‘’Tis the season to be silly”, and it’s almost upon us which means that it’s time to spoil the ones whom we love the most (and the ones who spoil us the best). The question is, how do we do this on a slightly unstable student budget (and still have enough cash to spare for a celebratory drink or three)? The answer is simple… we shop at trendy – yet affordable – Christmas markets in Joburg! Here are a few of our top suggestions.
Neighbourgoods Market: 73 Juta Street, Braamfontein
The popular Neighbourgoods Market is open every Saturday, but is especially well known for the variety of goods that it has on sale throughout the festive season. If you’re looking for a few cool items to add to the presents this year, there’s no better place to be. Plus, it can be found right in the heart of Braamfontein!
The Parkview Christmas Market: Corner of Waterford Ave and Lurgan Rd, Parkview
Considering that Parkview is just a stone’s throw away from Braamfontein, this particular Christmas market is a must-visit. Doors open on Friday, the 25th of November (and close on Sunday, the 27th of November) and the entrance fee costs just R30 for adults. There is always plenty of live entertainment in the form of music acts, as well as an abundance of exciting activities to enjoy, making for a spectacular experience all round. You are also guaranteed to find a few affordable trinkets, all of which are certain to make the perfect gifts.
Field and Study Market in Sandton: Field & Study Park, Corner of 14th street and Louise avenue, Parkmore, Sandton
This market is located in Sandton, so it goes without saying that you are bound to get your hands on a few trendy items (at incredible bargain prices) when you make your way here. The market will be open on the 3rd Saturday of every month starting from the 19th of November. From fashion favourites to eye-catching crafts, this is a Christmas hot spot you definitely don’t want to miss!
Looking for some more tips on how to make the most of the festive season this year, or even just living on a budget so that you still have something left over to buy a gift or two? Then be sure to stay tuned, we have plenty more where this came from.