Our story

This festive and fun filled Christmas market originated from the dynamic mother-and-daughter duo with their drive to empower people and their passion for the BEAUTIFUL things in life. Together they created a platform for crafters, creative thinkers and artisans from all over South Africa to showcase their beautiful works over the Christmas holidays in George, a location which provides the utmost picturesque setting. The Ekliefkrismis market is a celebration of creativity, bringing together a unique collective of handmade products to the 2.5 million holidaymakers that travel to the Garden Route during the December holidays. 

Since its inception in 2015, the Ekliefkrismis Market has grown substantially, from a small market with about 50 exhibitors in one hall to over 160 stalls with exhibitors occupying three halls and a designated outside area. With over 150 unique exhibitions, mouth watering food truck cuisine, exquisite deli items, great coffee, craft beer and a delightful children's play area, there is no better place to do your Christmas shopping proven by the 15 942 people choosing Ekliefkrismis as their preferred shopping destination in 2018.


Each year we build to better things, so don’t miss out on this unique Christmas delight!



Dynamic mother-daughter duo, Amanda & Lorinda van Dyk.

Amanda, founder of the Ekliefkrismis Market, with her vast experience in the wedding and events industry, warm heart and passion to help others, is the heart and soul of Ekliefkrismis.

Lorinda is Amanda's youngest daughter and right-hand man. She has an abundance of creative energy and she is responsible for all marketing and social media.