Enjoying Rosebank in the holiday season
The December summer holidays have kicked off and Rosebank has plenty of attractions to keep you busy this festive season.
SHOPPING IN ROSEBANK
Rosebank’s biggest malls are all open through the festive season to ensure you have plenty of time to do all your festive shopping and can make the most of the many pavement restaurants scattered through The Zone@Rosebank and The Firs.
There are also lots of great specials to take advantage of and don’t forget to get your picture taken at Rosebank Mall’s beautiful Christmas tree! Note that on Dec 25 and Jan 1 only a limited selection of stores will be open.
For some great gifting ideas for all your family and friends check out Rosebank Mall’s gift guide here.
Rosebank Sunday Market
The last market for the year, including the popular car boot sale, takes place on Sunday December 20 from 09:00-16:00. Perfect for all your last minute gift shopping and also a great way to spend time with family.
ATTRACTIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Unplugged at the Firs
On Sunday December 20 and 27 from 14:00-16:00 join the ultimate weekly wind-down on The Firs piazza. Book a table at one of the restaurants and settle in for an afternoon of live music over a late lunch or a glass of wine.
The Fun Company
Fun for all the family in The Zone@Rosebank there’s ten-pin bowling, bumper car rides and loads of arcade games. Open daily from 10:00-22:00 (Christmas and New Year 12:00-22:00), keep your eye on their social media pages for great festive season special offers.
Ride the open-top City Sightseeing Red Bus
Take a tour of the city with the open-top red bus that starts from right here in Rosebank. Tickets can be booked online and if you book for the whole family (two adults and two kids) you also get a discount. Check out the route, plan where you want to get off and book your tickets online on their website. The first buses leave Rosebank at 09:00.
Catch a movie at the recently revamped arthouse cinema Cinema Nouveau in Rosebank Mall or the Ster-Kinekor at The Zone. Big screenings to look out for this month include the much-anticipated superhero flick Wonder Woman 1984. We recommend booking in advance online as space is limited.
Joburg’s only dedicated photography gallery, FotoZA gallery in Rosebank mall, joins in the Christmas festivities with a colourful Christmas lights set up designed for photographers looking to take some fun portraits. They also have a stunning new Covid-themed exhibition on display by llan Ossendryver about people of all religions praying with masks.
The gallery is open 09:00-17:30, Sat 09:00-17:00 and closed on Sundays.
Hamleys Toy Store
The perfect store if you are looking to treat your kids with christmas gifts. They also have a cute kiddies train that takes a route through The Zone that the little ones will love. Rides on the Hamleys train cost R25.
DINING OUT AT KEYES ART MILE
Keyes Art Mile on Keyes Avenue in Rosebank has some of Joburg’s top restaurants. For a special occasion book a table at David Higgs’ famous Marble restaurant (closed Dec 25-28 and on Jan 1). Alternatively you can find some of the finest Italian food at the trendy Sotto Sopra (closed Dec 25, 26 and Dec 30, 31). For a great lunch deal Sotto Sopra is currently running a pizza special – two classic pizzas for R150 at lunchtime Tue-Fri.
NB. We urge all stakeholders, residents and visitors to observe all Covid-19 regulations when enjoying themselves in Rosebank. Please wear your mask, sanitise regularly and practice social distancing.