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The quaint town of Cullinan, famous for the Cullinan Diamond, hosts a Christmas Night Market each year and this year the market has been named one of the best in the world!


Cullinan, South Africa (24 November 2022) – Considering South Africa is the last thing you picture when you think classic Christmas (instead of snow we have snow-white beaches, and Santa wears boardshorts and flip-flops to deliver the festive goodies), one of our annual Christmas markets has landed on the list of 50 Best Christmas Markets in the World.

The Cullinan Christmas Night Market has earned place number 50 on the list which was compiled by Big 7 Travel. They get over 1.5 million people from 60 countries to take surveys and vote for the best travel accolades worldwide. Big 7 Media shares several lists which aim to promote global travel.

“Every year, lovely, laidback Cullinan transforms into a winter wonderland for two days. Dozens of stalls, bedecked with thousands of twinkling lights, set up to sell stocking fillers, decorations and festive treats. Live carol singing rounds off each day, so you can jingle all the way to Christmas day.”

The town of Cullinan has some wonderful events but the Christmas Night Market is the highlight of the year. The quaint town is best known for the famous Cullinan Diamond. With so many visitors curious about the diamond, the town has flourished and is home to little restaurants and street cafés.

This year, the market will boast beautiful stalls selling homemade gifts, arts and crafts as well as lovely Christmas goodies. These kinds of markets are the best place to support local, small businesses and artisans this year.

“Perfect for the last minute Christmas shopping. Adore the thousand Christmas lights at night put up by all the vendors. Great food and drinks not to mention the lovely Christmas atmosphere with Christmas Carols that Jingle all the way.

Entrance to the market is free and pet friendly. A gem not to be missed.”

The market will be running from the 16th to the 18th of December. You can find out more about the market here.

Sources: Big 7 Travel
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