Johannesburg may only be a short ride away, but there’s so much going on in Pretoria this December that you’ll want to stick around. Whether you’re looking to kick-start the summer, celebrate Christmas or party your way into the New Year, here are the best ways to do it in Pretoria.
Comedy and Concerts
The Sun Arena has loads of awesome events going on throughout December for Pretoria residents to enjoy. If you’re looking for a laugh and some smooth jazz, you can head to the Comedy and Soul Festival on 14th December for great music and loads of laughs. Or, if you’re more up for a party, the Sun Arena will also be hosting Festive Fusion the following day, a festive concert like no other with plenty of South African musical talent.
Culture and History
If you’re more for culture than partying or festivity, you can immerse yourself into the history and heritage of our beautiful rainbow nation at the South African Heritage and Tourism Festival from 8-10 December at the Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park. There will also be celebrations for the centenary of Mandela’s birth, including 10km fun runs and cycles, a potjie kos competition – get ready, chefs! – and of course, loads of bars, food stalls and music. It’s the perfect event to celebrate the South African summer.
Countdown to 2019
And finally, Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Time Square Block Party at Sun Arena. Hip local artists like Black Coffee and DJ Fresh will be there to bring in 2019 with you and your friends. Request a ride before the midnight rush, enjoy world-class restaurants and trendy bars and treat yourself to good food, drinks, company and music to see out the year.
Whatever and however you’re celebrating, make sure you enjoy the end of the year and the start of Summer in Pretoria this December! And if you need some help getting your friends to the venue or getting home at the end of the night, make things simple by catching a ride with us.