Carols by candlelight this festive season

Christmas is a time for family, gifts, great food ... and carols. And there are a lot of carolling options on offer in Gauteng this festive season.

Here are some of the best carols by candlelight events happening around Gauteng this year ...

SPAR and Jacaranda FM Carols by Candlelight

5 December 2017

Give a toy and share the joy. This year this event will be taking place in Pretoria, at the Loftus Versfeld rugby ground (B and C field). All toys will be given to charity directly after the event. Entrance is free. Artists performing at this year’s event include Charlize Berg, Elvis Blue, Jo Black, Juanita du Plessis, Karen Zoid, Refentse, Joe Niemand and the Mzansi Youth Choir. Gates will open up at 4pm and the carols will start at 7pm. Candles will be on sale for R30, and songbooks will be on sale for R10. All proceeds will go to Good Morning Angels. For more information, click here.

East Rand Mall Carols

9 December 2017, from 6pm to 8pm

Celebrate the festive season with the East Rand Mall, and enjoy the Carols by Candlelight at the food court. This event will feature the Soweto Gospel Choir. Call +27 (0)11 823 1110 for more information.

The Stables Village Market

9 December 2017

Carols by Candlelight will be taking place on Saturday at The Stables Village Market, in Chartwell. Bring along the entire family, and a picnic blanket on which to sit – food will be available to buy. Entry to the event is free, but candles will be on sale. The festive evening will start at 5pm and ends at 9pm. For more information, visit the event on Facebook here.

Christmas with the Welsh Male Voice Choir

15 to 23 December 2017

Sing along and listen to carols in English, Afrikaans, German, Italian, Spanish and more by the Welsh Male Voice Choir of South Africa, taking place at the Lipizzaner Centre in Dahlia Road, Kyalami. Buy your tickets from Computicket, at R120 to R170 per person; children under three years of age can enter for free if they’re sitting on an adult’s lap. Phone +27 (0)79 716 4792 for more information.