A head start on Christmas!
31 October – 3 November: Markgoed Market in the Forest at Forest 44 (La Pineta) on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West is ‘going green’. With summer fashion and décor, vintage finds, jewellery, Christmas decorations, leather products, baby clothes, shoes and a tea garden, there’s something for everyone. Open daily from 10:00 to 18:00, except Friday (16:00); entrance costs R25. Visit facebook.com/Markgoed or call Sonette Barnard on 082 774 1077.
31 October – 3 November: Pop in at the Delmas Christmas Market at the Reformed Church Hall, Sarel Cilliers Street, Delmas and enjoy true platteland hospitality. The market promises to have loads of gorgeous goodies to suit every budget and taste, and don’t miss the delicious coffee and treats at the tea garden. Entrance is free and there’s plenty of secure parking; open from 09:00 to 19:00. Search for ‘Delmas Christmas Market’ on Facebook or call Ria on 082 928 4317 or Jetske on 072 746 8713. 22 November – 2 December: Grab friends and family and head out to the Melkbos Festive Market at the NG Church in Melkbosstrand where you’ll find delicious food and handmade gifts. Open from 10:00 to 20:00 on weekdays and 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturdays; call 021 553 2753 for more info.
24–26 November: The Parkview Charity Christmas Market at George Hay Park offers a festive atmosphere for all with a variety of culinary delights and live entertainment under the Christmas lights. Items on offer at more than 80 stalls include handmade decorations and locally produced fare. Go to nicarela.org/christmas-market.
28 November – 2 December: Shop till you drop at the Kuier-Kuier Christmas Market, which celebrates its 9th anniversary this year! Pop in at 1 Bridge Street, Monument Heights, Kimberley; call 053 833 1265 or search for “Kuier Kuier Kersmark” on Facebook for further details.
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