Festive Lights draws 100 000

The 50th Festive Lights on Sunday December 1.
The annual Festive Lights Switch-On was a success with a whopping 100 000 people coming out to enjoy the star-studded line-up.

This year’s theme was Cape Town: Window to the World.

Mayoral committee member for safety and security, JP Smith, said: “This is arguably our biggest free open air event and four months of planning go into making this an evening families and all ages can enjoy. Construction of the lights, the maintenance and the staging of the event has a team of approximately 1505 people.”  

The event gave special attention to entertainment for the children and youth who thoroughly enjoyed acts by the Zip Zap Circus, Laila Van Der Ross and Queen Angela, the Cape Town Freestylers as well as Ocean View’s The Unknown Dance Crew who danced their way into the crowd’s hearts.

The Adderley Street lights will stay on until the end of January.