In Jozi for New Year and looking for a way to see the New Year in?

Dancing in the Street at the Barnyard Show will have a countdown into the new year.  31 Dec 2011 – 1 Jan 2012 @ 21h00
Price R 300.00
Venue Barnyard Theatre Cresta Shopping Centre
270 Beyers Naude Drive, Blackheath Ext 1
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Latitude: -26.131976396864605
Longitude: 27.973809242248535
Booking Information; The Barnyard Theatre Iris Pather 27112804370
iris@barnyardtheatres.co.za http://www.barnyardtheatre.co.za/

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Things to do in Jozi with the family this New Year’s Eve

Want to celebrate with the family over New Year and don’t know what to do?  There are a couple of different options:

Jozi Carnival   The 2011 theme of the annual Joburg Carnival is Jozi my Jozi 125 celebrating the anniversary of the city’s existence.  It will take place on 31 December from 12pm and leaves from Kotze Street, moving across Nelson Mandela Bridge to Newtown.  

Laser show at Carnival City   On 31st go along to Carnival City at 7 pm where their annual fireworks display will be replaced by a more animal-friendly but equally spectacular laser light show.  The show is free. Carnival City is situated on the intersection of the N17 toll road Snake Road (Heidelberg Road or R23) and Elsburg Road (R554) Johannesburg, South Africa

Nutcracker on Ice at Monte Casino   There are still tickets for Pieter Toerien’s  presentation of the  Imperial Ice stars in The Nutcracker on Ice at Monte Casino at 7.30 pm.

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Some more things to do in the Joburg Parks region: Visit the Brenthurst Gardens

In the new year I am going to ensure that I make a visit to the Brenthurst Gardens.  Guests staying here at Liz at Lancaster joined a tour and were completely enthralled.  Brenthurst, built in 1906 and the home of the Oppenheimer family since 1922,  is the only one the Randlords mansions on the Parktown Ridge that has survived with its setting intact. Set behind just below the M1 Highway, the property (accessed through Federation Rd off Oxford Rd) stretches for 45 acres from Federation Rd to the south-west border of Killarney. Tended by 45 gardeners, the gardens includes a rose garden, indigenous planting and a Japanese garden designed by a Japanese team who come out from Japan at least twice a year.  Several amazing scultpures are set in this extraordinary oasis literally metres away from the frenetic M1 Highway.   There are tours everyday starting at 10 am by appointment only.  All proceeds go to charity. Phone 011 646 4122  www.brenthurstgardens.co.za

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