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George Lights Festival brings jam packed programme

Nov 23, 2016
George Lights Festival brings jam packed programme

It is that time of year again when George will be a hive of activity with Georgians and visitors alike sharing in the festive mood of the George Lights Festival.

This year the Lights Festival at Unity Park, George the lights will officially be switched on at 20:00 on Saturday, 3 December 2016.  We invite all George residents and their families, friends and visitors to join in the festivities in Unity Park which will take place from 15:00.  In preparation for this event, York Street between Hibernia/Langenhoven and Courtenay/Davidson Streets as well as a portion of Cathedral Street will be closed from 12:00 to Midnight on the day in order to ensure the safety of all.  Directional signage will be in place.

Guests will be entertained by the Winner of the recent, George Has Talent competition – Jonty Hendrix.  He will be joined on stage by many of the finalists in this competition, including the phenomenal Diversity Dance Group, as well as an array of local artists. Hakkiesdraad Hartman and the George High School choir will also be performing.

The Executive Mayor of George, Aldm Melvin Naik says families are invited to join in the programme which includes more than 2 hours of Gospel music and Christmas Carols in celebration of our Saviour Jesus Christ, the Reason for the Season.

Children’s entertainment will include jumping castles and face painting from 15:00 until 18:00.

78 Stalls will cater for refreshments and other items. 

The safety of the public is of utmost importance to the George Council therefore attendees can rest assured security teams, Law Enforcement, Traffic Officers and the South African Police Department will be very visible during the festivities. Ms Sonja Muller, organiser of the George Lights Festival, appealed to the public to not use alcohol at the festival. The security has strict orders not to tolerate any alcohol use

For any queries, please contact Carol Hardnick on 044 801 9051.  We look forward to welcoming you at this event.

Image: crowd at the George Lights Festival seen from the stage in 2015.