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December 14, 2010

Cape Town markets: Where to do your festive season shopping

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Photo courtesy Litchi

Ho ho ho ... it’s Christmas time in Cape Town!

Looking for special little trinkets to add to Christmas stockings but can’t afford to spend a fortune? Here are a few markets to consider.

Rondebosch Craft Market

Handcrafted items on sale at this market make great gifts, and best of all, proceeds go to worthy charities. Now that’s what we call the season of giving.

Date: December 11 and 12
Location: Rondebosch Park, on the corner of Camp Ground and Sandown roads, Rondebosch
Contact: +27 (0)82 272 5482

Designer-Maker Artisan Market

Get something chic for friends and family with this market’s stylish festive season shopping. There’ll be some gorgeous goodies from award-winning local designers, striking handmade tents, jewellery engraving done on the spot, and yummy German Christmas cookies made by Birds Boutique Café.

Date: December 15
Location: 71 Waterkant Street, Green Point
Email: laurens.design@freeworldcoatings.com

Adderley Street Night Market

The popular Adderley Street Night Market is back with a variety of stalls, live entertainment and more.

Date: December 17 to 24
Location: Adderley Street, Cape Town
Contact: + 27(0)21 447 9108

Durbanville Craft Market

Two hundred stalls of the food, crafts and arts variety are yours to enjoy under the night sky at the Durbanville Craft Market.

Date: December 17
Location: Rust en Vrede Wine Estate in Wellington Road, Durbanville
Contact: +27 (0)72 173 1040

Quadrant Market in Claremont

Browse at your leisure at this popular market, set up at Library Square in Claremont. Goodies to be bought and enjoyed include fresh farm produce, freshly baked breads, artisan goods, boutique wines, homemade preserves, olives, seasonal items, crafts, artwork from local artists and plants and herbs.

Date: Every Saturday
Location: Library Square at the Quadrant, Wilderness Avenue, Claremont
Contact: Candice Botha on +27 (0)86 077 7232
Email: quadrant@swishevents.co.za

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