If you’ve booked cheap flights to Cape Town and are already planning your activities, a trip to the V & A Waterfront is a must, especially when there are so many things to do there!
There’s no denying that the V & A Waterfront is a magical place to spend a few hours, or even a few days. Here you will find a plethora of restaurants, bars, galleries, shops, boutiques and various seaside attractions. What’s more, the Waterfront is buzzing with activities and a festive vibe all year round.
That doesn’t mean that it’sthe “same old” over the festive season. During December, the Waterfront comesalive with a celebratory atmosphere and big, happy crowds.
Whether you just want to browse around, do your Christmas shopping or attendone of the exciting events on offer, the V & A Waterfront in Cape Town willbe the perfect summer treat for the whole family.
What’s Happening at the V & A Waterfront This December?
Now that you’ve booked your cheap flights to Cape Town on one of our leading SAAirlines, you will want to get the holiday planning out of the way. Here are 8top things to do at the Waterfront this December:
- Check out the Canal District
Straddling both sides of the entrance to the Waterfront is the Canal District. From here you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city, harbour and mountains. At the canal you can participate in various water activities including kayaking and stand-up paddling. For a bit of extra fun, hop on the water taxi and head over to the Convention Centre.
The Canal District also offers the following: pedestrian paths, gardens, benches, restaurants, shops, an uber trendy new skate park, scooter park and basketball court and so much more. Get involved in the activities, settle down for a picnic at Battery Park, or simply meander along the canal water’s edge – the choice is yours.
- Support local young start-up companies at the Silo Market
The Silo Market is a new creative market area for young start-up companies to showcase their creativity and innovative products. The market is held on the last Saturday of each month, from 10am to 3pm. The space will also feature new young performers eager to put on entertaining shows and displays.
- Enjoy free concerts in the Silo District
The Silo District is a festive area and will be
hosting 2 free concerts this festive season.
On 7 December 2018: Cape Town Folk Fest from 7 pm to 9 pm.
On 4 January 2018: The Latin American Puesta Del Sol Concert from 7 pm to 9 pm.
- Spoil the kids with the Magic of Santa’s Village
Santa’s Village will be set up at the Victoria Wharf. Santa’s workers will happily show you around the village and won’t charge you a cent! Yes, entrance is free. Santa himself, and his favourite elves, will be available for fun times, wish-lists, and photos from the 13th of December. It’s busy in Santa’s Village Workshop, so feel free to pop in at any time from Saturday the 8th of December to Monday the 24th of December between 10 am and 4 pm.
- Treat the kids to the Magic of Christmas Show
Get in the Christmas Spirit with the Magic of Christmas Show! Fun for the whole family is not always easy to come by, but this year it is! At the V & A Waterfront, there are daily 20-minute Christmas shows from 8.20pm starting from Friday the 14th of December to Monday the 17th of December.
- Meet Peppa Pig!
Christmas time is all about spoiling the kids. If you have little ones, take them to the magical music production featuring Peppa Pig and friends. Performances start at 11am daily and feature interactive sing-along songs and a meet and greet with life-size puppets after the show. The production will be on from the 16th of December to the 30th of December daily
- Get active on your feet with a 10km fun run.
With all the indulgence of the holidays, you are bound to want to get a little bit more active. Growth Point Properties is hosting a 10km run/walk from the Table Bay Hotel, V & A Waterfront to Green Point and back, on the 19th of December from 6pm to 8pm. The scenery will be magnificent and it’s something that the whole family can enjoy. Entries to the walk/run can be done at https://www.topevents.co.za.
- See the New Year in with the whole family.
Not many venues offer festivities for the whole family on New Year’s. At V & A Waterfront, even the kids are welcome. The New Year’s celebrations will offer lively entertainment from local artists. Expect carnival floats, a kiddies play area, festive bar areas and upmarket fine dining options. Festivities start on the evening of 31 December 2018.
And all of this can be enjoyed before you even start to explore the many store sat the V & A Waterfront mall!
Book Cheap Flights to Cape Town & Plan to Explore the V & A Waterfront
If you are not a local in Cape Town or have never visited the V & A Waterfront before, prepare yourself for an absolute treat. The lively atmosphere and various activities at the V & A Waterfront will keep the whole family thoroughly entertained. You can search, compare and securely book cheap flights to Cape Town using our online flight booking form. Book early to avoid disappointment.