The City of Cape Town’s yearly Festive Lights Switch-On is celebrating 50 years and will take place on December 1, on the Grand Parade.

The theme for this year’s open-air event is ‘Cape Town: Window to the World’ to reflect the diversity in Cape Town.

The line-up includes a range of artists, such as Sho Madjozi, the Ndlovu Youth Choir, YoungstaCPT, while the winner of the Festive Lights Switch-On 2019 Music Challenge will also perform at the event.

In addition to onstage performances, the event includes switching on of the festive lights, and a video mapping display.

“The switching on of the festive lights is something all of Cape Town looks forward to as it signals the start of the festive season. This year’s theme focuses on diversity, which is what Cape Town reflects and different communities across the city are expected to be part of this celebration of togetherness and sharing,” said Executive Mayor of Cape Town, Dan Plato.

The Festive Lights Switch-On 2019 is free to all and no tickets are required.