Franschhoek Wine Valley

Celebrate Christmas at the Franschhoek Village Market

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).

This Christmas market has been voted the 39th best Christmas Market in the world by Big 7 Travel!

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 gift ideas available at the Franschhoek Village Market:

  • Christmas Cakes, mince pies, decorations, napkins and beautiful cotton Pajamas by ChristmasThyme
  • Christmas Angel ornaments for the tree made from recycled Nespresso pods by NesJewels
  • Signature, handmade and professional knifes for every occasion by Alain’s Signature Blades
  • Hand crocheted swimwear and clothing, perfect for the SA summer by KASA Knits & Krochets
  • Handmade, real leather shoes by Arnold Vengari
  • Stunning African inspired pottery by Elvis Potina
  • Colourful South African designed shorts and more by Tsotsi Streetwear
  • Fynbos designed pillows and scatter cushions by Junice Hanekom
  • Beautiful and soft linen clothing Kim Howell
  • Creative, delicate and beautiful beaded jewellery by Nicholas Snaith
  • Original artwork, paintings and imagery by Angel, Alex, Paddy, Fernando and more
  • Gorgeous real wood cutting blocks and lighting design by Neighbourwood

The list of perfect Christmas gift shopping at the Franschhoek Village Market continues – all authentic, handmade and original. 

Franschhoek Wine Valley exists to:

  • Develop and implement marketing plans to profile the Franschhoek Wine Valley
  • Arrange and advertise events that support the Franschhoek Wine Valley brand image and which encourage visitors to the Valley
  • Represent the business interests of our members to the Stellenbosch Municipality
  • Aggregate the combined buying power of our members to leverage economy of scale benefits from service providers
  • Coordinate free advisory services and discussion forums to support our member’s businesses

Our Accolades

  • TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice Awards 2020 - Top 25 Emerging Worldwide Destinations (15th position).
  • Tripadvisor Traveller's Choice Destination Winner 2012, 2013, 2014 & 2015
  • Most Memorable Wine Route 2014, 2013 & 2012
  • Service Excellence Award - 2015
  • Best Tourism Event 2015 - Franschhoek Bastille Festival
  • Best Local Tourism Authority Information service 2013 & 2012

Tourism Levy

Certain establishments in Franschhoek may levy visitors with voluntary contributions towards the running of the FWV and to support local charities. Should visitors not wish to contribute to these causes, please indicate this to the relevant merchant.


Maintenance & validity of all business operating permits, licences and registration certificates are the responsibility of the business owner. Franschhoek Wine Valley takes no responsibility for the renewal of the required legal business operating documentation.


Contact Us

Franschhoek Wine Valley

Physical Address
62 Huguenot Road

Office hours
Monday: 09h00 – 12h00
Tuesday to Friday: 09h00 – 16h00
Saturday: 09h00 – 13h00
Sunday: closed

Contact Details
+27(0) 21 876 2861