A view of Surrey’s annual Tree Lighting Festival in 2018. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s tall Christmas tree to be lit at daylong festival

Ninth-annual event Satuday at Surrey Civic Plaza

Surrey’s 60-foot Christmas tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m Saturday (Nov. 23) during an annual event at Surrey Civic Plaza.

Admission is free at the appropriately named Tree Lighting Festival, to run from noon to 8 p.m.

New light and interactive displays include an illuminated Light Tunnel, Enchanted Forest, North Pole Stage, a Candy Cane Dance Tent with LED floor and an expanded Holiday Market and Village.

The ninth-annual festival will feature pop-up breakdance performances and dance showcases, held in partnership with Surrey Youth Dance Services. A 30-minute breakdance battle with a live DJ set will take place at 4 p.m. at the Candy Cane Dance Tent, where youth can win prizes.

(STORY CONTINUES BELOW VIDEO)

Located on University Drive, the North Pole Stage will showcase a mix of hip-hop acts alongside cultural dance performances. Main Stage performers include Canadian pop singer Begonia, the Fleetwood Mac tribute band Dreams and alternative-rock band Hotel Mira.

Other event attractions are a Ferris wheel, live music, amusement rides, inflatables, family activities, road hockey, children’s crafts and cookie decorating at the Just Cakes Treat Zone, located in the Holiday Market & Village Tent.

For performance schedules and more, visit surrey.ca/treelighting.



tom.zillich@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Surrey’s ‘House of Horrors’ on hold, but Scream Train will roll in October

People react to Potter’s Facebook post with mixed emotions

Surrey shootings ends city’s hiatus from violence since outset of pandemic

So far this year there have been 24 shootings in Surrey. There were 45 in 2019

South Surrey banner drop marks Global Day of Action

Fridays for Future effort targeted four city overpasses

Surrey to host free focus-on-seniors webinar today

Available resources, supports to be discussed during Oct. 1 event

Delta police launch drone program

Drones can fly day or night in a variety of weather to help Delta police and firefighters

B.C. counts 125 new COVID-19 cases, up to 1,284 active

No new deaths or health care facility outbreaks

Health Canada green-lights rapid COVID-19 test

Health Canada approved the BCube test from Hyris Ltd. in the United Kingdom Sept. 23

First Nations Health Authority chief medical officer concerned with rising COVID-19 cases

“There’s still so much we don’t know and we’re learning everyday about this particular virus.”

FINLAYSON: COVID-related job losses concentrated in urban areas… especially Metro Vancouver

The biggest job losses, in absolute terms, have been in Metro Vancouver

6 puppies rescued in mass seizure on Princeton farm die from illness: BC SPCA

Of the 97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized, most of the puppies suffered from parvo

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Action demanded over death of First Nations youth in Abbotsford group home

Family and Indigenous organizations push for thorough investigation

More sex abuse charges laid against B.C. man who went by ‘Doctor Ray Gaglardi’

Investigators now focussing efforts on alleged victims within the Glad Tidings Church community

B.C. VOTES 2020: Businesses now owe $6 billion in deferred tax payments

COVID-19 relief from remittance to province ends with September

Most Read