Each year during the last week of October, more than seventy small business owners set up shop in the beautiful gardens of Glenshiel to highlight their carefully chosen products. Stall holders travel from as far afield as Cape Town, Plettenberg Bay and the Natal Midlands to offer Johannesburg residents some of the most stylish and on-trend products only seen on the pages of local style and fashion magazines. Luxury offerings include beautifully crafted bags, shoes, belts, clothing and scarves, gorgeous linens and jewellery, bespoke stationery and ceramics as well as handcrafted Christmas decorations, cakes, cookies and crackers.
The Food Lawn offers a selection of delicious treats, as well as a chilled glass of wine or an artfully crafted gin or beer.
There is a safe activity area for children to be entertained in while you shop.
The Glenshiel Christmas Fair is not your everyday market. In addition to its luxury offerings it hosts a Gala Preview Evening for its loyal supporters before opening to the general public.
It’s not just about shopping as all profits raised from the hosting of the event are used by the Order of St John in South Africa (NPO 000-814) to further its charitable health care work. In 2020/21, all profits of the event will go towards the building and equipping of a 35 bed, Sub-Acute medical facility (hospice) for children with life limiting diseases. The facility, based in Kensington south of Johannesburg will be managed by Lambano, a caring division of the Order of St John.
Tickets will go on sale in early October.