WIN Tickets to Carols by Candlelight

Carols by Candlelight: Enjoy a fairy-tale Christmas at the Durban Botanic Gardens

Are you dreaming of a “Star Lit” Christmas? The Old Mutual Music at the Lake outdoor entertainment series promises to immerse you in a starlight wonderland this Christmas.

As soon as the sun goes down on Saturday, 3 December 2016, the lawns of the Durban Botanic Gardens will be transformed into an open air cinema for the screening of Disney’s “Santa Clause 2”.

Completing the magical family experience will be a massive illuminated baobab Christmas tree as well as a twilight market with all the delectable treats associated with this special time of the year.

Carols by Candlelight has been part of Old Mutual’s festive tradition for many years and we are excited to present a new magical cinema experience this year. We look forward to once again bringing friends and families together and providing them with a great experience in exquisite natural surroundings,” says Old Mutual sponsorship manager Bandile Mngoma. “There’s no doubt that creating special memories is a great investment for families to make!”

Our Christmas Market will add to the magic and wonder of the festive atmosphere at the gardens, with over 40 stalls selling a variety of gifts, decorations as well as edible treats like as freshly made popcorn, mouth-watering mince pies and a range of hot and cold drinks.

Kids will be well entertained with a dedicated kiddies area and the opportunity to whisper their wish list in Santa’s ear.

Early bird price: R90. On-the-day price: R100.
R40 for kids aged 8 – 12 years. Under 8 free.

Available from Webtickets or the Information Office at the Gardens.


Gates open: 17h00
Movie starts: 19h00
Gates close: 21h00

Kids are welcome to enjoy some fun & games at Kidzone.
Picnic blankets, picnic baskets, cooler boxes and camp chairs are allowed into the garden.

For more information:
Facebook: www.facebook.com/MATLDBN
Or go to: www.dogreatthings.co.za
Or: www.durbanbotanicgardens.org.za


We have x5 double tickets to give away. To enter, simply drop us a comment below, telling us what your favourite Christmas carol is.

Winners will be drawn on 30 November 2016.

  • Louise Damons Mitchell

    Santa Claus is coming to town is my favourite, singing with my twin girls, they love it! Would love to take them to this event! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!!!

  • Priscilla Burkinshaw Boscombe

    Silent night. Love it 💟💟💟💟

  • Renuka Lallbahadur

    Love jingle bells.

  • GAMuk

    Silent night

  • Randal Naidoo

    Silent Night

  • Jessey Pan

    Jingle bell rock! 😆😆

  • Elke van Dyk

    O Holy Night – (as sung by JEWEL)

  • Shenaide Jinnien Premraj

    Silent night
    Little drummer boy

    Please pick me .have being dying to go for carols by candelnight for years now

  • Lizeldi Baars

    Rudolf the red nose reindeer had a very shiny nose… #lovechristmas #lovemusic

  • Kirsten Rencken Dyssell

    O Holy Night

  • Tracey Daniel Vieira

    Definitely “O Holy night” sung by Mariah Carey!

  • Michelle McDonald

    Silent Night

  • Bruce McIlwraith

    “Oh Come all ye Faithful”

  • Raeesa Innoos

    Jingle bell rock!