Every year, the Franschhoek Village Market hosts a special 3-day Christmas Market. This is the place where locals and hundreds of holiday makers spend a day under the historic oak trees located in the old church gardens, enjoying affordable artisan foods paired with the best wines from the Franschhoek surroundings and shopping for some handcrafted goods. Bring along the whole family as there is a play area for the kids and all furry pets are welcome on a leash.
With over 100 hand-picked traders you can expect unique arts and crafts, vintage clothing, antiques and a remarkable variety of delicatessen, fresh produce, craft beer, coffee brewers amongst many other treats.
Food and wine have been defining features of Franschhoek, the Cape's French Corner, since its founding years. A group of 176 hard working and principle-bound French Huguenots including farmers, viticulturists, and artisans found this town in 1688, and their pioneering legacy lives on. These days Franschhoek boasts S.Pellegrino World Top 50 best restaurants, award-winning wine estates, and cultural attractions.
It’s only fitting that a thriving village market continues the Franschhoek legacy. The high quality goods are traded in the town centre, providing a market space for producers, traders and buyers. They have been consistently rated as one of the best markets in the Cape region, and continue to build on the work of our predecessors. The market is managed by mom-and-daughter team; Elsuna and Elzahn, who revived the market in 2016.