1. 01:00 - 05:00 The Best of the Cape

The City of Cape Town wishes to alert residents and motorists to road closures in the CBD on Sunday 1 December 2013, ahead of the Festival of Lights celebrations.

In preparation for thousands of spectators, which have numbered over 80 000 people in the past, the City will close several streets in the CBD from 10:00 to 23:00 on Sunday 1 December 2013.

The road closures from 10:00 on Sunday 1 December 2013 are as follows:

  • Darling Street, between Adderley Street and Buitenkant Street

  • Parade Street, between Longmarket Street and Darling Street

  • Corporation Street, between Longmarket Street and Darling Street

  • Lower Plein Street, between Strand Street and Darling Street

  • Plein Street, between Longmarket Street and Darling Street

  • Parliament Street, between Longmarket Street and Darling Street

The road closures from 12:00 on Sunday 1 December 2013 are as follows:

  • Adderley Street, between Bureau Street and Strand Street

  • Castle Street, between Buitenkant Street and Lower Plein Street

  • Buitenkant Street, between Darling Street and Strand Street

  • Longmarket Street, between Burg Street and Adderley Street

  • Hout Street, between Burg Street and Adderley Street

No parking will be permitted in Adderley and Darling Streets between 10:00 and midnight. Temporary ablution facilities, as well as dedicated ablution facilities for the disabled, will be available at designated locations. There will be a demarcated area, accessible via Corporation Street on the Grand Parade, for disabled people.

Extra trains will be available, departing at 23:05, from Cape Town Station to Kapteinsklip, and to Retreat via the Cape Flats.

The Festival of Lights, South Africa’s largest free open-air public event, will kick off at the Grand Parade with a concert starting at 16:00. City of Cape Town Executive Mayor, Alderman Patricia de Lille, will switch on the Festive Season lights at 20:30, which will signal the start of Cape Town’s summer holiday season.

A star-studded entertainment line-up, stunning fireworks and laser displays, has been planned, and will mark the four-week countdown to Cape Town assuming the coveted title of World Design Capital 2014.

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