Neighbourhood News Update: 08 December 2023


Experience festive cheer throughout our neighbourhood, with activities for young and old at Battery Park, Silo District, Makers Landing, the Amphitheatre, and Centre Court to keep everyone entertained. Below are some of the exciting events we have on our line-up:

Disney 100 Outdoor Cinema Experience

Disney fans of all ages will be able to experience the magic of Disney at the Outdoor Cinema with six timeless stories during the day or under the stars located at the V&A Waterfront’s Croquet.

Date: 7 to 17 December 2023

Venue: Croquet Lawn

Time: 19h00 to 20h00

Tickets: R100 – Link


Friday Night Jazz

Friday Night Jazz at Makers Landing continues this festive. Visitors will experience a vibrant, intimate atmosphere that brings people together through live music and food, resulting in an enjoyable multi-sensory experience.

Date: 8, 15, 22 and 29 December 2023

Venue: Maker Landing

Time: 18h00 to 20h00


Take the Stage presented by MTN

The V&A Waterfront Take the Stage Series, a platform for emerging South African musicians, is back this summer. The artist line-up for December includes Stone Ngandu, Daniel Baron, and Claire Phillips.

Date: 17, 26 December and 1 January.

Venue: Amphitheatre

Time: 18h00 to 19h00

The full line-up of performers is available here.


Naledi’s Festive Dream – a theatre production

Experience the magic of the season with “Naledi’s Festive Dream”, a whimsical 40-minute play specially crafted for kids to enjoy. Follow 10-year-old Capetonian Naledi on an enchanting journey as her festive wish to meet Santa’s crew comes to life in this lively Christmas production directed by Lee Rath.

Date: 16 to 23 December 2023

Venue: A purpose-built theatre at the Amphitheatre

Time: 12h00, 13h30 and 15h00

Tickets: R100 general admission

R75 for a family deal of four

Click here to buy a ticket.


Santa comes to the Waterfront

Capture the magic of the season with a visit to Santa and his merry elves, who will be spreading joy this festive season, offering kids the perfect opportunity for festive photos and holiday cheer.

Date: 15 to 24 December 2023

Venue: Centre Court (Outside H&M)

Time: 11h00 to 17h00


Mini Makers Cooking Classes at Makers Landing

Makers Landing runs a food education programme for kids between five and 11 years old and teenagers between 12 and 16 years old. The programme aims to empower tomorrow’s food innovators, enthusiasts, and entrepreneurs in a fun, safe and interactive environment. 

Date: 16 December 2023 to 14 January 2024

Venue: Makers Landing


Tickets: Mini Makers (Age 5yrs to 11years): R350 – Link

Mini Makers (Age 12 to 16years): R350 – Link


New Year’s Eve Celebration

Join us as we usher in the New Year with the V&A Waterfront’s New Year’s Eve celebration, featuring artist such as Sun-El Musician, Just Jinjer, and Mandisi Dyantyis performing on a specially-constructed stage by the water’s edge followed by a spectacular five-minute firework display.

Date: 31 December 2023

Venue: Jetty 1

Time: 15h00 to 00h00


Silo Concerts (every first Friday of every month until March 2024)

Silo Concerts are back to entertain visitors with a wide range of performances that will have you tapping your feet and swaying to the music all night long.

Date: 5 January 2024

Artist: Matthew Mole

Venue: Silo District

Time: 19h00 to 20h00


Jazzathon 2024

The Cape Town Jazzathon is back on the V&A Amphitheatre stage, where music lovers and visitors can enjoy a wide variety of artist and bands as they showcase their talent.

Date: 12 January to 14 January 2023

Venue: V&A Amphitheatre

Time: 12h00 to 20h00

Click here for the full festive programme.



NBA Store

Get ready to slam dunk. NBA Store now open in our very neighbourhood. Located next to the iconic Cape Town sign, NBA offers an array of basketball merchandise, memorabilia and much more.

We are EGG

We are EGG is a curated department store which offers a mix of men’s and women’s fashion, streetwear, jewellery, and accessories from local and international designers.

Native Child

Native Child, your go-to natural hair and body brand, is now open at Dock Road! Dive into a world of locally manufactured, natural-based hair care for the unique needs of afro, kinky and ethnic hair types.

Global Eyes

Global Eyes, leading optometry group has just opened its doors at the V&A on Dock Road. Discover the country’s most extensive collection of luxury eyewear, featuring brands such as Gucci, Fendi, and more. Global Eyes is also the only authorised retailer in the Western Cape offering exclusive brands such as Givenchy, Leowe, and many others.


Celebrate health and flavour as Kauai proudly opens its 200th store at the V&A, marking 28 years of deliciously nutritious goodness! Pop by to experience nutrient-packed options, from signature smoothie bowls to superfood smoothies, Kauai can be found in Victoria Wharf Shopping, next to the Crocs store.


Upcoming Events:

Event: WOOF Project

Date: 1 December – 27 December

Location: Noble Square

Join the pack and support Oscars Arc in their mission to promote dog adoption! Experience the joy of giving a furry friend a forever home this festive season, or just pop around and give our furry friends some love.


Event: Our Oceans Our Future

Date:  Friday, 8 December

Time: 15h00 – 16h00

Location: Amphitheatre Stage

Dive into the heart of environmental activism with “Our Oceans, Our Future” – an emotional call to action. Join the SboNdaba Dance as they guide us through a powerful journey, urging everyone to add their voice, become engaged, volunteer, and be the change our oceans need.


Event: Piketberg High Recorder Ensemble

Date:  Friday, 8 December

Time: 11h00 – 12h00

Location: Flag Pole Terrace

Come on down and enjoy the unwavering musical talent of the Piketberg High Recorder Ensemble.


Event: V&A Record & Music Fair

Date:  Saturday, 9 December

Time: 10h00 – 14h00

Location: Watershed Upper Level

Explore a vinyl lover’s paradise! Over 30 traders, 6000+ records, and a treasure trove of music memorabilia, including band merch, tees, cassettes and more.


Event: Christmas Spectacular

Date:  Sunday, 10 December

Time: 16h00 – 18h00

Location: Amphitheatre Stage

With just a few days left till Christmas, join the joyous festivities as The Community Philharmonic Orchestra gets into the Christmas spirit with Sing-a-long Christmas song program.