Momo’s Magical Adventure: Sandton City’s Family Show This Christmas in Johannesburg


MoMo’s Magical Adventure

With Christmas and New Year’s around the corner, Sandton City Momo’s Magical Adventure promises to keep the kids and grown-ups busy with family-friendly entertainment over the entire festive break. Ticket sales have opened for this exciting and entertaining live show that shares a story of an African-style Christmas adventure. The popular shopping centre in Johannesburg will set up a temporary theatre tent where shows will be staged daily from 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2024. 

Here’s all you need to know:

Momo’s Magical Adventure

What is Momo’s Magical Adventure all about?

In this heartwarming tale, Momo finds herself in Johannesburg while her friends embark on their summer seaside adventures. She’s the lone adventurer in the bustling city, patiently awaiting her favourite night of the year – Christmas Eve.

Join Momo and her trusty companion, Mack the Meerkat, on a vibrant and enchanting journey. Together, they explore a whimsical snow globe filled with magic and wonder. Along the way, children will meet Sandi, the colossal gingerbread man with an insatiable sweet tooth, and assist Momo and Mack in their quest to find Busi, a brilliant and captivating butterfly, hidden within an enchanted garden entangled in ivy.

Momo’s boundless imagination takes centre stage in this delightful tale where everything shimmers with a truly South African holiday charm. Father Christmas graces the highveld sky, soaring in a hot air balloon drawn by kudus, radiating festive joy and cheer.

‘Momo’s Magical Adventure’ weaves an authentic South African tale against a backdrop of vibrant dreamscapes. In the true spirit of Christmas, everything becomes more playful, daring, and vivid,’ shares Dimitri Kokinos, Asset Manager of Sandton City. ‘This production, designed for the entire family, serves as a reminder to look up, embrace the joy of sharing, and understand that generosity during this season goes a long way.’

Momo’s Magical Adventure

Who stars in Momo’s Magical Adventure?

Don’t miss this enchanting children’s theatre production in Johannesburg, brought to life by a talented cast of South African performers. Tebogo Molepo shines as the spirited Momo, while Justin Swartz embodies the lovable Mack the meerkat.

The stage comes alive with the rest of the exceptional ensemble, featuring Mlindeli Emmanuel, Ryan Smith, Noluthando Mathebula, Jordyn Schaefer, and Katlego Nche, portraying a delightful array of magical festive characters including Sandi the Gingerbread man, Busi the butterfly, and other beloved friends from MoMo’s vibrant imagination.

Momo’s Magical Adventure is the brainchild of an award-winning creative team, produced by the visionary Lyall Ramsden. Under the steady direction of Kirsten Harris and accompanied by James Bassingthwaighte’s captivating musical composition, the show promises a sensory delight.

Owen Lonzar’s choreography adds a dynamic touch to the performance, complemented by Vallery Groenewald’s imaginative set design and Nerine Pienaar’s spellbinding costume creations, ensuring that this South African creation becomes an unforgettable experience for all.

Momo’s Magical Adventure

Where does the show take place, and how can you get tickets?

Sandton City is setting up a bespoke crafted tent in the centre court outside Checkers, and Momo’s Magical Adventure will be staged from 8 December to 7 January 2024. Four live performances take place daily at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm, from Tuesday to Sunday. Tickets cost R50pp, and can be booked online at

Cost: R50pp, book online via

When: Running from 8 December 2023 to 7 January 2024. From Tuesday to Sunday, at 10.30am, 12.30pm, 3.30pm and 5.30pm
Where: Sandton City, 83 Rivonia Rd, Sandhurst, Sandton

Tel: 011 217 6000
Facebook: @sandtoncity
Instagram: @sandtoncitymall

Discussion8 Comments

  1. The Cast did an amazing job!
    I would have enjoyed it a lot more if it weren’t for the unbearable heat in the tent.
    No actors should have to perform under those conditions and certainly no establishment besides the gym should be selling tickets to a sauna.
    To the Cast : congratulations! You left it all out on the stage.
    The management/production team : Great show you’ve put together but I came close to passing out in the tent and that’s not an exaggeration. I would fix the ventilation issue before it becomes a legal matter.

    Formal review to follow.

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