PICS: Could Cape Town give New York a run for its money with the Silo's lit new tree?

2018-11-22 10:30 - Saara Mowlana
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You still have time to visit this lit tree in Silo District. (Photo: Supplied)

Is there any festive thing quite as iconic and globally renowned as New York's Time Square Christmas Tree lighting ceremony?

Well, Moët & Chandon have taken it upon themselves to take on the task of giving New York a run for its money as it prepares to light up the Cape's chic and trendy Silo District.

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They've recently unveiled their very own festive tree, on 29 November, named the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree and it really is a glistening sight to behold. 

The public can still view the tree, which will be up until January 2019 and engage with its interactivity by keeping it lit via the Moët Music Box. 

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Tree Viewing Rundown:

  • When: The tree will remain standing until Sunday, 6 January 2019
  • Where: Next to the Radisson Red in the Silo District, V&A Waterfront
  • Cost: Free Entry  
  • Hashtags: #moetmoment #moetmomentct 

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The glistening Golden Tree sits an impeccable four-storeys high and is built with over 1 800 recycled champagne bottles collected from across SA and is belted in a shimmering gold ribbon that has been created using 2 000 discs.

Wrapped with a string of 230 metres of LED lights individually programmed to illuminate in sync with the themed festive music and vibes from the music box, the tree comes to life and interacts with the public.

You can trigger the interactivity by simply turning the music box lever to activate an enrapturing 40-second lighting show - breathing the splendour of life into the inanimate tree. 

Moët & Chandon Golden Tree & Silo hotel

The Moët & Chandon tree in its full splendour. (Photo: Supplied)

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Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting

The Moët & Chandon tree in its full splendour. (Photo: Supplied) 

Moët Golden Tree & Cork

The Moët & Chandon tree in its full splendour. (Photo: Supplied) 

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Moët & Chandon Tree at Twilight

The Moët & Chandon tree in its full splendour. (Photo: Supplied) 

Crowd gathers at Moët & Chandon Golden Tree

The Moët & Chandon tree in its full splendour. (Photo: Supplied)

Maps Maponyane & Boitumelo Thulo Dazzle at Moët &

Maps Maponyane & Boitumelo Thulo Dazzle at Moët & Chandon Golden Tree. (Photo: Supplied)

Golden Girl Boitumelo Thulo at Moët & Chandon Gold

Golden Girl Boitumelo Thulo at Moët & Chandon Golden Tree. (Photo: Supplied)

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