Make your way to GrandWest this December and January to experience world-class entertainment for the whole family under one, very large roof. GrandWest is offering a host of activities for kids throughout the holidays, excellent shows for adults and lots of entertainment the whole family can enjoy together.
“There is so much for everyone to enjoy,” says Elouise Matthys, the PR and Promotions Manager at GrandWest. “This is going to be the best ever summer holiday at GrandWest. Bring your friends and family and join in the fun.”
Afrikaans music fans should love ‘Die Feesviering’, taking place on December 9. This traditional cultural show features an incredible choir made up of top song groups and musicians in the Western Cape, backed up by an electronic orchestra. It’s bound to be an historic occasion. (R150 from Computicket, Grand Arena)
‘The Black Ties Experience: Sounds like Summer’ is happening on December 14. The Black Ties, one of SA’s premier cover bands, will be singing all the greatest summer hits, with their four-piece band adding to this festive experience. This fun band is known for their vocal ability, harmony and humour on stage. (R150 from Computicket, Sun Exhibits)
Start off your weekend on the right note this summer at Jackson Hall and get your dose of DJ and live entertainment. Live bands cover some of the best jazz as well as new popular music. This December you can catch Sammy Webber Band, Signature SA and Faze 4 every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday respectively.
Throughout the summer, every Friday and Saturday night there will be shows on at GrandWest’s vibey Hanover Street Club, as well as humorous Sunday comedy evenings. (Call the GrandWest switchboard on 012 505 77 77 to find out what is on.)
As usual, children have the most fun at GrandWest. This summer holiday GrandWest will turn into a world of pure imagination and “Lekka Fun” for kids. There will be face painting, puppet shows, dancers, ballerinas, jugglers, live DJs, magicians and balloon twisters to keep children of all ages entertained for hours.
The Fun Park at GrandWest, open from December 16 to January 6, will cater for kids of different ages. The Pop-Up Playground will have jumping castles, obstacle courses, cool characters and photo frames will keep the younger children happy for hours.
Children slightly older may prefer to try out the Carnival Rides. All their favourite rides will be there, including a Ferris wheel, Dizzy Barrels, Horse & Aeroplane Swings, Barrel Swings, Bumper Rides and Pedal Go-Karts.
For the more adventurous kids there will be Fast Swings, Bungee Trampolines and Parachute Simulator. The Wipe-Out Games, consisting of Wipe-out Sweeper, Wrecking Ball, Wipe-out Ball Runner and a Zorb Knockout Runner, will also keep the braver children entertained.
Another attraction for kids is Laser Tag, the most advanced, versatile game design and play platform in the world. The much-loved Olympic-sized ice-skating rink at the Ice Station will also be open for the holidays. This is energetic entertainment for kids and adults is lots of fun, with bright lights and contemporary music adding to the cheerful vibe.
There will also be food and drink specials running throughout summer at the Jackson Hall bar and Bravo Bar, the Quarterdeck Restaurant and Sun lounges.