Enjoy The Holiday Season Safely in Sandton Central

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Are you looking for an enjoyable and safe day out this summer? Sandton Central has a wonderful line-up of activities to help you wind away the long summer days and warm starry nights.

Sandton Central is known and loved for its wide range of festive special events and offers. South Africa’s leading shopping, dining, hospitality and entertainment destination will once again delight visitors this holiday season, but this year there are stringent safety and hygiene precautions in place.

Elaine Jack, City Improvement District Manager of Sandton Central Management District (SCMD), says, “Sandton Central provides a safe, clean, well-managed experience. By respecting the need for restraint this festive season, our malls, restaurants and hotels are taking great care to balance safety and sparkle. Sandton Central offers the warmest of socially-distanced welcomes this festive season, and many great reasons to stay with confidence. We wish everyone a safe and happy holiday and look forward to 2021.”

Festive Live on The Square

Open-air live entertainment, premier culinary experiences and unique gifting delights for the whole family can be found at Nelson Mandela Square until December 24. The brand-new Fun Festive Show, runs until December 20, from 2pm to 4pm. Learn more at https://nelsonmandelasquare.co.za/.

Sandton City Christmas Village

European-inspired with African flair, the Christmas Village returns to the Sandton City Protea Court with twinkling lights, Christmas carols and artisan treats and gift stalls. Entry is free, and it runs until December 22. Sandton City also has a line-up of festive season events and attractions from longer shopping hours and gift wrapping to The Disney Tree. Find out more at https://sandtoncity.com/whats-on/

Legacy Christmas Market

Enjoy a variety of gift shopping opportunities as well as tasty food and drink from 10am to 6pm Until December 23 at Legacy Corner Mall Michelangelo Towers Mall. There are special live performances at the market on Saturday, December 19. More details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/LegacyCornerMall

INTROSPECTION – Art of Contemporary Africa

A thought-provoking group exhibition featuring established and emerging artists from the continent of Africa. This monumental Pan African exhibition by The Melrose Gallery in association with Sandton City is in the airy Sandton City Diamond Walk until January 30, 2021. For more information, see https://themelrosegallery.com/.

Christmas Eve dinner / Christmas Day lunch

No doubt you have done your fair share of home cooking this year, so skip the stress and the dishes and enjoy your Christmas Eve dinner or Christmas Day lunch at one of the many great hotels and restaurants in Sandton Central. Read more about the meals at Radisson Blue Hotel Sandton, Hotel Sky, The Bull Run Restaurant and more at https://sandtoncentral.co.za/events.

Holiday at the heart of Sandton

Treat yourself to a breakaway at one of Sandton Central’s many fantastic hotels and hospitality venues. There are so many experiences to choose from – lavishly luxe to fabulously fun – and lots of great deals to be had. For instance, the stunning new Hotel Sky is offering December Deals on a range of accommodation options from just R595 per night – https://www.hotelsky.co.za/specials/. For our list of great places to stay, and their contact details, visit https://sandtoncentral.co.za/store-directory/stay.

A day in the park

It is the perfect time for small summer picnics in the park on lush green lawns sheltered beneath shady trees. Sandton Central has three lovely parks that connect this thriving city and its people to nature – Innesfree Park, Mushroom Park and Sandton Central Park. Find more at https://sandtoncentral.co.za/store-directory/outdoor.