2019 is also the 150th anniversary of the Moët Imperial, the maison’s flagship champagne and a global symbol of celebration. Now in its third year, South Africa’s Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Lighting Ceremony has become a bit of a tradition too in the festive history books.
True to the maison’s grand style of celebration the Moët & Chandon champagne tree is built with over 2 000 recycled champagne bottles and sits at an awe-inspiring four-storeys high. The tree is also wrapped in a gold ribbon created using over 2000 discs.
And, in honour of the Springbok Rugby team’s epic World Cup 2019 win, legendary Captain Siya Kolisi will this year be given the honour of flicking the Golden Tree’s switch and declaring the festive season officially open.
The lighting ceremony takes place on 29 November at 7pm at the V&A Waterfront Silo District.
This year, for those that miss the opening ceremony, and in the spirit of festive generosity, Moët & Chandon have organised an additional three Festive Fridays: 6, 13 and 20 December, which will include a Golden Tree lighting experience.