Christmas in Johannesburg: Enjoy Some Festive Fun

Travel to Johannesburg in December and you won't find any snowmen, but what you will find is festive fun for all the family throughout the city. There are many things going on in the run-up to Christmas and on the big day itself, and here are a few ideas for things to do.

 

Feel Festive in Montecasino

 

Montecasino is one of the best leisure complexes in Johannesburg, and it is a great place to visit in the lead up to Christmas. Enjoy a show at the Teatro, shop at the Christmas Market to buy gifts, decorations, trees and food, and visit the Christmas Village, which is open from December 3 to 24 at the Montecasino Outdoor Piazza. You can also watch the Mzansi Youth Choir perform Christmas carols on December 6 in the evening, which is a free event.

 

Celebrate with a Christmas Luncheon

 

On Christmas Day itself, you have plenty of places to choose from if you want to eat a traditional meal, and one of the best is the Hyatt Regency Johannesburg. Located in Rosebank, the luxury hotel is home to oneNINEone restaurant, where a delicious Christmas luncheon awaits. Enjoy the stylish surroundings, the large wine list and the delicious food to make your day special.

 

Go Christmas Shopping

 

Hyde Park Mall is one of the best places to go to enjoy some Christmas shopping in Johannesburg. It is located in the north of the city, and you will find over 100 stores to choose from. There are also a number of Christmas markets to check out, and one of the best is the Moonlight Markets, which will be held up until December 20 on Tuesdays at Bryanston Organic & Natural Market. Visit for some evening shopping, then stop off or something to eat and listen to some live music.

 

Relax By the Lake

 

The weather is hot in Johannesburg in December, making it the perfect time to chill out by the water. The city may not be on the coast, but you can still relax and cool off at Germiston Lake. This is the perfect place to relax on the grass or enjoy some water sports. There is a playground for kids, and you will also find Rondebult Bird Sanctuary nearby.

 

Enjoy Some Christmas Fun in Johannesburg

 

Johannesburg is the perfect place to visit at Christmas if you are looking for some winter sun. With all of the events going on there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy some festive fun, so start planning your Christmas in South Africa today.

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