Christmas Charity Market

  Constantia Village Courtyard,  in the true spirit of Christmas,  has invited 6 widely diverse and extremely deserving charities to participate in a festive Christmas Charity Market on the Square on Saturday 17th December from 9 am to 2 pm.  The public is urged to come and support these worthy organizations.  There will be a range of Christmas cards, inexpensive gifts, good quality second hand books, yummy cupcakes and fun stocking fillers for sale.  And there will be delicious food to try and buy, and a live jazz band to enjoy while you sit and sip a cappuccino under the bedouin tent on the Square. The Carthorse Protection Association which makes such a huge difference to the hard lives of the                  

About Cape Town

Cape Town Festive Lights Switch-on, 28 November


Cape Town is getting ready to usher in the festive season with the official switching on of the Adderley Street festive lights. The theme is "Celebrating Africa's Greatest City". This annual celebration has become Cape Town's largest public open-air event, with crowds reaching 100 000 in previous years. The festivities will kick off on Sunday afternoon with a star-studded concert from 16:00 to 20:00. Acts include the latest winner of SA's Got Talent, James Bhemgee from Cape Town, as well as Limited Edition Drum Corps, Freshlyground, La VuVuZela and Gang of Instrumentals. Executive Mayor Dan Plato will officially switch on the lights at 20:00 at the Cape Town Station forecourt. The switch-on will be                  


Design, Art and Sales


The Christmas season brings that feeling of looming budget-stretching. Eat out everyday, party cares away - that's how Cape Town does the silly season and, we admit, keeping up can be a strain. Luckily, a selection of lady Cape Town's artists and designers, have brought us empathetic solutions to the seasonal strain. Start off the morning with a Garage Sale. Nope, not used jockstraps and one-eyed teddy bears, this Garage Sale is only a Garage Sale by location. Swinging into the sunshine with lemonade and pancakes as of 10AM, Cape Town artists (including our infamous Faith47) commune to show their wares tomorrow (16th Decmber), in a goods-filled garage. The rendezvous point is Eldorado Garages, 3 Military Rd, Tamboerskloof                  

About Cape Town

Cape Town Christmas Lights


Yay! I admit to being one of those - the giddy and delighted who wait like long-distance lovers, for the onset of the silly season. For those of you who missed the memo, this Sunday, the 29th November, Cape Town saw in Santa season with starry eyes and bright lights. With the flick of a switch, the citybowl got a make-over, in Adderley Street's 42nd annual "switching on" festival. The Cape Town-spirit carnivale is a wondrous local love anticipated by even the supposedly Scrooge-like. "Enlightened" by 2010, this year's display includes soccer-themed twinklings, and once again Capetonians are able to amble (or drive) along, and admire the kaleidoscopic glow, over Adderly each night.                  

Night Life

A winter welcome with What’s The Deal

“What’s the deal?” - a phrase popularized by the, perhaps less-well-to-do of, Cape Town’s youth. A derivative of better-known phrases such as, “what’s going on”, “what’s happening”, or “what’s the story”. So what is the story? It’s June and Global Warming has kept weather, and hence our general outlook on life, tolerable so far… but we know what’s coming. Pedestrian grandmothers plummeting over zealously into coats, scarves and gumboots are evidence of the imminent, wintry doom that everyone seems to be anticipating. But keep chipper, because in the Mother City there are always ups to winter: 1. In winter, solo, indoor hermit-ing appears far more forgivable. 2. The wonderful excuse of “flu” is at hand when it comes to bunking