Sunday evening, we went to the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront for lunch, and then stayed downtown for the concert and Christmas lights celebration. I’ve got to be honest; it feels ridiculous getting ready to celebrate Christmas in a tank top and board shorts! Anyway, we stood in a crowd of 50,000+ Capetonians waiting for the sun to set so the mayor could flick the switch and turn on the lights. They were strung up and down Long Street, one of the main streets downtown.
The concert had some good acts (Freshlyground) and some not so good acts, but it was a really different vibe than I expected. The feeling of the crowd was really relaxed and family oriented. I feel like at a big event like that back home it would have been a bit more rowdy. I was really pleased to spend my first day in the city with its people and feel such a warm and welcoming vibe.