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Joburg Zoo Ready To Light Up Again with the programme for the Festival of Lights announced

Joburg Zoo Ready To Light Up Again with the programme for the Festival of Lights announced

  • Nov 25 at 7:00PM - Jan 1 at 9:00PM
  • Jan Smuts Ave Jan Smuts Avenue
  • ZAR 165.0
Joburg Theatre in partnership with the Joburg Zoo and City Power is excited to present the 4th annual Festival of Lights programme, opening on 25 November and running until 1 January 2023.
The programme includes the following artists in no particular order and there is something for everyone. Featured on the Festival Of Lights Carols By The Tree Of Life Programme will be: Joburg Ballet, Mascots, Bongi Mthombeni, DJ & Fire Act,Art of Dance, Yahto Kraft, SAEED Foundation, Tribhangi Dance Theatre, Carols by MTP (Jazz at the Lights), Nomsa Manaka Dance Studio, Sempre Opera and Mandla Ntlaks amongst others. The event will require visitors to purchase an additional ticket to access the lights which will be open from 7 pm – 10 pm daily except on Mondays and which is subject to clear skies. On the dance front, this year’s Festival of Lights features the Joburg Ballet Company, Art of Dance, Tribhangi Dance Theatre, and performances by choreographer Nomsa Manaka to name a few. Patrons can expect appearances from Yahto Kraft, best known for his star turn on season 3 of The Voice SA, Jazz legend Mandla Ntlaks and the ever-fabulous Bongi Mthombeni. The festival is a unique opportunity to explore the zoo after dark when many nocturnal animals are most active. The lights used for the festival displays are LEDs and are disruptive to nocturnal animals and large parts of the zoo will remain off-limits during the evening. Visitors are welcome to bring picnic blankets and camp chairs. There is a selection of food stalls including the Sausage Saloon, Chip ‘n dip, Curry corner and Chic Inn, Fabulous foods with pregos, waffles and gourmet hot dogs and House of Chefs. The STAGES Restaurant at the main entrance, opposite the Tree of lights lawn, offers sit-down options with a variety of soft drinks, wine, beer and cocktails. Ticket prices are R165 for adults, R90 for pensioners and R85 for children 3-12 years. This is an offering for the whole family in a safe and enjoyable setting and we encourage visitors to purchase tickets upfront to secure access on a first-come basis. Children under 3 years of age enter for free. Tickets can be purchased from www.joburgtheatre.com or www.webtickets.co.za. Issued by JT Communication Solutions on behalf of Joburg Theatre – www.joburgtheatre.com For media enquiries or interview requests please contact media@jtcomms.co.za or call 011 788 7632
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