As the countdown to Christmas begins, it’s worth taking a step back to appreciate the beauty and spirit of the festive season. Moët & Chandon invites you to celebrate the lighting of the holiday season’s most iconic champagne Christmas tree in style this December at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District. This unique spectacle promises to be an awe-inspiring evening out under the stars!

The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is made entirely from champagne bottles and promises to be a real showstopper at its lighting ceremony in Cape Town this week. Taking place from 19:00 to 21:00 on 29 November, the tree lighting ceremony promises to be a celebration of a lifetime for both young and old.

The evening will include live performances by the acclaimed South African Youth Choir and Cape Town City Ballet, and is open to the public at no cost. The Golden Tree sits at an impressive four-storeys high and is built using over 1800 recycled champagne bottles. Wrapped in a glimmering gold ribbon made of over 2,000 discs, the tree will be illuminated with 230 metres of LED lights that are programmed in sync with everyone’s favourite festive music.

For a unique touch this year, the brand has created the Moët Music Box which allows visitors to personally turn the music box level to activate a breathtaking 40-second lighting display, bringing the Golden Tree to life. Stores will be open until 20:00 at the Silo District on the day — perfect for indulging in some late-night Christmas shopping. Participating restaurants in the district will be offering a selection of stunning Moët & Chandon specials as well.

The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree will be situated in the Silo District until 6 January 2019. The tree lighting ceremony on 29 November is open to the general public at no charge, but VIP tickets are available at R395 each from the Radisson Red Hotel.

Want more information about things happening in your city? Check out our Events section for more must-attend events!