Capetonians and visitors alike are invited to open the festive season at this year’s Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony in Cape Town – where Springbok captain, Siya Kolisi and television personality Boity Thulo will do the honors.
It is said that other members of the 2019 World Cup-winning Springbok team will also be in attendance.
Pascal Asin, the Moët Hennessy Managing Director of Africa and the Middle East said in a press release that there are many reasons to celebrate:
“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!’
The event is set to take place on Thursday 29 November 2019 at 19:00 at Silo 7, adjacent to the Radisson Red at the V&A Waterfront Silo District. Visitors are invited to indulge in some late-night Christmas shopping and enjoy delicious Moët & Chandon festive specials at participating restaurants in the Silo District.
The event is open to the public at no cost and will also include performances by the acclaimed South African Youth Choir and the Cape Town Ballet Company.
The Moët & Chandon Golden Christmas Tree
As the countdown to the end of the year begins, it’s worth taking a look at one of the festive season’s most celebrated markers: the Christmas tree. And few are more awe-inspiring than Cape Town’s grand Moët & Chandon Golden Christmas Tree, created entirely from champagne bottles.
Sitting at an impressive four-stories high and built with over 1800 recycled champagne bottles collected from all over South Africa, the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is wrapped in a shimmering gold ribbon created using over 2000 discs.
Once the sun sets, visitors can look forward to an impressive lighting display, with the 230 metres of LED lights individually programmed to illuminate in sync with themed festive music.
Moët Music Box
This year Moët & Chandon have also created the ‘Moët Music Box’ which will allow visitors the opportunity to personally interact with the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree – by simply turning the music box lever they’ll activate a magical 40-second lighting show, bringing the tree to life.
The tree will be up until 6 January 2019.