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Festive season in Cape Town

Deck the halls and have a sunny Christmas and New Year’s season in Cape Town

It is often said that there’s nothing better than a white Christmas, but in truth, a festive season spent amidst Cape Town’s beautiful beaches, breathtaking surroundings and delightfully warm weather seems a far more attractive possibility. Not to mention, during December in Cape Town the city and it’s surroundings come to life with an array of events, vibrant energy and not-to-be-missed attractions.

So, what can you expect in Cape Town this festive season?

Christmas Events and Festivities
Christmas in the Mother City is all about warm summer days spent on our magnificent shoreline, and crisp summer evenings sipping cocktails at chic rooftop bars or any one of the city’s countless hidden gems. If by now, you still haven't secured Christmas plans, have a look at the number of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day events happening around town, or if it’s a christmas meal you're after a pick of Christmas lunches and dinner parties would be perfect! If giving back to the community is more of your scene, have a click through our list of charitable gestures to see where you can lend a helping hand.

NYE events and New Years Day activities
New year's eve is the highlight of the social calendar in any city. luckily , Cape town has catered for every taste in its extensive NYE celebrations. If it's a sit down dinner, street party or roof top bash, rest assured your New Year's Eve celebrations will be an experience of a lifetime.
Although 1 January is typically seen as a day of rest, for those capitalizing on this public holiday, check out our overview on great spots in and around Cape Town open for your enjoyment.

Places to stay and things to do
If you're looking for a quick getaway in Cape Town over the festive season, visit our comprehensive accommodation section and browse through a list of recommended hotels and lodges. If it’s a day trip you’re after, have a look at some of the fantastic day trips and tours available in the city and its surroundings that you can enjoy with the whole family. If you feel like good food and wine, there are some great wine farms and restaurants to try out, and if you’re up for a party, nightlife in Cape Town would be the perfect guide for a night out on the town. If none of the aforementioned tickles your fancy, then check out our bucket list of things to do in the Mother City.

Where to spend your hard earned cash
If you’re in need of some retail therapy, then have a look at our pick of Cape Town shops, or browse one of the many Christmas markets. If you’re struggling to decide on what presents to give this year, then have a look at our pick of unique and locally made gifts or our Cape Town inspired gift list. channel your inner Jamie or Nigella and cook or bake something delicious for friends and family this festive season.

Make the most of the good weather and take a scenic hike, throw caution to the wind and do something extreme or get a feel for Mzansi culture with a tour of the township.
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Cape Town Events Calendar
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I Love Big Bay Spring MarketI Love Big Bay Market

Put a spring in your step at this fabulous evening market

Workshop - 5Workshops at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival

Mix, mingle and learn at this year’s beloved Jazz Festival!

Battlefield Live SA Laser Tag Team Building Cape TownTeam Building with Battlefield Live SA

Corporates become commandos in this adrenaline-inducing, morale-boosting laser ...

kiff kombi toursCheap Tuesdays with Kiff Kombi Tours

Get a 20% discount on your next Kiff Kombi Tour when booking for 5 people or ...

kaapse storries“Kaapse Stories” at The Rockwell Dinner Theatre

Supper and Stage make for a delectable evening’s entertainment

Steenberg - 1Battle of the Bubblies at Catharina’s Restaurant

Bubbly is the best, but which is the best of the best?

SA Eco Film FestSouth African Eco Film Festival

There is hope for Mother Nature, we just need to open our eyes and see it

Showcasing Dignity - 1Showcasing the Dignity of People “Living Outside”

Understanding the other side of Cape Town

Glowing Rooms 3Glowing Rooms SA offers a special opening price!

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed ...

Slave descendantsMy Naam is Februarie - Identities Rooted in Slavery

View a historically significant calendar and listen to audiobooks in ...

MonarkLive Summer Concerts at Vergenoegd Wine Estate

Rock on dude!

Slug Kloof 2Tequila Tuesday Drinks Special at Slug and Lettuce Kloof Street

Discounted shots and cocktails right before hump day

Galileo Open Air Cinema Cape TownThe Galileo Open Air Cinema in the Cape Winelands and Cape Town Venues

Grab some snacks and get ready to watch your favourite films beneath the stars ...

The Galileo Open Air Theatre Hillcrest QuarryThe Galileo Open Air Cinema at Hillcrest Quarry

Grab your popcorn and settle down at this unique Durbanville location for the ...

Park Inn by Radisson Cape Town Newlands Live Music 2Happy Hour Special at the Live-Inn Room

Pop in to Park Inn Newslands Hotel for buy-one-get-one-free drinks any day of ...

WSDC Shark 5White Shark Diving Company’s Killer Cage Diving Special

Come face-to-face with the ocean’s most fearsome fish for a truly ...

Haute Cabriere TerraceTrue Marriage of Food and Wine at Haute Cabrière Restaurant

Enjoy a specially curated Pinot Noir-inspired pairing of exquisite vino and ...

Live Jazz Music at Asoka on TuesdayLive Jazz at Asoka Restaurant

Turn your Tuesday up a notch with this trendy hotspot’s vibey dinner and ...

Rick's Cafe Table PeopleRick’s Café Americain’s Weekly Lunch Specials

Pop over to the charming Casablanca-themed restaurant for a hearty meal that ...

Decor at Cafe Mojito city centreLive Music Tuesday at Cafe Mojito

Kick off your week with a night of local jamming at Long Street’s beloved ...

Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the HaircutterHaircut Special at Boy Girl Hair Salon at Peter the Haircutter

Marry a tip-top cut with any of this edgy salon’s other services and save

Cape Quarter ExteriorFREE Weekly Yoga Class at Cape Quarter

Enrich your physical, mental and spiritual state every Tuesday evening at this ...

Manga Sushi 22-for-1 Sushi Special at Manga Restaurant

Save on sashimi, salmon roses and more every Tuesday at this contemporary Asian ...

table mountain chocolate 3Table Mountain Chocolate Bar Special

Buy five of the flat-topped bars and pay for four when you mention CapeTownMag

Beerhouse Restaurant and Bar in Cape TownPub Quiz Night at Beerhouse on Long Street

Test your general knowledge at this Long Street-based haunt’s Tuesday pub quiz

Excentric InteriorTransformation Tuesday at Excentric Hair Salon

First-time clients will receive a complimentary Olaplex in-salon treatment when ...

HQ Date performerTuesday Romantic Date Night at HQ Restaurant

Treat your loved one to an evening of succulent steaks, red wine and romantic ...

mischu coffee showroom in sea point cape townFree Coffee Beans and Capsules at mischu Coffee Shop in Sea Point

Simply mention CapeTownMagazine.com while placing an order of coffee beans or ...

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