Things to do this Festive Season at the V&A Waterfront

There is so much to do and see at the V&A Waterfront this summer. We have put together activities across our neighbourhood for the whole family to enjoy. Whether looking for family friendly activities, sporty challenges, and a variety of festive cheer to make quality time with loved ones memorable, as all lights lead to the V&A Waterfront this festive season.

Where? Across the precinct
When? Sundays, November – January

Take the Stage is a platform for emerging local musicians and musical ensembles to showcase their talent. Catch future stars as they entertain the crowds in a series of performances from November until January, every Sunday. The line up is as follows:

Where? Nobel Square
When? 5 December – 31 January (09:00 – 17:00)
Find out more about The Woof Project 

For pup lovers the Woof Project is back at Nobel Square from Thursday to Sunday every week, starting on 5 December 2020 until 31 January 2021, between 09h00 – 17h00.

Where? Parking lot opposite Tasha’s
When? Thursday – Sunday, Bookings Online
Find out more about the Drive in Experience 

Our V&A Waterfront Drive In Experience powered by Ster Kinekor has night shows on Thursday & Friday at 19:00 , Saturdays at 15:00 & 19:00 with Sundays being 14:00 & 18:00. Find the drive in at the parking lot opposite Tasha’s, next to Table Bay Hotel, all bookings will be done via Quicket.

Where? Battery Park 
When? December – January
Find out more about Kids Parkour 

The young’uns will love the Kids Parkour at Battery Park, through December and January, where there will be fun workshops and obstacle courses that will help kids to develop their motor skills and pre-registration is essential via our website.

Where? Croquet Lawn 
When?  December – January

The Croquet Lawn will host Melele4Children’s Summer Program which starts in December into January. Find a variety of activities from lawn games to storytelling creating a safe fun interactive space for kids of all ages to participate and have fun.


Where? Dry Dock District
When?  16 December – 26 January

Our bumper cars are back again in the Dry Dock district, outside Watershed, on the side of the Comedy Club, where kids can enjoy the much-loved activity, starting 16 Dec until 26 January 2021 with R25 being the cost per ride.


Where? Kids Play Area
When? 4 – 6 December, 10:00 – 18:00

This year at the kids play area, opposite the Cape Wheel, we will have the National Sea Rescue Initiative, allowing kids to have a fun and educational experience by interacting with the boats and medics used for sea rescue missions. Taking place on the 4 to 6th December 2020 between 10h00 – 18h00.

Where? Clocktower
When? 19 November – 19 February (9:00 – 17:00)
Find out more about African Penguin Invasion 

Art@Africa gallery situated in the Clocktower, will be hosting a penguin-themed exhibition, entitled African Penguin Invasion from 19 November 2020 – 19 February 2021 between 09:00 – 17:00 every day. Look out for a penguin path along the way to the exhibition.

Where? Between the Forum & Old Town Italy 
When? 12 & 19 December, 16 & 23 January 2021
Find out more about the Kids Market 

Join us this summer for the V&A Waterfront Kid’s Market. This idea of this market is to provide kids between ages 4 to 14 a safe and supportive space to practise being entrepreneurs. Amazing prizes will be up for grabs for the young entrepreneur that makes the most profit!

Where? Battery Park Canals
Find out more about the SwimRun

SwimRun is a race along land and water without the need for transition zones, you simply take on multiple swims and runs in the same gear from start to finish. The adventure and the exhilarating experience are what makes SwimRun wildly cool and a new trend in global sports. KnockOut is our intense new Grand Prix style of SwimRun hosted at Battery Park, V&A Waterfront. All you need is a swimming costume (and wetsuit to not brave the cold water) and running shoes. If you’re capable to take on the longest swim of 150m and the longest run of 350m – then join in the action packed morning.

As the year draws to end, let us take the time to spend it with loved ones and reflect on the year and be hopeful for what the future holds. We are a country of resilience and let us use this festive season to lean into our strength while enjoying all that our neighbourhood has to offer.

For all the best restaurants, entertainment and shopping in Cape Town — come visit the V&A Waterfront!