Christmas is on its way! Time to raise your glass, and celebrate the season. And Christmas trees, of course, which have come to represent all the things we love about this festive time of year.
All the more so when the Christmas tree itself is not your run-of-the-mill Norfolk pine, but is rather a one-of-a-kind installation made from recycled champagne bottles, resulting in an irresistibly innovative and creative art piece.
A Festival of Lights and Magic
Which is where Moët & Chandon comes in… The Champagne brand presents Cape Town’s first-ever Champagne Christmas Tree at The Silo District at the V&A Waterfront.
Restaurants in the plaza will have enviable views of the 10-metre-tall tree, which is adorned with a light ribbon. Shining its light on The Silo District for the duration of the holiday season, the tree is a beacon of warmth and light, and an appropriate monument to the festive spirit of Christmas in Cape Town.
Moët & Chandon unveiled this impressive creation at an official lighting ceremony, hosted by the smart and stylish Maps Maponyane on Thursday, 7 December at 7.30pm, and the tree will be on display until 3 January 2018.
Tis the season to share (on social media)
Christmas, as we know, is all about sharing, and Moët & Chandon’s Christmas Tree will allow us to do exactly that. Any message you send to loved ones on opening night (and then any time until the 3 January) that includes the hashtag #moetmomentcapetown will be displayed on the light ribbon surrounding the tree.
Added to that, when you engage on social media using the #moetmomentcapetown – followed by the popping Champagne bottle emoji – the golden crown at the top of the tree will spin. Merry Christmas indeed!
This is truly a first for the Mother City, so even if you don’t make it on opening night, be sure to stop by and see the twinkling tree for yourself before it gets taken down on 3 January.
The festive season is upon us. Check out which restaurants will be hosting Christmas lunch this season.