Surrey Tree Lighting Festival celebrates holiday season at 9th annual event

THE City of Surrey hosted the ninth annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival at Civic Plaza last Saturday, attracting thousands of attendees to watch Mayor Doug McCallum, joined by Council, flip the switch to light the 60-foot Christmas Tree. The tree will illuminate Civic Plaza until Thursday, January 2.

Doug McCallum flips the switch. Photos: City of Surrey

“The Surrey Tree Lighting Festival has become an annual tradition that brings the community together to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season,” said McCallum. “The City of Surrey is proud to have offered this free seasonal event so everyone can come and help kick off the festive time of year. I was so glad to see so many people out and so many smiling faces on Saturday evening. Thanks to your enthusiastic participation, our Christmas tree lighting ceremony was another memorable success.”

Presented by Coast Capital Savings, the annual event featured over 30 live performances, headlined by award-winning Canadian pop singer, Begonia. New to the event were the interactive light features including a light tunnel walk, enchanted forest, North Pole Stage, and Candy Cane Dance Tent featuring pop up break dance performances from youth dancers. Additional highlights included amusement rides, an arcade party truck, road hockey, inflatables, cookie decorating, children’s crafts and a holiday market with over 25 local vendors.

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