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George to Sedgefield Holiday Events Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

Don’t miss the spectacular array of event happening in the Garden Route over the December holidays.


Around George


5 – 21 December Outeniqua Christmas Market Festival (NG Kerk, Meade Street, George)

The annual Outeniqua Christmas Market Festival will take place at the Dutch Reformed Church in Meade Street.

8 – 18 December Pinocchio the Pantomime (George Arts Theatre, George)

Take the kids to Pinocchio the Pantomime at the George Arts Theatre, great entertainment for young and old.

10 December – 8 January Fancourt Festive Programme (Fancourt, George)

Don’t forget Fancourt’s extensive Festive Season Programme with activities for anyone and everyone.

16 December Thembalethu Jazz Festival (Thembalethu, George)

The Thambalethu Jazz Festival is scheduled for 16 December.

17 December Wolwedans MTB and Trail Run (Kleynefontein Bush Lapa, Jonkershoek)

With its amazing views over the sea, don’t miss the Wolwedans MTB and and Trail Run.

19 – 23 December Boerevintage Geskenkmark (Show Grounds, George)

Don’t miss the Boerevintage Geskenkmark, an annual gift market at the George Show Grounds.

19 – 31 December Bush Lapa Music Festival (George)

The 2016 Bush Lapa Music Festival include artists like Chris Chameleon, Theuns Jordaan and Francois van Coke.

23 December Sunset Beach Run (Glentana Beach to Mosselbay)

The spectacular Sunset Beach Run takes place on the beautiful stretch of beach from Glentana to Mossel Bay.

27 December Wreck Challenge Beach Run (Glentana Beach):

The Wreck Challenge is a 4,5km fun run to the Glentana Wreck and back with lots of Oyster Catchers and beautiful scenery on the way.

30 December Garden Route Duo Challenge & Groeneweide Trial Run (NMMU Saasveld, George)

End the year on a high note with either the Garden Route Duo Challenge or the Groeneweide Trial Run.

10 January Red Men 12km Trail Run (Herold)

A brand new event on the calendar is the Red Men 12km Trail Run on the spectacular Herold Wine Estate named after the red men depicted in the cave paintings found on the farm.


Every Saturday Outeniqua Farmers Market (N2 and N12 interchange, George)

The Outeniqua Farmers’ Market is found at the N2 and the N12 interchange in George.

Every Saturday George Park Run (Garden Route Botanical Gardens, George)

The George Park Run a 5km timed run, takes place every Saturday.


Around Wilderness and Sedgefield


3, 10 & 17 December Hoekwil Country Market & Car Boot Sale (Hoekwil)

Take the drive up to Hoekwil for the Hoewil Country Market & Car Boot Sale the view alone is already worth it.

13 – 14 December Moonlight Meander (Swartvlei Beach to Gericke’s Point)

Join Judy Dixon for the ever popular Moonlight Meander and experience the beach like never before.

14 December Carné’s Full Moon Beach Run (Swartvlei Beach to Wilderness NSRI)

Described as one of the best Beach Runs in the Garden Route, don’t miss Carne’s Full Moon Beach Run a 6km or 21km run on hard-packed sand during the full moon low tide from Swartvlei Beach to either Kleinkrantz or Wilderness NSRI.

16 – 24 December Open Week in the Pottery (Hoekwil)

Karen Muir Pottery will have one of her sought after open weekends to celebrate the Christmas season.

20 – 21 December The Charity Talent Competition (Sedgefield)

Raising money for charity, Sedgefield will be hosting a Charity Talent Competition

23 December Sedgefield “Citta Slow” Beach Festival (Myoli Beach, Sedgefield)

The annual Sedgefield “Citta Slow” Beach Festival is undoubtedly a highlight on the local calendar.

23 December Sedge Links Night Golf (Sedge Links, Swartvlei Turnoff, Sedgefield)

With ‘glow-in-the-dark’ golf balls and ‘slow sticks’ to light the course, the Sedge Links Night Golf is all about fun.

23 December Lions’ Carols by Candlelight (Lions’ Club House, Sedgefield)

The annual Carols by Candlelight will take place in its usual spot in front of the Lions’ Club House.

26 December The Misfits Colour Run (Sedgefield)

After Christmas lunch everyone needs an excuse to get out there, a fun event like the The Misfit Colour Run is just what you need.

27 – 29 December Starlight Stroll (Swartvlei Beach to Gericke’s Point)

Join Judy Dixon for the ever popular companion to the Moonlight Meander, the Starlight Stroll and experience the beach like never before.


Every Friday Milkwood Village Friday Night Market (Milkwood Village, Wilderness)

The Milkwood Village Friday Night Market has been delighting visitors for years doing their shopping at this quaint market under the Milkwood trees.

Every Saturday Wild Oats Farmers’ Market, Mosaic Market and Scarab Arts Market (Sedgefield)

Internationally renowned, the Wild Oats Community Farmers’ Market remains one of Sedgefield’s main attractions yet all three the Sedgefield Markets are well worth a visit.

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