It’s starting to feel a lot like Christmas in the Mother City, and The Galileo has gone to town for another season of holiday cheer to delight both Cape Town and Winelands-based audiences.
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With everyone in full holiday mode and children newly out of school, a carefully curated movie schedule offers something for everyone, with a host of family-friendly screenings also available throughout December and January.
For the first time ever, the Christmas movie fun extends to the Winelands, where Stellenbosch Vineyards will be transformed into an even more magical backdrop, complete with festive decor, Father Christmas, and roaming photo frames to capture special memories.
Be sure to book your tickets for a special screening of a Christmas classic, “Home Alone”, where you’re assured of a happy trip down memory lane and some added Christmas Eve spirit thanks to the matching hats and candy canes.
The festivities continue into the main event, planned for Christmas Day. Everyone is expected to flock to their favourite venue, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, for the Christmas festivities. This one is an animated comedy adventure, catering to the youngest and most enthusiastic supporters of Christmas as they enjoy a screening of “Arthur Christmas” under a canopy of stars on the perfect summer’s evening. a recipe for true Christmas happiness!
Season 11’s festive screenings at The Galileo:
- Saturday 17 December: Last Christmas | Glenelly Estate
- Thursday 22 December: Die Hard | Kirstenbosch Garden
- Friday 23 December: Love Actually | Kirstenbosch Garden
- Saturday 24 December: Home Alone | Stellenbosch Vineyards
- Sunday 25 December: Arthur Christmas | Kirstenbosch Garden
Tickets are R250 per person. Included in your ticket price are a movie entry, festive-themed decor, a backrest, a blanket, a candy cane and a Christmas hat.
Doors open at 5pm and the movie starts at 8.30pm.
Arrive hungry and enjoy a pre-movie picnic from Galileo’s magnificent on-site mini-market. Support local artisans with varied tasty dinner treats, from mouth-watering pizzas to juicy burgers, wraps, popcorn, barista coffee and sweet treats.
Savour it all and pair it with award-winning wines from select wine estates.
- Full season schedule: Movie lineup
- Tickets: Buy tickets
- Times: Gates open at 5pm | Movie starts after sunset
- Contact: 071 471 8728 | [email protected]
- Website: thegalileo.co.za
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