The festive season is fast approaching, and few experiences herald the start of the holidays like a tree lighting ceremony. The dazzling lights, the collective countdown to the flip of the switch and a sense of anticipation in the air.
There’s a reason why from New York’s Rockefeller Centre to Palace Square in St.Petersburg, tree lighting ceremonies attract thousands of revellers each year, and none now more eagerly anticipated than that of Cape Town’s Moët & Chandon Golden Tree. 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.
Indeed, 2019 is also the 150th anniversary of the Moët Imperial, the Maison’s flagship champagne and a global symbol of celebration. Indeed, from the world’s sporting podiums to Hollywood’s red carpet, Moët Impérial has marked personal and public milestones and launched celebratory traditions. Now in its third year, South Africa’s Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony has too found its rightful place in the festive history books.
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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