We took a drive through central Cape Town tonight to see the annual Christmas lights in Adderley Street.
Our exploration coincided with an open-air concert and market in this street, which meant that it was blocked off at the Spin Street intersection (near the Company’s Gardens) and at the Strand Street intersection (near the Golden Acre). This pretty much scuppered our plan to cruise slowly up and down this thoroughfare, stopping at intervals so I could get out of the car to take some nice pictures.
There were live music performances on a stage, and numerous stalls in the street, and hundreds of people milling around and enjoying the laid-back vibe on this pleasantly warm summer’s evening.
As a result of the crowds, I couldn’t get many clear shots of the lights, but I figured you might still like a glimpse of how we celebrate Christmas at the southernmost tip of the African continent!