Siya flicks the light switch

The Golden Tree will be adorned with gold ribbons. Picture: Daniel Saaiman

The Moet & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony takes place tomorrow, Friday November 29, at the V&A Waterfront Silo District, at 7pm.

In honour of the Springbok Rugby team’s epic World Cup 2019 win, legendary captain Siya Kolisi will this year be given the honour of flicking the Golden Tree’s switch.

South African artists Boity Thulo, Katleho Sinivasan and members of the World Cup winning Springbok team will also be in attendance.

The four-storey tree is built with over 2 000 recycled champagne bottles.

Visitors can expect a lighting display to themed festive music, with 230-metres of LED lights individually programmed to illuminate in time with the music, and performances by opera singers Given Nkosi and Magdalene Minnaar, as well as the Cape Town Youth Choir.

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 those who miss the opening ceremony, Moet & Chandon have organised an additional three Festive Fridays, which will include a Golden Tree lighting experience on December 6, December 13 and December 20, at 8.30pm. The Moet Golden Tree will be situated in the Silo District until Monday January 6.