With Christmas rolling in, the thought of crowded shopping malls and lengthy lines might be threatening your festive cheer! Why not do something a little different this year? Stock up on all your shiny trinkets and holiday treats at Pretoria’s top markets and fairs.
Nickel Christmas Market
This charity market that supports adults with disabilities is the perfect way to fully embrace the season of giving! There will be something for everyone from Christmas gift ideas to yummy treats and beautiful decorations. Bring along your family and friends for an exciting day out and let the kids explore the play area where a variety of activities will be on offer while you take care of all your pre-Christmas browsing. There will also be card facilities on offer so you have no excuse not to pop in.
When: 24 November – 9 December
Where: Kungwini Welfare Organisation, Plot 214, Zwavelpoort, Grahm Road
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Irene Village Christmas Market
This yearly market has become a firm favourite amongst Pretoria’s residents as it serves as the ideal outdoor shopping destination for festive shopping and entertainment. The Irene Village market has everything from vibey music and live stage performances to stalls that will make any bargain hunter swoon! With everything from handmade soaps that make super cute gifts to furniture, decor, designer clothing, ceramics as well as a variety of food options and everything in between this market will most definitely bring the joy of Christmas alive.
When: 3 November – 16 December
Where: 7 Nelson Road, Olifantsfontein
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German Christmas Market
A must-visit for anyone looking to embark on a traditional German experience. Expect a unique and special atmosphere with festive lights, Christmas music, traditional German food stalls, decorations, cookies, gifts and much much more! This traditional German market serves as the perfect destination to shop, relax and bask in that up-and-coming holiday feeling while indulging in all the best things Germany has to offer. There will be activities on offer for the little ones and drinks will be available from the bar.
When: 1 December
Where: Deutsche Schule, Cnr of Simon Vermuten Street & N4 highway
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There’s only one thing better than the festive season and that’s sharing the Christmas cheer with others! Now get out, socialise and shop to your heart’s content!