Friday, December 15

Christmas in South Africa

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In December, the southern summer brings glorious days of sunshine in the beaches,the rivers, and the shaded mountain slopes of South Africa. This signals the prelude to Christmas in South Africa. Schools, colleges, public and private institutions remain closed during this time.

The Christian communities large and small celebrate christmas in South Africa. There are approximately 350 million Christians living in Africa. On Christmas day, carols are sung in the churches and cathedrals from Congo to South Africa. The Coptic Christians in Ethiopia and Egypt celebrate Christmas on the 7th of January rather than the 25th of December because they follow a different calendar.

Christmas on the Cape

The Festive Season is hurrying along and we’ve got it all wrapped up at Lagoon Beach Hotel… Whether it’s our Christmas Day Buffet, our Boxing Day Beach Braai or our Gala New Year’s Bash and fireworks display there is no better place to be during the festivities and with prices starting from only R150 you need to book the Lagoon Beach Hotel Cape Town… fast!

Email:  christmas@lagoonbeachhotel.co.za or call 021 528 2181

For further information please click on the link! Or take a look at our delicious menus below

Christmas Day Lunch Menu – Sold Out!

Cape Town Christmas Carols

Kirstenbosch is the best-known series of the Cape Town Christmas carols concerts, but there are other venues and spectacular Christmas musical events, too.

Steenberg Hotel Christmas Carols

Celebrate the festive season with Christmas Carols on the lawns at Steenberg Hotel

One of Cape Town’s beloved music institutions – an ensemble from the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra – will perform on Monday 20th December at Steenberg Hotel.

This year’s Christmas Carols at the Steenberg will also include Gareth Witten and the Steenberg Choir.

In the scenic setting of the vineyards at Steenberg and with guests relaxing on picnic blankets under open skies, this annual happening is not to be missed. It has become a sought after highlight of the festive season calendar.

Credit card bookings open on 5th November at 20:00.  Tickets cost R70p/p | R40p/c under the age of 12 years with a maximum of 6 persons per booking.     

Tickets include a glass of Klein Steenberg wine and a candle. 

Bring your own blanket and picnic or make a booking at Catharina’s for dinner after the concert.

Steenberg Hotel Christmas Carols

Date:20 Dec 2010Time:18:00 – 22:00Venue:Steenberg HotelLocation:Tokai Road | ConstantiaPrice:R40p/c – R70p/pPhone:+27 (0)21 713 2222Email:info@steenberghotel.comWebsite:www.steenberghotel.comIn the Winelands, you can attend similar Carol services at Oude Libertas Amphitheatre, just outside Stellenbosch

 

Cape Town Christmas Lights

Adderley Street is adorned with funky Christmas lights every year, and the end of November always brings the traditional “Switching On” ceremony.

One trend I have enjoyed over the last 10 years is seeing increasingly local and African themes in the lights, alongside the traditional Christmas nativity scenes.

Christmas in Africa is more Yellowwoods and Baobabs than firs and spruces, and the season is never snowy or cold, so I am loving the homegrown, “owning-this-not-importing-it” feeling of monkeys and meerkats up in the lights!.

Somerset West is also justly renowned for their High Street festive season light decorations, so if you are out that way it’s a good place to stop in. And they always have a Christmas market that is well worth a visit.

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