It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and if you will be in Cape Town over the holidays, then we have a treat for you.

One of the coastal hotspots in South Africa, the Mother City is renowned for its sandy beaches, unbelievable ocean views and endless entertainment.
To ensure that you never find yourself sitting around with nothing to do, here are some of the top events that you can look forward to in Cape Town over the Christmas period.

Kirstenbosch Carols by Candlelight Concert

Date: 17-20 December 2015

Nothing gets you in the Christmas spirit quite like carols by candlelight. This popular tradition is even more beautiful when it is set on the rolling lawns of the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens. You can expect some Christmas classics performed by Cape Town Concert Brass and the Male Voice Choir. There are also a number of other local acts set to perform.

Christmas at Spier Wine Farm

Date: 24-25 December 2015

Spier Wine Farm is a popular spot among locals and for good reason. One of the oldest establishments in the Cape Winelands, Spier caters for families with wonderful picnic opportunities, while the renowned Eight Restaurant will be hosting Christmas Eve dinner as well as a delectable Christmas lunch.

The Nutcracker Ballet and Fairy Parade

Date: 16-24 December 2015 – parade on 24 December only

A popular Christmas tradition, this festive ballet is a must. The parade is held following the show (at 14:00) on 24 December and children are invited to dress up as their favourite fairy tale characters – while Santa will be on hand to dish out some gifts.

Cape Town is also known for the amazing variety of restaurants and venues, so you will not be short of excellent Christmas lunch options around the city.