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Where To See The 2021 Festive Season Lights

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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. Keep an eye out on this list as we will be adding more venues as they are announced.  Lights

Please note: Ensure that you wear your face masks at all times at these destinations and stick to the social distancing protocols. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, various Christmas light display events may be cancelled for 2021. Please contact the event organisers for more information. 

The Spectacular Festive Lights at Silverstar

  • Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021 – Wednesday, 05 January 2022.
  • Where: Silverstar Casino, R28, Muldersdrift, Mogale City, Gauteng.

For the very first time, Silverstar Casino will be delighting their guests and visitors with a dazzling festive light display! Here, you and your loved ones can ignite that jolly festive season spirit with the best festive lights display on the Westrand! This is going to be the first of many annual festive light celebrations and thrills, so be sure to pay them a visit this holiday season to see how they will be twinkling and dazzling their way into 2022.

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The Magical Italian Village of Lights at Montecasino

  • Date: Wednesday, 24 November 2021 – Wednesday, 05 January 2022 from 07:00 to 22:00 daily.
  • Where: Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Although it has been a challenging year, it doesn't mean we can't make the most of it with some holiday season fun! It’s time to rekindle the joy of the festive season, safely and responsibly with Montecasino's Magical Italian Village Of Lights. Gather your loved ones and wander through their Tuscan village, view and take in the twinkling custom-made light displays, made up of more than over 285 300 LED lights! The best part about this display is, come rain or shine, you will able to enjoy the lights from 07:00 to 22:00. Don't forget to take your phone along with you for some festive Instagram-worthy pictures and selfies!

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Joburg Zoo's Festival Of Lights

  • Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021 – Sunday, 02 January 2022.
  • Where: Joburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Ave and Upper Park Drive, Parkview, Johannesburg.

Joburg Zoo, The City of Johannesburg and Joburg Theatre proudly present their annual Festival Of Lights. Open daily from 19:00 to 22:00 (except on Mondays), visitors will get to enjoy the magic and beauty of enchanting, illuminated life-size animal characters that are sure to delight guests of all ages. The Joburg Zoo Festival of Lights will also offers exciting entertainment, delicious nibbles and craft night market perfect for some festive shopping. Tickets to this stunning event costs R150 per person and children under 3 years of age enter for free. Click here to get your tickets now.

Destination Christmas 2021 At Melrose Arch

  • Date: Friday, 12 November 2021 – Sunday, 09 January 2022.
  • Where: Melrose Arch Precinct, Corlett Drive, Melrose North, Birnam, Johannesburg.

Destination Christmas at Melrose Arch is a firm favourite for both young and old. Every year, the precinct puts on a dazzling display of festive Christmas lights, 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. Please remember that when you visit Destination Christmas, you are required to wear face masks at all times and adhere to social distancing protocols. Click here for more information.

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Christmas Wonderland 2021

  • Date: Friday, 10 December 2021 to Friday, 24 December 2021 from 18:00 to 22:00. Closed Mondays.
  • Venue: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Malcolm Road, Poortview, Roodepoort, Johannesburg.

Gather the family and make your way to the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden this December for their beautiful display of Christmas lights. The Christmas Wonderland will be showcasing a mesmerising festive lights display complete with Christmas carols chanting in the background to create just that cheerful and relaxed vibe we deserve after such a challenging year. There will also be a night market that's sure to delight. Entrance costs R100 per adult, R80 per pensioner, R60 per child aged between 6 and 18, and a ticket for a family of four is R260. Click here to get your tickets.

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