Joburg Theatre in association with the City of Johannesburg entities; Joburg City Parks and Zoo and City Power are excited to present the annual Joburg Festival of Lights featuring an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters and classical, harmonious entertainment, food and craft night market for visitors to the Joburg Zoo.
The Festival marks its third year on the Jozi Festival Calendar with added new features to join the magnificent animal sculptures together with illuminated trees within the Zoo, combined with exciting live entertainment offerings is certainly not to be missed.
As the year approaches the front porch and step of the Festive door, Festival Of Lights opens up the programming with a stunning performance by Joburg Ballet’s Nutcracker bringing in a sparkling sky and stage one of the most popular and beloved classical ballets in the world. Bikos Manna, young sibling band with musical skills beyond their age. The duo that is ready to serenade guests and welcome them to this year’s festival, with a cheery and a soft warm glow performance under the stream of lights!
And of course, the programme adds a signature performance by singer and songwriter Xoli B and the award-winning vocalist Brenda Mtambo, spreading love though music and entertainment adding to the lights that reflects the season of Joy with sing along Christmas carols.
“This year has been like no other. Coronavirus has affected our lives in untold ways including changing the way we socialize and interact with friends and family to create memorable moments. We’ve put together a series of entertainment to celebrate and be part of an unmissable experience and that offers a unique family festive experience outdoor in a safe and nocturnal environment” says Xoliswa Nduneni – Ngema, Chief Executive Officer of Joburg City Theatres.
Adhering to all COVID-19 regulations. Patrons are encouraged to bring out their picnic blankets and enjoy food & beverages for all ages from the food stalls.
The full programme for the Festival of Lights:
Programme 1 – 26- 28 November 2021 – Joburg Ballet’s Nutcracker AND Bikos Manna
Programme 2 – 30 November – 5 December 2021 – Joburg Ballet’s Nutcracker AND Soulphiatown
Programme 3 – 7 -12 December 2021 – Art of Dance AND Xoli B
Programme 4 – 14- 19 December 2021 – Shef and the Kitchen AND Tribhangi DanceTheatre
Programme 5 –21 – 26 December 2021 – Christmas carols
Programme 6 – 28 December 2021 -2 January 2021 – Bongi Mthombeni AND Brenda Mtambo
Please note the Festival of Lights is on every night from 26 November 2021 to 2 January 2021 except on Monday evenings. In the case of rain disrupting the Festival of Lights we encourage patrons to choose another evening to attend. Alternatively, pre-purchased tickets will be refunded.
Disclaimer: While every effort will be made to contact Ticket Holders in the event of rain forcing the Festival of Lights to reschedule, please also follow @Joburgtheatre social media pages for updates especially for walk-in patrons booking at the venue.