Cape Town flips the switch on festive season

Adderley Street was buzzing on Sunday for the Festive Lights Switch-On.

People from all over Cape Town flocked to the heart of the city on Sunday for the Festive Light Switch-On, which hasn’t been held for the past two years because of lockdown restrictions.

Crowds at the free concert watched local artists and comedians and a flash mob promoting Cape Town’s “Let’s Act” clean-up campaign, a reminder to citizens to reduce, reuse and recycle wherever possible.

The theme for this year’s event was “Cape Town – City of Hope”, celebrating Capetonians’ resilience and unity.

The festive lights will remain a feature in the city centre until Monday January 20.

Mayor Geordin Hill-Lewis was feeling festive in his Santa hat
The flash mob created awareness by singing and dancing about the City’s “Let’s Act” clean-up campaign.
Wayne McKay and Shimmy Isaacs entertained the crowds.
Marcello, 6, and Zaylin,2, Pietersen from Delft were excited to watch the concert.
Elizabeth Louw from Ravensmead with Shirley Pietersen,12, from Delft
Shireen Ludolph from Bonteheuwel brought her daughter, Qa-eelah,1, who experienced the festive lights event for the first time.
Meka-eel Hermans,16, Intishar Jacobs,9, Nazeerah Jacobs and Ifra Jacobs,4, from Tafelsig in Mitchell’s Plain
Luke Erasmus from Edgemead sported baubels in his beard.
Singer and songwriter Sasha-Lee Davids
Bernice West sings Lyfie while the dancers from Jazzart at the Artscape dance to the tune
Up and coming T-pop girl group 4IAM