Skip the mall queues and get your festive shopping on at these KZN Xmas markets

Shake up some Christmas spirit in around the streets of KZN.

'Tis the season for some jolly and some funky market trawling.

Whether you're looking to buy or snack, Christmas markets are the place to do both while also being able to deck yourself out with the best of your worst Christmas sweaters!

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Whip out your decor and festive swimsuits for a heated Christmas and grab your family to join you in the fun stocked up around the spicy province.

Whether you're looking for a quick city dash to a market for some hidden gem gifts or wish to make a road trip to the more rugged landscapes of KZN with some festive finds peppered in - the spicy province has delivered.

Weaving your way all the way from Durban to the Drakensberg - you can be sure to find a festive nook to buy some cheeky last minute finds at these markets:

  • The Christmas Country Fair - When: 31 October - 1 November | Where: Collisheen Estate, Umhlali, Dolphin Coast, Durban | Cost: R60 - R100 per adult @  Quicket

  • I Heart Market - When: 1, 8, 15 and 22 December @ 09:00 - 14:00 | Where: I Heart Market, Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban | Cost: Free Entry 

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  • Christmas Market - When: 2 December @ 11:00 - 15:00 | Where: St Henry's Marist College, Durban | Cost: Free Entry

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  • The Festive Market KZN - When: 15 - 22 December @ 09:00 - 19:00 daily | Where: Hillcrest High School, Hillcrest, Durban | Cost: Free Entry

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  • Wartburg Christmas Market - When: 24 November @ 08:00 - 14:00 | Where: Wartburg Lutheran Church & Orion Wartburg Hotel, Wartburg, Pietermaritzburg | Cost: Entry fee of R20 per vehicle - Public parking available on  the Church and Hotel grounds

  • Hilton's POSH Market - When: 16 December @ 09:00 - 14:00 | Where: Protea Hotel by Marriott, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg | Cost: Free Entry

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