Top Christmas Events for 2019

Christmas. Maybe its your first one in the Southern Hemisphere, your first with a new baby, or maybe you’re sick and tired of the holiday? Anyway you look at it, Christmas in Johannesburg is lovely. Many people leave on holiday so traffic is smoother and events just a little less crowded. But, don’t just search online for Christmas in Joburg… what you’ll find is a lot of advertisements and reviews for things back in 2013.

We’ve updated our list for 2019 to include our favourite events. Take a browse with a cup of tea, and then let us know which ones made your holiday season the very best it could be. Enjoy! (If you know more to add, please let us know in the comments, or on our Facebook Group. )

Days Out

Christmas at Melrose Arch - From early November - early January 2020

Festival of Lights - Joburg Zoo - 1 December to 5 January 2020

Wonderland of Lights - Walter Sisulu Botanical Garden - 1 to 29 December 2019

Lipizzaners: A White Horse Christmas - Sundays from 8 to 23 December 2019

Carols

Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens - 29 and 30 November 2019

Christmas with Richard Cock - Linder Auditorium - 7 to 8 December 2019

Pantomime/Shows

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.- Joburg Theatre - 28 October to 22 December 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - The National Children's Theatre - 28 October to 22 December 2019

Jack and the Beanstalk - Joburg Theatre - 2 November to 22 December 2019

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Montecasino - 5 December 2019 to 5 January 2020

Peter Pan on Ice - Montecasino - 6 December 2019 to 11 January 2020

Shopping/Markets

By Word of Mouth Festive Market - 5 to 6 October 2019

Glenshiel Christmas Fair - 31 October to 3 November 2019

Linden Market - 3 November and 1 December 2019

Parkview Christmas Market - 29 November to 1 December 2019 

KAMERS/Makers - Pretoria - 3 to 8 December 2019

Bryanston Organic Market - Christmas Tuesday Nights - 19th November to 17th December 2019

Market on Main Pop-Up at 44 Stanley - 15 November 2019

Wanderers Christmas Market - 1 December to 8 December 2019

Charity and Giving

Santa’s Shoebox - Drop off of donations starts mid October!