December 02, 2011
Setting the Mother City alight
This summer, the Mother City is being set alight in more ways than one. From hot beach parties to scorching entertainment and more, the heat is on in Cape Town.
Getting the fiery entertainment off to a great start are the illuminating festivals of light and carols by candlelight all around the Peninsula.
Don’t miss the following events:
Join Executive Mayor Patricia de Lille and a thrilling line-up of proudly local artists who will be performing for the highly anticipated switching on of the City’s festive lights at the Cape Town Station Forecourt.
Heralding the onset of the festive season, this beloved annual celebration features a concert by Capetonian crooners Karin Kortje and Loukmaan Adams and a special performance by SA superstar HHP. The main attraction, of course, is the switching on of the festive lights along Adderley Street.
Don’t miss it!
Date: December 4
Location: Cape Town Station Forecourt
Contact:+27 (0)21 400 4592
Somerset West's festival of lights
Be sure to check out the Main Street to see the festive display of lights, bells, angels, reindeer and candles.
Date: December 7 to 10
Location: Main Street, Somerset West
Contact: +27 (0)21 852 8972
The annual Carols by Candlelight event at the Afrikaanse Taalmonument in Paarl is worth the drive for a lovely summer’s evening of festive cheer.
Date: December 4
Location: Afrikaanse Taalmonument, Paarl
Contact: +27 (0)21 872 3441
This popular four-day musical extravaganza returns to the breathtaking Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.
In addition to your complimentary hymn book and candle, you’ll be led in song by the likes of The Brothers Streep, Cape Town Concert Brass, Cape Town Male Voice Choir, Perfect Score, the Gugulethu Tenors and more.
Date: December 15 to 18
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
Contact: +27 (0)21 531 9807
Bask in the beauty of the Steenberg wine estate while singing along to traditional Christmas carols sung by tenor Gareth Witten and the Cape Town String Ensemble.
Date: December 21
Location: Steenberg Hotel, 10802 Steenberg Estate, Tokai Road, Constantia
Contact: +27 (0)21 713 2222