Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival

Celebrate Gordon’s Bay’s ‘Secret Season’ this June with their 9th Winter Wonderland Festival from 21 to 23 June 2019.
As autumn leaves turn golden and fall, excitement in the Helderberg area rises with the coming of the annual Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival. Facing north and protected from chilly winter winds, Gordon’s Bay enjoys a ‘Secret Season’, a warm winter, some 2-3 degrees warmer than Cape Town.The hub of activities is located in the middle of Gordon’s Bay, at the well-known Hendon Park Resort. Local crafters and food vendors offer their exciting products in a large marquee (Waffles and  Gluhwein, just to name a few). Food trucks spread along the route towards the amusement park. Musicians present their talents over the weekend to much merriment in the crowds. A fairy market (inside Hendon Park as well) calls local crafters to offer their handmade goods.What to expect during the weekend: Vibey live music, a VW Bus photo booth, awesome kids entertainment, delicious food trucks and pop-ups, City of Cape Town displays, breath-taking face paintings, a beer garden, free WiFi and one of the biggest Amusement Parks in the country!The weekend kicks off with the Miss Winter Wonderland beauty pageant this Friday the 21. at 20:00, run by the local tourism agency. With over 50 contestants, a fun-filled evening is guaranteed! The ‘Singing Cook from Rivendell‘ will be the host for the evening, he will be gracing the visitors with performances and making sure that the audience enjoys the event as much as the contestants do!The community-driven event has even more to offer. On Saturday 22. June, a Beach Clean-up & an Electronic Waste Collection Day take place right in front of the festival gate.Through the years, local Charities have received R318,000 through the festival. The event helps to make local businesses sustainable and promotes the pleasures of this quaint village thereby growing its tourism market. From its humble beginnings in 2011, the festival has been solely organised and run by a dedicated group of highly motivated volunteers.For more information visit their Facebook page or www.winterwonderland.co.za

DATES & DETAILS

21 – 23 June 2019TRADING HOURS Friday: 4pm – 11pm Saturday: 10am – 11pm Sunday: 10am – 6pmTICKETS: Adults – R20 Kids under 12 – R10 Pensioners above 60 – R10 (prices are per person, per day)

WHAT’S GOING ON

  • Miss Winter Wonderland Contest (Fri 21. June 2019)
  • VW Bus Photo Booth
  • Food Trucks and Pop-ups
  • City of Cape Town displays
  • Craft and Market Stalls
  • Amazing Face Paintings
  • Beer Tent and Winter Palace
  • Kids Entertainment
  • Music Tent and Live Music
  • Charity displays and stalls
  • Beach Cleanup & Electronic Waste Collection Day (Sat 22. June 2019)
  • Huge amusement park for the whole family

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