Festival of Lights

Festival of Lights at the Johannesburg Zoo

Joburg Ballet will once again be performing at the Festival of Lights at the Johannesburg Zoo, until December 4.


  • Joburg Ballet is presenting a festive package filled with highlights from Iain MacDonald’s magical production of Cinderella.
  • The annual Festival of Lights offers patrons entertainment and a night out in the Zoo for all ages.
  • The evening includes an enchanting collection of illuminated life-size animal characters, entertainment, food and a craft night market.
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The Festival of Lights is open from 7pm to 10pm daily (except Mondays) and visitors can enjoy a tranquil walk in the Zoo on a lit route – away from the animals – under trees decorated with enchanting lights.


Festival of Lights
Joburg Ballet is delighted to again be performing at the Festival of Lights at the Johannesburg Zoo. Image: Joburg Ballet

The roles of Cinderella and the Prince will be danced by Tammy Higgins and Ivan Domiciano (November 30 and December 3), Monike Cristina and Ruan Galdino (December 2 and December 4), Shannon Glover and Bruno Miranda (December 1). Cinderella performances start at 7pm and entertainment is weather-dependent and casting is subject to change.


Tickets are R85 for children 3-12, R90 for pensioners and R165 for children 12+ and adults; entrance for children under 3 is free. Free parking is available in the Upper Park Drive parkade. Booking is at www.joburgtheatre.com or 0861-670-670.


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