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What’s new and where to celebrate the festive season in Rosebank?

What’s new and where to celebrate the festive season in Rosebank?

Rosebank is one of Joburg’s most popular retail precincts – and our neighbourhood is exploding with lots of exciting new businesses launching in the precinct, further cementing Rosebank’s status as Joburg’s leading lifestyle destination. Here’s a look at some of the latest new attractions.

New at The Zone@Rosebank

The Zone @ Rosebank, a vibrant lifestyle and entertainment centre, has reclaimed its position as one of Joburg’s leading dining destinations with an incredible choice of restaurants, cafes and fast food offerings. The latest openings at The Zone include:

We Are EGG (opened in Oct 2022). Award-winning, next generation experiential department store We Are EGG launched in October with a selection of beautifully curated fashion, beauty and home outlets plus a quintessential restaurant and bar.

MAMASAMBA (opened in Nov 2022). Latin-American restaurant MAMASAMBA brings vibrancy to Rosebank’s dining scene with an exciting Latin-American inspired menu and an elegant cocktail bar.

Cracker Zac’s (opened in Nov 2022). This ultimate big kids’ only playground and the latest addition to the Fun Company group introduces competitive socialising with exciting arcade games, hyper-bowling, AR darts and a pub-styled bar.

New at The Firs

The Firs is an upmarket shopping centre with a selection of fashion boutiques and restaurants, most of them arranged around a large and attractive open-air piazza.

Chunky Chau (opened Sep 2022). A Pan-Asian fusion restaurant and bar inspired by “extensive travel & existential eating around Asia”. Leaning on Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Korean, and Japanese influences, the menu features a range of familiar and unique dishes.

La Parada Bar De Tapas (opened Aug 2022). This vibrant Spanish tapas eatery and bar is hard to miss. Bright, welcoming and humming with life, La Parada is an Instagrammer’s delight with fresh greenery hanging from the ceiling, an impressive bar counter, tasteful furniture, and a large mural of a vibrant flamenco dancer.

New at Rosebank Mall

Casa de Natas (opened Sep 2022). Taking over what was once an information kiosk near the Rosebank Mall’s main ground floor entrance, Casa de Natas serves up traditional and non-traditional varieties of the iconic Portuguese pastry, pastéis de nata.

Where to celebrate the festive season in Rosebank?

Festive fun at Rosebank Mall

A cornerstone of Rosebank retail, Rosebank Mall offers an exciting assortment of attractions for shoppers, ranging from women’s and men’s fashion and accessory outlets, smart coffee bars, a Cinema Nouveau and markets. For this festive season, there’s also plenty of entertainment for the whole family including opportunities to take snaps with Santa, a kiddies play area, gift wrapping services and more.

Rosebank Sunday Market End of year Car Boot Sale

Experience the energy of “The Best Craft Market” in Rosebank for the last time in 2022. Shop for unique, vintage and pre-loved Christmas gifts at bargain prices. With plenty of food stalls, and music to accompany your shopping, this is an excellent gift stop.

Christmas lunch in Rosebank

If looking for a unique Christmas dining experience indulge at Marble, Proud Mary, 54 on Bath or Radisson Red Rosebank.

If you are heading to Rosebank in search of places to eat and be merry, you are spoiled for choice. Read Johannesburg In Your Pocket’s guide here.

Get your festive shopping at any of these trendy shopping centres. See festive trading hours here:

Make the mosts of your visit to Rosebank and enjoy a city staycation at a premium hotel of your choice. Here are some options to choose from:

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