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Festive season in Cape Town

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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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Camissa Gospel Tours Listen, connect and sing along at ...

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La Motte Tasting RoomVirtual and on-site wine tastings at ...

Or do this specialised La Motte wine-tasting virtually

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From MCC to tonic tastings: there’s something at Canto for the whole family

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