About Gordon’s Bay Winter Wonderland Festival
During the Cape midwinter the scenic seaside village of Gordon’s Bay erupts into a fairyland of lights and friendly activity with the Winter Wonderland Festival of lights. Come visit us in gorgeous Gordon’s Bay for some days of fun, fresh air, good food, lovely accommodation and plenty of activities.
Winter Wonderland is a non-profit community initiative aimed at developing the village while collecting much-needed funds for our local charities. The locals residents are encouraged to take part in Winter Wonderland to promote community spirit and to provide the participants with an opportunity to offer their products and services to supplement their income.
The Winter Wonderland is an initiative of the Gordon’s Bay Business Forum, which was established in 2009 to provide the local business people with a platform for the exchange of ideas and information.
The first Winter Wonderland Festival was held in 2010. With the support of Gordon’s Bay Business Forum members and the local authorities, planning started a mere four months prior to the event with absolutely no funds, only a big dream and bags full of enthusiasm. All advertising was at no cost, the community (those who knew about it) and businesses supported and sponsored money for lights.