Joburg Zoo To Host Festival of Lights Once Again


The Joburg Zoo will once again play host to the annual Festival of Lights.

Following the successful turnout by Joburgers last year, the Festival, now in its second year, promises to present an unmissable line-up of unforgettable music, dance, Christmas Carols, Opera, DJ’s, food stalls; kiddies play areas, night markets and more.

Adhering to all social distancing and COVID legislation, patrons can enjoy the exciting programme of beautiful lights, diverse live music, dance, food and much more under the stars at the Joburg Zoo.

Visitors are encouraged to bring out their picnic blankets and enjoy food and beverages for all ages from the food stalls.

This year the Festival of Lights has added new features to join the magnificent animal sculptures together with illuminated trees within the Zoo, combined with exciting live entertainment offerings is certainly not to be missed.

Programme Dates
Timothy Moloi 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Nov
Joburg Ballet 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 Nov
Contemporary Dance – Art of Dance 08 to 13 Dec
Tribhanghi Indian Dance Company 15 to 20 Dec
Singing Christmas Tree with Sempre Opera and choir 22 to 27 Dec (Except 25 Dec)
Festive Market 31 Dec to 01
Shef & the Kitchen, Bongi and iComplete – 02 & 03 Jan 31 Dec to 03 Jan

The programme will also feature a resident DJ throughout the festival with a resident DJ Tuesday and Wednesdays from 24 Dec 2020 to 3 Jan 2021.

Please note the Festival of Lights is on every night from 22nd November 2020 to 3rd January 2020 except on Monday evenings. In the case of rain disrupting the Festival of Lights please note your ticket will be refunded or you can choose another evening to attend.

Tickets are available at R90 for pensioners, R75 for kids and R150 for adults online at or by calling 0861 670 670 for group bookings or and at selected Pick n Pay stores (full list at

Patrons can also buy tickets by visiting the Zoo, who are only accepting card transactions for purchasing tickets or for walk-ins.


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