Cape Town’s ‘Festive Lights Switch-On’ turns 50 this year and the city is celebrating with a mega lineup featuring some of the country’s freshest talent
The iconic open-air event takes places annually on December 1st, in the heart of the Mother City at the Grand Parade. The festive ‘Lights Switch-On’ has become a much-loved Christmas tradition for locals and a must-see for tourists.
The switching on of the festive lights is something all of Cape Town looks forward to as it signals the start of the festive season. This year’s theme focuses on diversity, which is what Cape Town reflects and different communities across the city are expected to be part of this celebration of togetherness and sharing.” – Executive Mayor, Dan Plato
The event is free to the public and will feature a star-studded lineup including performances by Sho Madjozi, Ndlovu Youth Choir, YoungstaCPT and many more as well as amazing video mapping displays. This year’s theme for the festival is ‘Window to the World’ – a celebration of the diversity that embodies the City of Cape Town.
View the full lineup and event details below and read more on the latest entertainment news right here.
Cape Town’s ‘Festive Lights Switch-On’ Lineup
Performers from The Zip Zap Circus
The Unknown Dance Crew
Ndlovu Youth Choir
The Festive Lights Switch-On 2019 is a FREE FAMILY EVENT
Date: Sunday, 1 December 2019
Venue: Grand Parade, Cape Town
Time: From 16:00