Markets You Don’t Want to Miss this Christmas

Yes, it’s that time of the year again. The festive season is fast approaching, and what better way to infuse a little tradition into your holiday than by attending a magical Christmas market.

Wondering around the mall at this time of the year is more like the nightmare before Christmas, so instead, why not try out one of the many markets surrounding Dainfern to find that special gift you’ve been looking for.

Dainfern Golf and Country Estate Carols and Christmas Market

Date: 01 December 2018


This year, we’ve decided to do things a little differently, and share the love that many people in our country desperately need. We ask that you bring a special gift, from the heart, to help those less fortunate. Christmas time is after all, about giving and not receiving. This year, your family can give the gift of kindness through a donation to the Salvation Army.

The Salvation Army looks after all age groups, from newborns all the way through to our senior citizens. They have facilities within the organisation that looks after people in hospitals, and the homeless too. The Salvation Army relies solely on donations.

We would like our residents to bring a wrapped present, and to indicate the age and gender on the gift. The Salvation Army will distribute these presents to these care facilities in and around Johannesburg.

Our Christmas Tree will be proudly displayed in our main entrance from Friday the 9th of November 2018, to allow you enough time for you to place your gift under the tree for those that are genuinely in need. Help us spread kindness this Christmas with an overflowing abundance of gifts under our tree this year!

Christmas markets around Dainfern

Dainfern College Christmas Carols and Christmas Market
Date: 29 November 2018 from 18:00 – 21:00

Luckily for us, we don’t have to go very far to find some Christmas spirit.

The Dainfern College is hosting their annual Christmas Market along with the beautiful sound of Christmas Carols. Bring along a picnic basket filled with holiday treats, and make your way to the Multipurpose Hall for the Carols Service starting at 18:00, which will be followed by a Christmas Market in the JP Block. Join us for a fun evening the whole family can enjoy.

Country Market’s Christmas Market

Date: 02 December 2018 from 11:00 – 16:00

Hosted by Country Market at Country Pub and Country Pub

Bring your family, friends, and dogs along to enjoy a lovely day out in the country. Spend the day listening to live music, wandering through gorgeous Christmas themed stalls filled with “exquisite items that’ll make great gifts and stocking fillers.” There will also be delicious artisanal foods and local Craft Beer on offer.

The Stables Christmas Vintage Market

Date: 08 December 2018 from 08:00 – 17:00

The Stables Village Market is going all out this festive season with over 90 stalls with goodies ranging from jewellery and clothing to furniture, decor and arts and crafts. Even the foodies will be spoilt for choice with a wide array of cuisine including Mexican, Portuguese, Thai, Italian, seafood, delicious treats and more. Dogs are also welcome. Entry is R20 per person which includes safe on-site parking, live music and a couple of awesome cars on show.

Montecasino’s Christmas Village

Date: 12 – 17 December 2018

Times: Wednesday to Friday: 14:00 – 21:00 | Saturday and Sunday: 12:00 – 21:00 | Monday: 12:00 – 19:00

Over the festive season, Montecasino transforms their outdoor piazza into a “magical European-style Christmas market.”There’s something for the whole family to enjoy, including family-friendly outdoor movies on the Piazza’s big screen, delicious festive treats like Christmas cake and hot roasted nuts, as well as plenty of shopping opportunities.

Cedar square slow market

Every Saturday | 09:00 – 15:00

The new Cedar market is a “specially curated space for local growers, makers and creators to showcase their wares, and share their lifestyle and passion with the public. The slow market invites you in with its homespun charm, handmade, home crafted goods and produce.”

Test out this new market to find that unique gift for that special someone.

Whether you are looking for that little something for a friendly colleague, something for your child’s favourite teacher or a unique gift for that special someone in your life, Joburg’s Christmas markets have it all! Grab the family and turn shopping- a usually tedious event – into something for the whole family to enjoy!