Festive Season at V&A Waterfront

Date: 26 November 2022 - 28 January 2023

Venue address:
V&A Waterfront, 19 Dock Rd

Tel: +27 21 408 7600

The details

The V&A Waterfront has a range of activities happening in December and January for the whole family to enjoy this festive season.

Waterfront Wonderland: 8 - 29 December
Located at the Centre Court in the Victoria Wharf and open daily from 9am to 10pm, this experience is perfect for the kids. Children can explore a rocket ship, see a sleigh pulled by beaded reindeer, visit a pirate ship and spot Santa’s festive taxi before exploring the larger-than-life books set up on the site.

Makers Market Festive edition: 26 November - 31 December
At Makers Landing on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 5pm foodies can shop a wide range of artisanal food, beverages and handmade items.

Festive Baking Classes: 26 November - 23 December
The Charming Chef hosts baking classes at the Makers Landing Demo Kitchen for both children and adults.

HintHunt: throughout December and January
A Joy from Africa-themed amazing race-type experience that sees participants explore the neighbourhood as they complete tasks and challenges.

Take the Stage: 11, 18 and 26 December
Free and live music concerts every week this December from 6pm at the Amphitheatre in support of emerging local music. The full line-up includes Louis Mhlanga, Tayla Hunter, Jodi Fredericks and Gerald Clark.

Santa comes to the Waterfront: 15 - 24 December
Children can meet Father Christmas at the Centre Court in the Waterfront daily from 3pm.

Colour for Africa: 16 - 24 December
The Zeitz MOCAA Centre hosts children's workshops where participants get creative with 2D and 3D mediums in an exploration of colour.

Dockside Beer Experience: 17 and 18 December
Ukhamba Beerworx and Makers Landing present this mini beer festival which features six breweries, food and live entertainment.

V&A Kids Market: 17 December and 28 January
From 10am to 3pm outside the Amphitheatre, young entrepreneurs sell handmade items and gain hands-on business experience.

Summer Magic: 20 - 24 December; 2 - 6 January
The College of Magic presents a family-friendly entertainment and illusion show at the Amphitheatre from 5pm onwards.

Jazzathon: 12 - 15 January
The Cape Town Jazzathon takes place at the Amphitheatre and showcases a number of bands and musicians performing jazz on stage.

Countdown to 2023: 31 December
Visitors can celebrate the start of 2023 across the waterfront, with a performance from local artists and the Cape Town Carnival at the Amphitheatre from 7pm.

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