Festive Season in Franschhoek
Franschhoek is regarded as the Gourmet Capital of South Africa based on the number of world class restaurants we have in our very tiny village. As our town is full of tourists during December and are looking for a special meal on Christmas day, many of our restaurants and wine farms are now open to serve you.
You will be royally spoilt by our fine establishments this Christmas and entertained superbly on New Years Eve.
Below is a comprehensive list of where to go and what to do.
As this is our peak season, it is strongly advisable to book your table NOW! Or you may be disappointed.
Christmas & New Year
Events, lunches and dinners
Franschhoek Village Christmas Market
Grounds of NG Church, Huguenot Rd
Every year the Franschhoek Village Market spoil visitors to the Cape Winelands with a 3-day Christmas Market. This is the place where locals and hundreds of holiday makers spend a day under the historic oak trees located in the old church gardens. On the menu are affordable artisan foods paired with the best wines and craft beer from the Franschhoek area. Quality handcrafted goods are also on offer. Bring along the whole family as there is a play area for the kids and furry friends are welcome (on a leash). NEED MORE INFO?
With over 100 hand-picked traders you can expect unique arts and crafts, vintage clothing, antiques and a remarkable variety of delicatessen, fresh produce, craft beer, coffee brewers amongst many other treats. Perfect for your Christmas shopping to spoil your loved ones with handmade and original gifts.
Join the Franschhoek Village Market under the trees, with live music from amazing local talent:
• Saturday 21 Dec 2019: Newton & Co
• Sunday 22 Dec 2019: Guy Veltman
• Monday 23 Dec 2019: Peter Wyness
On these days the market will be open from 9am till 3pm. Entry is free.
Franschhoek Village Market, 29 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek
CHRISTMAS DAY LUNCH
Join us at Backsberg this Christmas as we relish in festive cheer and tranquility while sipping on world-class wines in a truly memorable Winelands setting. Say no to the stress of planning and cooking an entire Christmas lunch and rather say yes to quality moments with your loved ones - leave the dirty work to us.NEED MORE INFO?
Our restaurant has carefully pieced together a delectable yuletide menu; from hearty roasted meats to traditional desserts. From the littlest members of the family, each individual will be spoilt for choice. With options like homemade breads, pâtés, basil pesto and hummus to start and lamb on the spit with gravy, mint sauce and cranberry jelly, glazed gammon, roast chicken, smoked salmon terrine, bacon and rosemary quiches, mini chicken and beef pies and bacon diablos for mains, you won’t leave disappointed. Of course there is also a scrumptious selection of side dishes as well as the customary trifle along with several additional desserts.
Lunch will be served from 12h00, but for those who want to start the festivities a little earlier with a wine tasting, the Backsberg tasting room will be open from 10h00.
We look forward to welcoming you to the estate during this very special time of the year.
Le Petit Manoir
Christmas Lunch and Dinner
Lunch 12:00 pm - 3:00pmNEED MORE INFO?
Dinner 6:30pm - 9:30pm
R995.00 per person includes glass of bubbles on arrival, 5 course set menu and a lovely festive gift.
ELEPHANT AND BARREL PUB
New Years Eve Party
R300 includes: Entrance, Bubbly Cocktails on arrival & Buffet Food Stalls from 8 - 10 pm.NEED MORE INFO?
LIVE BAND: GOODLIFEZA
The Franschhoek Beer Co.
New Years Eve Party
From 8pmNEED MORE INFO?
NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Le Petit Ferme
Join us on 31 December for an indulgent evening filled with exquisite food and wine, fantastic live entertainment and spectacular views - and welcome 2020 in sparkling style!NEED MORE INFO?
From 7:00pm till early hours of 2020!
Cocktails and Canapes on arrival
6 course dinner
Live band from 7:00pm to 22:30pm
DJ from 22:30 till new years eve
Bottomless MCC & Wine
Dress: Smart Casual
R 2 200.00 per person
CHRISTMAS LUNCH BUFFET - SOLD OUT
NEW YEARS DAY PICNIC - AVAILABLE
Forget slaving over a hot stove and head to our beautiful estate in the Franschhoek Valley for our Christmas Day Buffet. You'll find tables groaning with flavour-packed starters & salads, delicious main course options and decadent desserts to tempt you. NEED MORE INFO?
The cost is R495 per person which includes a welcome drink.
Allée Bleue wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks available at the cash bar.
Guests welcome from 12:00pm. Last seating 15:00pm. Kid friendly.
NEW YEARS DAY PICNIC
Spend the first day of 2020 at our beautiful Franschhoek estate - we'll pack a picnic hamper full of delicious goodies including local cheeses, farm-baked breads, salads, tapenade and pestos made from our estate-grown herbs and our chef will be grilling prego rolls, boerie rolls and sosaties. Pick your favourite Allée Bleue wine and relax with family and friends (soft drinks, beers and spirits also available).
Our full New Year's Day Picnic menu is available on our website :
Kiddie options available - plus jungle gym, jumping castle, games etc - weather permitting.
In the event of bad weather we will have covered areas and indoor options available
Book now to secure your spot!
New Years Day Braai
Mont Rochelle Wine Estate
What better way to spend New Year's Day than at the Country Kitchen, enjoying the first braai of the year with live music throughout the day from local band Ozone!NEED MORE INFO?
Tuck into dishes such as whole karoo lamb on the spit, traditional South African boerewors, seared yellowfin tuna loin and much more.
3-courses: R495 per person and R250 for children aged 7 to 12 years old.