Top Ten Christmas Events in Johannesburg 2018

Trying to figure out things to do in Johannesburg over the Christmas period - like many things is near impossible, when you google Christmas is Johannesburg, you either get information on hotels, or events that happened back in 2009!!! To make it easier for us all (particularly the new comers to Jozi) - I have started to put together a brief calendar of events I have been too over the past few years (and got carried away so there are more than 10....). If you know of any more - please do let us know in the comments section at the bottom of this article.

Days Out

Christmas Festival with Welsh Male Voice Choir - From Sunday 9th December  Lipizzaners


Garden of Light - Emperors Palace, 30 November 2018 – 2 January 2019

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Gauteng Opera’s Forte @ 1Fox - Saturday 7th December

Champagne Picnic on the Lawn - FairLawns Hotel - 16th December from 12.30-4.30pm

Christmas at Melrose Arch - From 2nd November - 3rd January

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Visiting Father Christmas 

Sandton Shopping Centre - From 2nd December TBC



Snow White- Joburg Theatre 3rd November - 23rd December 2018

Beauty & The Beast  - Joburg Theatre 29th October - 24th December 2018

Goggas, A Family Musical - The National Children's Theatre - 6th November - 23rd December 2018

Cinderella on Ice - Monte Casino  

A Christmas Carol - Monte Casino 


Parkview Christmas Market 30th November - 2nd December 2018 

Kamers - 4th - 9th December Pretoria 

Linden Market - 2nd December 

Fourways Christmas Day and Night Market - December 

The Sheds/ 1Fox St Christmas Night Market - 2nd - 4th December

Bryanston Organic Christmas Night Markets - 20th November - 18th December 2018

Monte Casino - Christmas Village - Wednesday, 12 December 2018 to Monday, 17 December 2018

The Neighbourgoods Market - Saturday Morning & 1st Thursday of the month 

44 Stanley Christmas Market - 1 December