Where To See The Festive Season Lights In The City

Christmas is a magical time of the year, it’s a time for delicious feasts, time spent with family, Christmas carols and festive lights. To get you in the festive spirit, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas light displays around the city. 


The Dazzling Garden Of Lights At Emperors Palace

Date: Saturday, 29 November 2019 – Sunday, 05 January 2020.

Where: Emperors Palace, 64 Jones Road, Kempton Park, Johannesburg.

This is one of the biggest holiday light shows in the city. And this year, they are bringing even more fun! The Garden of Lights at Emperors Palace is a spectacular celebration of all things Christmas. It’ll be a Winter Wonderland, light extravaganza and Yuletide adventure all rolled into one. Fun for everyone, young and old, this event is a must! For more information, click here!

Joburg Zoo Festival Of Lights

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2019 – Sunday, 05 January 2020.

Where: Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Ave and Upper Park Drive, Parkview, Randburg, Johannesburg.

Joburg Zoo, The City of Johannesburg and Joburg Theatre proudly present the Festival Of Lights. All through the festive season, Joburg Zoo will be adorned in an array of enchanting, illuminated life-size animal characters. Bring the whole family for a spectacular festive season, creating memories that everyone will cherish. Click here for more information about this incredible event.

Wonderland Of Lights

Date: Sunday, 01 December 2019 – Saturday, 04 January 2020.

Where: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Gardens, Malcolm Road, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

This one promises to be a Christmas spectacular, with over 100 imported Christmas lights on display. The Wonderland Of Lights is one of the most beautiful and breathtaking light shows in the city. Giving you 13 unique themed stages lighting up the Botanical Gardens, this is a festive season must. For more information, click here!

The Fourways Farmers Market Christmas Night Market

Date: Friday, 06 December 2019 and Friday, 13 December 2019.

Where: Fourways Farmers Market, Longmeadow Farm, Cnr Of William Nicol Dr And Monte Casino Blvd, 2191 Sandton, Fourways, Johannesburg.

The Fourways Farmers Market Christmas Night Market has selected the finest Christmas vendors who are bringing an authentic range of festive goodies. You can get to enjoy delicious food, gifts, decor, handmade treats and carols all under the glow of the magical Christmas lights. Pets are welcome too, so bring your reindeer (or dogs)! Visit this website for more information about this event.

Montecasino’s Christmas Village

Date: Friday, 29 November 2019 – Sunday, 29 December 2019.

Where: The Piazza at Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

This promises to be a magical experience for the whole family. So, be sure to bring the kids to this fun experience. With so many things to see and do at Montecasino this festive season, it’s definitely the place to be. Enjoy a variety of magical displays, including an extra special 3D projection. Plus, you can bring the little ones for a special meet-up with Santa.

Destination Christmas 2019 At Melrose Arch

Date: Friday, 22 November 2019 – Sunday, 05 January 2020.

Where: Melrose Arch Precinct, Corlett Drive, Melrose North, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Destination Christmas at Melrose Arch is a firm favourite for both young and old. This year, expect dazzling Christmas light displays, featuring a golden carriage, a Chinese dragon, a picturesque snow scene and all your favourite Christmas characters, all coming together to create a magical atmosphere. Bring your whole family to the precinct for the enchanting light display. For more information, click here! 

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