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, Plett and the Natal Midlands, to offer Jozi 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 and belts, clothing and scarves, gorgeous linens and jewellery, bespoke stationery and ceramics as well as handcrafted Christmas decorations, cakes, cookies and crackers.

The Glenshiel Christmas Fair is not your ‘everyday market’ and it’s not just about shopping. There is an enormous ‘feel good’ factor in attending the Glenshiel Christmas Fair. 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 community health care projects and partnerships.

For the past 12 years the Glenshiel Christmas Fair has prided itself on raising valuable funds for the Order of St John and its community projects.

Profits raised as a result of the 2021 fair will go towards the St John Lambano Children’s Sanctuary. Lambano Sanctuary (NPO 014-535) is a registered non-profit hospice for young children with life-threatening and life-limiting illnesses.  To learn more about the incredibly enriched and loving environment that Lambano provides its young patients, please view below.


Help us to ensure that these little ones continue to receive the care and support that they deserve by making a donation.



  • COVID19 Regulations will be enforced
  • Pre-booked sessions will apply
  • Bookings via Quicket (ticket prices to be advised)


  • Wednesday 3 Nov | Preview Evening 5pm – 9pm
  • Thursday 4 Nov | Open to Public 9am – 6pm
  • Friday 5 Nov | Open to Public 9am – 6pm
  • Saturday 6 Nov | Open to Public 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday 7 Nov | Open to Public 9am – 4pm


  • Visitors are encouraged to use Uber as parking is very limited
  • This is a cashless shopping experience so whip out that credit or debit card or your smartphone to pay for your purchases. Zapper and Snapscan will be in operation.
  • For your safety, there will be no ATM machines on site
  • We are constantly sourcing vendors whose meal offerings appeal to a wide range of tastes. Should you have specific dietary requirements, please discuss this with the vendor before placing your order.
  • We love the furry, four-legged members of your family but sadly they will NOT be permitted entry.
  • We aim to stay open for the entire four and a half days. However, if severe highveld storms are predicted, please refer to our Facebook updates for notification of any temporary closures.