Where to See Christmas Lights in Johannesburg 2023


Nothing says festive season quite like a gander of extravagant Christmas lights in Johannesburg. And hen it comes to this year’s twinkly festive additions, we’re hard pressed for choice.

Whether you, your kids or your mates want to get out in Joburg and surrounds, we have you covered with our guide to all the best places to see lights, stunning trees and other incredible festive light displays.

The best Christmas lights in Johannesburg 2023

Nelson Mandela Square

Nelson Mandela Square

This year there’s a brand new selfie tunnel and Dior tree

The Christmas tree installation has been a standing affair at Nelson Mandela Square over the past years. This year, a majestic 7.2-metre-tall Dior Christmas tree decorated with bespoke craftsmanship will add a touch of luxury to your visit. 

There’s also a mesmerising 10-metre-long lighting tunnel that will be illuminated throughout December. Gather your friends and family and snap your festive-themed photos at this picture-perfect backdrop. READ MORE

Cost: Free entrance

When: Monday to Thursday, 9am to 7pm. Friday and Saturday, 9am to 8pm. Sunday and Public Holidays, 9am to 6pm
Where: Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton

Website: nelsonmandelasquare.co.za | Tel: 011 217 6000

Shop for Christmas decorations in Johannesburg

Nicholas & Co

Nicholas & Co

Turn your home into a festive wonderland

Nicholas & Co at Hyde Park Corner is raising the stakes this holiday season with some of the best Christmas decorations and other accessories to celebrate all things bright and beautiful this festive season.

The concept store in Johannesburg dedicates their entire space to showcase a curated collection of Christmas décor, bakeware, signature scents, and unique festive collectables. They’re open daily at Hyde Park Corner until 24 December 2023. Christmas and baking are simply inseparable. Nicholas & Co. is stocking a treasure trove of Nordic Ware for the season. The brand is an internationally beloved heirloom bakeware range famous for its wide selection of beautiful Bundt mould designs.

While the store concept and product range boast a more classic international allure, they have also collaborated with talented local artists to add a touch of South African magic with a selection of beautiful ornaments for your holiday tree. For a more exclusive visit to to the store, they’re offering private shopping soirées as a perfect way to enjoy the offerings in an exclusive setting. Private visits must be booked via email.

For bookings, please reach out to info@nicholasandco.co.za to arrange a suitable time.

When: Until 24 December 2023. Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 6pm. Sunday, from 10am to 3pm
Where: Nicholas & Co., Hyde Park Corner, Winnie Mandela Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue in Hyde Park, Johannesburg

Website: nicholasandco.co.za | Email: info@nicholasandco.co.za | Tel: 073 632 7312

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