The seaside town of Gordon’s Bay hosts its annual Winter Wonderland Festival of Lights, which takes place over two consecutive weekends. In honour of the temperate winter season, local restaurants, pubs and businesses dress their establishments in twinkling fairy lights.
Visitors and residents are treated to entertainment and activities and warm themselves from the inside with the food on offer. The highlight of the festival, the Carnival Weekend offers a “fantastic fiesta” with an opening parade, fun fair, a winter palace (complete with snowstorm), a greenscreen photo booth, a motoring exhibition, food trucks and art and craft stalls, live music, ‘Helderberg’s Got Talent’ and more. Also on offer are wine tastings and 5km Family Fun Walk/Run.
Carnival Weekends: 29 June to 1 July & 6 to 8 July 2018
Venue: Festival Grounds, Hendon Park vacation resort, beachfront, Gordon’s Bay
Time: Opening 6pm
Cost: R10 – R50