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A Stellenbosch Market has been added to a list of the 50 best Christmas markets in the world, voted in by over 1.5 million people.


South Africa actually has a Christmas Market that competes with the best in the world! The Stellenbosch Slow Market hosts an annual festive market and it has landed fifth on a list of the 50 best Christmas markets around the world.


Big 7 Travel has released its official list of the top 50 finalists recently. With the festive season approaching, travellers across the world are finalising plans for winter breaks.


This year’s top Christmas markets were ranked on a number of factors, including but not limited to vendor variety, entertainment, local traditions, readers suggestions from 1.5 million social audience and previous awards.  


“This fantastic local market celebrates artisan crafts and food all year round, but their annual Christmas fest is a must-visit. There are all sorts of goodies to browse, such as gingerbread houses, artisan home décor, 100% raw organic chocolate, biltong and German Christmas biscuits.


"As well as plenty of gift inspiration, you can chow down on all the trimmings, with Christmas cakes and puddings, toffee apples for the kids, Christmas trifle and mulled wine for the adults."


Not only was the Stellenbosch Slow Market added but the Franschoek Village Christmas Market was also chosen. It appears 39th of the list.