christmas market guide 2016

Christmas Markets in Cape Town – 2016 Guide
Our guide to the many wonderful Christmas gift markets held in and around Cape Town each year. Most are annual or bi-annual markets, but we’ve also included a selection of more regular markets that hold a special Christmas-themed market either alongside or in addition to their usual markets

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Featured Gift Markets – 2016:

Listed in chronological order.

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Cape Gift Market

22 November – 4 December 2016
The Gift Market offers a wide variety of beautiful products from over 160 crafters from across the country, everything that you can think of to spoil yourself or your loved ones during the festive season.
Sea Point, Cape Town

LOURENSFORD CHRISTMAS MARKET

2-4 December 2016
“If you go down to the woods today, you’re sure of a big surprise!” Join Lourensford Market for a wild and magical Christmas market this December. More details coming soon!
Lourensford Estate, Lourensford Road, SOMERSET WEST

PINELANDS CRAFT & GIFT FAIR

5-22 December 2016
Wonderful way to do your Christmas and end of year gift shopping in a relaxed and friendly environment. Browse from a selection of gifts exhibited by 160 crafters with one convenient central pay-point.
Pinelands High School, Forest Drive, PINELANDS.

Made in the Cape Festive Fair

6-18 December 2016
Special edition ‘Festive Fair’, much larger and longer than their usual monthly events. 2016 sees their biggest and best Christmas Market yet – with be new exhibitors attending every 3 or 4 days (to offer as much variety as possible).
Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town

EDGEMEAD CHRISTMAS MARKET

8-22 December 2016
One of Cape Town’s most popular Christmas Markets. Open every day including Sundays from 10am to 8pm.
Edgemead Community Hall, Edgemead Drive, Cape Town

THE GIFT MARKET @ CURRO

9-22 December 2016
Not-to-be-missed gift market featuring over 100 exhibitors. Buy all your gifts in a relaxed environment, with coffee and light meals to fuel your shopping. Open daily 10am-6pm. Free entry.
Curro Private School, Sandbaai, HERMANUS

Fab Ideas Christmas Gift Fair

15-18 December 2016
FAB IDEAS will be hosting their 6th successful, 4 day Christmas Gift Fair in Kommetjie, as always sourcing unique, fresh and funky products to delight shoppers in a relaxed atmosphere.
Kommetjie, Cape Town

‘Our Favourite Things’ Market

16, 17 & 18 December 2016
This artisanal fair will transform Gabriëlskloof’s gorgeous courtyard with its lush lawn into a creative hub of life’s little pleasures, with every last creation at the assemblage of unique stalls carrying the estate’s stamp of approval.
Gabrielskloof Estate, Botriver

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Boerevintage Gift Market

19-23 December 2016
The Boerevintage Gift Market is an annual holiday market held in George in December. 2016 dates: 19-23 December (9am-6pm daily)
George, Garden Route

CAPE TOWN GIFT & FOOD FAIR

20-23 December 2016
4-day fair at the Castle of Good Hope. Expect a variety of food Trucks, food stalls, craft stores and live entertainment. Free for all (including Castle tours)
Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town

GIFT MARKETS in 2016 – chronological order

SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER

OCTOBER / NOVEMBER

CY Market
20-25 September 2016
Tuesday-Friday: 9am-6pm
Saturday: 9am-5pm
Sunday: 9am-2pm
Meerendal Estate, Durbanville

Craft Xpo Christmas Market
5-22 October 2016
Mondays-Fridays: 10am-8pm
Saturdays: 9am-5pm
Sundays: CLOSED
NG Kerk, 8th Avenue at #10, Boston, Bellville

Stellenberg Feesmark
Weekdays: 10am to 8pm. Saturdays: 10am-6pm.
19 October – 5 November 2016
c/o Mountain View Drive and Edelweiss Road, Eversdal, Durbanville

Christmas Market at Western Province Prep School
Friday 28 October 2016
49 Newlands Road, Claremont

Kamersvol Stellenbosch
1-6 November 2016
Daily from 9am-6pm.  Tickets from R50.
Anura, Stellenbosch.

Festive Ideas Market
2-6 November 2016
9am-6pm daily, except Sunday (closes 3pm)
Simondium Country Lodge along the R45 between Paarl and Franschhoek

NOVEMBER / DECEMBER

2-6 November 2016
Constantia Gift Fair
9am-5pm daily
Late night trading and live music on Friday.

SARDA, Brommersvlei Road, Constantia

2016 dates TBC (usually mid Nov)
Uitsig Kersmark
10am-8pm weekdays | Saturdays 10am-5pm.
17 Mountainview Drive, Ridgeworth, BELLVILLE

19 November 2016
Rondebosch Potters Market
8am-2pm
Rondebosch Park, Corner of Sandown and Campground Roads, Rondebosch

22 November – 4 December 2016
Cape Gift Market
Weekdays 9am-7pm. Weekends 9am-5pm (incl Sundays). 
Sea Point City Hall, Sea Point, Cape Town

23 November – 3 December 2016
Stellenbosch Kersmark
Monday-Friday: 10am-8pm; Saturday: 10am-5pm; Sunday: closed
Martinsonstreet, Uniepark, Stellenbosch

2016 dates TBC
Slow Market Christmas Market
Friday 5pm-10pm | Saturday 9am-2pm | Sunday 4pm-9pm
Oude Libertas, Stellenbosch

DECEMBER

Lourensford Christmas Market
2-4 December 2016
Friday & Saturday: 4pm-10pm | Sunday: 10am–4pm
Lourensford Estate, Lourensford Road, Somerset West

Cape Town Christmas Festival
3 December 2016  11am-8pm.
401 Rozendal on Polkadraai Road. Stellenbosch.

French Christmas Market
Saturday 3 December 2016
9.30am-4pm
Ecole Française du Cap – Kings Road, Sea Point

Camphill Village Christmas Market
4 December 2016
10am-2pm. 
Camphill Village West Coast, Kleindassenberg Rd, off the N7, near Atlantis

Pinelands Craft & Gift Fair
5-22 December 2016
Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm (incl public holiday) | Saturday and Sunday 9am to 5pm
Pinelands, Cape Town

Simply South Gift and Craft Fair
5 December – 22 December 2016
NG Kerk, Constantia, c/o Ladies Mile and Firgrove Rds, Bergvliet

Made in the Cape Festive Fair
6-18 December 2016
9am to 7pm each day (closing 5pm on Sunday)
Cavendish Square, Claremont, Cape Town

Edgemead Christmas Market
8-22 December 2016
Edgemead, Cape Town

EkLiefKrismis Market
9-22 December 2016
Eden place, Kraaibosch, GEORGE (Old Rademachers)

The Gift Market at Curro
9-22 December 2016
Curro Private School, Sandbaai, HERMANUS

Stanford Street Festival
11 December 2016
Queen Victoria Street, Stanford (Overberg Region)

Gabrielskloof ‘Favourite Things’ Market
16, 17 & 18 December 2016
Gabrielskloof Estate, Botrivier

Fab Ideas Christmas Market
15-18 December 2016
Thursday: 9am-5pm; Friday-Sunday: 9am-7pm
Kommetjie Community Hall, Teubes Road, Kommetjie, Cape Town

Blaauwklippen Twilight Christmas Market
16-20 December 2016
4pm-10 with Sunday 18 December a “marathon” market from 10am-10pm
Blaauwklippen Estate, Stellenbosch

I Love Big Bay Christmas Market
16 December 2016
1pm-9pm
Big Bay Surf Lifesaving Club, Otto Du Plessis Drive, Blouberg

Boerevintage Gift Market
19-23 December 2016
George Showgrounds, George (OVERBERG)

Cape Town Gift & Food Fair
20-23 December 2016
Castle of Good Hope

Market at the Barn – Christmas Market
21 December 2016
Durbanville