Festive styles of the famous
Local stars share what they will be doing over the holidays
WHILE some local celebrities are hoping to wind down over the next week or so, others are gearing up for hard work centre stage.
Weekend Argus spoke to a few celebrities about their festive season plans.
from Christian pop band The Arrows said: “I am going to spend it with my friends and family.
“The Arrows will be touring too. Pam (Pamela de Menezes, her co-band member) will be getting married in January, so, it will also be a wedding planning frenzy.”
of electro band Goodluck said: “We have gigs, gigs and more gigs!
“We are going to be hosting a series of Wednesday events called Lucky Packet at Trinity in Cape Town, which will have us performing alongside some of our favourites like Yoav, The Kiffness and Mr Sakitumi.
“We will also be touring in Durban and the Garden Route a fair bit too.
“Then there is always Christmas dinner! For Christmas, I will be eating (a lot), relaxing with family and enjoying the sunny weather. We are so lucky to have a warm Christmas in South Africa.”
Andrew and Brian Chaplin of are looking forward to spending time with their nearest and dearest.
Andrew said: “I’m keen to go with the flow and spend time with my friends and family.
“One of our really good friends is coming down from Jersey, so that’s going to be a jam. I actually forgot all about Christmas until I turned on the TV the other day.”
Brian said: “I don’t have any plans for the moment, except to enjoy myself.
“My new place will be finished around Christmastime, so I will probably have a few house parties.
“For Christmas, I might be heading up the West Coast to spend some time with the family. Also, it’ll be the first time in a while we and all our friends will be in town, so it’s probably going to get quite interesting.”
Heart 104.9 presenter, comedian and actor
said: “Holidays, what’s that? Unfortunately, this is the busiest time of the year for comedians and actors, so I’ll be working. But I will make sure any spare time is spent with family and friends – the best time for boozy lunches and big laughs.
“Christmas Day is all about family. We exchange presents on Christmas Eve, so on Christmas Day we have a braai.
“My mom cooks the best leg of lamb in the world. So lunch is normally filled with Boney M, Christmas decorations and crackers. Maybe a bit too much beer and wine around the fire.” Cape Town- based singer
said: “I like going with the flow and being surprised, so I seldom make concrete plans. In my experience that never ends well. I have learnt that it’s better to have no expectations.
“I am an easy-going person… the quality of person I spend time with is a great deal more important than where I find myself.
“That said, I love spending time with my friends and will never turn down an opportunity to hang out – whether at my house, watching a movie or going to a restaurant.
“I will never say no to an early-morning mountain hike, followed by a swim at the beach with the family. I prefer Strand beach because no one cares what you look like or what you are up to.”
Folk artist said: “I am not touring, although I do have a few shows. For Christmas, I am going to Joburg to spend the day with my family.” Good Hope FM presenter
said: “I plan to make the most of it, despite the entertainment industry being at its peak now and demanding a lot of my time.
“I plan to go up Table Mountain at least three times and I’m making it my mission to find some new restaurants to try but, more importantly, it’s family time.
“For Christmas Day, a lot of the ‘older’ family are away for the festive break so I’m planning a youthful Christmas Eve dinner, with the traditional opening of presents at 12, and we’ll have ‘left-over braai’ for lunch on Christmas Day. I can’t wait for the Trifle Tower.” Hectic Nine- 9 presenter
said: “I am going to soak up as much as the Mother City is offering over the holiday. I want to play tourist in my home town as much as possible and might squeeze in a road trip, just not sure to where yet. I need to head out of the city and recharge the batteries.
“My plan for Christmas Day is to to eat a lot. I plan to break tradition and eat out with my family, instead of staying at home, while the ladies slave away over pots. Every once in a while, it’s good for the ladies to get a break and also be treated.
“Aside from that, I would like to cook up something for those less fortunate and share some love around Cape Town.”
Tyren from the said: “For my holidays I want to visit my family and lie in the sun on the beach. For Christmas, I go to my mum’s and eat myself stukkend.”
Theatre producer and performer said: “I don’t have any special plans as I try to live a special life. I would like to make this a special time for my family, while I am still inundated with work.” Idols winner
“I will be touring across the country and seeing cool places. For Christmas, I will be with my family in George, my favourite place in the world.
“I am playing at Jeffreys Bay on December 29, Stilbaai on December 30 and at Kirstenbosch on December 31.”
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