or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

Cellar Rats are back this holiday season with their Xmas Wine Festival at Bosheuvel Country Estate. Come and sip on sweet summer wines out in Muldersdrift. Sample South Africa's best wines, bubblies, ports, pot-still brandies, craft gins, craft beers, Portuguese wines and more, at a stunning country outdoor setting.

More than 70 producers will present at the Cellar Rats Xmas Wine Festival. Bringing you an excess of 400 products for the adult tasters’ enjoyment. Wines will also be available for purchase on the day at special discounted festival prices – a perfect place to shop for your liquid Xmas gifts!

Your ticket includes a tasting glass and unlimited tasting, so best organise a ride home! A portion of event proceeds go towards Dogtown SA, so come and show your support. There is a kiddies entertainment area, sparkling swimming pool and the Cattleman’s Kitchen Restaurant, so the whole family can come along too. Don't miss it!

When Is It?

Saturday, 30 November 2019 at 11:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Bosheuvel Country Estate, (just off Beyers Naude Drive) 54 Glory Rd, Muldersdrift, Gauteng. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost:

Early Bird (until 31 Oct): R150 per adult & R50 per child.

Late Bird (after 31 Oct): R180 per adult & R60 per child.

PnP SmartShopper Discounted Tickets – R120 (only 100 available).

**Children under 2 enter free of charge.

Book your tickets online via Webtickets.

For More Information

Visit their website for more information, or give them a follow on Facebook.

Details: 082 329 002 | [email protected]

What Is It?

Joburg Zoo, The City of Johannesburg and Joburg Theatre proudly present the second annual Festival Of Lights. Visitors will get to enjoy the magic and beauty of enchanting, illuminated life-size animal characters that are sure to delight guests of all ages. The Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights will also offers exciting entertainment, delicious nibbles and craft night market perfect for some festive shopping.

When Is It?

 Sunday, 22 November 2020 – Sunday, 03 January 2021.

*Open daily from 19:00 to 22:00 (except on Mondays).

Where Is It?

Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Ave and Upper Park Drive, Parkview, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R150 per person and children under 3 years of age enter for FREE. Click here to get your tickets now.

For More Information

Visit the Joburg Theatre website for more information, or follow the Joburg Zoo on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/JohannesburgZoo

Contact them on 0861 670 670 or via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

The 6th annual By Word of Mouth Festive Market takes place this October at The Polo Room, Inanda Club, Sandton.

Established by Karen Short in 1993, By Word of Mouth has built a reputation far and wide for producing the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa. Karen now brings her excellence, experience and special touch to this, her own annual event. If there’s one market you go to before the silly season hits, The Festive Market must be it! The popular event is well known for being highly organised, fun and an absolute must-visit.

Plus, it’s fun for the whole family— kids are catered for with a jumping castle, so that moms and dads can browse, eat and sip their G&T’s. The festive market attracts hundreds of visitors each year. Come and buy gorgeous gifts and spoil yourself with wares from the carefully curated vendors. There will be around 40 stalls, including unique goods such as hand-made jewellery, fashionable clothes and pretty accessories, as well as divine décor and trinkets.

Fabulous food will be available to buy for those who become peckish during their shopping. Browse the market taking in the delightful ambience and all it has to offer. What better way to count down to the holiday season? We'll see you there!

When Is It?

Saturday, 5 October 2019 at 9:00 to 19:00 and Sunday, 6 October 2019 at 10:00 to 17:00.

Where Is It?

The Polo Room, Inanda Club, Forrest Rd & 6th Ave, Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the market is R70 per person at the door. But, you can pre-book your tickets by contacting By Word of Mouth on [email protected] or  011 553 7600.

For more information

Visit their website for more information, or follow their social media pages:

Facebook - facebook.com/Bywordofmouth.sa

Twitter - twitter.com/ByWordofMouth1

Instagram - instagram.com/bywordofmouthsa

What Is It?

"Bah, humbug!" The famous exclamation of Ebenezer Scrooge will be heard again this festive season as Crewworks brings A Christmas Carol to life as you've never seen it before. Jason Ralph (Phantom of the Opera, Shakespeare in Love) will portray Scrooge in Charles Dickens' timeless tale of warmth and redemption. It promises to be a sumptuous banquet for the eyes, ears and imagination.

Introducing several ghosts and characters from Scrooge's past, present and future, the play takes us on an emotional journey from the old man's miserly ways to the new Scrooge, spreading goodwill and cheer through his generous spirit. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is perfect for the entire family!

When Is It?

From Thursday, 5 December 2019 - Sunday, 5 January 2020.

Where Is It?

Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Corner William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road, Fourways, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R130 - R180 per person and can be purchased online via the Computicket website.

For More Information

For more information, visit the Pieter Toerien Production's website. Or, follow them on social media for updates:

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Contact the Box Office on 011 511 1988 or via email at i[email protected]

Festive Fun For The Whole Family

This holiday season, Cresta Shopping Centre brings back all your family favourites  as well as tons of activities to let shoppers Imagine More! From 14 - 24 December 2018, Cresta will be hosting 11 days of live entertainment and fun for the whole family. You can expect everything from memorable moments with Santa Claus, making festive decorations and cookies at the craft zones, free gift wrapping and extended shopping hours to shopper competitions, meeting your favourite cartoon characters at the Cartoon Network activation and give the gift of kindness through our Festive Charity Tree, Cresta is the place to get into the holiday spirit! After all, ‘tis the season to be merry!

Cresta

Meet The One & Only Santa Claus

Make sure to take the kids to Cresta so they can share their Christmas wishes with the beloved and jolly, Santa Claus. You can also make special, festive memories by posing for pictures in the Santa Zone in the FNB Court. Don't forget to grab your instant print to take home with you for only R40 each.

Live Entertainment

To add more jingles to the bells this festive season, shoppers can enjoy live, pop-up entertainment on Fridays (14 and 21 December 2018), Saturdays (15 and 22 December 2018) and Sundays (16 and 23 December 2018). Included is a line-up of a variety of performers that'll bring holiday cheer and joy to the centre.

Cresta

Holiday Fun For The Kids

The kids are now on school holidays, so what are parents to do to keep them entertained? Well, Cresta has the answer! There’s plenty to keep the little ones busy and spark some innovation and talent this festive season! Take them down to the Kids Craft Zone in the Banking Court, where they can make festive decorations with recycled materials or adorn their own festive cookies at the Cookie Decorating Station.

And in the Food Court (upper level), kids can learn how to draw cartoon characters at the Imagination Studios and create their very own Power Puff avatar to print out and take home with them. There'll also be a Cartoon Network meet-and-greet with characters from the hit shows Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball on Fridays, (14 and 21 December 2018) Saturdays (15 and 22 December 2018) and Sundays (16 and 23 December 2018).

Cresta

Give Back To The Community This Christmas

The award-winning Cresta Festive Charity Tree will make a comeback this year, after the great support shown by shoppers in 2017, which resulted in over 5 000 books being donated to the local Tshepo Community Development Project Library. The charity tree can be found in the Banking Court and will once again allow shoppers to donate this festive season. It's a giant tree decorated with nametags of children from local partner children's homes and what they wish for this Christmas. Cresta shoppers will be able to select a name from the tree, purchase a small gift (toy or clothing) for the child and drop it off for Cresta’s team to wrap and distribute. The bookshelf tree will also be available for more book donations.

Cresta

Don't Forget The Free Gift Wrapping & Extended Shopping Hours

To thank their shoppers for all the support, Cresta will take care of wrapping your gifts at their free gift-wrapping stations so that you can spend your time enjoying your shopping.

To ensure you get the most from the festive season, Cresta Shopping Centre will be extending their trading hours between Friday, 14 December 2018 until Monday, 24 December 2018 as follows:

Special Trading Days:

Cresta

For More Information

For more information about Cresta Shopping Centre and what they have in store for you, visit www.crestacentre.co.za.

Also, don't forget to follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

What Is It?

Gather the family and enjoy an evening under the Stars at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens. Pack a lovely snack-filled picnic basket or just head out to support the local vendors that'll be ready to treat your taste buds with delicious treats for every palate.

You'll also get the opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping at their night market, jam-packed with goodies, gifts and festive items ranging from home décor, something for the garden, beautiful jewellery, educational and fun toys for the little ones and much more.

This one is a holiday season must. There's no worries, no hassles, just chill.

When Is It?

Saturday, 22 December 2018 from 17:00 - 21:00.

Where Is It?

Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R80 per adult and R40 per scholar. Kids under 6 get in FREE. Purchase yours here.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their Facebook event listing.

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