It’s Christmas in July at Silverstar

Following the success of the first Bavarian Chrismtas in July Festival, Silverstar is bringing you another instalment of this winter spectacle.

From Friday, 30 June to Sunday, 02 July, The Globe will be transformed into a typical Bavarian town square over the Christmas season, complete with a traditional Oompah band. Warm up to mouth-watering foods, a comprehensive collection of cold beverages and great family entertainment.


“The festival at Silverstar will resemble a Christmas experience synonymous with many Western European countries, marked by the distinct sound of the tuba and trombone from the Oompah band,” notes Sanele Ntombela, Marketing Manager at Silverstar.


The line-up will also include great South African bands who will be bringing local flavour to the Christmas in July festivities. The Dixie Hillbillies, a local folk-rock band, as well as one of the hottest Afrikaans-punk bands in the country, Beeskraal, will be providing great entertainment at the festival.

While the magnificent music line-up entices visitors to dance to the festive sounds, the food will tantalise taste buds. Various food stalls with the best selection of Bavarian delicacies will be available. Feast on quality food such as eisbein, bratwurst, roasted chestnut, cheese pastries, home-made jams, freshly-made pancakes and breads.

What is a Bavarian festival without a cold beverage selection? An array of beers, ciders and gins will be on offer, and it goes without saying that a range of winter-warming Schnapps will also be available. For those who prefer a hot drink, you can indulge in some gluhwein and rich hot chocolate laced with rum.


Ntombela adds that “The Bavarian Christmas in July Festival is a full-family experience, making sure every member of the household has their share of amusement at this winter spectacle.”


The kids can enjoy a ride on the carousel, while other members of the family sample delicious offerings from the various exhibitors at the village market. Town square vendors will be offering various interesting gift selections as well as candle making and glass blowing workshops. Roaming buskers will add to the fun-fare at the square, as they entertain and interact with the townsfolk.


“We anticipate another successful Bavarian Christmas at Silverstar, and have made sure that every element of the festival is as authentic as possible, giving our visitors a great escape into another world, right in their own backyard. It is going to be an unforgettable winter experience,” concludes Ntombela.


The Bavarian Christmas in July festival will start on Friday, 30 June and run until Sunday, 02 July 2017. Tickets are on sale at R50 per person and are available at


Festival times and entertainment line-ups on the day:
Friday, 30th June 2017 – 16h00 to 23h00 (Oompah band & Dixie Hillibillies)
Saturday, 1st July 2017 – 11h00 to 22h00 (Oompah band & Beeskraal
Sunday, 2nd July 2017 – 11h00 to 18h00 (Oompah band & Dixie Hillibillies)

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