Things to do in Cape Town over Christmas

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Things to do in Cape Town over Christmas

Over the Christmas holidays, many people are not sure how to spend their time. Some families have their days planned out to the minute, while others simply go with the flow. But if you have young children, it is better to have a structure to the day so that you can plan out meals and nap times. This can be tricky if you are not sure what is available or what events are happening at the time.

You can look out for fun family movies in the cinema at Canal Walk, as many of the movies now showing are geared towards little ones on holiday. You should be certain that the movies playing in your favourite cinemas are suitable for all ages before booking a ticket. Watch trailers online to choose the perfect one.

Or you could head to the Canal Walk Centre Court so your children can meet Santa and make some exciting memories. To have a fabulous festive season, read on below for activities in Cape Town over Christmas.


Meet Santa, Canal Walk Centre Court

If you want to make some traditional Christmas memories, there is nothing better than taking your children to meet Santa Claus. And what better place to do it than the gorgeously decorated Centre Court at Canal Walk?

You can bring along children of all ages and stand in line to meet good old St. Nick so they can tell him what they want to see under the Christmas tree. The Centre Court is easy to find and is close to the food court, so you can meet Santa and then head off for a fun family lunch with your loved ones. Be sure to take as many photographs as possible and get them framed to keep for years to come.


Christmas shopping at markets

Cape Town offers up a plethora of exciting Christmas markets to choose from. You can head to the Winelands and start with the Stellenbosch Kersmark, while stopping off for a wine tasting after a long day of shopping. Or you could go to the Cape Gift Market in Sea Point for some last minute gifting for the family.

Markets are the perfect way to spend time with your family without having to spend too much money. You can bring along a picnic blanket and some bottles of water so you can relax under the trees with some gourmet market food or you could bring your own lunch. Many of these markets have a children’s activity area so that your little ones will be entertained for the day.


Laugh it up at the Comedy Club

For those who enjoy making the season as jolly as possible, you can head to the Cape Town Comedy Club for a live stand-up comedy show. Some of the performers include the hilarious Alfred Adriaan, Harold van der Merwe and Tracy Klass.

It is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve or to kill time if you are in the mood for some chuckles. If you have young children who might be coming with, you will need to ensure that the shows are family-friendly and are accessible for everyone. You can expect a delicious dinner at the Comedy Club, making it the perfect place for a cheery dinner and a show.


The perfect play area at Weltevreden Estate Kids Carnival

Little ones need stimulating activities to keep them busy and happy. And the Weltevreden Estate Kids Carnival provides just that. Located in Stellenbosch, the estate boasts a stunning play area geared specifically to children, providing hours of fun for all ages while mum and dad can sip on delicious wine from the estate.

Here you will find a build-your-own-pizza station, a sweet counter, two trampolines and two jungle gyms. There are plenty of shady trees to keep cool under and you can use them as the perfect picnic spot. Parents can choose delicious, fresh wood-fired pizzas while their children are kept busy with safe and fun play. It is a fantastic day out for the whole family, but be sure to go early in the morning to avoid the crowds, and bring along a camera for those memorable moments.


Get into the spirit with carols by candlelight.

Carolling is arguably the most Christmassy things a family can do. And, if you are in Cape Town, you can head to the Kirstenbosch Gardens for a stunning carolling evening by candlelight. It is held in the middle of December over four evenings, and the sight of the candles being lit as the sun goes down is truly something to behold.

Traditional carols are sung and popular artists are there to celebrate the season. Bring along a picnic basket filled with delicious festive goodies and some bubbly. Children will enjoy singing along with their families and exploring the grounds in the dusk for a new and exciting experience. Buy your tickets early and spend the evening singing fun and fabulous carols as a family.

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