From live bashes to mar­kets and art, it’s time to get the most of your time out. Phum­lani Sithebe Langa sorts out your sched­ule

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There’s noth­ing like friends, fam­ily and be­decked trees to make you feel all warm and fuzzy in­side. Here are our three most sparkling Christ­mas events:

Gar­den of Lights, Em­per­ors Palace, Kemp­ton Park

Nightly from 7pm to 10pm

A won­der­land com­pris­ing 5 000m of fairy lights and more than 200 light dis­plays in the man­i­cured gar­dens of the five-star D’Oreale Grande ho­tel at Em­per­ors Palace.

Carols by Can­dle­light, Kirsten­bosch Na­tional Botan­i­cal Gar­den, Cape Town

Sun­day, 6pm

Free en­trance

Sing age-old Christ­mas car­ols un­der­neath the beau­ti­ful Cape Town sky while you take in the cen­tury’s-old beauty of the Cape’s his­tor­i­cal botan­i­cal gar­dens. It’s the per­fect time to teach kid­dies those clas­sic Christ­massy tunes. Tick­ets R25 to R100 at


A Christ­mas Cel­e­bra­tion, The Play­house Com­pany, Dur­ban

Sun­day, 7.30pm

A glit­ter­ing ex­trav­a­ganza fea­tur­ing more than 150 per­form­ers live on the Opera Theatre stage. Star­ring Ju­dith Se­phuma, Bon­gani Tembe, the KwaZu­luNatal Phil­har­monic Orches­tra, and many more. Tick­ets R120 to R150

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SPARKLE AND SHINE Joburg, Cape Town and Dur­ban all have spe­cial Christ­mas events lined up for you

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