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Charities to benefit at Festive Trail of Lights

Charities involved in the event will host an array of kiddie-friendly activities such as cupcake-making, face-painting, pony rides, sand art, ceramic painting and more.

EMBRACING the season of giving, The Durban Botanic Garden’s inaugural Festive Trail of Lights will give visitors the chance to explore this magically festive environment after dark, while supporting a range of KZN charities at the same time.

Promising a dazzling night out for the whole family, highlights of the week-long event include: a food garden serving a range of artisinal food, a chance to meet Santa and other magical Christmas characters in Santa’s Grotto, The Tree of Light, the ‘Talking Tree’ and the North Pole Mailbox where ‘letters to Santa’ can be posted. The Trail of Lights will run every evening from the 17 to 24 December between 6.30pm and 9.30pm.

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KwaZulu-Natal based charities involved in the event will host an array of kiddie-friendly activities such as cupcake-making, face-painting, pony rides, sand art, ceramic painting and more.

Charities operating at the Festive Trail of Lights are The South Coast Hospice, Husky Rescue KZN, CROW, Bunville Rabbit Rescue, The Magic Bean Foundation, Likhon iThemba, Feeding the Furballs, and Monkey Helpline.

“The charities hope, through their efforts, to raise much needed funds for their causes and we encourage everyone to gather friends and family and come down to the gardens to support them,” said Kerry Philips, Durban Botanic Gardens Trust manager.

Tickets are R40 per person for online sales and R50 at the door on event nights; children under two enter free. Book your tickets at Webtickets.co.za. There are limited tickets available per night so pre-book to avoid disappointment. For more information visit www.trailoflights.co.za or contact info@trailoflights.co.za.

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