Surrey: The City of Surrey is set to kick off the Christmas season with the return of the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival starting at noon on Saturday, November 19 at City Hall Plaza (13450 104 Avenue). The public is invited to join Mayor and Council for a day of free family fun, including children’s activities, concert performances and the 6:30pm lighting of Surrey’s 55-foot Christmas tree—one of the tallest Christmas trees in Canada.
“The City of Surrey is excited to launch the holiday season and display our festive spirit with the annual tree lighting ceremony,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to bring the community together for a free and fun event, so I encourage everyone to come down and enjoy the great entertainment.”
Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the event features a variety of activities including road hockey, a mini Christmas Train, face painters, kids’ crafts, ice-carving demonstrations, Ferris wheel rides and live music. Canadian youth performer Tyler Shaw will headline a free concert featuring Jocelyn Alice. The performance lineup also includes Juno award-winning Norman Foote, Sweet Scarlet, Mooncoin Show Band, Ginalina, Colin Bullock, plus dance, glee club and choral group performances.
“We are pleased to once again partner with the City of Surrey to present the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival, a great event that brings the community together to kick off the holiday season,” said Wendy Lachance, Director, Community Leadership at Coast Capital Savings. “Community events like the Surrey Tree Lighting Festival help build a strong sense of belonging and connection for youth in our local community, an important mandate of Coast Capital’s Youth Get It Community Investment program.”
The Surrey Food Bank, Surrey Christmas Bureau, Sophie’s Place and the Surrey Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society will be on site collecting donations. For more information and performance schedules, including Santa’s arrival time, visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting.