5 Things To Do In Sandton This Easter Weekend

As Easter approaches, Sandton prepares to embrace the spirit of renewal and joy that accompanies this special holiday.


  • The city comes alive with a plethora of festivities and events, catering to families, chocolate enthusiasts, and faithful alike.
  • Embark on a journey through Sandton’s Easter celebrations, where tradition, community, and indulgence converge to make this holiday season truly special.
  • From gourmet dining to family-friendly activities, Sandton promises something special for everyone.
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In a world filled with distractions and challenges, the Easter Weekend serves as a poignant reminder of the enduring message of love and salvation. Whether you’re savouring a decadent brunch, hunting for Easter eggs, or relishing quality time with loved ones, Sandton is the place to be. With its mix of culinary delights, entertainment, and shopping, coupled with luxurious accommodations, this area offers an unparalleled Easter experience. Here are 5 Things To Do In Sandton This Easter Weekend:


Easter Mirari Gin, Chocolate Masterclass & Distillery Tour

The Mirari Orange & Chocolate Light Up Gin with candied sweet citrus notes followed by rich velvet chocolate and hints of soft vanilla and a light juniper finish. Image: Mirari Gin

Join Mirari Gin for an eggstra-special Easter-themed tasting event. Discover the newest releases and exclusive distillery-only gins, including the limited edition Mirari Orange & Chocolate Easter light-up gin – yes, it actually lights up! Experience a warm welcome with a Perfect Serve Mirari G&T before embarking on a guided tasting journey led by our knowledgeable hosts. Explore the nuanced flavours of three Mirari Gins, each thoughtfully paired with artisanal chocolates crafted on-site.


Dive into the behind-the-scenes world of Mirari with a distillery tour, where you’ll witness first-hand how the award-winning gins are crafted. Plus, bottle, label, and seal your very own 50ml gin keepsake to take home. Doors open 15-minutes before the tour, and attendees must be 18 or over. Secure off-street parking is available, but it’s recommend using a taxi service for safety. Head over to 16 Dartfield Road, Sandton, for an unforgettable Easter experience!


Book to reserve your spot on the Time Anchor website.


Sandton City Chocolate Café

From decorating Easter cookies to crafting signature holiday s’mores, the Chocolate Café offers interactive activities for all ages. Image: Sandton City

Indulgence awaits at Sandton City as the Chocolate Café makes a triumphant return this Easter, captivating chocolate enthusiasts until 1 April 2024. Nestled in the heart of Sandton City’s centre court, this immersive experience promises to ignite the senses and satisfy sweet cravings.


Delight in assembling your Easter Bunny cracker and exploring a diverse selection of treats from renowned brands like Cadbury, Lindt, and Ferrero Rocher, among others. It’s a paradise for chocolate aficionados, offering a one-stop retail destination for Easter delights.


Activities at the Chocolate Café are priced at R30 each and run from 9am to 6pm daily (except on 26 March 2024), catering to ages 5 and above. Parental supervision ensures a safe and enjoyable experience for all.


133onFirst Drive-In Movie

Looking for an affordable family night out this Easter? Join 133onFirst on 30 Mar 2024 for an outdoor screening of ‘Jesus Revolution’ under the stars from 6:30pm – 9pm.


The movie is set in the 1970s, where young Greg Laurie (Joel Courtney) is searching for all the right things in all the wrong places: until he meets Lonnie Frisbee (Jonathan Roumie), a charismatic hippie-street-preacher. Together with Pastor Chuck Smith (Kelsey Grammer), they open the doors of Smith’s languishing church to an unexpected revival of radical and newfound love, leading to what TIME Magazine dubbed a JESUS REVOLUTION.


Your ticket comes with 2 large popcorn, sweets and 4 drinks. The movie is free! You just pay for parking. Worried about the weather? 133onFirst has an indoor facility for a picnic just in case. Food, snacks, and drinks will be on sale (cash or card). 133onFirst is at 133 1st Road, Linbro Park AH, Sandton.


Book to reserve your spot on the 133onFirst website.


Melrose Arch Magical Easter

From saxophone melodies to culinary delights at venues like Parreirinha Restaurante and Ghazal, guests are in for a treat over the Easter Weekend. Image: Melrose Arch

Melrose Arch is gearing up to transport families into a realm of wonder and excitement with its much-anticipated event, Magical Easter at Melrose Arch 2024. From 29 March to 1 April 2024, families in greater Sandton are invited to immerse themselves in a festive extravaganza at this popular lifestyle destination.


The highlight of the weekend is the return of the beloved Melrose Arch Easter Hunt on Sunday, 31 March 2024, from 12pm to 4pm. Children under 13 can embark on a thrilling adventure, scouring the grounds for sweet surprises.


Tickets, available via Computicket due to high demand, promise an exclusive experience with limited availability. Each young participant will be treated to a delightful Melrose Arch filled treat box, adding to the excitement. With whimsical characters like fairies, bunnies, and elves making appearances, the atmosphere is sure to be egg-ceptional.


Throughout the Easter weekend, the Melrose Arch Piazza will come alive with activities from 10am to 5pm daily. From Clamber Club entertainers to obstacle courses and face painting, there’s something for every child to enjoy. Indulge in Easter-themed treats at Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream and try your luck at the Swirl Smashed and Rolled Ice Cream activation for a chance to win free ice cream vouchers.


For adults seeking relaxation, live music on Saturday and Sunday afternoons will complement dining experiences at Melrose Arch’s esteemed restaurants.


Rivers Church Sandton ‘& More’ Easter Services (Good Friday & Easter Sunday)

Rivers Church welcomes individuals from all walks of life, offering a blend of inspirational and practical biblical teachings suitable for everyone, regardless of age or background. Image: Rivers Church

As the Easter Weekend approaches, Christians around the world prepare to commemorate the most significant event in their faith. From the solemn observance of Good Friday to the jubilant celebration of Easter Sunday, this period offers a time for reflection, gratitude, and spiritual renewal. In the Sandton area, one of the prominent Christian communities is Rivers Church, known for its dynamic approach to worship and teaching.


This Easter Weekend, Rivers Church will once again open its doors to host multiple services, providing opportunities for individuals and families to engage with the story of Jesus Christ in a meaningful way. Through a dynamic programme and creative expressions of faith, attendees can expect to encounter the timeless message of hope and redemption.


Service times on Good Friday and Easter Sunday are scheduled at 7:45am, 10am, 12:45pm, and 3pm, offering flexibility for those wishing to attend to participate according to their preferences. As anticipation builds for these special services, congregants are encouraged to arrive early, allowing time for fellowship over coffee or a meal with fellow church goers.


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