Dust off your ugly Christmas sweater because The Galileo Open Air Cinema is back to celebrate another fun and festive outdoor movie screening on December 25th, bringing tons of magic and cheer to families and friends looking for something exciting to do once the sun sets on Christmas day.

Taking place at the magnificent Kirstenbosch Gardens on the foot of Table Mountain, this jolly occasion is set to knock your holiday socks right off! Doors open at 6pm, well after your much-needed digestive nap, with a warm welcoming from Santa Claus himself, dishing out candy canes and stylish red headpieces – regardless of whether you were naughty or nice.

Lay out your picnic blanket for a bit of relaxation or opt for a friendly game of giant jenga to show off your skills. A vibey, artisanal food market is available on location, serving up an array of tasty treats, including pizzas, nachos, spirit-enhancing beverages, sweets and of course, popcorn!

Once tummies are full and the stars are out, Jim Carrey will have you in stitches with the fitting, family-friendly feature, How The Grinch Stole Christmasbased on the beloved children’s tale by Dr Seuss. In the crazy town of Whoville, where Christmas is most treasured, lives a grumpy, green hermit who plans on ruining Christmas for everyone.

Make an outdoor movie screening your new holiday tradition and book your tickets at www.thegalileo.co.za. Space is limited, so pre-booking is essential.

Apart from their special Christmas and all other regular screenings, The Galileo offers an array of beloved family-friendly films throughout the summer holidays, from golden classics like The Sound Of Music to modern day hit animations like Trolls and Moana. The entertainment doesn’t stop there – vibey music, interactive games and an on-site mini-market serving up delicious food and snacks add to the unique bucketlist experience.

Relax on the luscious lawn with a glass of wine while the little ones run wild or enjoy a giant game of jenga for a little inter-family competition. Once tummies are full and fun has been had by all, snuggle up for a beautiful sunset and the much-anticipated movie.

Furthermore, Sunday movie-goers at Kelvin Grove Club in Newlands will be treated to an additional element of fun with face-painters, jumping castles and child-minders with a host of activities and games set to keep the kiddies thoroughly entertained and a way to exert all that extra energy before settling down for the film.

The Galileo Open Air Cinema provides an exciting solution for family outings that everyone will love, so reserve your tickets today and make time together a priority.

Ticket prices:

Christmas: R190 (includes backrest, blanket, candy cane, Santa hat and themed décor). Rest of season – ticket prices range from R109 to R195.

For more information:

Contact: ​071 471 8728 | [email protected]

Prize details: One lucky reader will win 6 tickets to Galileo Open Air Cinema, including:

6 Frey chocolates

6 Cokes: R20 each

3 Picnic blankets: R390 each

How to enter: Fill out the form below and answer the following question. Where does this outdoor screening take place?

Competition Ts & Cs:
– The winners will be announced by 3.15pm on Facebook on December 11
– Winners will be contacted via details provided on the form.
– Winners are required to claim their prize within one week or another winner will be drawn
– Prizes are not refundable and cannot be exchanged for money
– No transport is included.

By entering this competition the prize winner accepts the terms and conditions.

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