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Celebrate Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Cape Town

We’ve put together a tempting selection of feasts and parties to celebrate the 2014 festive season in the Mother City!

Christmas is always merrier in sunny Cape Town given the countless opportunities for picnics on pristine beaches, cocktails beneath clear skies and gourmet cuisine at restaurants, eateries and wine estates with breathtaking views.

So, don’t spend your festive season slaving over a hot stove in a busy kitchen (leave that to the professionals); book your spot with family and friends at one of these hotspots for a scrumptious Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day lunch without the mess or fuss.

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2014 CHRISTMAS EVE DINNERS IN CAPE TOWN 
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Christmas at Spier Wine Farm in Stellenbosch
Celebrate Christmas in Stellenbosch this year at one of the Cape Winelands region’s oldest establishments. The Spier Wine Farm is pulling out all the stops and corks to put forth a festive experience to cater to all pockets, times and tastes. Kicking off the merrymaking on Christmas Eve with a five-course dinner, the Stellies-based farm also offers a Christmas Day brunch (included in the room rate for hotel guests), lunch and even a dinner option.
COST: Prices vary and booking is essential. Pre-payment is required to confirm the reservation and a 100% cancellation fee will apply. Click through to the event for information on the offering and prices.

Christmas at the Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa’s Azure Restaurant
Enjoy a festive feast this Christmas in Camps Bay at the five-star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa’s Azure Restaurant. Instead of catering for the family, why not head down to this exclusive eatery, situated on the edge of the Atlantic and flanked by Table Mountain, for a gourmet Christmas Eve four-course set menu or a Christmas Day lunch buffet spread where the only real work is getting up and going back for seconds. This festive selection includes traditional Christmas favourites with a gourmet twist: think White Chocolate Eggnog and more. Not to mention, the halls will be decked out in festive décor and patrons will have Christmas crackers to pull and merry hats to don for this very jolly occasion. On Xmas Day there will also be live entertainment on the cards and even a visit from Saint Nick too!

COST: Costs vary according to the offering and the price includes festive Christmas hats and crackers as well as gratuity. Menu is subject to change. Click through to the events for more information.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Trees Restaurant 
Have a hassle-free Christmas this time around and treat the family to a delish three-course festive feast at Trees Restaurant in the Townhouse Hotel on Wednesday, 24 December 2014. Hearty nosh including everything from traditional turkey ballantine to the exotic fruit gratin for dessert is bound to keep hungry patrons satisfied. It’s a perfect way to celebrate Christmas with none of the fuss but with all of the traditional trimmings. 
COST: Bookings need to be made through the hotel at trees@townhouse.co.za or by calling Townhouse Hotel on +27 (0)21 465 7050. The three-course meal costs R198p/p. Additional drinks are at patrons’ own account.

Christmas Eve Dinner at Rick's Café Américain Restaurant & Bar
Make merry this Christmas Eve in Cape Town at the home-away-from-home Gardens restaurant Rick’s Café Américain. The Casablanca-inspired eatery offers up their usual selection of Moroccan, North African and Spanish cuisine, closer-to-home fare like burgers and grills, and of course some fine festive Christmas specials (think Slow-roasted Duckling served with Apple-scented Red Cabbage, Pan-fried Bohemian Dumplings and a Dark Beer Jus). For more information about the a la carte menu, contact the restaurant directly.
COST: Booking is essential. For information and reservations email info@rickscafe.co.za or call +27 (0) 21 424 1100.

Christmas Day Lunch Buffet at Hazendal Wine Estate
For a festive family meal make a merry meander into the Boland Winelands for a scrumptious Cape Christmas lunch buffet in Stellenbosch at the Hazendal Wine Estate. With a sumptuous spread of firm favourites like Roasted Leg of Lamb with Mint Jelly and Smoked Gammon and traditional delights like Milk Tart and Christmas Trifle, this is a feast fit for the whole family. Take a break from the kitchen and dine on delicious dishes as you relax to the sound of a live pianist and the kids entertain themselves on the estate’s rolling lawns, the jumping castle and playground.
COST: Lunch costs R350p/p for adults and children under 12 dine for R175p/p; drinks are for patrons’ own account. The festive feast will be served from 12pm to 3pm and booking is essential. Click through to the event for more information.

Christmas at Park Inn Newlands (25 December)
‘Tis the season to be jolly! Christmas comes with the all the trimmings and the Park Inn in Newlands has come up with a hassle-free lunch buffet that puts the fun back into the festive season. Bring your friends, family and loved ones for a spectacular lunch buffet that will fill any stomach to the brim with delish desserts, yummy starters and that all important gammon. Tuck into butternut gratin, dive into the indulgent seafood pot or simply have it all! So get the family ready for a fun, stylish all-you-can-eat spread and don’t worry about those pesky dishes.
COST: This Christmas lunch costs R450p/p. Bookings can be made by calling the hotel on +27 (0) 21 822 6500 or emailing info.newlands.capetown@rezidorparkinn.com for more information. 

Christmas at the Hilton in Cape Town (24 & 25 December)
Tired of the hassle that comes with Christmas bustle and want to celebrate in Cape Town with some swish style. The Hilton is coming prepared with elegant dinnerson Wednesday, 24 and Thursday, 25 December 2014 and a scrumptious lunch buffet on Christmas day too. Guests can look forward to everything from freshly shucked oysters to delish beef medallions, and depending on which event they choose to attend, they cansatisfy their sweet tooth with a plethora of desserts. Take a look at some of the best views of Signal Hill as the Hilton is situated in the heart of the Mother City. It’s a perfect choice for any local or visitor wanting to see beautiful Cape Town while experiencing a gourmet culinary experience. 
COST: The Christmas Eve and Day events’ pricing ranges from FREE – R375p/p. For more information regarding booking a spot, call the hotel at +27 (0) 21 481 3700 or email at hiltoncapetown.reservations@hilton.com.

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The festivities don’t end there; celebrate New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day in Cape Town and surrounds with some of the hottest and biggest parties and scrumptious dinners.

Also, have a squiz at our overview of annual December events to find out about more hot happenings taking place during the month.

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