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When It Pours, It Reigns: Moët & Chandon Golden Tree Is Lit

With a royal crown topper, the larger-than-life Moët & Chandon Golden Tree shone a bright light across Nelson Mandela Square during the opening celebration this week.


  • Tang Restaurant played host to leading celebrities and dignitaries to mark the launch of the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree.
  • Nelson Mandela Square will be at the heart of many Moët & Chandon festive activations.
  • The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree experience will be in Sandton until January 3, 2022.
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Moët & Chandon brought its unique savoir-fête to open South Africa’s festive season in style, and whilst the clouds opened over Nelson Mandela Square, guests were entertained by world-class talent, golden goblets with ample champagne and Asian canapés. This year, the Moët & Chandon is sharing the joy of togetherness with a series of bespoke events, from musical performances to festive experiences in over 20 cities including Sydney, London, New York, and Paris.


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Boity with Black Coffee whose brilliant surprise performance ended the evening with an atmosphere few will forget – a moment of collective joy and togetherness. Image: Moët & Chandon

Festivities began with a musical performance by SAMA-winning artist Simmy who entertained guests with her hit song Sonini. As is custom, Moët & Chandon included iconic South Africans in the experience – this year with Zozibini Tunzi, global humanitarian and Miss Universe 2019, alongside SA cricket captain Temba Bavuma.


The new Moët & Chandon Golden Tree, poised to offer perfect golden reflections of the Sandton skyline, is a sight to behold. Golden baubles adorn the tree’s gleaming metal exterior, while (for the first time) the interior opens to offer visitors a truly immersive experience.


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A show-stopping chandelier, crafted from 1,400 Moët & Chandon bottles, hanging delicately over a custom-designed champagne cork floor will make for quite the Instagramable moment. Image: Moët & Chandon

Since 1743, countless celebratory moments form part of the extraordinary history of Moët & Chandon that have crystalised the House as a global “Icon of Celebration”. We are proud to continue that legacy this year, as much for the Moët & Chandon Golden Tree itself, as for the wonderful opportunity to ‘toast to togetherness’ again after so long.

// Moët Hennessy General Manager of Southern Africa, David White


The Moët & Chandon Golden Tree is set to become an iconic festive symbol on Sandton’s Nelson Mandela Square. A personalised gifting service will also be available via the Moët & Chandon pop-up store, located on the square, accessible from November 25 until December 23, from 12pm until 6pm. The store will also offer purchase personalisation.


Restaurants on Nelson Mandela Square will be providing festive Moët & Chandon Golden Tree champagne offers, available until December 27.


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