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The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation's Christmas Book Faire

  • Holy Family College 40 Oxford Rd, Parktown Johannesburg 2193 Parktown 2193 South Africa (map)

The Holy Family College in Parktown opens its doors for one-day-only on Saturday December 8 to host the Johannesburg Heritage Foundation's annual Christmas Book Faire. As one of the city's most impressive examples of Victorian school design, the Holy Family College site itself is a not-to-be-missed attraction for architecture aficionados. Alongside the vast selection of second-hand books for sale, there is also an exhibition of rare architectural drawings on display and festive food and drinks – think mince pies and sherry – on sale.

To guide you through this historical journey, Professor Katherine Munro will lead a lecture at 13:00 exploring 12 important maps that tell the story of Joburg's urban development.


Admission to the faire is free, the lecture costs R150 (R90 for Joburg Heritage members).