Moët & Chandon have taken it upon themselves to light up the V&A Waterfront Silo district with a Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the V&A Waterfront Silo District.

The eye-catching Moët Golden Tree at the V&A Silo District. Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony at V&A Waterfront Silo District, Silo District
The eye-catching Moët Golden Tree at the V&A Silo District

As the countdown to the 2018 festive season begins, it’s worth celebrating one of the season’s most iconic symbols – the Christmas tree. And while cities from Belgium to Brazil are famous for constructing trees made from porcelain to those that float, few are more awe-inspiring than Cape Town’s grand Moët & Chandon Golden Tree, created entirely from champagne bottles.

Also appearing at the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree are the South African Youth Choir and Cape Town Ballet. The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony happens on Thursday 29 November, 2018, at 7pm at Silo 7, adjacent to the Radisson Red.

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Sitting at an impressive four-storeys 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 that most attendees will most definitely recognise.

The South African Youth Choir
The South African Youth Choir

This year Moët & Chandon have also created a 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.

With shops open until 8pm, visitors are also invited to indulge in some late-night Christmas shopping on 29 November, as well as Moët & Chandon festive specials at participating restaurants in the Silo District.

After the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony the Moët Golden Tree will be situated in the Silo District until Sunday 6 January.

What: Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony
When: Thursday, 29 November 2018, 7pm – 9pm
Where: Adjacent Radisson Red at V&A Waterfront Silo District
Performers: SA Youth Choir, Cape Town City Ballet
Tree Lighting Experience Tickets: Free
VIP tickets: R395 from Radisson Red, includesVIP area, mini Moët bottle presented from the mini Moët Serving Machine
Moët & Chandon Golden Tree hashtag: #moetmomentct