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Local Tunes for Christmas Night Market

The annual Christmas Night & Day Slow Market weekend returns to Stellenbosch this year from Friday 15 December to Saturday 16 December– this time adding music to the celebration! And the fun happens every Saturday in December is Christmas!


Christmas will be celebrated in true South African music style at the Stellenbosch Slow Market this year on Friday, 15 December and Saturday, 16 December 2017.

Surrounded by vineyards, oak trees and dangling copper décor, the Night Market, in addition to Saturday’s Christmas Day Market, promises to enchant your senses with over 100 specialty traders in local foods, wine, fashion and craft – the perfect opportunity to get all your Christmas shopping in the bag! There will be a wide selection of authentic items including fynbos topiaries, artisanal Christmas fruitcakes and handmade arts and crafts.

And to add to the celebrations we present : "The Fabulous Festive Show"

The Suidoosterfees Talent Search is a project that goes into various communities in and around the greater Cape metropolitan area to search for all sorts of talent to create a professional platform in the arts industry for these individuals. Over the past 3 years we have come across some of the most talented young people in these communities. These young artists range from interpretive dance groups, to magic, singing and more.

Then of course, there are a range original gifts on offer for you to shop early for the season, ensuring that your loved ones can expect a thoughtful gift not available elsewhere. These will range from luxury American fudges, Italian nougat, Cape Malay curries, Sterling sliver jewelry, wire art, leather bags, cheeses, Gingerbread houses, artisan home decor, 100% raw organic chocolate, biltong, handmade clothing, German Christmas biscuits,Christmas cakes and so much more.

Says Gail Blake, owner of the Stellenbosch Slow Market: “While the rest of the world is suffering with freezing temperatures and snow, what better way to enjoy Christmas than what only South Africa can offer – glorious weather and sunshine, and the perfect conditions to celebrate our local music talents? "

Christmas lights will turn the Stellenbosch Slow Market into a fairyland and children and adults of of all ages can expect lots of festive cheer, amazing street food and and a themed Christmas atmosphere.

This is one Christmas event you don’t want to miss!

DATE: Friday, 15 December 2016

TIME: 17:00 – 20:00

DATE: Saturday, 16 December 2016

TIME: 09:00 – 14:00

LOCATION: Oude Libertas Estate, Stellenbosch

ADDRESS: Corner of Oude Libertas Street and Adam Tas Street, Stellenbosch


There is no entry fee to the market and ample parking is available. For more information, visit, call + 27 21 886 8514 or send an email to

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About Slow Market : Founded in 2008, the Slow Market group is an authentic group of weekly Slow Food markets located at Oude Libertas estate in Stellenbosch and the Willowbridge Life Style Centre in Tygervalley. Slow Market features specialty food and wine, food artisans, local farmers, natural and organic merchants, clothing, jewelry, seasonal goods and designer ware.Slow Market supports micro businesses, helping them to grow and thrive in an alternative retail environment. Founded by medical doctor and entrepreneur Gail Blake, the market is part of a global Slow Food movement promoting foods, which are clean, good and fair.

About Oude Libertas : Situated on the slopes of the Papegaaiberg, surrounded by vineyards and oak trees, Oude Libertas offers a collection of artistic, theatrical and lifestyle experiences as well as vital insight into community and environmental development initiatives. Oude Libertas’ Corporate Social Investment programme, which operates under the Distell Foundation focuses on the general well-being of South African communities, beginning with unborn children and extending into adulthood. Of the four key focal areas, Foetal Alcohol Spectrum disorder (FASD) and Youth Development are the most important. Common to all the initiatives in which Oude Libertas invest, is the intention to contribute holistically to personal growth within communities, embracing mindful and responsible living and conservation.

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