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 surrounds come to life with countless events, vibrant energy and not-to-be-missed attractions.

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

Christmas and New Year events

It’s all about warm summer days spent on white beaches and crisp summer evenings comprised of sipping cocktails at chic and relaxed venues around town. Throw in a few Christmas lunches and dinner parties at various restaurants around town and you’ve got the recipe for a perfect festive season. Have a look at our events section to see what’s on in the Mother City, and have a look at our seasonal overview to find out what’s happening for NYE and XMAS:

Places to stay and things to do

If you're looking for a place to stay in Cape Town over the festive season, visit our comprehensive accommodation section, or have a look at some of the fantastic day trips and tours available. 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, then check out the nightlife in Cape Town. If none of the aforementioned doesn’t tickle 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, channel your inner Jamie or Nigella and cook or bake something delicious or check out our Cape Town inspired gift list.

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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