Moët & Chandon’s Golden Tree lighting ceremony is back to open the festive season at the V&A Waterfront’s Silo District on Thursday November 29. 

The impressive four-storey Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is currently being assembled from over 1800 recycled champagne bottles and wrapped in a ribbon made up of over 2000 gold discs. To complete the visual feast, the tree will have 230 metres of individually programmed LED lights which will provide an impressive synchronised spectacle of light and sound.


To ensure the lighting ceremony on November 29 opens the festive season in style the event will also feature performances by the South African Youth Choir and the Cape Town City Ballet and the MC for the evening will be the charismatic Maps Maponyane.

The event is open to the public and free, but if you’re looking to secure the very best viewing spot on the night, there’ll be a VIP section around the tree. Included in the VIP ticket price is a mini Moët bottle presented from the much-loved Mini Moët Serving Machine.

Speciality stores and restaurants in the Silo District will be also open to 8pm on the night, allowing time for festive gift shopping.

Last year’s VIP area

This year visitors will have the opportunity to personally bring the tree to life by activating the ‘Moët Music Box’ via a lever. Plus, you can also take some of the Moët magic home by personalising a bottle of Moët & Chandon at the Radisson Red’s Oui Bar & Cafe with a state of the art champagne bottle engraver throughout the festive season.

The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony experience will take place from 7pm – 9pm adjacent to the Radisson Red at the V&A Waterfront Silo District. VIP tickets cost R395 and can be purchased from the Radisson Red.

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