The Festive Ideas market takes place at Simondium’s Country Lodge between Paarl and Franschhoek from Wednesday October 23 to Sunday October 27. Opening hours are 9am to 4.30pm, Wednesday to Saturday, and 9am to 3pm on Sunday. On offer will be décor ideas, gift ideas and deli products. The Peacock Palace (Poupaleis) in the landscape gardens is the focus of the market, surrounded by food stalls, baristas and local wine producers. Entry costs R40. Children under 18 enter free. Ample, secure parking is available. For more information contact 021 874 1046.