Surrey, BC – The City of Surrey will host the 12th annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival and Holiday Market at Surrey Civic Plaza on Saturday, November 19 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Surrey’s 60-foot Christmas tree lighting ceremony will occur at 6:00 p.m., and the tree will be lit at 6:30 p.m. Residents and visitors are invited to take free photos with Santa, shop an expanded Holiday Market, experience free amusement rides, wander through the light tunnel, and enjoy live entertainment.
Presented by Concord Pacific, this year’s free event will feature holiday choirs, a Nutcracker ballet recital, dance battles, a Celtic Christmas performance, Powwow dance lessons, an ugly Christmas sweater contest, photo opportunities, and festive giveaways. Over 25 local vendors will be selling handmade and artisan products in the Holiday Market, where attendees can cross items off their Christmas shopping list. Enchanted Boulevard–located on University Drive–will feature the Candy Cane Dance Tent, a Ferris wheel, amusement rides and local, holiday-themed food trucks.
“In keeping with our long-standing commitment to the Surrey community, Concord Pacific is pleased to help get the holiday season off to a bright start as presenting sponsor of the annual Surrey Tree Lighting Festival”, says Peter Webb, Senior Vice President, Development, Concord Pacific.
Over 20 local performers, choirs, holiday groups and children’s acts will offer free live performances throughout the day on the Snowflake Stage and North Pole Stage. Performers will include the VOC Sweet Soul Gospel Choir, Royal City Youth Ballet, Francis Baptiste, The Wild Moccasin Dancers, Westcoast Harmony Chorus, FKA Rayne, and Cookin’ with Brass.
Surrey Tree Lighting Festival will meet health and safety guidelines as set out by the Provincial Health Officer, Worksafe BC, Fraser Health and appropriate industry associations. For more information visit www.surrey.ca/treelighting.