5 festive things to do over Christmas in Cape Town, South Africa


Festival of Lights, Adderley Street, Cape Town

Adderley Street in Cape Town turns sparkling and festive as hundreds of lights are turned on during the first Sunday of December. Not only are the lights turned on, but there is also a great free street party. In the afternoon, a live concert is held and stalls line Adderley Street selling the perfect Christmas gifts and tasty food. Just as the African sun sets, Cape Town’s mayor turns on the lights. The displays reflect some of Cape Town’s history, as well as the usual Christmas theme.

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