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Knysna and Plettenberg Bay Holiday Events Dec 2016 – Jan 2017

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


Around Knysna


26 Nov to 28 Dec Skyview Open Air Cinemas (Blackwaters River Lodge across the Buffalo Bay turnoff)

Skyview Open Air Cinemas will entertain cinema goers with timeless classics on Wednesday & Saturday evenings.

14 December & 10 January Drupkelders Canyon Swimming (Rheenendal)

Departing from the Knysna Waterfront, Drupkelders Canyon Swimming is an exhilarating experience.

14 December Knysna Marathon Club Nite Race (Knysna )

Don’t miss the Knysna Marathon Club Nite Race and 4.8km Fun Run.

15 December Carols by Candlelight with Neil and Diniel (Blackwaters River Lodge across the Buffalo Bay turnoff)

One of the best Carols by Candlelight around is undoubtedly Carols by Candlelight with Neil and Diniel at Blackwaters River Lodge while the kids can colour-in or decorate a tree.

16 – 18 December Hornlee Summer Festival (Hornlee, Knysna)

The Hornlee Sportsfield will turn into a festive zone for the first ever Hornlee Summer Festival.

17 December Knysna Blues Festival (Knysna)

Knysna Mitchell’s Brewery will once again host the Knysna Blues Festival themed ‘Legends, Together.’

27 & 28 December: Knysna Splash Festival (Knysna)

The Knysna Splash Festival includes four exciting family events: the Splash Mud Run, Splash Quack Attack, Splash Knysna Lagoon Mile & Splash Canoe Races.


Every Friday The Knysna Friday Market (Knysna Montessori School, Knysna)

The The Knysna Friday Market is a food market in Welbedacht Lane not to be missed. Follow the scarecrows.

Every Saturday Knysna Park Run (Knysna)

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


Around Plettenberg Bay


27 November to 29 December: Skyview Open Air Cinemas (Castleton Resort, Piesang Valley Road, Plettenberg Bay)

Skyview Open Air Cinemas will entertain cinema goers with timeless classics on Thursday & Sunday evenings.

3 – 20 December Barnyard Theatre Plettenberg Bay (Barnyard Theatre, Plettenberg Bay)

The Barnyard Theatre Plettenberg Bay is offering a jam-packed Holiday programme, make sure to support your favourite artists.

11 December – 8 January Goodluck Get Lucky Summer (Beacon Island Hotel, Plettenberg Bay)

Goodluck is back for the Get Lucky Summer tour that has been so successful in the past!


12 December – 4 January Plett Summer Festival (Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay)

The Plett Summer Festival turns Plettenberg Bay into a fun filled, activity hub.

17 December Christmas 2016 Polo Season’s annual Pony Parade (Plettenberg Bay)

The duration of the Christmas 2016 Polo Season is from 11 December to 14 January with the annual Polo Pony Parade will take place through Plettenberg Bay’s Main Street.

17 December Plettenberg Bay Summer Games (Kwa-Nokuthula Stadium, Plettenberg Bay)

From 5 aside netball to 7’s rugby, the Plett Summer Games is taking place at Kwa-Nokuthula Stadium.

19 December Plett Blues Festival (Barnyard Theatre, Plettenberg Bay)

The popular Knysna Blues Festival now also includes the Plett Blues Festival, set to rival the entertainment value and mix of Blues styles of much larger city concerts, while maintaining the coziness, relaxed atmosphere and friendliness associated with The Barnyard.

20 December Art Exhibition (Lookout Centre, Plettenberg Bay)

Myfanwa Bekker-Balajadia, along with some selected artists, will be exhibiting her art ‘A broken ankle and a heap of water colours.’

20 – 22 December Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge (Plettenberg Bay)

The Event has a special purpose and by taking part you are helping someone in need. With a choice of 9 events over three days the <a href=”” target=”_blank”>Sabrina Love Ocean Challenge</a> offers something for everyone.

21 – 22 December Plett Starry Nights (Cairnbrogie Estate, Airport Road)

With two timeless classics and a night market, make sure you attend the Plett Starry Nights at the stunning Cairnbrogie Estate.

23 December Carol’s by Candlelight (Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay)

Can any event say ‘Christmas by the Beach’ quite like Carols by Candlelight on Plettenberg Bay’s Central Beach?

28 December Trans Agulhas (Plettenberg Bay to Strand)

Don’t miss the start of the annual Trans Agulhas, the “World’s Toughest Inflatable Boat Challenge”. It kicks off every year on the 28th of December and has over 60 inflatable boats battling it out on the waves.

30 December Summer Colour Run (Central Beach, Plettenberg Bay)

RUN IT, WALK IT, DANCE IT – the Summer Colour Run is a 5 km blast of colour and sound!

31 December New Year’s Eve

Goodbye 2016, Hallo 2017! Plettenberg Bay offers a selection of New Year’s parties, from Central Beach to The Meadows.


Every Saturday Harkerville Market (Harkerville, Plettenberg Bay)

The Harkerville Market is rural and rustic, yet vibey and vital and takes place every Saturday.

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