Bay fun December 2017

The Festive Season for  2017 is just about here and The Bay has loads on offer to entertain locals and visitors alike. Here’s a list of fun activities in and around Nelson Mandela Bay this Festive season.


Christmas Night Market

13 December

Old Grey Sports Club Old Grey Sports Club


Live Thoroughbred Horseracing

15 December

Fairview Racecourse


The Herald Christmas on the Farm

16 December

Holmeleigh Farmyard


Opening of the season

16 December

Hobie Beach


The Valley market

16 December

Donkin Village


Slipperfields Gin, Beer & Spirits Festival

18 December – 19 December



Seekoeirivier Wine Festival

23 December

Paradise Beach


SA vs Zimbabwe Cricket

26 December

St George’s Stadium


Sizzling seasons

27 December

Tramways Building


Ebubeleni music festival 

30 December

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium


New Year’s Eve celebrations

31 December

Hobie Beach


DinosAlive Dino exhibition

8 November 2017–7 January 2018

Baywest Mall



Then there’s also the regular PE experiences to be enjoyed daily.

  • Read about the A to Z of Bay activities here;
  • Things to do in Nelson Mandela Bay in 48 Hours;
  • Beach days at one of PE’s Blue Flag beaches;
  • A day trip to Addo Elephant Park or the Seaview Lion Park;
  • Some hikes in and around the city includes the Sacramento Trial at Schoenmakerskop, Lady Slipper, Cape Receive or in the Baakens Valley;
  • Long lunches or late dinners in Richmond Hill’s vibey Stanley Street or at one of the restaurants near Kings Beach and Hobie Beach;
  • Book a Whale Watching experience with Raggy Charters or go Paragliding;
  • See our list of Port Elizabeth Restaurants here;
  • Valley Crag indoor climbing climbing;
  • Segway beachfront tours;
  • Jumping for joy at Gravity Trampoline Park.

We’re fully booked till mid January. See you in 2018!