Festive season shopping just got easier with these Christmas markets across SA

The much anticipated South African festive season is here, the air is filled with excitement and stores are starting to play the most popular Christmas carols.

We are all looking forward to the holidays but every South African knows that this time of the year also means crowded malls and little to no stock of your favourite products. Everyone is trying to do their shopping at the same time, but why not opt instead to look for your festive cheer at your local Christmas market?

From baked goodies to unique gifts, each province has stocked up on some hidden gems perfect for your loved ones.

READ: How to use your leave to get the most out of the Christmas holidays


Avoid the long queues and enjoy shopping and festivities at the markets around Gauteng.

Get the full list here and spread some Christmas cheer.

Western Cape

Ditch the overcrowded shopping centres and enjoy the best markets in the Western Cape.

Get the full listing here and avoid the dreadful lines

Eastern Cape

What better way to enjoy the lovely summer days than at a market surrounded by food and family.

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Be Santa's little elf and gather your gifts at one of these Christmas markets across KZN.

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