Your Ultimate Guide to what’s Happening in Sandton Central this December

Your Ultimate Guide to what’s Happening in Sandton Central this December

It’s December Sandton! As we step into the sparkle of the festive season and the fresh promise of January, Sandton Central transforms into a wonderland of events, each offering its unique flavour of excitement. Whether you’re a culture vulture, a foodie, or simply looking for some holiday cheer, we’ve curated a list of must-attend events just for you! So, buckle up as we embark on this joyous journey through the heart of Sandton.

Festive Fun for the Whole Family

This December, Sandton Central proudly presents “WE LOVE MANDELA,” an evocative exhibition celebrating the legacy of Nelson Mandela. As we approach the tenth anniversary of his passing, this showcase at Shop 09 The Marc, supported by The South African Gold Coin Exchange (SAGCE) & The Scoin Shop, offers a deep dive into the life and impact of one of the world’s most revered leaders.

Featuring over forty artworks by nineteen artists, including Simon Stone, Ed Chapman, and Jane Makhubele, the exhibition displays a rich variety of mediums, from paintings and sculptures to textiles. Each piece uniquely reflects Mandela’s charismatic influence and enduring spirit.

The exhibit also includes a captivating collection of Mandela-related memorabilia and souvenirs, offering visitors a closer glimpse into the life of this global icon. Shop 09 transforms into a dynamic space, hosting boutique events, guest speakers, workshops, and more, ensuring the exhibition is a continually evolving tribute to Mandela’s legacy.

Imagine a world where imagination and reality blend seamlessly, where song and dance lead you through enchanting stories. This is exactly what Momo’s Magical Adventure offers. Set in a bespoke festive tent at Sandton City, this production is a kaleidoscope of joy, friendship, and South African charm. With characters like Mack the meerkat and Busi the Butterfly, your family’s festive season is set to be unforgettable. And with four daily shows, you have ample opportunity to join the fun!

For the art enthusiasts and the lovers of luxury, the Alto234 Art Tour is a symphony of visual delight. Not only will you witness the extraordinary art pieces in The Leonardo, but you’ll also savour a glass of the finest Moët & Chandon, all while soaking in the panoramic views from Africa’s highest urban bar. This experience is more than an art tour; it’s a journey through elegance and sophistication.

Elevate your Saturdays with a High Tea experience that combines elegance, comfort, and a dash of culinary artistry. The DaVinci Lounge becomes your haven of relaxation, where you can indulge in an array of sweet and savoury treats. Accompanied by a selection of Ronnefeldt tea and Nespresso coffees, and serenaded by live music, this is the perfect way to unwind and socialize in a sophisticated setting​​.

Imagine starting your weekend with a touch of glamour at Alto234. This brunch isn’t just about food; it’s about experiencing Johannesburg from its highest point. With a welcome mimosa in hand and a menu that tantalizes your taste buds, you’ll find yourself immersed in a setting that’s as much about the ambiance as it is about the culinary delights​​.

Ready for a Christmas day filled with gastronomic pleasure? The Maslow Hotel invites you to a buffet lunch where every dish tells a story of festive cheer and culinary craftsmanship. Amidst their idyllic garden setting, feast on an array of dishes that celebrate the flavours of the season. With live entertainment and activities for children, this is more than a meal; it’s a Christmas experience​​.

Step into Hotel Sky Sandton for a Christmas buffet that promises to be a journey of flavours. From traditional roasts to innovative creations, each dish is prepared to captivate your senses. The ambiance, coupled with the exquisite menu, makes this an ideal destination for those looking to celebrate Christmas in style​​.

Beyond the Events: Exploring the Charms of Sandton Central

While the events in Sandton Central are a major draw this festive season, the area offers a plethora of other activities that promise to enchant every visitor. Here’s a glimpse of what else you can indulge in this December:

  • Cinema Magic

Catch the latest blockbusters or indie gems at Ster-Kinekor. Whether you’re a fan of action-packed adventures or romantic comedies, the silver screen here offers a perfect escape.

  • A Stroll Through the Parks

Need a break from the urban buzz? The parks in Sandton Central are your green sanctuaries. Take a leisurely walk, enjoy a picnic, or simply bask in the tranquillity of these beautifully maintained outdoor spaces.

  • Gourmet Delights

For the foodies, Sandton Central is a haven. Indulge in a gourmet meal at one of the many high-end restaurants. From local South African cuisine to international dishes, the culinary landscape here is as diverse as it is delicious.

  • Drinks with a View

Sip on your favourite drink at Nelson Mandela Square or the rooftop of The Leonardo, South Africa’s tallest building. These spots are perfect for soaking in the vibrant atmosphere of Sandton while enjoying a stunning view of the cityscape.

  • Sweet Temptations

Treat your taste buds at the confectionary stores in the mall. From handmade chocolates to exotic sweets, these stores are a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth.

  • Retail Therapy

Go on a shopping spree in the stylish boutiques and sprawling malls of Sandton Central. Whether you’re looking for high fashion, souvenirs, or the latest gadgets, the shopping experience here is nothing short of spectacular.

  • Relax and Rejuvenate

Pamper yourself with a spa day. Choose from a range of treatments and massages at one of the many luxury spas in the area, and emerge refreshed and rejuvenated.

Let’s get Festive!

In Sandton Central, every moment is an opportunity to experience something new and exciting. It’s a place where the urban pulse meets leisure and luxury, making it a perfect destination for visitors and locals alike. Whether you’re here for the events or just to soak in the ambience, Sandton Central is your playground.

And there you have it! A treasure trove awaits you in Sandton Central this festive season. Each event is a doorway to new experiences, flavours, and memories. So, mark your calendars, make your bookings, and immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Sandton.