Christmas events in Cape Town

Festive Season & Christmas Events and Celebrations in Cape Town

Can you hear the Cape Town Christmas bells ringing? The festive season is officially in full swing, and Christmas is right around the corner, which means the Mother City has gone into full festive season and Christmas celebration mode.

Cape Town’s summer festive season is every bit as amazing as you can imagine, and you better believe the Mother City likes to pull out all the stops when it comes to celebrating this magical time of year.

Here are some of the top festive season and Christmas events in Cape Town you absolutely cannot miss out on.

#Hazendal Wine Estate | 5-Course Christmas Meal

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: Bottelary Road New entrance from Ronelle Street via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch
  • Cost: R1250 per adult | R635 per child
  • Book: To book email [email protected]

The Glasshouse, known for its sophisticated atmosphere, offers two distinct Christmas experiences for patrons seeking the best Christmas celebrations. The Restaurant sets the stage for an elegant 5-course meal, inviting attendees to dress impeccably for a glamorous occasion. This tasty Christmas extravaganza promises a refined celebration, where each course is meticulously crafted to elevate the Christmas dining experience.

#Hazendal Wine Estate | A Christmas Picnic

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: Bottelary Road New entrance from Ronelle Street via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch
  • Cost: R825 per adult | R635 per child
  • Book: To book email [email protected]

If you’re looking for a more laid-back Christmas experience for the whole family, Hazendal Wine Estate has you covered too! Make this Christmas a memorable one for the entire family with an al fresco picnic amid the lush beauty of the Stellenbosch Winelands. Soak up the summer sun as you indulge in the generous & indulgent picnic hamper created by The Glasshouse and their talented chefs.

In the scenic wine estate, feel free to sit back, relax, and unwind on the estate’s lushes lawn as you enjoy your delectable food and drinks while live entertainment sets a festive mood – getting everyone into that Christmas spirit. Children are treated to a two-hour complimentary play session at Wonderdal, ensuring a family-friendly and relaxed Christmas celebration at The Glasshouse.

#Hazendal Wine Estate | The Deli Christmas Lunch Feast

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: Bottelary Road New entrance from Ronelle Street via, Kruis St, Stellenbosch
  • Cost: R1250 per adult | R635 per child
  • Book: To book email [email protected]

This Christmas make your merry way to one of the oldest farms in the Winelands to savour a festive feast. The Deli’s Christmas Lunch offers a delectable feast perfect for celebrating with family and friends. Relax and enjoy their warm winelands welcome, while the kids enjoy a complimentary two-hour play session at Wonderdal.

#Simons at Groot Constantia Christmas Buffet Lunch

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: Simon’s Restaurant, Groot Constantia Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Rd, Constantia, Cape Town
  • Time: From 3pm
  • Price: R995 per person | R395 for children under 12 years old⁠
  • **There will be mouth-watering vegetarian options available on the day. ⁠
  • Websitehttps://simons.co.za/
  • Contact Number / Booking: 021 794 1143 | [email protected]

Simons at Groot Constantia is thrilled to invite you and your family to join them at Simon’s Restaurant for the 2023 Christmas Buffet Lunch. They have selected the most memorable and delicious dishes for the fabulous festive feast. ⁠

With a commitment to delivering a memorable dining experience, Simon’s stands as a haven for those seeking an amazing Christmas celebration. The carefully curated menu showcases a blend of traditional favourites and new twists, promising an indulgent feast that reflects culinary excellence. Against a beautiful setting, guests can anticipate a Christmas lunch that combines sophistication, flavour, and a touch of nostalgia, making Simon’s a premier destination for those who seek to savour the true essence of the festive season in Cape Town.

Simon’s Christmas buffet lunch offers a delectable experience, featuring succulent stuffed turkey, perfectly roasted leg of lamb, and a nostalgic Kaapse trifle. The menu caters to a variety of preferences, including vegetarian options, ensuring a straightforward yet rich celebration of flavours. Priced at R995 per adult and R395 per child, Simon’s invites guests to partake in a no-frills, opulent Christmas buffet in Cape Town.

#The President Hotel Christmas Lunch

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: 4 Alexander Road, Bantry Bay, Cape Town
  • Price: R995 per person | R450 for kids aged 4 to 12 | children under 3 dine for free
  • Contact: Visit presidenthotel.co.za | 021 434 8111

The President Hotel in Bantry Bay invites guests to a sophisticated Christmas lunch against the backdrop of Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. Priced at R995 per person, the feast includes a welcome drink and a diverse array of starters, such as the Build-Your-Own Wreath Salad Beetroot and Dill Cured Norwegian Salmon. Mains feature highlights like the Glittering Honey-glazed Gammon and Festive Chargrilled Beef Fillet, with a Cheerful Butter Chicken Curry option.

The kids’ menu is thoughtfully curated, offering all-time favourites such as nuggets, spaghetti bolognese, and candy floss.

#Cabo Beach Club

Create lasting memories this Christmas by immersing yourself in the festive celebrations at Cabo Beach Club. Experience Christmas the Cabo way, where this laidback yet luxurious establishment invites guests to savour an à la carte menu for Christmas lunch or dinner.

Whether you crave ocean views or wish to relax by the pool, Cabo Beach Club is the ideal Christmas destination for you! The menu offers a diverse selection of dishes, including oysters, sushi, aged beef fillet, or try the tantalizing Beach Braai featuring a 900g Sirloin Steak, rack of lamb, and half chicken, accompanied by chips, salad, and milk buns.

After dinner is done, grab a celebratory drink, and celebrate in true Cape Town style – culminating in a memorable Christmas celebration at Cabo Beach Club!

#YES VE-GAN – Vegan Christmas Lunch At Radisson RED Cape Town

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where:  No. 6, Silo, Silo Square, Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm – 4pm
  • Contact details: 087 086 1578
  • Cost: R700pp | R350pp (Kids aged 5 – 10 years) | Kids under 5 eat free (if accompanied by an adult)
  • Websitehttps://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

It’s back! Radisson RED Cape Town will be hosting their annual Vegan Christmas Lunch. At Radisson Red’s OuiBar & Ktchn in Cape Town‘s well-known Silo District, this festive season takes a turn from tradition as the establishment opts for a 100% vegan Christmas lunch feast, changing the conventional turkey-centric menu. This annual Christmas lunch will tantalise taste buds with a menu filled with festive cheer. In addition to a down-right delicious Vegan Christmas feast, guests can expect jolly juice, live music, Santa hats, and crackers. Plus, the views are not too shabby either!

The festive fun certainly doesn’t end there! Following the celebration, the day extends into an enchanting & exciting rooftop after-party, inviting guests to continue their Christmas cheer against the backdrop of a sunset-lit sky and emerging stars. Now that sounds like a not-to-be-missed Cape Town Christmas event in every way!

**Interesting fact: In its fourth consecutive year, the Vegan Christmas lunch at Radisson Red showcases the hotel’s commitment to changing the culinary norms. Hosted at the recently renovated OuiBar + Kitchen, “Yes Ve-Gan” unfolds on December 25, 2023. The event promises a unique and inclusive Christmas celebration for ALL!

#The Taj Cape Town

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: Taj Cape Town, 1 Waal Straat, corner St Georges Mall, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town
  • Time: The Taj Christmas Lunch Times: 12:30 pm to 3pm
  • Price: Mint Restaurant: R1,450 per person | Bombay Brasserie: R1,650 per person | Children aged 12 and under can enjoy the festive feast at half price
  • Website: https://www.tajhotels.com/en-in/taj/taj-cape-town
  • Contact Number: 021 819 2000

The Taj in Cape Town holds Christmas buffets at both Mint Restaurant & Wood Fired Grill and Bombay Brasserie. Children aged 12 and under can enjoy the festive feast at half price, ensuring an inclusive and family-friendly experience. Bombay Brasserie offers a glamorous feast of modern-Indian fine-dining cuisine, while Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill features a traditional menu with a seafood spread, hot mains, a carvery, and eight desserts. Live music enhances the festive atmosphere, making the Taj an ideal destination for those seeking a memorable Christmas celebration in the middle of the city.

The Taj Cape Town promises a Christmas experience that seamlessly blends gourmet indulgence with festive joy. With offerings at Bombay Brasserie and Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill, customers can choose between modern-Indian fine dining and a traditional menu. Whether you’re looking for the rich flavours of Bombay Brasserie or savouring the diverse spread at Mint Restaurant & Wood-Fired Grill, guests are invited to celebrate Christmas in a refined and unforgettable manner at this landmark historic hotel.

#Christmas Day Lunch @ The Sanctuary Restaurant

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: The Sanctuary Restaurant | The Sanctuary at Kloof Street Hotel, Cape Town
  • Time: 12pm – 3pm
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets

Celebrate the magic of Christmas with a mouthwatering three-course lunch at The Sanctuary Restaurant with gorgeous Table Mountain views! Our menu has been carefully crafted to please every palate, guaranteeing an extraordinary celebration of flavours that you’ll savour.

As a little bonus, we’re welcoming you with a complimentary glass of bubbly to add some sparkle to your holiday festivities.

~ TICKETS ~

  • General Tickets: R650 per person
  • Children under 12 years: R250 per person
  • Children under 3 years eat for free
  • Tickets are available on Webtickets or via [email protected]. Limited seats available.

~ MENU ~

STARTER:

  • Sweet Melon and Feta Salad: Cantaloupe melon, Parma ham, feta, mixed baby greens, crispy onions, Kalamata olives, drizzled with sherry honey and thyme dressing.
  • Smoked Salmon Carpaccio: Caper berries, wild rocket pesto, baby greens, mustard lettuce leaves, beetroot shavings, served with wasabi mayo and pickled baby onions.
  • Panko-Crusted Cauliflower: Served with roasted butternut puree, pickled baby onions, baby greens, poppy seed tuille, and a smoked honey and soy dressing.

MAIN:

  • Roasted Lamb Abbacchio: Encrusted with pistachios and herbs, accompanied by roasted garlic and cauliflower puree, candied baby beetroots, and a port and rosemary gastrique.
  • Pork Belly: Served with confit potatoes, sauerkraut, apple and ginger jam, crispy herbed crackling, and a sage jus.
  • Pan-Fried Kingklip: Served over Puy lentils, baby spinach, confit tomatoes, green peas, and Parmesan cream.
  • Honey and Ginger Glazed Gammon & Roast Beef: Featuring herbed Yorkshire puddings, roast butternut and sweet potato mash, sautéed green beans with toasted almonds, and crumbled feta, accompanied by beef gravy.
  • (V) Beetroot Gnudi: Served with a luscious Parmesan cream, coriander pesto, roasted butternut, Parmesan tuille, beetroot sprouts, and crispy onions.

DESSERT:

  • Summer Berry Pavlova: Assorted berries macerated in orange syrup, accompanied by vanilla custard, sweetened cream, and chocolate shavings.
  • White Chocolate and Hazelnut Cheesecake: Served with a luscious caramel sauce and a scoop of stracciatella ice cream.

#Celebrate Christmas Lunch at SKYE Rooftop Bar with a feast fit for Royalty!

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: The Hyde Hotel | SKYE deck, Dining and Rooftop Bar, Cape Town
  • Time: 1pm – 6pm Arrival at 1pm | Lunch served from 1:30pm / 2pm
  • Cost: R595 per person, including a welcome drink and homemade bread on arrival
  • Tickets: Click here to get your ticket / tickets NOW!

Celebrate Christmas Lunch at SKYE Rooftop Bar with a feast fit for royalty!

~ MENU ~

Starters (choice of 1):
• Fig, thyme & ricotta pavlova, burnt honey, phyllo shard, pistachios, rocket
• Baby spinach salad with feta, cranberries, petit pois, roasted walnuts, crispy pancetta, and red wine vinegar reduction
• Goats Cheesecake with a rosemary cracker base, smoked red onion jam, confit cherry tomatoes, micro beetroot leaves

Mains (choice of 1):
• Confit Turkey Leg with duck fat potato mille fuille, cranberry coulis, garlic green beans and turkey jus
• Fillet with horseradish sauce, stuffing crumble, honey glazed baby carrots, kale crisp, fondant onion petals
• Glazed Gammon roulade, stuffed with pistachio and cherries, wholegrain mustard mash potato, pancetta crisp, fondant Brussel sprouts, crispy chiffonaded leek
• Vegetable Pithivier with sauteed asparagus, minted pea puree and vegetable jus

Desserts (choice of 1):
• Panettone Bread and Butter pudding with Pavlova Ice Cream
• Gingerbread Panna cotta with Almond praline, Peach Gel, Chantilly Cream, Isomalt Snowflakes

#Christmas Celebrations at The 12 Apostles Hotel & Spa

Make this Christmas more memorable by celebrating at The Twelve Apostles. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for two or a family celebration, we have something to suit your festive occasion. Enjoy private dining, a Christmas lunch to remember or join us on New Year’s Eve for a spectacular dinner.

~ CHRISTMAS EVE DINNER / MARQUEE ~

  • Time: 19h00 for 19h30
  • Venue: Atlantic Terrace Marquee or Azure Restaurant
  • Price: 3-course buffet menu: R1650 per person; 4-course set menu: R1850 per person
  • Enquire now: 021 437 9029 | [email protected]
  • **Click here to view the menu
  • Booking: Click here to make a booking | Or contact 021 437 9029 | [email protected] | Booking is essential!

Start your festive celebrations with a bang with our Christmas Eve dinner, the perfect way to kick off this period of festivity, family, and tradition.

Choose between a four-course set menu at Azure Restaurant, or a three-course buffet menu at Atlantic Terrace Marquee and enjoy a feast of festive flare as well as a welcome drink on arrival.

~ CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH BUFFET ~

  • Time: 13h00
  • Venue: Azure Restaurant or Atlantic Marquee Terrace
  • Price: R1950 per person
  • Enquire now: 021 437 9029 | [email protected]
  • **Click here to view the menu
  • Booking: Click here to make a booking | Or contact 021 437 9029 | [email protected] | Booking is essential!

Indulge in the Christmas spirit as each of our dining venues host a gourmet Christmas Lunch, accompanied by all the trimmings and a welcome drink upon arrival.

#Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa

  • Location: Arabella Country Estate, R44, Kleinmond
  • Price: Christmas Eve dinner from 6pm: R550 per person and R250 per child under 12 years old | Christmas Day lunch from 12.30pm: R845 per person and R385 per child under 12 years old | The price includes Christmas crackers and live entertainment.
  • Contact: Call 028 284 0000 or email [email protected]

Take in the magical views of the lagoon as you indulge in a traditional Christmas Eve or Christmas Day buffet at Jamani restaurant at Arabella Hotel, Golf & Spa. The eatery places a strong emphasis on locally sourced, fresh produce from home-grown suppliers and features a selection of farm-to-table dishes.

#GINJA Restaurant

At GINJA Restaurant in Cape Town, renowned for its culinary excellence, the Christmas lunch and dinner buffet shows their precision and passion. The selection includes a tempting assortment of bread, vibrant fresh salads, tantalizing cold cuts, a sizzling hot carvery featuring favourite Christmas cuts, delectable desserts for those with a sweet tooth, and a cheese table that adds a perfect finishing touch to the meal.

Each dish is crafted to create a symphony of flavours, ensuring a gratifying experience. The warm and inviting atmosphere of GINJA Restaurant sets an ideal stage for a festive gathering with family and friends, where guests can indulge in a Christmas celebration marked by excellence and a welcoming atmosphere.

#Le Pommier Christmas Buffet Lunch

  • When: 25 December 2023
  • Where: Le Pommier | On Helshoogte Pass, the main route between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek
  • Website: https://www.lepommier.co.za/
  • Contact Number: 021 885 1269

Le Pommier, situated in the Banhoek Valley, offers a curated Christmas Buffet Lunch at R655 per adult and R325 for children under 12, showcasing the restaurant’s dedication to culinary excellence. The menu has a Bread Display Station featuring an array of breads, cheeses, and preserves, followed by starters such as Sticky Chicken Drumsticks, Mixed Salad, Brie and Cranberry Tartlets, and Bobotie and vegetarian samoosas. The main course highlights include Whole Oven-Baked Sirloin, Honey-Glazed Gammon, Vegetable Pie, Roasted Potatoes, Sweet Pumpkin Tart, and a refreshing Summer Lentil Salad.

Le Pommier’s dessert selection provides a sweet conclusion, featuring an Apple and Cinnamon Crumble Pie, Lemon Cheesecake with Granadilla Coulis, Fluffy Homemade Chocolate Mousse, and Traditional Mince Pies with vanilla ice cream. This Christmas menu shows the restaurant’s commitment to delivering an exceptional and satisfying experience amongst the beauty of the Banhoek Valley.