Cape Town is the ideal holiday destination this Festive Season. So don’t be a bore and chill in the house this year, here are 4 things to do this festive season.

Mother City Queer Project Party

The biggest ultimate gay costume party in Africa, for the past two decades, is being held in Cape Town CBD on the 15th of December. This occasion is what put Cape Town on the map of queer culture with beautiful human beings coming from all over the world to celebrate gay culture.

The themed costume party celebrates the inclusion of gay rights in South Africa’s new Constitution. This year’s theme is  ‘The Musical’ and we’ll definitely be decked out in the best.  The party stretches out over eight music areas and offers up over a hundred international DJ’s, artists and performers.

Get your tickets ASAP or you’ll have major FOMO, okhurr!

Time: 7pm till late

Cost: R370 to R1500

Christmas Markets

Looking to grab super cool gifts for your family and friends while chowing on some lekker Cape Town delicacies?

Well, then the Christmas Markets are perfect for just that!

Christmas markets
Source – Fresh Local Markets

Listed below are some the best markets that Cape Town has on offer.

Cape Gift Market in Seapoint, Saturday Holiday Market at Old Biscuit Mill, Stellenbosch Kersmerk, The Barn Christmas Market, Lourensford Christmas market, Pinelands Craft and Gift Fair and much more.

Time: Most of the markets run daily till the 22nd of December

Cost: Free

New Years Eve at the V&A Waterfront

The V&A hosts the biggest NYE celebration in South Africa.

Cape Town Party

This year’s theme is MOTHER EARTH so be there to witness the amazing festivities and the spectacular NYE fireworks at midnight.

The parade starts at 6pm at the Flagpole courtyard.

Various restaurants will be open on the evening across the V&A to cater to all of your hunger pangs on the night.

Experience live pop-up performances such as the beautiful Tree Opera singer, Our Mother Earth singing divas, The Fab 4 Acapella group, The Nomadic Orchestra and much more.

Time: 6pm till midnight

Cost: Free

Cape Town Minstrel Carnival

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The Cape Minstrels take over the streets of Cape Town annually for the historic  Tweede Nuwe Jaar Street Parade. The marches start off in Rose Street in the Bo Kaap till the Grand Parade in the Cape Town CBD.

Time: 6am till 12am

Cost: Free

Are you going to join any of these events? Let us know in the comments below.

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