3 Events in December 2012 to look forward to

December 2012 is around the corner. It’s almost unbelievable that this year is coming to an end. The good news is that there’s still lots to do in the last month of the year. Today I’m highlighting three events in December 2012 to look forward to.

Durbanville Beer Fest: This festival is held on the 8th of December 2012 at the Hillcrest Wine Estate in Cape Town. The Durbanville Beer Fest is held to celebrate the true culture of South Africans. The 2012 edition of this festival promises to be bigger than last year’s event (which attract over 1700 visitors). The Durbanville Beer Fest will have more live bands, beer stalls and food stalls. This is an event for the whole family. There will also be lots of entertainment for kids.

The National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) is on board this year. They will be raising funds with the “Anything That Floats” Race. Visitors can expect homemade and muscle powered craft with maximum crew of six people competing on a demarcated course to become the 2012 Durbanville Beer Festival Champs.  The Durbanville Beer Fest also showcases beers from South Africa’s Craft breweries to the larger commercial brew masters and aims to bring all beer lovers together.

The Hillcrest Wine Estate is a beautiful venue featuring rolling lawns and a crystal clear lake. The safety of this event will be closely monitored by the Melkbos NSRI. They will also be benefiting from all proceeds of this event. And before you ask, full bar facilities will be available throughout the course of the Durbanville Beer Fest. Gates open at 10 AM and will close at 8 PM (as the Cape Town sun sets). For more information, contact Jacky on 078 5877551 /021 5531476.

South Coast Christmas Market: This market is held on St Michael’s On Sea main beach in Kwazulu Natal from 10 December to 30 December 2012. More than 500, 000 holiday makers descend on the South Coast every December holiday season. It’s one of the most popular holiday destinations in South Africa. Visitors crowd shopping malls to capacity.

The South Coast Christmas Market provides some relief from the bustle and helps fill pleasure seekers’ search for presents and pleasures. There will be numerous exhibitors with creative and delightful products. The market creates a professional esteem by maintaining a high quality of products that are hand made by many of South Africa’s top crafters. Visitors can expect value for money, striking displays and a festive atmosphere.

If you’re going to the KZN South Coast this festive season, the South Coast Christmas market is worth checking out. Do take note that the market is closed on the 25th and 26th of December. For more information phone Elmarie on 083 7508447 or visit the South Coast Markets website.

Nelson Mandela Bay Sevens: This seven-a-side rugby tournament takes place at the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium in Port Elizabeth on the 8th and 9th of December 2012. Sixteen men’s teams will be competing in the competition. SA Rugby will be entering the SA Vipers team (who are preparing for the 7’s World Cup in Dubai).

There will also be a number of international invitational rugby teams from France and the UK. Of course there will be teams representing the Natal Sharks, Griquas, Eastern Province, Border, Free State, the Golden Lions, the University of Johannesburg, the University of Free State and a Dragons Invitational team (which is selected from the Blue Bulls area). There will also be an under 19 section, under 15 section, under 13 section and under 11 section at the tournament.

Visitors can also expect a celebrity XV match featuring the SA Rugby Legends and the Old Grey legends teams. The last time these two teams met, Joel Stransky won the game in injury time. There will also be other fifteen man games featuring Daniel Pienaar, Brandwag, Framesby, Andrew Rabie, Alexander Road and Pearson. When the rugby is over, visitors can expect to be thrilled by Eden, Shine 4, Kurt Darren and DJ Ossewa. For more information phone 041 3730908 or 084 5073175.

There you go, I trust that you’d like to attend one of these Events in December 2012. Feel free to comment on this post and let me know which one you’d like to attend. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.

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Henno Kruger

Digital Marketing Campaign Coordinator at Junk Mail Publishing.

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