Shopping for Christmas gifts in Cape Town can be a daunting and stressful experience, and all major shopping malls are brimming with people. Here we round up the best Christmas markets in Cape Town, where you can enjoy delicious food, wine, and a festive vibe while you shop for unique, artisinal gifts.
Updated November 2019
Constantia Gift Fair
When: 6 – 10 November 2019
What to expect: Expect a memorable experience at the Constantia Gift Fair. Sample the delightful food on offer and shop for beautiful Christmas gifts for family and friends. There is also space for children to play.
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Cape Gift Market
When: 29 October 2019 – 10 November 2019
What to expect: The Cape Gift Market, held in the Seapoint City Hall, has vendors from all over South Africa and Namibia exhibit their products. You’ll find homeware, toys, edibles and art.
The Gift Fair
When: 29 – 30 November
What to expect: The Gift Fair at the CTICC boasts 100 of Cape Town’s finest entrepreneurs selling decorations, consumables, arts and crafts, clothing, accessories, jewellery, health and beauty products, gadgets and children’s educational products and toys. Join the festive experience with live music and artisanal styled food.
Made in the Cape Gift Fair
When: 29 November 2019 – 13 December 2019
What to expect: The Made in the Cape Gift Fair is bigger than the monthly markets that take place in Cavendish Square, Claremont. Here you’ll find the very best in locally handmade artisan gifts and décor and everything you need to make this your best Christmas ever.
Simply South Gift and Craft Fair
When: 2 – 22 December 2019
What to expect: The ninth Simply South Gift and Craft Fair promises to be bigger and better than ever. The market offers a wide range of original handcrafted goods that you can buy for Christmas, birthday, or teacher’s gift. Beverages and light meals will also be on sale.
Pinelands Craft and Gift Fair
When: 2 – 22 December 2019
What to expect: A selection of gifts exhibited by 160 crafters include exquisite handcrafted cards and Christmas decorations, delicious treats, leatherwork, jewellery, and toys, books, clothing, and lots more. After you’ve shopped you can chill in the “Page Break” tea room which offers tea and coffee, cake and light meals.
Edgemead Craft and Gift Market
When: 5 -22 December 2019
What to expect: Every year more than 250 of the Western Cape’s finest crafters travel from as far as Mossel Bay, Riversdale and Vredenburg to take part in the market. You can find everything you need for Christmas, from decoration to gifts for your family and friends, under one roof.
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