Get in the holiday spirit at the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. This beloved holiday event is much more that a tree lighting; it’s a full-blown family friendly festival and a market, light displays, amusement rides, an LED dance floor, performances, and of course, the man in red. Oh, and did we mention, it’s free?
The Surrey Tree Lighting Festival takes place on Saturday, November 23, from noon to 8 pm with the tree lighting at 6:30 pm at the Surrey Civic Plaza. Admission is free.
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Five reasons to bring the kids to the 2019 Surrey Tree Lighting Festival!
The Tree Lighting
Join the Surrey Mayor and Council as they flip the switch at 6:30 pm to light the City’s spectacular 60-foot Christmas tree. Adding to the excitement CTV will broadcast it live on their evening newscast: CTV News at Six.
The fest is bigger and brighter than ever with some brand new light features including a Light Tunnel, and Enchanted forest, a Candy Cane Dance Tent with an LED dance floor and interactive light displays.
Family friendly activities
Not only is there a tree lighting and a light tunnel, but there’s also a holiday market so you can get your shopping done on one place, as well as a Ferris Wheel and other amusement rides, inflatables, food trucks, exhibitors, games, live music, and festive crafts and activities for all ages.
Pro tip: Get there early so you can squeeze all of this in!
Free photos with Santa
Get your Santa visit and photos in early so you can relax in December. Visits and photos are free from 1 – 5 pm in the Atrium.
Pro tip: Wear something festive for your closeup with Santa!
A sensory friendly space
Festivals can be stimulating spaces. If you need a calm and quiet supportive environment for your child with autism spectrum disorder, anxiety or sensory-processing needs, head to this soothing oasis created in partnership with Canucks Autism Network. This space offers a wide range of elements to support relaxation, including comfortable seating, sensory toys, books, games and noise-cancelling headphones.
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The City of Surrey
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The City of Surrey is dedicated to providing free and inclusive family-friendly events to the community. Each year Surrey hosts five major special events annually: Party for the Planet, Surrey International Children’s Festival, Surrey Canada Day, Surrey Fusion Festival and the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival. Join the fun and attend the City of Surrey’s annual free community events! For more info click here.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).