Christmas in Cape Town

From: Cape Town Festivals and Events 2016-2017

See also: V & A Waterfront

Christmas In Cape Town
There are plenty of Christmas celebrations taking place at venues throughout Cape Town from carols in the park at candlelight to bustling street markets and entertainment.

Many Christians will visit their local church over the festive period especially for midnight mass on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Christmas is a great time for visiting families and friends and you'll find its no different in Cape Town with people often gathering at their homes as well as at the beach and parks for picnics, meals and to generally get together and make the most of the warm sunny weather that often occurs at this time of year, often reaching well into the 80's and even 90 degrees Fahrenheit

There are plenty of Street Markets and shops selling Christmas decorations, nativity items, stocking filler and gift ideas with the Adderley Night Street Market a popular destination to pick up a few Christmas items and enjoy the beautifully lit streets.

The V & A Waterfront is another popular location to visit at Christmas as there is often plenty of entertainment on offer which in the past has included a Ferris Wheel and live on stage music performances alongside plenty of food and drink opportunities.

The charming Carols by Candlelight is held at the stunning Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and is another popular event that features live traditional Christmas music from the Cape Town Concert Brass Band alongside vocal performances from the prestigious Cape Town Male Voice Choir and all set amongst a sea of candles.

Many of the hotels, bars and restaurants also often put on there own Christmas celebrations with plenty of different cuisine and celebration options, depending on your taste.

Date Of Christmas
Christmas Eve is celebrated on the 24th of December and Christmas Day takes place on the 25th of December annually.

There are Christmas celebrations taking place throughout the city, with the Christmas night market often held at Adderley Street which is a few hundred meters away from Company Gardens close to the city centre. Other Christmas entertainment takes place at the V & A Waterfront and the Carols by Candlelight take place at the Kirstenbosch National Botanic Gardens at Southern Suburbs, Cape Town 7800.

Travel Guide
The V & A Waterfront and Street Night Market can both be easily reached by car, taxi or bus.