Cape Town -As thousands of soccer dignitaries and journalists landed in Cape Town for the Final Draw for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ on December 4, the City of Cape Town has focused on a soccer theme for this year’s festive lights in the city centre.
The City’s public lighting crews worked hard after hours putting up the 12 light installations which span the entire width of Adderley Street. There is a six meter high Christmas tree at the entrance to the Company Gardens.
Over 50 000 people gathered in Adderley Street on Sunday, November 29, to witness the colourful extravaganza of light and sound when the lights were switched on by Executive Mayor Dan Plato at the Foreshore.
The 43-year-old ceremony, which is accompanied by a star-studded concert and a 2 000-strong carnival parade, is billed as Cape Town’s largest open-air event.