moet golden tree elite living africaMoët & Chandon Golden Tree.As the countdown to the festive season begins, it's worth celebrating one of the season’s most iconic symbols: the Christmas tree. Cape Town’s grand Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is created entirely from champagne bottles

Capetonians and visitors alike are invited to open the festive season at this year’s Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony – taking place 29 November at Silo 7, adjacent to the Radisson Red at the V&A Waterfront Silo District. 

The evening will include performances by the acclaimed South African Youth Choir and the Cape Town City Ballet and is open to the public at no cost.

Sitting at an impressive four-storeys high and built with over 1800 recycled champagne bottles collected from all over South Africa, the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is wrapped in a shimmering gold ribbon created using over 2000 discs. Once the sun sets, visitors can look forward to an impressive lighting display, with the 230 metres of LED lights individually programmed to illuminate in sync with themed festive music.

This year Moët & Chandon have also created the ‘Moët Music Box’ which will allow visitors the opportunity to personally interact with the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree – by simply turning the music box lever they’ll activate a magical 40-second lighting show, bringing the tree to life.

With shops open until 8pm, visitors are also invited to indulge in some late-night Christmas shopping on the 29th of November, as well as delicious Moët & Chandon festive specials at participating restaurants in the Silo District.

The Moët Golden Tree will be situated in the Silo District until 6 January.