It’s the festive season and a time for magic – whatever you’re in the mood for this holiday, bring the whole family along and celebrate at Gauteng’s premier entertainment destination. There’s something for everyone as Montecasino comes alive with Christmas decorations and carollers, beautiful light and fountain displays, regular visits by Santa and his elves at Santa’s Workshop, the Montecasino Playground Holiday Fun and so much more.
Starting the festive season off with a bang, Gareth Cliff and his 5FM breakfast team will lead an ensemble of talented performers, including Danny K, Jen Su, DJ Wags and the Soweto Gospel Choir in a one-night-only performance of the very best in traditional and modern Carols under the stars on the Montecasino Outdoor Piazza.
Tickets for ‘Cliffmas Carols’ cost just R60 and all proceeds will go to Headway Gauteng, an organisation dedicated to offering support programmes to survivors of brain injury and their families. Bookings now open at Computicket. Kids under 12 enter free.
Perfectly timed for Christmas shopping, the XmasXpo brings an Italian Christmas village market to Montecasino for three days on the very first weekend of the holidays. Shoppers and retail therapy seekers can spend hours exploring the streets of colourful exhibits, picking out special somethings for loved ones. It’s the perfect opportunity to give your child the gift at the top of their wish list – delivered by Santa himself, who’ll be visiting the XmasXpo to give gifts to children whose clever moms and dads have pre-purchased the special gift from Prima Toy gifts online before 1 December. From 9:00 to 21:00 on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 December and from 9:00 to 17:00 on Sunday 8 December, you can celebrate the season you love with the ones you love and come and shop up a storm in the different sections of the expo, including Christmas Decorations, Children’s section, Adult section (For Him, For Her, For the Foodie, For the Gardener), Health and Beauty, Home & Décor, Pets, Crafts, Stocking Fillers, and Food & Drink. It’s the shopping event of the season – miss it and you’ll miss out!Bookings at Computicket.
Throughout December and January, there’s family fun to be found in every corner of Montecasino, with a jam-packed schedule of entertainment and activities. Kicking off the holiday fun on 6 December,Montecasino brings you a free screening of a festive season movie on the huge Outdoor Piazza screen.From 13 to 22 December, the Piazza will come alive with laughter and excitement as the Montecasino Playground – Holiday Fun brings an assortment of non-stop games, competitions, jumping castles, face- painting and lots, lots more to children aged between 2 to 14 years!Gates will open from 10:00 to 17:00 on weekends and public holidays and from 12:00 to 16:00 during the week. Entrance is free, with certain activities carrying a cost to participate (i.e. ceramic paining, sand art etc) and lots of delicious treats on sale.
Don’t miss a treat for the whole family with the Imperial Ice Stars’ Sleeping Beauty on Iceset to dazzle young and old at the Teatro at Montecasino from 5 December 2013 to 12 January 2014. Direct from a worldwide tour, thisspectacular production of Sleeping Beauty on Ice is set to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent music. Tickets are available at montecasino.co.zaor at Computicket.
For entertainment of the furry and feathery kind, theMontecasino Bird Gardens is offering a Holiday Programme from 9 to 20 December (excluding weekends and public holidays) that will delight, educate and provide mom and dad with some time off to do last-minute Christmas shopping. Now open for bookings, the Montecasino Bird Gardens Holiday Programme caters for children aged 6 to 11 years of age and presents hours of fun for the kiddies in the form of games, tours and crafts. Call the Montecasino Bird Gardens on 011 511 1864 or visit www.montecasino.co.za for details.
Holidays are always a good excuse for wining and dining and there’s no shortage of options at Montecasino. Why notbring the whole family along for a delicious festive lunch at any of the three Tsogo Sun hotels within the Montecasino precinct, including the Palazzo, Southern Sun Montecasino and SunSquare, where each restaurant will be pulling out all the stops to bring add some culinary magic to their menus this Christmas.
Theatre-lovers will be riveted by the distinctly South African Blood Brothers on at the Pieter Toerien Main Theatre from 15 November to 5 January 2014 – tickets are available from Computicket.
It’s also the season for winning, with opportunities galore in the casino, courtesy of the Money Talks gaming promotion from 14 November 2013 until 27 March 2014. With R4.4 Million in cash up for grabs, the promotion is open to all Montecasino cardholders. Simply play any slots or table games to earn entries into the draws. Who knows, you could walk off with a fortune this holiday!
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