Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights

Winter Wonderland

On the False Bay shore, at the base of the Hottentots Holland Mountains, the picturesque village of Gordon’s Bay will again ignite with a spectacular display of lights for the Winter Wonderland Festival.

From 29 June – 1 July 2018 and 6-8 July 2018, a fun start to the winter school holidays!



The ‘Parade of Lights’

This will open the festival at 18h30 on 29 June with marching bands, drum majorettes and some 40 participants. Furthermore, the parade will lead spectators along the beachfront past sparkling restaurants, to the Carnival Village at Hendon Park. This offers a lively family atmosphere.  

“Winter Palace snow storms, live music shows, talent concerts and arts. Also, crafts and food stalls with festive fare, pancakes, gluhwein to hot chocolate, the enchanting fairy market, face painting, the Carnival Pub  and exciting rides at the  Fun Fair.  All will delight the young at heart”, says Leon Theron, the Festival Organiser. In addition, “at 15h30 on 1 July, a Gospel concert at the historic NG Kerk will offer a ‘sing-a-long’ opportunity.”

This annual event, presented by a committee of volunteers, has been created to help build prosperity. In addition, it helps create employment in the area and has become a major attraction on the Cape winter calendar.

Winter is Gordon’s Bay’s ‘Secret Season’ 

Facing sunny north over False Bay, protected from cold west winds, the village is warmer than surrounding areas making this the ideal winter break-away destination… even for Capetonians, only 50 minutes away! On the spectacular Whale Route, with dozens of activities within a few minutes’ drive, Gordon’s Bay is an ideal base for your adventures.

Guest houses are offering specials rates. Thus, Winter Wonderland is an ideal opportunity for visitors to stay overnight and enjoy the attractions…. So, don your ‘woolies’, fantasy costumes and twinkling lights, bring family and friends and join the fun!

Ticket Prices:

Parade of Lights:                 6.30pm Friday 29 June                                – Free

Beach Road Meander:       Enjoy the de-light-ful atmosphere            – Free

Carnival Park:                       Adults & children 14 years & above          – R20pp  

Children below 14 years                              – Free

Pensioners                                                      – R10pp

Family Special: 2 adults & their children   – R50


Enquiries: Leon Theron       

Craft & Food Markets: Bee Lingg   

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