Santa may not visit Cape Town this year, that does not mean you will not be able to witness the Christmas fervour here. So, skip the snow for a few days, book cheap flights to Cape Town and get ready to soak up the white beaches and the Christmas sun. It is purely magical!
Drown in the Light Fest
The illumination of Cape Town is astounding during Christmas. While several people love to witness the night lights during the festivities, it’s worth the effort to check out the Adderley Street lit by thousands of lights. Apart from admiring the lights, it is even more rewarding to get to see the lights being turned-on, on the first Sunday of December. Make sure you are a part of a large street party.
The Adderley Street brims with everything from gifts, food, concerts and more. As the sun bids goodbye, the lights take over for a historic moment in Cape Town. The Christmas themes are so vivid, you will not feel stranded at the African tip.
Carols…Cakes and Christmas
What allures people year-round as a peaceful and lush city park, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden becomes the first choice of the visitors as well as the locals flying in with London to Cape Town flights. This place unveils your inner crooner. Held for four nights, the carols in this garden highlight a tradition that has been running for 25 years.
More than a mere concert, this is a fund-raiser event held mid-December. While the concert goes on, families can be seen congregating on the lush lawns. After dark, glow sticks are handed out and the air is filled with carols. Approximately 20,000-40,000 visitors come together, therefore, book your concert tickets early.
Cape Town’s famous spot – The V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre and wine farms also host a choir during Christmas. If you wish to check out other places, you can be at one of these places: Steenburg in Tokai, Laborie in Paarl, Vergelegen in Somerset West, and Durbanville Hills in Durbanville have all held Christmas-themed singalongs.
Market’s You Cannot Miss
Shopping is either enjoyable or tiresome, and Christmas shopping can leave one baffled. At Cape Town, you can mix shopping with beach leisure and hiking. The Christmas Markets in Cape Town are even more charming. Get a hold of a budget ticket to Africa right now to avoid last minute hassles during Christmas.
Held at Sea Point City Hall, the Cape Gift Market is for those who do not shop at the last moment. Check out the enthralling events and souvenirs that you might not see otherwise. The Stellenbosch Kersmark features amazing baked goods and crafts from over 200 artists and bakers.
Towards Mid-December, you can flock towards Fab Ideas Christmas Market and Laurensford Christmas Market. Sip a glass of wine and flip through beautiful gifts and yummy delicacies.
To pick up some decorations and handicrafts, the Pine Craft and Gift Fair is the perfect place to get spoilt. Filled with woodwork, plants, vintage merchandise, clothes, and ornaments, the market is a treat for shoppers.
Fly Africa is your friendly London Travel Agency that will help you find the best deal for your African trip. Undoubtedly, you will be missing out something in Cape Town if you do not be there this December.