Capetonians and visitors alike are once again invited to bring their festive cheer to the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony – taking place on Friday the 29th of November from 6:30pm at the V&A Waterfront Silo District.

In honour of the Springbok Rugby team’s epic World Cup 2019 win, several members of the legendary winning team will be in attendance.  SA stars Boity Thulo and Katleho Sinivasan will also be there to declare the festive season officially open.

“The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree has become a symbol of festive celebration and marks the opening of the holiday season in South Africa. Moët & Chandon Impérial also celebrates its 150th anniversary this year and the Springboks have brought the World Cup Rugby trophy home – there are so many reasons to join us and celebrate!” says Pascal Asin, Moët Hennessy Managing Director Africa & Middle East.

Built with over 2000 recycled champagne and sitting at an awe-inspiring four-storeys high, the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is wrapped in a shimmering gold ribbon created using over 2000 discs. Expect an unforgettable lighting display to themed festive music, with 230 metres of dazzling LED lights individually programmed to illuminate in time with the music.

Visitors to the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony will enjoy performances by internationally revered opera singers Given Nkosi and Magdalene Minnaar – a voice you may recognise from opening of the Cape Town Stadium for the 2010 FIFA World Cup,  as well as the Cape Town Youth Choir. This year’s ceremony will also include unforgettable dance performances.

The lighting ceremony this year takes place on Friday the 29th of November and those hoping to attend are advised to arrive at the V&A Waterfront Silo District well in advance of the 7pm start, as this experience attracts a crowd of thousands.

For the first time, visitors will be able to purchase Moët & Chandon minis from dedicated bars around the tree and festive specials will be available at selected restaurants.

And this year, for those that miss the opening ceremony, in the spirit of festive generosity Moët & Chandon have organised an additional 3 Festive Fridays: 6th, 13th and 20th December, which will include a Golden Tree lighting experience.

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