31 December to 6 January

It’s the last day of the year but also the start of something great!

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in Cape Town with plenty of New Year’s Eve events, plenty of New Year’s Eve restaurant specials, plenty of fun New Year’s Eve options, and (if it’s not too late) plenty of places for the perfect year-end function

You could also opt for a quiet night and enjoy something louder during the week with the Kaapse Klopse presenting its annual carnival on Wednesday 2nd, the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra presenting its popular Viennese New Year on Saturday 5th, and Goldfish at Kirstenbosch on Sunday 6th.

Other entertainment news sees comedian Jim Gaffigan at the CTICC on Saturday 5th, the Fugard Theatre screening The Madness of King George III from the National Theatre Live on Sunday 6th, and four movies at the Galileo Open Air Cinema: Peter Rabbit at Kirstenbosch on Wednesday 2nd, Beauty and the Beast in Rondebosch on Thursday 3rd, Ferdinand at the V&A Waterfront on Friday 4th, and Marley & Me at Nelson Wine Estate in Paarl on Saturday 5th.

How else can you celebrate the start of 2019? If you don’t get lucky at the L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate Racing Festival this weekend, take matters into your own hands by planning an epic year with 52 items on the official Cape Town bucket listCan you get it all done in one year? You might as well find out!

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