Newtown Junction is opening its doors for a full market fair that is mixed with culture, food, fashion and all things colourful.
Starting off on Friday, December 4, is the Christmas Pop-up Market which will run from 10am to 3pm.
The market will exhibit high-quality, hand-made products that range from shoes, bags, paintings and many other products.
To entertain the crowds the market will offer live music from some of Jozi’s local artists. Later on in the day there will be a live cooking demonstration, a writing workshop and a fitness demonstration to shake off a kilo or two.
The market hopes to attract those who want to find that unique Christmas gift and do not mind being entertained whilst doing that.
Newtown Junction will then on December 6 bring the Cape Malay Market to the heart of Jozi. Famously known for its rich culture that has contributed to the diversity of Cape Town’s cultural identity, the Malay market should offer a great family outing experience.
Carrying the tradition of authentic food, the Malay Market will also include live bands, artisan booths and a full display of the Malay culture. The food will be grouped into a storyline showcasing the span of lifetime events, starting from doepmaal (birth) right up to kifayyet (death).
Through an intense scrutiny the market will exhibit traditional Malay culture that will serve as a window to the culture and community.
This opportunity for people to learn about the colourful Malay community will start from 10am and will run until 5pm. Entrance is free.
Jessica Mbangeni, South Africa’s most sought after female Imbongi (praise singer), accompanied by Dumza Maswana and the Gospel Crown Choir, will deliver a unique set of Christmas Carols.
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