City’s iconic carols event ramps up offering

Nothing says it’s the Festive Season quite like Christmas carols do, and this year the hugely popular Cape Town Carols at Kirstenbosch promise to be the most festive yet, as the event celebrates its 30thanniversary.

Taking place from Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 December, the event is proudly hosted by the Rotary Club of Kirstenbosch and sponsored by Pick n Pay, and as always, visitors can expect their favourite festive singalongs, deliciously festive food and thousands of glowsticks lighting up the evening sky.

For the first time this year, there will be an extra dose of yuletide spirit, thanks to the addition of pop-up Christmas themed-stalls, where visitors can browse the very best of Pick n Pay’s 2018 Christmas range, including everything from fun, festive headgear and stockings, to stockings-fillers, tree decorations and more. But be sure to get there early – stalls open at 6pm and close when carols start at 7:45pm.

And in the spirit of Christmas, Pick n Pay is offering to make your entire experience hassle-free, so all you need do is arrive with your picnic blanket! We’ve got everything else sorted! Afterall, this is the time of year you should be relaxing and enjoying yourself. What about a picnic? We’ve got that covered! Pre-order a perfect picnic for two, comprising a selection of sumptuous delights which we’ll present to you in a PnP bag when you arrive at the event – what could be easier? There’s also a special picnic just for littlies (see ordering details below).

If you prefer to decide what to eat on the day, the PnP food truck will be serving up a yummy range of options to tuck into, but be warned, come hungry for these! On the menu are king-size burgers, festive gammon rolls, and as a veggie option, a tasty mushroom and brie burger with cranberry sauce.

There will be two coffee stations at the venue serving a selection of coffees and hot beverages, in addition to hot dogs, mince pies, cupcakes, crisps and chocolates, mini candy canes, biltong, doughnuts and water.

Please note that wine will NOT be on sale at the event, you’re welcome to bring your own.

Carols will be led by Cape Town Concert Brass and the Cape Town Male Voice 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 and Pay and patrons for their continued and valued support.



Tickets are available from and at all Pick n Pay stores nationwide.

  • Thurs: Adults R110 | Scholars R85 | Children R25
  • Fri – Sun: Adults R125 | Scholars R90 | Children R30

Prices include a glowstick and a song sheet. 

Event times

  • Gates open at 6pm: Please ensure you arrive early to secure your place and browse our new Christmas-themed pop-up stalls.
  • Carols starts at approximately 7:45pm and are finished by 9:30pm at the very latest.

Picnic details and orders

  • Adult picnic for two @ R 195 – Whole baguette, cheese selection, hummus, pepper dew dip, Parma ham, crisps, brownies and water.
  • Kiddies picnic for one @ R 45 – PnP juice, PnP puffs, Christmas choc mallow and a hot dog voucher redeemable at the event.

Please note your picnic will be ready for collection at the PnP food stand at Entrance 3 at the venue.

Pre-order your picnic from Webtickets at

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