Start date: 15/12/2023
End date: 17/12/2023
Time: 5:15 pm - 7:15 pm
Location: Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden Cape Town

It wouldn’t be the Festive Season in Cape Town without Carols at Kirstenbosch, the City’s most-loved carols gathering. Grab a picnic blanket, round up your friends and family and enjoy a wonderful evening set against what is unmistakably one of the world’s most magnificent backdrops. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and proudly sponsored by Pick n Pay, and non-exclusive radio partner, Radio Tygerberg 104FM, Carols 2023 will usher in the Festive Season with your favorite singalongs, delicious food and the beautiful sight of thousands of digital glowsticks* lighting up the evening sky.

Pack your own picnic and come enjoy this festive event. As always, Pick n Pay is offering to make your entire experience as hassle-free and as enjoyable as possible and will take away all the fuss! Pre-order a perfect picnic for two, comprising a sumptuous selection which will be ready for you when you arrive at the event – what could be easier?

Please note that wine will NOT be on sale at the event, but visitors are welcome to bring their own.

Carols will be led by a small band and a reduced Choir. Your support of this event enables Rotary International to assist communities across the Western Cape in a wide range of community-based programmes, including youth-leadership development, civic-responsibility and various health programmes, specifically those around cancer-awareness. These are in addition to programmes dedicated to feeding-schemes, numeracy and literacy, early childhood development, elderly support, water-saving and sanitation-awareness. Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch thanks Pick n Pay and patrons for their continued and valued support.

Please note – You will be required to download the songsheet to your smartphone. This is a trial, and we appreciate your comments on how this works for you, our valued patrons. please send your comments to

Concert Area Gates open at 6pm: Please ensure you arrive early to secure your place and get comfortable.

Also note that your Carols ticket allows you to enter the gardens at any time on the date on your ticket from 08:00, and that seating on the lawns in the concert area is unreserved.

Carols starts at approximately 7:15pm and are finished by 9:15pm at the very latest.

The event is an open-air event and will continue should it rain. The event is a charity fund raising event of the Rotary Club Kirstenbosch and there is a no refunds policy should it rain. We will do our best to accommodate swopping tickets for another date in our four-day event, however, this can only be done if there is capacity to do so on future days from 15 – 17 December 2023.

We host this event by observing ALL LEGISLATED COVID PROTOCOLS and are guided by ALL future directives that may cause changes to the event from the time you purchase your ticket and the dates of the event.


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