Pack your Santa hat and put ‘Silent Night’ on repeat, we’re getting ready to kick of the season with Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival! This free, family-friendly event is filled with amusement rides, a Holiday Market, and all things bright and merry. What’s in store at Surrey’s cheeriest festival? We’re glad you asked…
One of the most magical aspects of the holiday season are all the beautiful bright lights. From intricate home-displays to streets lined with lights, there’s a certain glow that just warms your heart on a chilly evening. Now we’re not saying that the bigger the display, the more holiday spirit, but if that were the case, Surrey might just be the merriest city of all! The marquee event at Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival is the official lighting of Surrey’s 55 foot Christmas Tree, which just so happens to be one of the largest in Canada! The lights illuminate at 6:30pm sharp, so join in on the countdown and basque in the beauty.
From classic carols to Juno award winning musicians, ten performers will grace three stages at Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival. Headliner Ruth B will perform her hit song “Lost Boy,” accompanied by a blend from her debut Pop album. Sing along with Angels on High as they perform classic Christmas carols with a modern twist, or discover up-and-comer Vancouver native Josh Bogert with his set of hits from his self-titled EP.
If it’s family fun and a whole lot of holiday cheer you’re searching for, Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival is sure to get your heart bursting with all the holiday feels, no matter what the Winter season memories you hold dear to your heart. Partake in a little shinny, as sticks will be provided for some good, old fashioned road hockey, or bring the kiddos on the Mini Christmas Train. Take a stroll down memory lane and create holiday-themed crafts with the Surrey Art Gallery or the Downtown Surrey BIA. Meet your CFL Hero and score an autograph as the BC Lions are stopping by, and be sure to visit the Canada 150 zone for mural painting, waterless tattoos, and exciting giveaways. Did we mention there will also be a zipline? Adrenaline junkies consider your craving satisfied!
If you’ve got a tot who’s been itching it sit on Santa’s lap, you’re in luck. Not only will THE Chris Cringle be making a cameo, he’ll be making himself available for photos, what a Saint! Rumor has it that Queen Elsa herself will also be attending the Tree Lighting Festival with her side-kick Olaf, and you can even take a photo with them to prove it, too!
Know a Little who loves a good tune? Local legend Charlotte Diamond will be hitting the the Main Stage AND Centre Stage, so you can sing along to ‘I Am a Pizza’ and dance to ‘The Hug Bug.’ Also hitting Centre Stage is Rockin’ Robin and her feathered friends full of laughs and songs!
What event is complete without delicious treats to keep you warm? Snack on mini-donuts, or sip a Double Double from the Tim Horton’s Food Truck. Festival favourites Whistler Wood Fire Pizza, Bobbie’s Food Truck, and Cravings Kettle Corn are among many of the Food Trucks to choose from, but who says you have to pick just one?
Tree Lighting Festival
November 25th, 2017, 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Surrey City Hall Plaza and Atrium 13450 104th Avenue
Admission is Free!