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Christmas in Cape Town: What To Do

August 31, 2023
2023-08-31
Do you know what's a highly underrated place for a Christmas vacation? Cape Town, South Africa. They take the holiday season just as seriously here as other places out there. Go to the V&A Waterfront and check out Santa's Village! You'll witness their crazy Christmas festivities firsthand. The twinkling lights that illuminate Adderley Street are also an incredible sight. This will really help you get into the holiday spirit! And if you go to Galileo Open Air Cinema, you can have a Christmas movie marathon with your friends and family. Doesn't that sound like a good time?

Christmas in Cape Town: What To Do


Have Fun at The V&A Waterfront

If there's one district in Cape Town where you're sure to have fun, it's the V&A Waterfront. It's an entire neighborhood devoted to all sorts of attractions, perfect for spending Christmas in the city. Do you still need to do some last-minute holiday shopping? This place has tons of stores and boutiques for you. Ready to feast on local and international cuisine for your Christmas dinner this year? Check out the fabulous restaurants here. And if you simply want to spend time with your loved ones during the holiday, you couldn't have picked a better place!


Watch Christmas Movies in Galileo Open Air Cinema

Since Christmas in Cape Town means you get to escape the wintry cold, you can spend as much time outdoors as you want. In fact, you can even go on a movie marathon outside too! The city's Galileo Open Air Cinema often plays beloved Christmas movies at this time of the year. From heartwarming classics to funny favorites, you can watch them all under the stars. It's quite extraordinary seeing the cinema against the magnificent mountains and lush forests that surround Cape Town. And you'll only get to experience it here!

Christmas in Cape Town: What To Do
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See the Lights on Adderley Street

You'd think that Cape Town's business district would be the last place you'd spend the holiday season in. This is a time for family and friends, not for work! And though some people have no choice but to go to their jobs even on Christmas Day, at least they can still get festive if they work in this part of the city. Why? Because Adderley Street, the main road in the central business district, has the best lights in all of Cape Town. Twinkling in different colors and beautiful shapes, it's one of the main holiday attractions in the city.


Enjoy The Views in Camps Bay

What's the ultimate Christmas view for you? Snow-covered cabins on a mountaintop? Bright lights all over the big city? These are all well and good, but for those who celebrate Christmas in Cape Town, specifically in the affluent suburb of Camps Bay, their views are mostly of magnificent mountains, lush forests, and high hills. And they're not exactly bad views too! Especially since you'd get to see the best of them if you rent some of the finest luxury villas in Cape Town, which are in Camps Bay. Waking up to the iconic Lion's Head peak is quite the Christmas morning indeed!

Christmas in Cape Town: What To Do
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Head To The Beach

Since Christmas is in the summer in Cape Town, you know what that means! Head to the beach! The white sandy shorelines of Cape Town's best beaches are a great alternative to the white snow back home. In fact, that's probably a big (of the main) reason why you traveled to South Africa for the holidays in the first place. In this part of the world, Christmas means covering yourself in sunscreen, laying down soft sand, and getting a nice tan. Or swimming in crystal-clear waters and perhaps meet a funny fish along the way!


Go Wine Tasting

People often forget that Cape Town is a wine city. The wineries here are just as amazing as the vineyards in Italy, France, and more. As such, you can celebrate Christmas by sampling as many wines as you can. The vineyards here regularly hold wine tastings, sometimes even during the holidays. It's a great activity for those who travel to Cape Town for a romantic holiday with their special someone. And rest assured that the wines they produce here are all top-notch! You might even be surprised at how much they can rival those from Europe!

Christmas in Cape Town: What To Do
Source: Wikimedia Commons

If you're celebrating Christmas in Cape Town this year, you're in luck! There are lots to do in the city during the holiday season, each more exciting than the next, and most of them are for the entire family!



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