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Trail of Lights Back at The Durban Botanic Gardens

Date: 2021-10-03 21:19:49

Trail of Lights Back at The Durban Botanic Gardens

09 DECEMBER 2020
Trail of Lights Back at The Durban Botanic Gardens
While the year 2020 has been marred with the Covid-19 pandemic, it is however not all doom and gloom, as holidaymakers can look forward to the magical botanical outdoor Trail of Lights.
The annual event, which seeks to celebrate Christmas, will be held at the iconic Durban Botanic Gardens between 11 and 30 December, excluding Christmas Day.
The garden will be decorated with gleaming lights to make this festive season a memorable one.
The year 2020 will see the return of some fan favourites, along with new light displays and activations, pop-up entertainment, a bigger festive market, two food gardens, Santa’s Grotto and an opportunity to give back to a host of worthwhile charities in the charity-driven Santa’s Workshop.
The City's Head of Parks, Recreation and Culture, Thembinkosi Ngcobo said the Municipality is thrilled that this popular occasion will be held again this year. “Everything is in place for
multitudes of holidaymakers who will be coming to enjoy their holiday in our beautiful City, which is usually their home away destination.”
“This year’s Trail of Lights came when the country is combating the Covid-19 pandemic. Even so, this will not deter visitors as safety protocols are in place to ensure their safety, thus we appeal to our visitors to take full responsibility and adhere to Covid-19 safety protocols,” said Ngcobo
He added that to ensure the safety of visitors, this year’s event has made significant operational changes, including the introduction of three entry times at 6pm, 7pm and 8pm. “This will allow families and visitors to enjoy the trail in a safe and secure environment.”
Event Organiser, Alene Naidoo said the Trail of Lights has proven to be an iconic attraction, not only for the tourism sector but in assisting promote social cohesion. “A percentage of the profits from the event go to the Durban Botanic Gardens Trust, to continue the work of developing and maintaining this important City asset as a garden of excellence.”
Children are also welcome to enjoy this night entertainment as there will also be plenty kids’ activities. Also new to the event is the Festive Market, showcasing local gifts and décor.
Tickets are available from or Pick ‘n Pay at:
18:00 Entry R80 per person
19:00 Entry R70 per person
20:00 Entry R60 per person
Tickets are extremely limited and NO tickets will be available at the door. Children two years and under enter for free.
Issued by the eThekwini Municipality’s Communications Unit. For media enquiries contact the Municipality’s Spokesperson Msawakhe Mayisela on 060 966 4220