THE BEST SPOTS TO GET SOME CHRISTMAS CHEER IN PAARL

The Festive Season is here and even though this Christmas will look vastly different than usual we know you still yearn to spend time with family and loved ones. We have some options for you to get some Christmas cheer. Whether you book your festive Christmas box with Chef Mynhardt, take the kids to special Christmas activities or enjoy Christmas lunch at Marianne Estate or Eat@Perdeberg, we guarantee you some festive cheer!

BOOK YOUR FESTIVE CHRISTMAS LUNCH BOX TODAY!

Festive roast chicken, Christmas gammon, beef tongue with pearl onions in sweet mustard sauce, golden pumpkin fritters drenched in a citrusy caramel sauce, fresh salad and asparagus for sides with a luxurious fruitcake as the grand finale

With clear instructions supplied for warming and crisping up the food even inexperienced home cooks can serve up chef quality dishes. It’s also the chance to support a small local enterprise.

Cost: Mynhardt’s Christmas Box serves 6 – 8 guests. It costs R2 700 per box (this works out to R450 per person for 6 people).

How to order: Place orders at orders@mynhardt.co.za or by Whatsapp at +27788005155 by December 18th. Payment via EFT or by credit card on delivery or collecting. Due to Covid19 no cash is handled.

Delivery/pick-up options: Boxes can be picked up on December 24th from 12h00 at 24 Station Street in Paarl. Deliveries in the Cape Peninsula will take place from 22nd – 24th December @ R250 per box.

Mynhardt’s Christmas Box can also be ordered for Johannesburg and Durban, with collection at the depots of LCM Express. Cost is R600 per box.

SALEM BIBLICAL GARDEN 

16 December 2020 l 10am – 1pm

CBN’s Superbook and Salem Biblical Garden are inviting all children (age 4 – 12) to celebrate the birth of Jesus in a unique and fun way this year.

Your children will experience:

– Superbook Movie about the birth of Jesus – on the big screen.

– Games and Activities in a very special setting.

– The chance to meet and greet Gizmo, the quirky Superbook Robot.

– Gift Packs, Hot Dogs, Puppet Show and more.

Cost: R75 l Parents come free

Covid-19 Compliant.

Numbers are strictly limited, so booking essential

No Tickets will be sold at the door or via email.

Please print out all tickets and hand them in at the Kiosk, upon arrival.

PICNIC AND FUN WITH SANTA AT THE ‘AFRIKAANSE TAALMONUMENT’

19 December 2020 l 5pm

The ‘Taalmonument’ shares the spirit of giving with puppets, balloons and gifts. To relieve the pressure on him, Father Christmas has decided to hand out a few presents in advance during a picnic at the beautiful Afrikaans Language Monument on Saturday, 19 December 2020 – an evening also in aid of a good cause.

The enjoyable programme will kick off at 5pm with the puppet show ‘Hentie and the Christmas Crisis’ by Henties after which Mendl Lategan will entertain the children with balloon sculpturing. Around 7pm Father Christmas arrives and hand out presents before the sun goes down, after which the parents and children can continue enjoying a relaxed picnic until 10pm.

These picnics on Paarl Mountain are very popular with locals and visitors alike, who especially enjoy the sunset and beautiful night views of the valleys, mountains and peninsula. Guests are encouraged to explore the area and there are outdoor games and playgrounds for the children. The picnic series is also held in aid of ‘Let us Read!’, the monument’s literacy project for children, and guests are encouraged to donate a new or second-hand children’s book in support of it.

Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets or order one in advance at the Oppi Berg Mobile Café on +27 60 382 9938 (R250 per couple, R450 per family of four). The kiosk will also be open for other food and drink. Remember warm clothing and bring a flashlight as well as a mask. See www.taalmuseum.co.za/covid-19/ for the specific protocols. Ample, safe parking is available

Admission is only R40 per adult, R10 per pensioner/student and free for children under 18 years. Tickets are available at Computicket and, if there are any left, at the gate on the day itself from 4pm. The performances start at 5pm and Santa should make his appearance at 7pm to hand out presents, so parents must please deliver their children’s clearly marked gifts by 6pm in his Christmas stocking in the Visitor Centre. Annual permits are available at R120 for individuals or R220 per family (currently offered at a 20%-discount), which includes access to all Full Moon Picnics.

For more information about all the other exciting events at the Taalmonument (which is celebrating 45 years), call +27 21 863 0543/4809, visit www.taalmonument.co.za or follow them on Facebook.

EAT@PERDEBERG – CHRISTMAS PICNIC BOX

25 December 2020 l 12pm

Enjoy a Christmas picnic at Perdeberg Winery this year. Kiddies option also available.

Cost: R550 adult l R275 child

Each Adult box contains the following:

Chicken liver pate with mini ciabatta, Sliced gammon with sweet mustard, Peppered beef fillet with Horseradish, Crispy Christmas Coleslaw, Mediterranean vegetable quiche, Tangy rice and vegetable salad. Christmas pudding. Crackers. Sparkling water. The Vineyard Collection Pinotage/Chenin Blanc Each Children’s box contains the following:

Mini ciabatta with cheese and ham, Mac ‘n cheese muffins, Sticky drumsticks, Droewors, Carrot sticks, cucumber batons and cherry tomatoes. Santa chocolate and crackers.

Requires booking 48 hours in advance as well as 50% deposit.

eat@perdeberg.co.za

MARIANNE WINE ESTATE CHRISTMAS BUFFET

25 December l 11am – 3pm

Enjoy Christmas with the whole family in the winelands surrounded by beautiful views of the vineyards and mountains. We will welcome you with a glass of MCC and Cheese & Meat platter followed by a delicious and hearty Christmas buffet. There will be plenty of entertainment for the little ones so be sure to bring the whole family!

Bookings at hospitality@mariannewinefarm.co.za

Cost: R500 adult l R330 children under 12 years