Gar­dens to be lit up for Christ­mas


IF YOU’RE won­der­ing how you’re go­ing to make this fes­tive sea­son ex­tra spe­cial, then look no fur­ther than the an­nual Dur­ban Botanic Gar­dens’ Trail of Lights.

From De­cem­ber 14 to 30, Africa’s old­est botanic gar­dens will be lit up with thou­sands of lights, and there will be loads of out­door fun and fes­tive ac­tiv­ity.

Fol­low­ing on from last year’s glit­ter­ing suc­cess, the Dur­ban Botanic Gar­dens Trust and event or­gan­is­ers have ex­tended this fun-filled event to two weeks, in­cor­po­rat­ing a larger por­tion.

“The good news for ev­ery­one cel­e­brat­ing Christ­mas in Dur­ban is the chance to ex­pe­ri­ence the gar­dens il­lu­mi­nated at night, which is a rare and spe­cial ex­pe­ri­ence,” said event or­gan­iser Alene Naidoo.

There will also be mag­i­cal Christ­mas char­ac­ters, a talking tree, the re­mem­brance tree of light and live mu­sic be­tween 7.30pm and 8.30pm ev­ery day.

There will be food ven­dors. No food or drinks will be per­mit­ted into the gar­dens.

The Trail of Lights is the Dur­ban Botanic Gar­dens’ big­gest an­nual fund-raiser and the pro­ceeds will go to its up­keep and preser­va­tion.

Tick­ets are avail­able from Pick n Pay or www.webtick­

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