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JHBLive Guide To Christmas Markets

JHBLive Guide To Christmas Markets

by Tessa Cunliffe                              Posted: 2011/11/28

Get creative and festive at Joburg's Christmas markets.

Ditch the overpriced gifts and crazed crowds at malls this festive season and hit Jozi's Christmas markets instead

If you are like me, and Christmas shopping strikes fear into your heart, then fear not, for this festive season there are some fantastic alternatives to the annual manic mall mission.

So why not skip the malls altogether? Christmas markets are popping up all over our lovely city. Spend a summer's day or night browsing the stalls that have lots of lovely gift ideas. Have a bite to eat a beer in the sun or enjoy some live entertainment as an added bonus too.

JHBLive has put together a list of some of the best Christmas markets that will be happening in the run up to the festive season. Choose your favourites and check them out:

Moonlight Markets

When: Every Tuesday until the 20th of December
Where: Bryanston Organic & Natural Market
What to expect: Some after-hours shopping with a sit down supper, live music and entertainment.
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24 Nights before Christmas

When: Thursday, December 1
Where: Market on Main
What to expect: Live music, entertainment and all the stalls you know and love plus much much more!
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Parkhurst Candlelight Shopping

When: Thursday, 1 December
Where: 4th Avenue Parkhurst
What to expect: This trendy street will come alive with festivities for this late-night shopping event! 
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Christmas Carnival

When: Saturday, December 3
Where: The Blubird Shopping Centre
What to expect:  An open-air market, carols and even a visit from Santa himself!
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Christmas Flea Market

When: Saturday, December 3
Where: Alliance Française
What to expect: You are sure to find some bargains at this special market!
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Irene Christmas Market

When: Every Saturday until 17 December
Where: Irene Market
What to expect: Over 300 stalls to browse, plus a delicious deli section!
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Fantasia: Christmas Wonderland and Fair

When: 7th - 14th of December
Where: Stone Rock Cafe (in Northriding)
What to expect:  Expect visits from Santa Claus, a Fantasy Land for the kids, live entertainment, gift stalls and carols by candlelight. 
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Parktown North Christmas Market

When: Saturday, December 3
Where: Corner 4th Ave and 7th Ave Parktown North
What to expect:  Delicious treats, music and munchies, plus loads of beautiful Christmas gifts!
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Get creative and festive at Joburg's Christmas markets.

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